Euphoria Photography - Isle of Skye Wedding Photography, in the Highlands and Islands and throughout Scotland

Which Camera Should I Choose?
04 March 2014

There are so many possibilities that this blog is not going to answer the above question but point you in the right direction to enable you to make the best choice for you.

In the old film days, people bought a camera and that was that - no need to upgrade if you had bought a decent one to begin with but in our digital age, cameras have come a long way and are still continuing to improve and be refined.

I have seen a lot of advice to buy into a system you already use/used/have lenses for and, if you are not in the race for absolute excellence, that’s fine. If, however, you really want the most superior equipment, what you had may not quite make the grade for you.

I do like to read other professional users’ reviews but, since pictures are the end result, I like to see images and better still comparisons shot under the same conditions. There are myriads of reviews in photographic magazines and online and if you have narrowed down some favourite cameras and lenses, you’ll find more than enough information to help you make your selection.

Two review and comparison sites that I particularly like to use are Image Resourcing’s Comparometer and Camera Labs. Both sites allow you to compare images shot under almost identical settings and conditions. The Comparometer allows your to compare results from two cameras side-by-side. You can enlarge the photographs and compare ISO results as high as the cameras will go. Using this, doing some heavy pixel peeping, I made decisions to use the Canon 5D III and Canon 6D - two of the best digital SLRs I have ever used. Camera Labs will help you compare both cameras and lenses. Even if you don’t buy, you’ll have fun making the comparisons and you might find a few surprises!

Whatever you choose, you want it to be the best for you and your photography and work for you as long as possible before you feel the need to upgrade further.

Norma x


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