Photography for Beginners Part 23: Buying a Camera – Types of Cameras

Each post in this series builds on information discussed in previous posts. See the Photography for Beginners page on the menu for links to all the posts.

Part 21: Should You Buy a New Camera?
Part 22: Upgrading Camera Body vs. Lens

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In the previous two posts we discussed some questions to help you decide if you should upgrade your camera. If you’re not sure, I suggest reading those posts first.

In this post I assume you have definitely decided to buy a new camera but aren’t sure which type of camera is best for you or maybe you’re overwhelmed by all the different models available. The info in this post applies whether you’re buying your first real digital camera or are upgrading from a more basic camera.

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Photography for Beginners Part 22: Upgrading Camera Body vs. Lens

Each post in this series builds on information discussed in previous posts. See the Photography for Beginners page on the menu for links to all the posts.

Part 21: Should You Buy a New Camera

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In the previous post we went through some questions to think about to help with deciding if you should upgrade to a better camera. If your current camera is an ILC (interchangeable lens camera) there is one additional thing to consider before upgrading.

Lenses are often much more important than the camera body.

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Photography for Beginners Part 21: Should You Buy a New Camera?

Each post in this series builds on information discussed in previous posts. See the Photography for Beginners page on the menu for links to all the posts.

Part 20: Buying a Tripod

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When talking about photography gear it’s natural to want to discuss which new camera to buy. The thought of new gear is exciting. But that’s often the wrong place to start.

The first question shouldn’t be which camera. The first question should be, do I need a new camera?

This question assumes that you already have a camera and that you can’t afford to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on every whim. The money spent needs to be justified as a worthwhile purchase.

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Photography for Beginners Part 20: Buying a Tripod

Each post in this series builds on information discussed in previous posts. See the Photography for Beginners page on the menu for links to all the posts.

Part 19:  Accessories Continued

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A tripod is a necessary piece of photography equipment for anyone who wants the sharpest images possible and/or for doing long exposures. In this post we’ll discuss the various features to consider when purchasing a tripod.

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