Choosing the Best Digital SLR For You

How to choose the best digital SLR camera for you is of course a very personal thing. The stage you are at with your photography, the type of photographs you want to take and of course your budget are all things to consider when choosing an SLR.If this is your first digital SLR the things to consider will be different than the more experienced user wanting to upgrade. Digital photography is a fantastic hobby whether you just want to improve the quality of your casual pictures or take is far as looking at how to make money with your camera. Getting the best camera for you is absolutely key!

Many people debate whether it’s best to choose Nikon or whether Olympus make the best digital SLR’s but for me the make isn’t a key factor. I’ve always thought that Pentax are one of the best manufacturers but this is really only due to the fact that a Pentax was my first. Yes they make some great lenses but so do Nikon, Olympus and others and even relative newcomers to the DSLR market like Sony.How much do you need to spend on the best digital SLR camera is another question people struggle with. My answer back is how much do you have to spend!? Entry level SLR’s come with a great range of features and high specification. If you are looking at higher level digital cameras its more about the lens quality.What factors make for the best pictures from a SLR camera? The lens. the sensor and the number of megapixels are 3 key things. High megapixels is almost a given now and even point and shoot cameras have upwards of 8 megapixels. Advances in technology have also seen sensor quality improve massively over the past couple of years. The quality of the glass at the front of the camera – the lens – remains a major difference between cheap and expensive digital SLR cameras.

If you are spending $1000 on a digital SLR it makes no sense to have a low value lens at the front of it! This is why it can often be best to buy the camera body only – this way you can then choose the best lens for your digital camera.In my site I talk about different photographic styles and how these influence how to choose the best digital SLR for you.