Photography has been around for generations – and although the technology may have evolved the objective has not. The objective is to capture that fleeting moment, commemorate a life event, or immortalize the beauty of a flowering bud. However, in order to accomplish any of these you are going to need a great camera.
A good camera gives you the ability to produce images of exceptional quality and capture the uniqueness of any moment. Contrary to what many people think you don’t have to be a professional in order to admire just what a DSLR camera can provide – and quickly realize that they are superior to the ‘point-and-click’ options that are today available – both in terms of picture quality and resolution. Here are 6 reasons that you should consider investing in a DSLR camera for beginners.
1. Producing High-Quality Images
For many people in this day and age, the ultimate expression of resolution and image quality has become the megapixel. However, simply compare the images produced by a DSLR camera and compare them to those produced by other sorts of cameras or image capture devices. The difference is immediately apparent – a DSLR camera will produce images of a far higher quality. This is due to the fact that a quality image will depend on a variety of factors such as light and image sensors, dynamic range, depth of colour – and a number of other variables. A DSLR camera also has noise reduction technology which makes images crisper and cleaner. The images are rich in colour and contrast when compared to those taken using a run-of-the-mill camera.
2. Control at your Fingertips
When you are setting out on your journey of exploring photography you will want to use a camera that has a variety of options for experimentation. DSLR cameras have a selection of dials, buttons and various controls that will allow you to control factors such as shutter speed, exposure compensation, and aperture settings. Using these provides the opportunity to learn about the various settings and how they can help you to produce exceptional images.
3. Your Choice of Lenses
One of the strengths of the DSLR camera is the ability to accept various different types of lenses, depending on the conditions or the result required. Point-and-shoot cameras typically only offer a single default lens, while those using DSLR cameras can choose from an enormous variety. For instance, a telephoto lens can allow the photographer to produce crisp and clear images even when a distance away from the subject, while a macro lens can help when photographing very small objects from short distances. You can also buy used cameras if their lenses are a good fit.
4. The Value of an Adjustable Aperture
The quality and crispness of an image are dependent on how much light hits the image sensor of the camera. A DSLR camera allows the photographer to manually control the aperture – whereas with point-and-shoot cameras this process is largely automatic. Controlling the aperture can allow the photographer to produce images with incredible depth of field – making them resemble the work of a professional photographer.
5. Batteries Last Longer
DSLR cameras only draw power from the battery in the camera when a picture is actually being taken. Only some of the components in the DSLR cameras use battery power – while others are unpowered. The result is that batteries last longer and you have more time to capture that perfect shot.
6. DSLR Cameras are an Investment
DSLR Cameras tend to retain their value, and in some cases grow in value over the years. The make and model are secondary to this valuation. Point-and-shoot cameras are subject to regular updates – and this reduces their value as they age. DSLR cameras require no updates, and the accessories you use on one DSLR camera can be used on another – so when it comes time to upgrade your investment in accessories will not be wasted.
If you have a growing passion for photography, then investing in a beginner’s DSLR camera is a great decision – and these cameras are not limited to use by professional photographers. If you are on the go with the family and need a quick solution a point-and-shoot camera will do in a pinch. But if you want an investment that retains its value and will allow you to capture high-quality images that will still look great no matter how many years pass, then you want a camera that will allow you to explore your creativity by controlling the many factors that make up a perfect shot.