Thursday, September 17, 2009

Choosing your first camera

Choosing your first camera could be burden, specially if there are so many out there to choose from. I know it for sure base on my experience. 

When I finally decided to buy my first camera, the first thing I did was to check available products out in the market. And to my surprise there are quite many of them. Well if you narrow it down I have to choose from more or less 8 cameras. Setting aside the used market products(the older ones) simply because I wanted it to be brand new. Besides it's gonna be my first gadget out of my hard earned money. :D

Movie function and size are not important to me so all of my choices are DSLRs. Besides I already planned that time that I'll be getting a small camera for movies. Unfortunately I still don't have one up to now. :(

Narrowing down my choices to 2 was easy when I asked myself the following questions. 

1. How much is my maximum budget? Narrowed my choices to 5 
2. Old or New model? Narrowed it down to 2

Both cameras  definitely has its own pros and cons. Although am pretty sure this time that whatever I choose, am going to make the right decision. Why, coz I know that each camera is capable on its own league.

I kept on asking my office mate who's a photographer way back during the film days, which one should I get? And he always kept on saying, try the cameras first and then choose after. And so I did and finally decided on getting the Pentax. Just like what I said in my previous post.

Now if you're just like me, choosing your first camera, ask yourself the following question.

What do I want to do with my camera?
Does size and movie matter?
What is my maximum budget?

And if you're into DSLR, take into consideration the system you're buying. Check lens lineup, customer service and product availability in the local market. This is one of the things I forgot when I bought Pentax. Am not complaining but it's hard to find Pentax products in the Philippine market. There maybe some but priced too much compared to US prices.


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