Help me wade through this DSLR nonsense?
July 13, 2011 1:01 PM Subscribe
I'm looking to up my camera game. Help me wade through all of the nonsense and figure out what I want.
posted by burlsube to sports, hobbies, & recreation (17 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I am looking to get a DSLR. I currently have a Sony superzoom camera that I love. I have take a lot of great pictures with it, but I am looking for more control and even better pictures.
I have been using the manual modes on the Sony, but have lately become frustrated with the narrow band of adjustment.
I take mostly landscape, nature and action photos. Many shots are from a distance.
What I do know is I am looking for something with a decent selection of lenses. I've ruled our the micro 4/3rds system.
What I'm looking for is something around 1k with a lens or 2. Great image quality, easy to use, with an abundance of features. I don't really care about video.
I'm not a pro and I am brand agnostic. I have been leaning towards a Sony DSLR mainly because I like the auto compiling HDR and on screen composition tips. But I'm concerned about the lens selection. I'd like to get an 18-200mm lens...the Sony lens is too expensive and the compatible lenses dont get great reviews.
What I need to know really is should I get bogged down with ISO sensitivity, sensors, min/max aperture sizes. I assume they will all take great pictures with proper training and will be better than my point and shoot.
Ohh and of course I'm going to try them out before I purchase.