Which camera do you need? To determine it, we suggest a practical guide to choosing your photo equipment. Often this choice depends primarily on your budget. But it is important to also choose according to your needs. The most expensive is not always the one for you.
Whether you are an amateur photographer, a professional photographer or if you use photography in a professional context, you will not necessarily need the same camera. During the previous photo course we told you good we thought about bridges. As soon as the choice comes down to that of an SLR, all that remains is to determine which one to choose.
How much is it ? The price, the first criterion of choice for a camera
The first question you need to ask yourself is the price. What budget do you want or can you afford for your photo equipment? I’m talking about equipment and not just the camera because you may not need just a camera but also one or more lenses, a tripod, a flash. Along with that you will also need a proper support of the camera parts, such as the canon g7x screws. Don’t forget about the tools to hold your camera in motion like a selfie stick with gimbal. A selfie stick with stabilizer would be a more preferred choice for video recording in motion as it helps you hold the camera stable in any stance and at any angle without the jitters and blurriness from uneven terrains. Get yourself a solid selfie stick with stabilizer at the 3K Store.
APS-C or full frame: Does size matter?
High-end SLRs have sensors of the same size as film films of yore, the image measured 24 x 36 mm on a 35 mm tape. We speak of “full frame”, “24 x 36 mm equivalent” or “35 mm equivalent” sensors.
- Entry-level and mid-range SLRs have a smaller so-called “APS-C” sensor. As the size of the sensor is reduced, the image will appear tighter in the viewfinder. The apparent focal length of a lens will therefore be different depending on the size of your camera’s sensor. Canon APS-C sensors typically magnify by 1.6x. Nikon and other brand APS-C sensors have a magnification of approximately x 1.5.
- The pro or semi pro boxes are equipped with full format sensors. Cameras fitted with APS-C sensors have the advantage (or disadvantage) of magnifying the image. The advantage of a full-frame sensor is first of all to have better aiming comfort, since the sensor and the viewfinder are larger. But the main argument in favor of Full Frame is to be found at the level of the depth of field. Unlike APS-C sensors which magnify and increase depth of field, thereby increasing the area of focus too much, Full Frames make it easier to obtain shallow depth of field. And therefore images with a beautiful blurred background. Basically, with a pro camera, it is easier to take blurry photos (on the background!).
Cameras with APS-C sensors will on the other hand be very useful for all shots that require very high magnification: wildlife photography, sports photography, macro.
What is a pro box?
If you are just starting out, you don’t have to start with a war machine. You can orient yourself directly on entry-level SLR camera. Unless your budget allows it and you want to treat yourself.
More and more of you are using your camera for professional purposes without wanting to become a professional photographer. So what is the difference between a professional photographer’s camera and a device for professional use?
A professional photographer must have a sufficiently powerful and versatile tool to be able to take all types of shots. The device must be able to adapt to the needs of all clients, reportage or studio, have a sufficient number of pixels (20 million is more than enough for most publications) and especially an ergonomics that allows good comfort of work for many hours.