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Tips How to Choose and Buy DSLR Camera

DSLR cameras has lately become one of the essential requirement. The picture quality is much better than regular pocket camera makes DSLR camera hunted by many people, especially those who have hobby in the world of photography. Well, roughly what are to be considered when you choose and buy DSLR camera?


Tips How to Choose and Buy DSLR Camera

1. Get basic information on DSLR cameras
If you have not researched, make sure you do it first. Understand correctly, what makes  DSLR camera is different from regular camera, the advantages and disadvantages. Broadly speaking, the advantages of DSLR cameras can be described in the following points:

- Ability flipping the camera lens as needed
- Autofocus faster
- Higher resolution and better picture quality in dark conditions.
- It can take pictures in a row, at least 3 frames per second.

From these advantages, you also have to learn two major deficiencies DSLR cameras. The first deficiency is the larger size and heavier than a normal camera, so it may not be too comfortable to travel far.
 The second weakness, taking pictures with a DSLR camera is not as easy as taking pictures with a pocket camera. If you are really a beginner, you need to spend a lot of time to learn to take pictures using digital SLR cameras.

2. Do not use  brand as the main consideration
 Especially if you are a beginner, do not let the camera brand became a major consideration when choosing  DSLR camera. This is because the features and quality of the various brands is actually quite similar to entry-level DSLR camera. Currently, there are four main companies that produce DSLR to the whole world: Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Pentax. Do not let your fanaticism for a brand makes you blind to the features of the other brands that are superior. One more thing, if you choose a camera based only on certain brands, most likely your goal to buy a DSLR just to show off its brand. Again, do not be blinded by the brand DSLR cameras.


3. Once you set the options on a brand camera, do not move to other brands
Unlike when buying a pocket camera, where today you can buy Canon and two years later you replace it with a Nikon. Remember, buying  DSLR camera means also investing. Most likely after you buy a camera, you will also purchase a variety of lenses with different types. It must be remembered, Canon camera lenses can not be used for Nikon cameras, Nikon camera lenses can not be used for a Sony camera, and vice versa. Except in the future you also intend to sell the lenses you already have (which means it could be a huge loss), remain to be loyal to a brand. This allows you to change the camera, but still could use a lens that you have previously purchased. Suppose now you have a Canon 650D camera, in the future if you want to buy a new DSLR, the Canon brand as well buy another, eg Canon 7D or Canon 5D,

4. Service centers around you 
Consider when  buy  camera, which is a service center within easy reach. Later, if there is any damage will be much easier to fix it, the process will be easier, and the cost was less. Therefore, before purchasing a DSLR camera, be sure to check where the camera brand service centers are located.

5. Resolution
Notice how large amount of resolution you want for your camera. On average DSLR cameras now have a resolution of at least 12 Megapixels. The greater the resolution, the better the quality of your image. However, it should be noted also, the greater the resolution of your camera, the greater the size of your image on the computer. For example, a camera RAW image format 16 Megapixels measuring about 25 Megabytes on the computer. That means, you must have a computer with enough RAM and a powerful processor if you want to edit a picture of it.

6. ISO
ISO is the camera's sensitivity to light. The greater ISO owned by a camera, the better the quality when taking pictures in the dark. Currently, at least a DSLR camera has an ISO up to 6400. Note also that the quality of images taken remain good in such a high ISO. If necessary, compare the image quality of two different branded cameras in the same ISO great.

7. Video

Make sure to check whether your camera can be used to take a video or not. If yes, how the size of the maximum resolution of video that you can take? How many frames per second (fps) are also to be taken by a camera? One thing to remember, videos taken from DSLR camera does have a very good quality, but also a very large size. Make sure you bring a spare memory card if you want to specialize to take a collection of video with a DSLR camera.

8. The size and comfort of a camera in your hands
 Hold the camera in your hands. Take a good look if you feel comfortable holding the camera. If the size is too big for you? Is the DSLR camera is too heavy? Remember, comfort in holding the DSLR can not be underestimated, because of this factor in the long term could affect your health.

9. Take a good look at the latest release of a camera model
If you've set a DSLR camera model to buy, be sure to update the information when the model further out. Do not let you buy a Canon 550D camera, and a month later launched the latest model of Canon 650D. You better wait until 650D launched and buy it; and even if you still want to buy the 550D, 650D currently been launched in the market price will drop significantly 550D.

10. Adjust budget
The last factor but it is very important: make sure the camera you choose according to the amount of money you have. If the camera you prefer a little more expensive than the money you have, do not hesitate to delay purchases and collect money again. Do not force yourself to buy a camera whose quality is below your standards, just because of the money that you have a little less. Be sure to compare the features of the camera with one another based on price.

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