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How To Choose A DSLR Camera?

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Hello, welcome to my blog.

Today, I am going to throw some light on the basic things that one should keep in mind while making buying decision of a new DSLR (Digital Signal-lens reflex) camera.

I am sure; you must have purchased the Trick Photography and Special Effects e-book by Evan Sharboneau. If you haven’t, I recommend you to buy it now.

Click here to go to the official page of Evan’s e-book guide.

Evan has described in detail about the usage of DSLR camera while performing various mind-boggling photography tricks. If you already own a DSLR camera, then I am sure, until now, you must have mastered a couple of tricks. However, if you are planning to buy one, then following is a quick guide for you about how to choose a DSLR Camera.

First of all, if you are buying the DSLR camera from a nearby camera store, then always chose a reputed one. If possible get someone’s reference, so that when ever something goes wrong, you can avail services with ease. If you are buying it online, then land on a vendor’s website like Amazon or with same reputation. Buying expensive stuffs like a camera from an unknown web destination would sometime become a worst experience, when we need after-sales service, and its tough to communicate through emails.

Always go for a branded product. As far as DSLR cameras are concerned, both Canon and Nikon are good choices. You can buy any of them, both are quality products. Only thing that matter is your preferred features in the instrument, and the purpose for which you are buying it.

You should take care of a few aspects while choosing a desired product. Some of them are as follows:

  • Size of the camera: If you are going to take pictures holding the instrument in your hands, then any normal size camera would be good enough. However, if you are going to use it by placing it on a tripod, then you have a wider option to choose from.
  • Mega pixels of the camera: If you want a large picture output, then you can go for more than 10 pixel cameras. Otherwise, around 8 pixels is more than sufficient.
  • Additional Lens, Flash Guns and Filters: Normally, a DSLR camera comes with inbuilt lens, flash guns. For normal usage, you don’t need such extra items. However, if you are a professional or a photo enthusiast and want to explore various tricks and techniques of photography with your new DSLR camera, then you can opt in for additional lenses, flash guns and filters. There are tons of varieties available as per your requirement. You need different types of lens, flash lights and filters according to your need. They can help you in taking long and close-up shots, indoor and out door photography, specialize studio photography, etc.
  • Accessories: Don’t forget to get some basic accessories with your camera. If some of them are not offered along with your specific choice of product, then you can always purchase it separately. Some of the most important items are Neck Strap, Camera Bag, Dust Blower, Tripod, Spare Battery, Lens Cleaning Cloth, etc.

Trick Photography Book has a section where the author has mentioned in details the usage of all inbuilt and additional equipment.

Best Entry Level DSLR Camera

If you ask me which is the best DSLR camera for beginners, then I from both of the premium companies Nikon and Canon, I would suggest following best entry level DSLR cameras:

Nikon D5200 (with 18-55mm lens, Black)

Canon EOS Rebel T4i (with 18-135mm STM lens)

Written by Minaxi Mehta

August 25th, 2013 at 12:48 am

Digital SLR Cameras – Strength of Photography Tools Manufacturers

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Makoto Kimura, president of Nikon Corp., holds a Nikon D4 digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera as he poses for a photograph at the company’s head office in Tokyo.
(Photo Courtsey Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg)

Photography industry is passing through changing times. Technology is upgrading at fast pace and photography tools manufacturing companies like Canon and Nikon are trying their best to keep themselves with this scenario. To maitain the growth rate, these companies are in the process to create products of mass use. Even so, the high-end digital cameras are still providing strength to these companies as this camera segment is very much in demand. Professional and amateur photographers still prefer DLSRs to try their hand on trick photography and special effects. Canon recently launched a new Digital SLR camera EOS 70D. On the other hand, Nikon is  in the process of creating a game-changing non-camera consumer product.

As far as mass user base is concern, mobile users are becoming habitual of taking pictures with their mobile phones. Click and share feature of Smart phones is becoming popular, especially in younger generation. Industry has also figured out that the Point-and-shoot camera sale is dropping, and Smartphone shipments are jumping.

This is the same reason photography giant Nikon is in the process of creating a non-camera consumer product to boost its revenue growth and to keep up its market share. However, the market share of Nikon’s high-end camera like D4-SLR is still intact and company is focusing to compensate its slowing revenue from compact camera segment from these high-end camera products.

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In an interview to Bloomberg, Nikon President Makoto Kimura confirmed this piece of information. Though, he did not clarify what type of product they have in the pipe line. Industry rumor is that Nikon is eyeing Smartphone users and may create its own Smartphone.

Kimura told, “We want to create a product that will change the concept of cameras. It could be a non-camera consumer product. Rapid expansion of mobile devices is a change in business environment given to us. Our task going forward is to find an answer to that change.”

Read this Bloomberg Interview of Nikon’s president to know more about its future plans.

Click here to know how you can do wonders with DSLR Cameras by creating mind-twisting pictures.

How Smartphone industry can affect the traditional photography market? Share your views.

Written by Minaxi Mehta

July 11th, 2013 at 3:21 pm

Is Canon’s New EOS 70D DSLR Camera to Revolutionize Auto focus Technology?

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canon new digital slr camera

Photography giant Canon has introduced a brand-new EOS 70D Digital SLR camera. Company claims to revolutionize the auto-focus technology with this brand-new instrument. It has been said that this latest technique will change the way users still images and video with DSLR cameras.

A note about the product on the official website of Canon says that this new technology unlocks the potential to capture video in live view with smooth auto-focus similar to  a camcorder. It also says that compositional options are now nearly limitless with the two real-world choices of Live View and viewfinder shooting.

Have a look at this exclusive video showing a few features of this camera.

The good news for the students of “Trick Photography and Special Effects Book” Program is that this new camera also empowers the photographer to expand creative possibilities with cutting-edge Dual Pixel CMOS AF, which is compatible with 103 Canon EF lenses. It’s built in wireless technology, and the EOS remote app further enhances shooting. A powerful DIGIC 5+ Image Processor supports continuous shooting up to 7.0 frames per second, as well as an extended ISO range of 100–12800 (H: 25600) that allows shooting in a wide variety of lighting conditions. More details can be seen on the official website of Canon to know more about this new Canon DSLR camera.

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No doubt that the EOS 70D digital SLR camera is ideal for Evan’s students to take more control of the photographic process for satisfying creative results and able to replicate techniques shared in the book more effectively. The model is priced at $1200 on Canon’s website.

Click here to know more about the Trick Photography and Special Effect Book.