7 thing to Know before Buying a Camera in 2020

Making the right choice in selecting your professional tools is the first step to making a successful career man. Be you an Engineer, Medical Doctor, Dentist, photographer, just name itA photographer who loves doing what he does would not wish to have a bad choice of Camera tamper with his or her joy. There are types of cameras and each of these cameras are available for you to choose from as a photographer, tourist, adventurist, filmmaker, or for personal use other than things related to career.

Types of Cameras include but not limited to the following. Mirrorless camera, Sensing from its name, this type of camera lacks a mirror that reflects light to the sensor, light goes straight to the sensor instead. it’s limited in the lens, pushing the choice to DSLR camera for lens options, DSLR cameras have a high level of sharpness and bokeh, it’s too many, a better choice for professional photographers or videographers unlike compact cameras mostly considered for unprofessional use and mostly referred to as point-and-shoot.


Have I reminded you of that family vacation in the 90s, you remember when mom wanted a photo in front of a statue? I’m kidding, compact cameras are awesome but I would prefer 360 Camera. Many 360-degree cameras are water-resistant and mountable on a ton of surfaces. They can be put on drones, helmets, cars, ecentra. One of the best things about 360 camera is its ability to capture really interesting footage, 360-degree footage using back-to-back lenses.

This article will reveal and guide you on what to consider when buying a DSLR camera. With no further delays let’s get down to business. DSLR camera: DSLR stands for digital single-lens reflex. The science of DSLR is not complicated. Light enters a single lens and hits a mirror which reflects that light up into the viewfinder.

Whether you’re a professional or aspiring photographer or aspiring or professional videographer, you’ll likely find this camera very helpful and awesome for your projects. They deliver exceptional, professional-level sharpness, and incredible background bokeh.

We have mentioned the 7 things which you should definitely consider before Buying A Camera. This will help you to choose a better camera especially if you are a beginner in this field.

1. The Lenses

We understand that the optics are mostly in plastics, the reason is to reduce the weight of the camera. But the major compromise is the lens speed. Lens speed gives maximum aperture. Some DSLR cameras are marketed with at least one medium-range zoom lens, others are available with two lenses.

The additional lens is usually a tele zoom with a focal length range equivalent to about 70-200mm in 35mm format. Twin lens kits represent great value so don’t be discouraged by comments about “cheap optics” even though those comments may come trying to convince you.

2. The size of the sensor

One of the biggest reason people buy DSLR Cameras is picture quality and exposure flexibility. The size of the sensor and the size of each photosite on it is most important in this regard.

The larger the photosite’s surface area, the more light it can capture, and the more information it can record. The more information that goes to the camera’s image processor, the greater the dynamic/tonal range in the resulting image and the better the picture quality.

3. Body of the Camera.

Most of the times the body of DSLR looks the same especially at the entry-level, you must understand that some cameras are meant for people with smaller hands, it would do you good to feel what the holding of the camera would always be to you at the time you are buying same.

Most entry-level cameras will have polycarbonate bodies, which are quite light but also don’t feel as sturdy or nice as higher-level cameras.

4. Editing features and camera modes.

Some DSLR cameras have quick editing ability, that is to say, that you can easily edit photos from the screen by applying filters, adjustments, or temper with the exposure settings DSLR Cameras come with a variety of modes, such as Action mode, Night mode, Landscape mode, Portrait mode, ecentra.

However, many entry-level cameras also come with other modes that are unique to the brand or model, like Panorama, Scene Intelligent Auto, Food, or Guide, which will walk you through the use of the camera.

5. Video Recording.

Do the purposes in which you are purchasing a camera include video recording, if yes then you must consider the video capabilities available in your options? Many entry-level cameras can record in full HD 1080p, while others are limited to 720p or non-HD recording.

6. The Resolution of the Megapixel.

Actually and to be most honest the megapixel count is relatively not very important when buying a digital single-lens reflex. I understand that advertising materials and many of the media hypes focus on the counts of megapixels the camera supports, it’s normal because, in theory, the number of megapixels in an image file should represent the size to which it can be printed at ‘photo’ quality.

However, in practical you can produce excellent A3-sized prints from a 5- or 6-megapixel DSLR camera in as much as the original shot was correctly exposed and edited. Going further, an 8-megapixel sensor does have only 30% more photosites than a 6-megapixel sensor. At the correct viewing distance for A3 prints, the difference will hardly be noticeable.

7. The Credibility and Trustworthy of the brand.

As a photographer, you would have considered greatly, buying a body that will accept the lenses that you already have, It is actually economically and logically sensible. However, it’s most of the time not really the best choice. See the following reasons;

  • i. Most of the DSLR bodies does change the effective focal length of a 35mm lens by a lens multiplier factor of 1.5x to 2x. That is to say, the 24mm lens that gave you a great wide-angle view will have the same angle of view as a 36mm lens on a 35mm camera. Then a 200mm lens becomes equivalent to a 300mm lens on a 1.5x LMF DSLR. You would have some benefits at the end.
  • ii. 35 mm lens is likely not to produce good image quality on the DSLR body because the 35 mm lens is made for imaging onto film which is quite different in structure from the image sensor.
  • iii. Bodies of Olumpus digital single-lens reflex does not accept Olumpus film single-lens reflex cameras’ lenses.

Making a better decision in choosing a better DSLR camera will help you in your career, eliminate many worries, and give you an edge over others. Next time you enter the market in search of a better DSLR camera to replace the old one, add to the ones you have or you are just starting your photography, videography career, consider following the advice on this article.

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