How to find the right camera

May 07, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

 

  Researching and finding the right camera!

  

 

I am always asked about what camera to buy and where to buy it. Oy. Only you have the answers as to which kind of camera is right for you. What do you want to use it for should be your first question. How often would you use it? How complicated do you want it to be? What is your skill level? Or more importantly, are you getting enough out of the camera you may already have?

There is so much information out there and the technology is changing constantly it is hard to keep up. But I do have two sources that I always find very beneficial and can help anyone at any level. Note, I am not affiliated or connected with these providers in any way. This is just purely my opinion.

The first is Digital Photography Review or www.dpreview.com. They independently evaluate what seems to be every camera out there by every manufacturer. You can compare by camera type. Their reviews can get pretty technical but they also have great summaries and notes from field use. So if it’s a compact or D-SLR you are looking for, this is a great source to see how it measures up to other options in its class. One of the most helpful attributes to this site is you can find out when a camera was first released. This is really helpful to know if it’s the latest and greatest or if it’s been around for some time and soon to be replaced. They also review lenses, printers and software for photography.

Another great source is B&H Photo and Video found at www.bhphotovideo.com. From what I can tell, they carry every camera, every accessory, and everything you could possibly think of related to technology and photography. And I mean everything from the newest compact point and shoot to the most sophisticated cameras and lenses available anywhere. This includes video, film cameras, dark room supplies, lighting – everything. Customer reviews are always helpful. They have live chat online during the week and a superstore in NYC. They typically have the best prices too. That’s where I buy all of my equipment. Amazon and other retailers may have the same prices but I like the fact that this is their specialty.

I hope you find these resources helpful. I know that I always do! Thanks for reading!

 

 


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