Let’s look at cameras in a little different way than usual. Normally, we all look at the specs and features of cameras and think about what pictures that camera is capable of creating. I’m not suggesting we should ordinarily do anything differently. But just for today, let’s look at things in reverse. Rather than… Continue reading Which Camera Are the Best Photos Taken With?
If you are like me, you occasionally salivate over the new cameras coming out with high megapixel counts. I look at something like the new Canon 5DS and the Sony a7R2 with a combination of lust and envy. But then I think to myself, “What do I need all those megapixels for anyway?” I convince myself that… Continue reading How Many Megapixels Do You Need?
Back in the days of film cameras, 35 mm film was pretty well ubiquitous. We all used it. It was called 35 mm film because each strip took exposures that were 35 mm wide. It was actually considered small film in its time, and most professional photographers used larger format film. When digital came along,… Continue reading Is Full-Frame Worth It?
An important feature to consider when purchasing a digital camera is how well it performs in a low-light situation. The question is: how much can you crank up the ISO setting on your camera and still have a good picture? Digital cameras allow you to set how sensitive your digital sensor is to light, and that… Continue reading The Best Low Light Performance Camera
Dynamic range is one of the most important considerations for choosing a camera in the digital age. If you are not familiar with dynamic range, it is the range of tones that your camera can capture between pure white and pure black. The wider the range the better. Dynamic range is particularly important to the… Continue reading Comparing the Dynamic Range of Digital Cameras
No, it is not the number of megapixels. Although that is important. Camera manufacturers have long understood that people look at megapixels first, and they have occasionally been guilty of cramming a bunch of megapixels in a camera without regard to other factors, including the one I want to talk about. The result was cameras with lots of… Continue reading The First Thing to Look at When Buying a Digital Camera