After getting a lot of requests about the topic of photography, here I am finally writing a blog post for you
guys. My goal is to try and have a series of blog posts which could hopefully prove useful for beginner photographers out there. This blog post in particular will cover cameras that I believe are best for such users.
Seeing as I shoot portrait and fashion photography; this means I will be limited to the different types of photography such as
wildlife, landscape etc. However, I know the majority are not here for wildlife or landscape anyways.
In addition to this, I will insert links to websites who are well versed in
My first advice is when you are trying to make a move from a
smart phone to a DSLR camera, It’s better to aim to buy the camera body rather
than purchasing both camera body and kit lens. Hold up… before I move on you
might be wondering “Morin what is a kit lens?”
A kit lens just simply means an inexpensive lens that comes
with the camera you’re purchasing. I will be making another blog post about
lens but for now that’s all you need to know.
Alright then, let’s get back to why you should purchase a camera
body rather than a camera that comes with a kit lens. Firstly, getting a
camera body by itself could be potentially cheaper. This was one of the main reasons why I decided to
go down this route; in addition, before taking the gamble to purchase a camera I had already researched into which camera and most importantly the lens that will accommodate the photography I was interested in.
However, if you calculate the price of getting a camera body and a separate lens and this amounts to be expensive than getting a camera that comes
with a kit lens, don’t worry just get the this for the time being. Secondly I will say, try to save up once you feel like your craft could improve in order to get the lens you’re interested in. Furthermore, purchasing a camera with the kit
lens is still a good way to improve your knowledge about the way your camera functions; that’s if your budget does not cover a separate lens. Some kit lenses these days are quite good.
Lastly, when purchasing a camera body or a lens if possible; purchase a breakdown care which will cover your equipment for a certain period of time i.e
guarantee. I made sure to get my camera and both lenses from Canon’s
website which therefore lead to me being covered for 2 years. All in all, just take
proper care of your gear and insure your equipment.
Note: I have a Canon 750D and shoot with the 50mm f1.8 and 24mm f2.8.
The first camera I will recommend is the Canon EOS 4000d 18 Megapixel
This is a true beginner camera, I have watched reviews and so
far from what I gathered; this camera is light and budget friendly. The body
alone retails for £270. However a con will be it doesn’t have a flip out screen
but this has been done on purpose by canon because this is a start to stepping
up your photography game. In addition, this camera will work great with the
right type of lens.
To find out more about this camera here are detailed review
videos on YouTube to check out.
Second Camera I will recommend is the Canon EOS 750d 24.2 Megapixel, however it seems to be sold out everywhere.
This is the camera I currently use and I started photography
with it therefore I will 100% recommend it to beginners out there. It’s more
expensive than the 4000d but for the price; you get extra features such as a
flip screen and I must say it’s worth it. It’s quite hard to get the body of the camera
but if you don’t mind buying a used one then try Ebay.
Detailed review videos to check out on YouTube.
Third Camera is the Canon 800d (also called the t7i) but if you can’t find it anywhere get the 850d (also called t8i) instead, here is the link;
Fourth Camera is the Sony A6000
Last camera on the list is the Nikon D3500 24.2- Megapixel
I am not well versed when it comes to Nikon cameras. However, from my research I noticed a lot of reviews proclaimed the D3500 to be one
of Nikon’s best entry level DSLR camera. The camera body alone retails for £329 and
on Argos it retails for £389 with kit lens.
More detailed blog review on the D3500 - Link
YouTube video review with test shots - Link
This is the end of my Beginners Guide to DSLR cameras, here’s the link for my Lens guide.