Of course, I want to buy a camera to get as much content as possible, but there are many options. How do you decide?
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Why and how can I buy a used “Full Frame” digital SLR (FF) camera?
Entry-level DSLRs are smart, but they don’t compromise: They have a small sensor (physical dimensions, not megapixels) and a cheap variety of zoom lenses.
In my opinion, on a given budget, it’s better to buy a used full frame digital SLR than a new “cropped array” for a similar price.
In this article, we take a look at what Canon and Nikon have to offer in 2021. The used market is alive and valuable because they have the largest systems and the market leaders sell many units. There is no real difference between a Canon and a Nikon, but as a Canon user I am obsessed with them.
The biggest myth of digital photography: the number of megapixels (MP)
As long as digital cameras exist, marketers say the number of MP will grow as a reflection of image quality and the higher the number, the better. That is not true. All MP represent size that can be enlarged, not image quality.
The sweet MP amount is around 25-35 MP (which is definitely still overkill for internet use). Post-production requires a young and powerful computer, as 50MP is often redundant and images require a lot of data. A friend of mine who uses a ~50 MP camera usually sets it to ~25 MP.
What is a “full frame” digital SLR?
Full frame refers to the size of the camera’s digital sensor and is based on the traditional 35mm negative size.
Why are full frame cameras so good?
1. Full frame cameras are aimed at the professional market, so all edges of the camera (generally) are at a higher level than the corresponding cropped sensor.
2. The sensor is relatively larger than the cropped sensor, so it may have a shallow depth of field (at certain apertures), which can increase your creativity.
3. The larger the matrix, the higher the image quality (regardless of the number of MP).
4. You can get excellent image quality even in dark places.
5. There are more lenses available for this type of professional camera.
Why is the full frame camera bigger than the cropped sensor?
Due to the size of the sensor (and thus the corresponding internal size of the folding mirror and pentagonal prism), a full-frame DSLR should be proportionally larger than a frame sensor camera. It is bigger than a mirrorless camera because it has no “mirror” and no “pent prism”.
DSLR and mirrorless
Mirrorless cameras have more features, but none of them make the difference between good and bad photos. If anything, additional complications can be a distraction. Manufacturers are reportedly promoting them because they’re smaller and lighter than DSLRs (they don’t have folding mirrors or pentaprisms). However, the main reason is that they are essentially semiconductor machines (with no internal mechanical structure) and therefore cheap to produce (although manufacturers need to recoup their R&D investment). Currently more expensive than a DSLR).
If the marketers win, they convince the market that we should sell our existing digital SLR cameras and invest in this new technology. This means that the used DSLR market is very cheap.
What is the most important thing when buying a used car?
Surprisingly, most full-frame cameras record the number of photos actually taken (snapshot/operation). Thanks to this, you can easily determine the purpose of a specific read camera comparison, as well as the mileage of a car. Manufacturers usually guarantee that the “mirror/shutter mechanism” can be actuated more than 150,000 times (in most cases it is twice as easy to reach the camera). With that in mind, a very avid amateur photographer might take about 10,000 photos a year (about 200 a week, about 30 a day), so it takes time to take 150,000 photos, I understand.