5  things you better know before  buying DSLR camera

5 things you better know before buying DSLR camera

Nowadays, people are more interested in buying DSLR cameras because of their image quality and versatility in lenses. No doubt a DSLR is superior in every way to regular digital cameras. But it can turn out to be pretty costly attaining all those gears at a time, so make sure your investment becomes a worth. Thus, before buying a DSLR, better do some basic research on the types of cameras and keep the following five review  in mind in order to have a camera that serves you best within your budget.

5 things you better know before buying DLSR camera

1. Megapixel

Megapixel means one million Pixels. Pixel in a sensor of camera determines the megapixel of a camera .The more the number of pixel is, the higher the resolution of an image turns out to be.Usually, a normal DSLR starts with 12 MP which is pretty enough to begin with. But it is always better to have higher resolution  if we are to print large sized photos.


2. Image Sensor

Helping out to capture the images in your camera, sensor plays a vital part while taking a photograph. It’s basically of two kinds named Full Frame and Crop Frame. A Full Frame sensor helps you with wide area view whereas Crop Frame assists you with less area crop by certain ratio. Comparatively, Full Frame is much expensive than the latter one as it’s helpful with wide view photo like Landscape and architecture unlike Crop Frame being beneficial for Portrait (fashion) and Wildlife.

3. Lens

With a new DSLR in your hand, a huge variety of  lenses are open to you.It’s a difficult task to choose the right lens for the outlooks that you come across. But, that’s not the issue to worry about since the lenses that come with Camera-body (kit lens) will stand at the best in the phase of your initial photography.

My personal suggestion is also to stick with your kit lenses trying to explore with it. Only after getting familiar with these  lenses recognizing  each of their functions, you should consider on upgrading.

4. ISO

ISO is actually the sensitivity of the image sensor. It helps you take photos even in low lights. Higher the number of ISO, the more flexible with low light you can be. Similarly, higher the number goes the possibility of noise in the image becomes even higher. Moreover, you can also lower the ISO in accordance with the presence of external light.

5. Burst Mode

Burst Mode is the continuous-shot-mode that takes series of photos at a certain time. The number of shots per second depends upon your camera buffer size. It’s always beneficial to have camera that has greater buffer size especially for those who are willing to get along with sports and wildlife photography.


I have  only mentioned a  basic  idea  of camera  features here, but these  five things can definitely help you  get a better camera.You cannot have all those highly integrated features  of  a camera  in one body. So,  you  have to decide whether what  type of  features you need the most before choosing your DSLR.

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Anup ghimire is a self learned Photographer/Designer and recently graduated in multimedia technologies from London metropolitan university.Traveling is something he loves the most after photography. You can see some of his photos at his facebook photography page https://www.facebook.com/intomyviewfinder

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