I don’t know much about cameras, in the past I used to say that they are all the same.
It all began with their prices. I was very curious to find out why some cameras are below 200$ and others have a higher price, 500$ or more. I asked all my friends and this is how I first heard about a Dslr. Of course, first I searched what Dslr is, what it means. The term Dslr is in fact “digital single-lens reflex”, but the camera itself is actually a device that can capture even the smallest details, because of an implemented mechanic system, which is why Dslr cameras are in larger dimensions than the common ones.
If you want to buy a Dslr, you should know that the great battle is between choosing a Nikon or a Canon, which are the greatest product developers on the market at the moment. It is almost like choosing between Intel or AMD or Apple and Samsung.
Dslrs are of three types: entry-level, mid-level and Professional.
Now, if photography is your passion but you never tried it out, you should start by using an entry-level Dslr, because they are less expensive and good enough to learn how to take pictures. When you learn to use all the features of such a device, then you can try the mid-level, which would require a good knowledge background and a true passion for this art.
People who want to make a living from taking pictures need to use the Professional level cameras and they are really expensive, but their quality is incredible.
I am an entry-level Dslr user, my camera is a Nikon D3200 which I bought from Amazon.com. It is not very expensive and the price didn’t matter mainly because I want to invest in learning new skills, it may come very useful someday in the future, I can never know. However, that is not my main goal. I was in the search of a good camera so I can capture daily bizarre things I see or funny moments with my dog. Having this camera in my hands, I must say, changed my whole perspective. I absolutely love it and I am addicted to it.
It is very easy to use it, as you learn all the controls by taking pictures, so you don’t necessarily need to read the manual. The details in the pictures are very obvious and clear, which made me respect the camera even more. I also took some videos of my dog, which was easy too because of the one touch feature, basically, you touch the recording button and the movie you make is full HD 1080p, translation, is like watching a youtube video. The colors, the contrast, the focus, everything is more than you ever expected from an entry-level Dslr camera.
When you take pictures, you can see that the process is very fast, because of the AF system. You can do million things with this camera: you can upload the pictures to your smartphone, you can shoot in low light, in the night or even in very bright light and the picture is still amazing and with great light effects. The camera itself is light weighted and the buttons are very sensitive and easy to use.
In my opinion, this is the Dslr you should start with if you want to capture the best of your inspirational moments for good everlasting memories.