How to choose a camera – upgrading from a point and shoot – Part 1

If you are thinking about buying a “proper” camera – for yourself or someone else – the range of options can seem very confusing. Manufacturers and retailers use a lot of jargon which isn’t very helpful to the consumer and it’s easy to get bamboozled and walk out the shop with a camera that isn’t suited to your needs. I trained a client recently who had been persuaded to buy a top of the range, semi-professional compact camera, with a lens that didn’t zoom at all. It produced amazing quality images but was totally unsuitable for taking photographs of her children on holiday! Luckily she was able to exchange it for a camera that did what she needed it to.

In the first part of this guide you will find out what options there are and how to choose a camera which best suits you. It’s not meant to be a definitive, detailed guide, but rather a good over view to help you on your way.

Look out for Part 2, in which I’ll tell you what you need to know when you go into the shop or buy online.

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I run courses and offer one to one tuition to beginners and improvers, so if you’d like help getting to grips with your camera then click on the links and take a look.

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