Best Camera For Beginners & Best Beginners Camera (DSLR Photography)
Hey, whats up everyone, my name’s Chris Winter and in this video, I’m going to go through some of the Best Cameras For Beginners so you can decide which one you will be best for you.
So today’s question asks “Hey Chris, I’m just starting out in photography. I’ve been using my phone to take photos but want to step up to a better camera, what would you suggest”.Well to start off with, congratulations on wanting to get started with photography. It’s one of my favorites things in life and I’m sure you’ll get the bug and you’ll love it too.
So there are a lot of great cameras to learn photography with, and they don’t have to be too expensive either. First off, good work taking photos with your phone. I often encourage people to learn to take great photos with your phone because it really makes you be creative because your phone is somewhat limited compared to a dealer. Phones are super easy to use with their large displays, you can take a tonne of photos for almost no cost and because they’ve generally got a fixed focal length, so you need to use their your to move rather than just zooming.
But as you’re looking for a new camera, I’d first take a look at getting an older DSLR like the Nikon D3100. The D3100 came out a few years back so it’s a little older now, but it can still take some lovely photos. And if you pair it up with a nice prime lens, which is a lens that cant zoom, you’ll be able to learn to take great shots with that nice background blur.
A good cheap lens that a lot of beginners use is the 50mm 1.8. These are pretty cheap and are great for portraits because you can really get a shallow depth of field and isolate your subject.
If you want to get an older Canon DSLR I’d look at the Canon T2i or Canon T3i. These are super cheap these days and have good 1080p filming as well. If you don’t’ want to get an older or second-hand camera, you could look at a few of these DSLR cameras. Firstly Nikon just released their D3400 DSLR.
This one comes in at around about 0 and is great value for money. It’s can shoot at 5 frames per second and can also wirelessly transfer photos to your phone as well. Canon has their T6 camera or called the 1300d if you’re outside of America, and this is another great camera to learn on.
It’s got some pretty basic controls but it also has all the manual settings for when you get a bit more comfortable with the camera. One of my favorite little cameras is this one here, the Panasonic Gm1. This one here is about 3 years old now so it’s pretty cheap these days at around 0. It’s one of the smallest cameras that you can change lenses on in the world but it can still take lovely shots. Not only that, it’s also got a cool vintage look which I really love.
If you pair it up with a nice lens like this one here, the 20mm 1.7 you can really get some lovely photos as well. One of the most popular cameras from Sony is another one that you could look at. It’s called the Sony A6000 and it’s a few years old now but it’s still Great. There’s a few new models out now, the A6300 and the A6500, but for a beginner, I think the A6000 would be more than enough. You could also look at the Pansonic G7.
It’s a brilliant little camera with great which records in 4k as well, so if you’re into making videos, that could be a good choice for you as well. So they some of the best cameras for beginners.
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