Do you have any intention of buying a new digital camera in 2013? There are many new digital cameras in 2013 with advanced features, even many well-known camera manufacturer launching interchangeable lens cameras like Sony, Nikon, Pentax, Panasonic and Olympus. Even Canon also seriously launched Micro Four Third camera or interchangeable lens this year. However, DSLR cameras have always been the largest selection of starters and photography enthusiast, the reason for the purpose of photography is more serious and professional.
When you buy a DSLR camera (Digital Single Lens Reflect), then it should be considered with jelly, especially for beginners who have a limited budget. Since the first camera you buy will definitely make a selection accessories further, for example to buy lenses, filters, tripods, camera bags and other photographic need. If you have a large budget, you would have more choice.
If you are a beginner, but very keen to pursue the hobby of photography, then there are some tips you need to understand it so that you get the right camera and fun.
1. Determine the needs and budgets
Buying a DSLR camera as needed is a wise thing. Do not force yourself to buy an advanced camera features, but we do not need those features for everyday use. For beginners it is advisable to choose a camera with a model of affordable, or in accordance with the budget that you have today. It is more discreet, so you can buy other lenses such as tripod, wide-angle lenses, zoom lenses or other lenses in the future.
2. Sensor size
If you are going to buy a camera, then note the size of the sensor used to capture the image. Although many variations of size, are generally divided into three categories, namely Full Frame, APS-C and Micro Four-Thirds (MFT).
Full frame DSLR cameras are all digital SLR cameras that use the same size sensor with analog film size. So what is seen in the viewfinder so that the picture, without being reduced. APS-C sensor cameras have a smaller sensor size, so there is a missing part of a photo or crop. The advantage of APS-C sensor is the price to be cheaper and lighter body. The third type of sensor is a camera with Micro Four-Thirds sensor. Micro Four Third cameras is now the trend and in demand as an additional camera or as a companion to a DSLR camera. MT camera has a sensor size smaller than the APS-C, so that the body becomes smaller MFT cameras anyway, and certainly lighter and easier to carry anywhere without much reducing the quality of images produced.
Examples of full frame cameras: Canon 5D Mark III, Nikon D600, Nikon D700, Nikon D800, Nikon D4, Pentax K-30, Olympus E620 or Sony A99.
Examples of camera APS-C crop sensor: Canon 600D/650D/60D/7D, Nikon D3100/D5200/D90/D7000, Sony A390, Sony SLT A37/A57.
Examples of Micro Four-Thirds cameras: Fuji XE-1, Nikon J1/V1 series, Olympus EPL / EPM / EP series, Canon EOS-M, Panasonic GF series, Samsung NX series or Sony NEX series.
If planning to print the photos in large size, you should buy a camera with a resolution so that the images can also be printed as desired maximum. You can buy a new digital camera with more than 22 mega pixels. Do you really need this?
As an illustration, 4 MP resolution cameras can produce good print size 10R (like the size of a magazine cover). If you just want the photos to be shared on the Internet or social media, it is not too big Megapixel needed. Of course, you should buy a camera with a resolution of at least 10 or 12 Megapixel. Now you can get a Canon or Nikon DSLR camera with a standard 18 megapixel camera with an affordable price, such as the Canon EOS 600D and Nikon D5100. Both cameras have advanced features.
DSLR cameras have better speed than expensive pocket camera. Speed is often necessary when photographing a moving object such as a car that was speeding or watching a music concert.
Other feature of DSLR cameras that may need attention is the ISO setting for shooting in the dark. ISO is concerned with the sensitivity of the camera's sensor to light. The greater the value of the setting, the more sensitive the camera and the light are obtained.
6. Image Stabilization / Anti Vibration
Another thing to note that choosing a DSLR camera is Anti shake systems. Because pictures taken in poor lighting or retrieved remotely are prone to opaque (blur) due to hand movement or unintentional camera. Image Stabilization is designed to avoid this.
7. Size and Model
Size DSLR camera is big and not like a regular digital camera. But there are also some DSLR cameras are lightweight and can be taken anywhere on the go. Even as reviewed above, the type Four-Thirds camera is comfortable to carry anywhere with a small form. You also can create fantastic picture with MFT camera.
Again, whatever camera you choose, make sure you adjust your budget, your needs and your readiness to add accessories in the future. If you are serious, then you can become a professional photographer, you can even become rich from the hobby of photography.