Your first DSLR | Photographer Picks

What type of camera should I buy?

If I only had a dollar every time someone asked me this question. I'd probably would have bought my own pony by now.  The question usually puts my head in a tail spin. Here's why. Professional photographer equipment is expensive. It took me years to build up by spread and afford the lenses and full frame DSLR's I own now. To be honest, I have no idea. 

Technology moves pretty fast, what I learned on 7 years ago...Is probably for sale at a garage sale for about $50.  Before making the leap and investing in a new camera. The range of cameras available to consumers these days is impressive. The good news is, entry level DSLR cameras are at a price point accessible to most families. 

Buyers must keep in mind that more functionality and more bells and whistles usually comes with a higher price tag. 

I usually recommended for your first DSLR sticking with either a Cannon or NIkon. This is an an endless rival much like the sox and yankees. 

Who makes the best DSLRs, Canon or Nikon? It’s the impossible question. If it wasn't, one of these giants of the camera industry would be out of business by now.The fact is, Canon and Nikon offer some of the best cameras, lenses, flash systems and accessories – and they have done for years.

Whichever line you choose, you’re investing in an extensive, well-supported system that caters for everyone, from beginners to experts,

I myself...Have chosen Nikon...My reasoning when questioned. Is quite simple. Nikon branded itself with a celebrity.  One of the most prominent celebrity endorsement deals in the camera industry has been actor Ashton Kutcher serving as the face of Nikon. Since 2009,  Kutcher who has been appearing in commercials and print ads hawking Nikon digital cameras. This also happened to be the year I bought  my first DSLR. In 2012, TIME voted the partnership as" a top 10 celebrity tech endorsement

I as a "consumer" identified with ashton,, loved those quirky commercials and the rest is history. 

Nikon:1 Cannon: 0 

 I prefer ordering items for my business through amazon because

1. Their prime shipping membership is Amazing....They carry everything.  I also like the ease of returns with them.... I don't ever need to leave my house.

Quick facts you need to know

Lenses: Your most important accessory to a DSLR is the lens, or choice of lenses. If you are thinking about two different priced cameras, go for the lesser camera body and instead upgrade the lens. They are just that important to image quality, sharpness and ability to aut-o- focus quickly.

Megapixels:In some cases, too many megapixels may actually be a hurdle. If you don't have a high end computer with a fast processor and plenty of memory, you may not even be able to process an image from that 21.2MP.So while MPs are important, it is not the specification that should make or break your decision on a basic DSLR.

Pricing: Kits are always the most affordable and I recommend buying a whole kit to save rather than each product individually.