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Camera Buying Guide

Many a  times you buy the camera based on the budget, or by recommendation of the  closed friends or relatives. Later when you compare your camera with others  you feel that many features are not available in the camera and then you realized the camera you bought is very Basic. 

But  Don’t worry, this guide has been prepared by putting my self in your shoe. And  thinking what if I want to Upgrade my camera? So this thought made me do some  research on the internet (Google Baba) & then after reading, understanding  & analyzing the data I decided to write this guide 

This  will help you to make a choice of your New Camera, as well as how to upgrade  your existing Camera.

Let's  begin......

First thing first - 

All the  equipment's are based on their Features, e.g. If you buy a Car, TV, or any  electronics device it has its own features, Cars are available in different  models like Top end Model, Medium segment, etc., The specific feature of each  model makes them identical.

So the  Point which I want to highlight here is that you need to Check Features of the  Camera. So lets look at the most common & necessary features of the  Camera.

  1. Megapixel

  2. Frames / Second

  3. ISO 

  4. Focusing Points 

  5. Focusing Speed

  6. Mirror Lockup

  7. LCD

  8. Battery Capacity

  9. Memory Card

  10. Internal Memory Buffer

Now I  have jotted down all the features, in my research I didn’t found any camera  with all these features, because all these features has purpose pertaining to  Photography joinder 

Let see  the functionality of the features and co-relate with your Photography Style  before buying the new Camera

  1. Megapixel - Basic 6-8 MP will also do the       work if you are just going to       upload the images on social media. We need to see effective Megapixel and       Native Resolution. While buying the Camera.

  2. Frame / Seconds - measures as "Continues       Shooting Speed" - Basic camera has speed of       shooting 3-4 frames per seconds, Now if you are in to Action Photography       like Sports, Wildlife, Birds in       flight, etc.. with Basic Camera you may not be able to capture all the       action happening in the field. You need 10 FPS, 14 FPS to meet your goal.

  3. ISO - This is very important feature in       case you are in to Low Light photography like (Wedding, Night       Photography, Wild Life, Events.)

  4. Focusing System - It       depends on Camera Type : DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) or Mirror       Less. Each has its advantages and disadvantages, but from a normal       photography point of view both are very good. If you are shooting wild       life, Sports then DSLR is the right choice.

  5. Auto Focusing        Speed - Whenever Action Photography is involved,        Auto Focusing Speed is very important, How fast it focus on the subject.        

  6. Auto Focusing Points - More        Number of Focusing points you will get more control on the composition.

  1. Mirror Lockup - Some of the entry level       camera doesn't have this functionality. What it does, for extreme long       exposure shots (Slow Shutter Speed) you can lock the mirror so that minor       bump of the mirror will not add shake to the shot you are taking. If you       are going for Mirror less camera, you don’t need to look for this       feature. 

  2. Tilt View of the LCD - This       is one nice to have feature, This is useful when doing completely ground       level shots, like Birds, Animals, New Born kids, etc. or you wanted to       take the Top Down view in the Event.

  3. Battery Capacity #Shots - This       is very important, you need to see how much shots you will get in single       charge, Maximum Shots is preferred. So if you are shooting in such place       where charging is not available, if you are using camera for Video       shooting then larger Battery backup is required.

  4. Memory Card - What type of memory card       camera supports, SD Card or CF Card. Does Camera has Dual Memory Card       Slot, so this will help you in backup kind of thing or you can shoot RAW       image on one card and use second to capture JPEG image to quickly share       with clients or to upload on social Media. 

  5. Internal Memory Buffer - When       you press Shutter Release button completely, Camera takes the shot. And       then it stores in its Internal Memory, then it writes it to Memory       Card. This is helpful in Action       Photography, so when you start shooting & camera can only store 4       images in its internal buffer memory then you may find difficult to take       the shot of all the action happening on the field. This buffer number is       showed in the right side corner of the view finder.

whit this guide now you can check what kind of photography need which features and accordingly you can find the best suited camera for you.

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