If you’re new to digital photography, one of the problems you may face is what camera and equipment to select.
To me, digital cameras and accessories should meet your requirements. Not the other way around.
Here’s a list of digital photography product reviews I’ve written in this site to help you choose.
An important tip – always think of why you need a digital camera.
If you’re using it for everyday shots, a simple point-and-shoot will do. Get a portable, compact model that allows you to easily shoot and share. And have fun with effects.
If you’re using it to learn more about photography, get something that with good user controls for basic things like shutter speed, aperture, ISO and white balance. Use the camera to help you understand photography techniques.
If you’re using it to do professional photography work, then get a camera and accessories that are specific to the photos you specialize in. Many photographers try to be a “Jack of All Trades”. That doesn’t work. All the best photographers choose a niche and go deep (e.g. specialize in wildlife, action, landscape, portrait photography).
- If you’re take a lot of wildlife photos, telephoto lenses are important.
- If you’re take a lot of close-up shots, macro lenses are important.
- If you’re take a lot of portraits, a prime lenses and lighting kits would be good buys.
- If you take a lot of night photos, a good tripod and remote shutter release mechanism is critical
- If you like to special effects in your photos, then polarizers and filters are good buys.
And so on … think of why you need the equipment.
Then research and choose wisely before you buy.