If you’re serious about your photography then, at some stage, you’re going to want to upgrade to a DSLR camera. But so many different DSLRs are on the market that it can seem like a daunting task to the uninitiated to choose the best DSLR camera. Fear not! My DSLR buying guide will point you in the right direction, and help you learn how to choose the best DSLR camera for your needs.
Why Upgrade to a DSLR?
Compact, point and shoot digital cameras are so small and easy to pop in a pocket that you might wonder: What’s the point of upgrading to a DSLR? Two major reasons exist for an upgrade — image quality and versatility.
Not only can you use a variety of different lenses with your DSLR, but you can also take advantage of the huge number of accessories available (such as flashguns, battery grips, etc.). A DSLR is made from far higher quality components than a point and shoot camera, and it has a far greater number of controls.
While a compact might be able to hold its own in bright daylight against a DSLR, the DSLR really comes into its own in challenging lighting situations. You can shoot in low light, shoot at sunrise and sunset, capture fast moving objects, and choose your depth of field — the list of advantages is nearly endless.