Choosing the right Camera for You.
Are you thinking about improving your photography skills?
Before you start spending rash money on cameras you don't need, do a little research into what it is that you want to accomplish.
Point and shoot cameras, and to some extent, mobile phone cameras are all very well if you want to record your holiday snaps or remember the good
days out you had.
However, should you wish to take things a step further, you are going to need a step up in the equipment you are using.
Digital single lens reflex cameras (Digital SLR's) are the direction in which you should be looking.
There are many pitfalls for the amateur photographer to overcome when choosing a Digital SLR, not least is the vast array of terminology which is not
understood (or mis-understood) by the uninitiated.
Another Digital SLR conundrum is that most don't have a live screen mode. I.E. With your point and shoot camera you can see the picture on the
viewing screen, this does not apply to most Digital SLR's, most (Although not all) of the camera manufacturers tend to stick to the old Single lens reflex
camera strategy where you need to look through the camera lens to compose the picture you want.
Before you sink your head into your hands, try this with your old point and shoot camera, the one where you always look at the viewing screen to
compose your picture.
You will find that viewing through the lens is just as easy and indeed, most point and shoot camera manufacturers recommend this method rather than
using the screen to compose.
Back to finding out what you need.
If you just need a camera to take snaps of the family and record the highlights of days and weekends away, stick to the point and shoot camera.
Updating it will help you a lot, cameras are similar to any other electronic device in that, they are literally, out of date before they are 6 months old. This
is not to say that they are no good after this, just that they have been superseded by a newer model which will out perform the one you bought.
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