Linda McCartney has rightly said that if you see something beautiful, and then snap, then you keep a moment. The only thing you need to keep that moment is a camera. A lot of people these days are inclined towards photography. If you too are thinking of capturing the world and want to give photography a serious look then it is very important that you start well. So, it becomes very important to use the right kind of camera as a beginner.
When it comes to choosing a camera, you’re generally greeted with three options — point and shoot, mirrorless and DSLR models. The DSLR cameras are the best option and are used by professional photographers the world over. As a beginner, it is better to start off with less complex cameras. However, if you’re new to photography and interested in acquiring a DSLR, then here’s a look at some great entry-level models for you to choose from.
This model was one of the most awaited DSLR cameras of 2013. It has a 24.2MP CMOS sensor giving users the option to capture stills at a resolution of 6,016 x 4,000 pixels. Auto-focusing System is really good. The ISO range of this camera is great as well, allowing you to capture images well in low-light conditions. Targeting users new to photography, Nikon has included a guide mode that assists you in capturing images. Another great addition is that it has the ability to capture videos in Full HD 1080p at 30fps, keeping it on par with higher-end models in the market. If your pocket allows then it is a great buy at around $750.
To be honest, this camera is a few years old but it is still a great option that is worth considering. Nikon has added a 14.2MP CMOS sensor and is a major upgrade from its predecessor, the D3000’s 10.2MP CCD sensor. The camera also features a Guide that helps in simplifying the usability of the camera. Video recording at Full HD 1080p is also possible here, making it a great camera for all your photography needs. Its Shutter response is really very good which eliminates the frustration of shutter delay. This is a camera which is really very compact and lightweight, It is beautifully designed and style is really very unique, you can take it anywhere wherever life takes you. A deal at around $ 500 is not bad for this one.
Canon EOS 1100D
This model is Canon’s entry-level DSLR and the brand has offered it at a very competitive price, thereby allowing a budding photographer the ability to easily afford one. The camera sports a 12 MP CMOS sensor and Canon’s DIGIC 4 processor powers the 1100D. Being in the entry-level category, Canon has added the Creative Auto mode allowing you to choose scenes easily. The model is extremely easy to use and the interface is designed well allowing even first-time DSLR users to get acquainted with it fairly quickly. You can also record videos in HD at 720p, giving you all the features at a low price point. Canon has always been the leader in cameras. So, a price of $ 490 is enough for a high-quality DSLR.
The Nikon D5100 is a new 16.2 megapixel DSLR camera that can record Full HD movies at 1920×1280 pixels / 25fps with stereo sound. It has a high-resolution 3-inch vari-angle LCD monitor that makes it easier to compose your shots from a difficult angle. Nikon D5100 integrates an amazing range of special effects for you especially for still pictures and for recording D-Movie Full HD movies. The extensive ISO range of 100-25600 can cope with virtually all lighting conditions. Adding to the features, there is a 4fps burst shooting mode, an 11-point autofocus system with 3D Focus Tracking, High Dynamic Range mode, Active D-Lighting, and seven different special effects for stills and movies. Nikon D5100 is available in the market at a price of around $ 650
Canon EOS 1000D
It is smaller and lighter than any other digital SLR that Canon has produced. The EOS 1000D is a compact and tasteful DSLR for beginners. To make it easier for first time users, the controls have been very cleanly laid out to make camera operation as simple as possible. It has a rear 2.5in monitor that has a clean layout and bright display with all key exposure information provided. Overall, there is a little to complain about in terms of its handling. It is available at a price of around $ 490.
Remember that photography is something that beautifies the scenes on the other side of the camera. It is an art and that art exists in the photographer only, not in any camera. That is the reason somebody had quoted that:
Skill in photography is acquired by practice and not by purchase.