New to photography? Intimidated by all the features in a DSLR?
Have no fear, a team of researchers (Reviews.com) put together this handy guide to help you navigate the (sometimes confusing) world of DSLRs.
The resource breaks down what budding photographers should seek out in their first camera: “the best should be easy to use, provide useful features like a long battery life, and help you learn the ins and outs of photography.”
In order to arrive at their top picks, the researchers first took a crash course in photography. After poring over online tutorials and consulting experts, the team felt better equipped to evaluate the core features and specs integral to any entry-level DSLR:
- Sensors that produce high-quality images
- Large lens collections that grant photographers room to grow
- Settings and specs versatility (aperture, shutter speed, ISO)
After scouring photography websites and user reviews, the researchers were left with four novice-friendly cameras to test themselves.
In identifying which models rose above the rest, they considered factors such as intuitive design, technical specs, and photo quality.
After concluding their comprehensive research process, the researchers felt comfortable recommending three models.
Best for beginners: Nikon D3400
- Impressive specs for an entry-level camera
- Unparalleled usability, even going so far as to include a built-in guide that helps novice photographers learn the basics of advanced photography
- Nikon’s extensive lens collection means its users have opportunity to grow and master new lenses
- Relative affordability: $650!
Others to consider:
- Canon EOS Rebel T6i
- Great option for shooting video
- Decent technical specs & less user-friendly
- Pentax K-S2
- Superior technical specs
- Steeper learning curve
Read on to learn about their evaluation process, findings, and general photography tips here: https://www.reviews.com/digital-camera/dslr/
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Written for WorldPhotographersClub.com by good people at Reviews.com