A tool for camera decisions?

There is one question I get asked a lot: Can you suggest a camera? And my answer is always the same: There is no simple answer to this task, but I am glad to give you some tips.

First of all you have to think about the following questions.

  • Do you already have a camera by a certain manufacturer? What do you like and what is an absolute Nonono?
  • What is your budget?
  • What do you want to do?
  • If you want to have a DSLR: Do your friends have a certain camera system you could borrow or switch lenses with?

I think by now you have an idea what type of camera you want to have. Now the real work starts: Comparing the cameras. Stop now! Somebody already did this for you: Snapsort (and for lenses this will be the LensHero)

Snapsort is a great place to do the following things:

  • You can explore the cameras in categories and have the most important facts right there, e.g.: the 60D
  • You can compare two cameras. What I like here is the list at the bottom: Competitors in the same class.
  • “Just tell me!”: You enter a sum of money and the suggest a camera.

So with the answers of above and Snapsort you can make a good decision which camera to buy. I found my beloved S95 on snapsort and I decided to go for the 60D… OK. You got me. I am a Canon person 😉

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