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How to Choose which Camera is Best for you?

So we’ve talked about how we got into photography, and great ways to inspire ourselves, and now we’re getting around to talking cameras…. again!

I get asked this question a lot.

How do I choose which camera is best for me?

And what is my answer – always!

Drum roll……

Canon

No?

Nikon

Ok I’m joking – but it’s a really simple piece of advice that I think gets overlooked a lot!

What I always say is, it doesn’t matter if it’s a Canon or Nikon or something else? It really matters that it feels right in your hands and you like using it otherwise you’re on a non starter to begin with???

Very Simple… but very true…

Which Camera do you Own?

Not which one do you want? That’s a whoooole other post…….

I use a Canon 600d and I’m very happy with the images that I’m producing at the moment. Before I bought it I went to the shop and I picked one up and tried it out, then I tried a Nikon. But I knew straight away I liked the Canon better, it felt nicer in my hand, I liked the button positions and I liked the menu layout.

You may feel differently, camera choice is as individual as the photographer…

And I’m not saying you have to have a DSLR? I don’t necessarily think you need an all singing, all dancing camera to take really good images – see my Guess the Photo post.

I also think Micro Four Thirds camera’s and the APS-C Mirrorless systems are also very good cameras, and have all the control of an entry level DSLR. If not more in some cases…

So it’s over to you – Which Camera do you own?

Let us know in the comments:-

Mandy

 

3 comments… add one

  • Adith shivakumar

    Hi Mandy
    I recently bourgt a canon EOS 6 D, I have been using canon powershot S5IS , which is also a great camera, I am still using it as most trusted backup.
    Adith

  • Norman Schrock

    Pnasonic DMC-G3
    Lumix 14-42mm; 20mm; 45-200 mm lenses
    Love the small size of the whole package. Easy to carry around. Great all around pictures.

  • Carol

    I own a Canon 60D which I love :) I also have a small Canon Powershot but don’t use it very much now I have the DSLR.

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