Trend photography is increasingly widespread, as well as a large selection of digital cameras is increasing. For those who enjoy hunting photos with maximum results, type digital SLR cameras is suitable.
Buying a DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflect) need consideration jelly, especially for beginners who have a limited budget. Because the first camera held next will determine the choice of accessories.
Here we review the guidelines for choosing DSLR suitable for his needs.
1. Needs and Budget
Buying a DSLR camera in accordance with the needs is a wise thing. Do not force yourself buy its advanced when we do not need these features for everyday life. Beginners are advised to look for the budget is not too expensive. That later if it is a new advanced search for more reliable.
Note the size of the sensor used to capture images. Although many variations in size, is generally divided into three categories, namely fullframe, APS-C and Four-Thirds.
DSLR cameras are all full frame DSLR camera that uses the same sensor size to the size of analog film. So what is seen in the viewfinder, that’s the picture. Without being reduced or term photography in “crop”.
The camera sensor APS-C size sensor is smaller. Consequently No part of the photo is missing or in the crop. The upside price becomes cheaper and lighter body.
The third camera Four-Thirds sensor. This type of which is becoming a trend nowadays. With the sensor size is smaller than APS-C, its body becomes smaller as well and is certainly lighter and easy to carry anywhere without reducing the quality of images produced.
Examples of full frame cameras: Canon 5D Mark III, Nikon D600, Nikon D700, Nikon D800, Nikon D4, Sony A99.
Examples of crop camera sensor APS-C: Canon 600D / 650D / 60D / 7D, Nikon D3000 / D3200 / D90 / D7000, Sony A390, Sony SLT A37 / A57.
Examples camera Four-Thirds: Canon EOS-M, Fuji XE-1, Nikon J1 / V1, Olympus EPL / EPM / EP, Panasonic GF, Sony NEX.
If planning to print a photo in full size, you should buy a camera with a large resolution so that the photographic prints are also maximized as desired.
As an illustration camera with 4 MP could produce a good print size 10R (such as the size of the cover of a magazine).
Well if you just want the photos and share to the virtual world, great Megapixel is not needed.
Other features of the DSLR camera that may need attention is ISO settings for shooting in the dark. ISO is related to the sensitivity of the camera’s sensor to light. The greater the value of the settings in the camera, the more sensitive and the light are obtained.
5. Speed / Speed
Camera DSLR has better speed than a pocket camera is expensive. Speed is often required when photographing moving objects, for example a car that was speeding or watching a music concert.
6. Image Stabilization / Anti Vibrate
Another thing to consider choosing a DSLR camera is antishake systems. Because pictures taken in low light or taken from a distance will be prone to be blurred (blur) due to hand movement or unintentional camera. Image Stabilization is designed to avoid this.
7. The size and model
size DSLR cameras are big and not like a regular digital camera. But there is also some DSLR cameras are lightweight and can be taken anywhere while traveling. Even as reviewed above, the type of Four-Thirds camera is comfortable to carry anywhere with a small form.