What To Look For In Your New Camera 2017

Anybody who is serious about taking awesome pictures will want to ensure that they have the most suitable, high quality camera for their needs. Cameras are evolving and features are improving all the time, so if you’re on the market for a new camera, it’s important that you know what to look for in 2017. Here are some pointers you can use to ensure you end up with the perfect camera for you:

Specs – No Spec Can Tell You Which Camera Is Best

It’s important to remember that although specifications can tell you a little about the camera, they can’t tell you which camera is the best. You need to pay attention to the plethora of other things that make up your camera to find the right one. You don’t even need to get the newest, most expensive model to get a good camera.

Sensor Size Matters More Than Megapixels

People think that megapixels are the be all and end all, but that really isn’t the case. Things like sensor size, auto focus, and image stabilization are far more important for producing quality images.

The Right Size For Your Needs

You need to make sure the camera is the right size for your needs, so it’s a good idea if you can look at them in store first. You should try them out in your hands to make sure they feel right. Also consider how portable you’d like them to be. The best 360 camera options are pretty much all portable. If you want to travel with your camera, ensuring it’s small and light is crucial.

Interchangeable Lenses

Will you get a camera with an interchangeable lense? It’s possible to get a new lense to improve camera performance if you wish to. Many say that investing in a great lense is more valuable than investing in the body of the camera. You can get a lense to create a better wide/narrow view, better low light performance, and so much more. You don’t have to get an interchangeable lense if you want a more compact camera; some of these camera are still high quality.

Your Priorities

Figuring out your priorities is a must when camera shopping.

  • Picture And Video Quality – how important is picture and video quality to you? Do you plan on charging for your photography images, or do you simply want a good camera for taking pictures with friends? For video quality, all most people need is a good autofocus.
  • Where Are You Taking Photos? – If you’re taking photos outdoors, then you might want to consider something with dust and weather sealing. Also, if you’ll be away from a charging point for a while, it’ll need a long battery life.  
  • Viewfinder – a viewfinder helps if you take pictures in the direct sunlight. It’s easier when you can’t see the screen all that well!

Your camera can be anything you want it to be. Best for taking pictures in bright light or low light. Big and in need of a tripod, or small and portable. What are you looking for in a camera?

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