Who would not want to have a professional camera. Many DSLR cameras with different features and advantages in market right now. However, you better pay attention to the needs that you need before buying a DSLR camera.
The fundamental consideration before buying a DSLR camera is used for what a DSLR camera you buy? For example if your DSLR camera will be widely used at night or in low light conditions, then you better buy a digital SLR camera that has higher ISO and “in-body image stabilization” features. Or if you use your DSLR camera in studio or for take a macro or potrait photo, you must get a DSLR camera with “live view” feature.
Another question to consider before buying a DSLR camera is do you need a waterproof DSLR camera? Is the weight and size of DSLR camera important to you? And do you need a specific lens for your DSLR camera? Here a complete explanation about Digital SLR camera to consider before buying it.
- Sensor Size
- Anti-shake System
- Shooting Speed
- Size, Weight and Durability
- Screen and Live View
Sensor size is a one things to consider before buying digital camera cause it has a some difference. If the sensor size is small and the camera also can take a small area. There is 3 type of digital SLR camera sensor, Full Frame, APS-C dan Four-Thirds.
The biggest one is full frame. DSLR camera that use full frame sensor has a big viewfinder. Big sensor also can take a good picture in low light condition than the smallest one. But in other side a DSLR camera with full frame sensor has a big body and expensive in price.
APS-C is a DSLR camera sensor that usually use on Canon, Nikon, Pentax and Sony DSLR camera. You must use a special lens to get a real wideangle picture when use this DSLR sensor type.
Four Thirds is a sensor that developed by Olympus. Today the Four Thirds sensor used on Olympus and Panasonic DSLR camera. Four Thirds sensor compatible with any DSLR lens and camera with the same system.
Image Stabilization (IS) is the second thing you need to consider before buying a DSLR camera. As we know, when we take a pictures in low light condition or shooting a distance (zooming) a pictures taken will tend to blur. This is because our hands are not able to “keep quiet”. For that reason, make sure a DSLR camera that will you buy has the Image Stabilization feature. Each plant gave the name for this feature differently. Some called Super SteadyShot, Anti Shake, Vibration Reduction or Mega IOS.
Every digital SLR camera has a varies of shooting speed. Choose a DSLR camera with a fastest shooting speed or shutter speed if you are going to use a DSLR camera you buy for take sport or wildlife picture.
Another thing to consider before buying a DSLR camera is the size and weight. If you frequently use the camera while traveling choose a small and lightweight DSLR camera. Besides that, durability of DSLR camera should also be considered. Where do you often use the camera? if you frequently use it in a dusty and humid areas, choose a weather-resistant DSLR camera or you can buy a DSLR camera waterproof case separately.
Live View lets you take pictures in places that are difficult. Just like a compact camera, Live View will provide images to be captured on screen in the back of the camera. But this feature has a drawback, you can not take pictures quickly as when you use the viewfinder.