How to Choose the First Camera in Life
1 Clarify your own needs
Choosing a camera is usually based on needs first, and one must first understand what the camera is used for. A suitable camera must first meet one's own needs in terms of performance. Different needs can directly affect which camera we ultimately choose.
Daily/recorded life (recommended budget 3.5-8K RMB including accessories)
Generally speaking, micro single, SLR, and card machines can all be considered; If you travel a lot, it is important to consider portability, and it is more recommended to use a micro order/card machine.
Vlog and video shooting (with a recommended budget of 5.5k-15k RMB including accessories) tend to be more professional compared to daily work, but they also do not meet the level of professional needs. It is necessary to focus on the video performance of the camera, such as focusing performance, whether it supports 4K, what video bitrate the camera supports, whether the video supports slog, anti shake performance, whether there is a foldable screen, and so on.
Taking portraits/scenery (without clear budget, professional recommendation for full frame camera)
When taking portraits, people generally pursue a soft skin, and the imaging color tends to be reddish, which will make people appear energetic, such as Canon;
When shooting scenery, one places greater emphasis on the camera's tolerance, sharpness, high sensitivity, and so on.
2 Determine your own budget
After determining the demand, check if your budget matches the demand, and if possible, consider cost-effectiveness. It is not recommended to use outdated models and outdated second generation mobile phones. Firstly, the performance is relatively poor, and secondly, it is easy to buy refurbished or repair machines
Camera body (single unit prices range from a few K to a few W RMB)
Generally, the following performances are considered:
Sensor size: the core component of camera imaging directly determines the image quality Pixel: it affects the image quality but not much. With the same sensor size, the pixel is higher than the image processor, focusing system, Photometric system, and endurance, which all affect the overall performance
Lens (choosing a camera should not only consider the body, but also leave a budget for the camera)
Lens is very important, and some lenses may even exceed the price of the body; The performance of the set camera lens is average, and you are likely to replace it. You should also be prepared for future lens investment. If the budget allows, consider the original factory head. If the budget does not allow, the lens can be considered as a secondary factory or used first.
A digital camera does not come with memory and needs to be paired with a memory card, otherwise you won't be able to save even one shot. Secondly, necessary backup batteries, such as UV mirrors and camera bags, must be paired to effectively improve the lifespan of the equipment; Filter accessories such as tripods and dimmers can be selected according to needs, mostly used for scenery, and fill lights are mostly used for night scene portraits.
Common brands on the market now include Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji, Panasonic, Ricoh, Olympus, DJI, and GoPro~~
The straight out color is good, easy to get started, and is very friendly for beginners who have just come into contact with the camera. It also has a large lens group, and the imaging is relatively soft. The color of the shot is slightly red, making it a very suitable choice for portrait shooting.
With a high appearance and a retro style, the camera is equipped with various film simulation filters, which make the straight color very pleasing and particularly popular among users who don't want to take photos later. But the focusing system is slightly inferior compared to other brands, sufficient but not outstanding.
Sony started making Mirrorless Camera early and had a powerful focusing system, which resulted in excellent video shooting performance. And the video supports SLOG mode with higher tolerance for color adjustment in the later stage. However, the screen display effect is poor, and the handling of the body is average, making it prone to overheating.
The body has excellent texture and a good grip, with high tolerance. It is easier to capture details in extremely special lighting environments, with higher imaging sharpness and sharper photos, making it more suitable for scenery.