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The very first Step into your life of photography is the camera. Selecting the right camera is the biggest task for most of the beginner level photographers.
May it be a still photography or a wedding shootout, a wrong camera may spoil the whole album.
Its rightly said that photography lies in the vision of the cameraman.
Yes the camera man .. Camera is the key feature to be judged for your photography.
If you currently own a Basic Camera DO NOT immediately go and sell your camera in order to purchase one of the cameras here. Just because I perhaps don’t mention your camera in this article doesn’t mean it isn’t suitable for portrait or wedding photography. You may just want to keep this article in mind for future purchase, or upgrades.
Second I’m going to try to make this article as future-proof as possible, a difficult task considering the constantly changing camera market, but hopefully you’ll get a better idea of what to look for as cameras change.
Canon vs. Nikon
Let’s just get into the throne itself.!!
Being the most realistic battle would be between Canon & Nikon vs. The Rest.
I shoot Canon, but I honestly don’t have that strong preference for a specific. If I were to choose today I would likely go with Nikon, I would ,accepting the fact that they are more handy !
But really, both make great cameras. Some years one manufacturer is on top in terms of features, and the next year things change. Prices are generally close. It’s not a big deal.
So, if you’re looking for a DSLR you’ll likely end up going with either Canon or Nikon.
Of course other brands do exist namely Sony Samsung but they currently occupy such a small market share comparatively that if you’re looking to make long term investments then the wisest decision is going with a manufacturer who dominates the market in my opinion.
The camera bodies you choose will be outdated within a few years, but the lenses you choose will last a lot longer. Consider them investments, and pick a company that is stable, and will still support those lenses in a decade.
What and Why ?
For wedding and portrait photography a camera that works beautifully is the Canon 5D .
I would say that right now it’s sitting on top of the market for wedding and portrait photography mainly for it’s resolution -21mp as well as it’s ability to capture 1080p video and it’s low price point . Nikon will surely respond with similar features and prices – it’s just a matter of time.
Cool Canon Eos-5d Facts about This Camera :
Hi-res files – There is plenty of room to crop images as you please!
High ISO – High ISO files look amazing . This really expands low light shooting possibilites.
Full Frame sensor – When we started shooting full frame with the original 5D we saw a huge leap in the quality of our photography.
Video – It’s pretty amazing to have a high resolution video camera capable of using all of your different lenses.
Autofocus is fast!
Size – Lauren loves using a camera without an attached battery grip. It makes the camera lighter, less imposing, and less noticeable.
Uncool Facts About This Camera:
Price : This camera is a bit expensive for the feature set it offers.
Frames per second (fps) – This is the biggest downfall of this camera. When we shoot a family or couple we need to be capturing those split second expressions. That is critical. This camera falls short with its maximum speed of 6 fps.