• Christian Gregory

Picking the Right Camera

The market is flooded with choices, whether it’s a 45 megapixel beast or a 20 megapixel entry-level, picking the right camera for your needs can be a daunting task. It’s a fine line between budget, skill and practicality. You don’t want to buy a Sony a9 if all you need is a point and shoot.


Budget

The first step is you need to examine your budget. One thing you definitely don’t want to do is over-spend and go into debt on your first camera purchase. You want your first camera purchase to be within your means because within a month or so you’re going to want to buy lots of accessories such as lenses which can get VERY expensive.

Skill

The only thing to stop you in your tracks before you even get started is buying a camera with too many features and settings. The frustration level as a beginner with a pro-level full frame camera is through the roof. If you’re a beginner, you’re going to want to start with an entry-level camera. This way, you can learn the basic fundamentals of photography without being inundated with extra settings.

Practicality

Like I’ve already touched one, you don’t want to buy an A9 to shoot pictures of your cat. Although the photos will turn out brilliant, it’s just not practical. The camera you choose should suit your needs. I started with a Nikon d5600, an entry-level crop sensor DSLR. Once I learn the fundamentals of photography, I upgraded to a used d800. Im sure you heard it 1000 times over, it’s not the gear it’s the person using the gear....or something like that.




If you have ANY questions, feel free to leave them in the comments below and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible!


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About Christian Gregory

Born and raised in the Bustleton section of Philadelphia. After completing high school at Archbishop Wood, I entered La Salle University and earned my bachelors degree in Criminal Justice. I currently serve as a full-time police officer in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania..... 

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