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Title: Need advice in Buying Camera....
Post by: Artist on August 12, 2019, 01:38
I am looking to buy a professional camera.
Looking at the reviews on youtube added more confusion.

Mirrorless camera? are they worth buying or shall I opt for traditional one?

Which one should I go with in long run?
Title: Re: Need advice in Buying Camera....
Post by: Pauws99 on August 12, 2019, 01:55
I am looking to buy a professional camera.
Looking at the reviews on youtube added more confusion.

Mirrorless camera? are they worth buying or shall I opt for traditional one?

Which one should I go with in long run?


You will get a whole host of opinion in truth the likes of Nikon, Canon and increasingly Sony produce great cameras who their fans will all consider infinitely superior. Really they all have relatively minor strengths and weaknesses that are relevant to your precise requirements.

 I like DP reviews as an information site. I think Mirrorless is just at the tipping point where it might be a good option.

Title: Re: Need advice in Buying Camera....
Post by: f9photos on August 12, 2019, 04:54
first you need to define the tasks you need the camera for and your requirements.
Do you really need the full frame (are you going to shoot a lot of portraits or night photos), are you going to shoot the video (Canon is inferior in this respect), do you really need the best available autofocus, etc.

Personally I wouldn't go with new mirrorless cameras from Canon and Nikon. They are pretty immature yet. I believe they need one more iteration to get rid of all flaws. Besides Canon lenses for R system are very expensive.

As for me after 9 years with full frame Canon I switched to Fujifilm X system, which is APSC in tough weather sealed body with great video capabilities, and I am pretty happy with it  8). It has the image quality that matches 5D Mark IV to say the least, far better 4K video, costs (including lenses) 1.5-2 times less, which makes it a great travel camera. But if I was shooting portraits and no video, most likely I would have chosen Canon. If I was shooting only landscapes I would go with something else. So you see, it all depends.
Title: Re: Need advice in Buying Camera....
Post by: increasingdifficulty on August 12, 2019, 05:13
I am looking to buy a professional camera.
Looking at the reviews on youtube added more confusion.

Mirrorless camera? are they worth buying or shall I opt for traditional one?

Which one should I go with in long run?

This is like asking "what car should I buy?".

And the answer is of course "it depends". :)

There is a lot to choose from, especially if you don't know what you want. However, if you do know what you want from a camera, often only 1-3 choices remain.

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ē Is your focus photos or video? Or should it be good in both areas?
ē What is your price range?
ē Does weight matter?
ē Do you focus on human portraits, wildlife, landscapes, documentary (walking around in cities), sports?

No single camera can do all of these things the best, so you have to do some thinking before you can narrow it down.

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Light weight important? Go mirrorless, go smaller sensor.

Human portraits with buttery smooth quality? Go full-frame.

Video features and light weight? Go Panasonic mirrorless.

Video features with a focus on landscapes to portraits. Go full-frame mirrorless (Sony, Panasonic, Canon, etc.)

Focus on wildlife photography? Smaller sensors can be advantageous, but auto-focus in a mirrorless system might not be able to compete with a DSLR. Maybe something like a Canon 7D would be a good choice then...

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As you see, this can go on forever. Try to figure out what you need more exactly, and there won't be too many cameras that can do just that at a high level.
Title: Re: Need advice in Buying Camera....
Post by: tpack on August 12, 2019, 11:48
I am looking to buy a professional camera.
Looking at the reviews on youtube added more confusion.

Mirrorless camera? are they worth buying or shall I opt for traditional one?

Which one should I go with in long run?

Just buy any camera body you like or can afford. I successfully used Canon, Nikon and Fuji cameras, both DSRL and mirrorless. Donít waist time overthinking about hardware just focus on getting great photos
Title: Re: Need advice in Buying Camera....
Post by: charged on August 12, 2019, 14:22
I don't think it matters what camera you buy, even the cheapest camera on the market today have specs that was once top of the line some years ago. I own multiple Nikon cameras, one Canon, a GoPro, and my iPhone. I use the iPhone the most because it is always with me. Though if you do end up spending money on a top of the line camera, go get the Sony ones. I don't own a Sony, but wish I did. On my wish list is the - Sony ar7 iv
Title: Re: Need advice in Buying Camera....
Post by: wordplanet on August 13, 2019, 09:21
As everyone said a lot depends on budget & what you plan to shoot. I used Nikon for years great cameras full frame & APSC sensor. Now I have Sony full frame a7rii love it beautiful bokeh. Also have Olympus em1 love it too super light sharp even without the expensive pro lenses. I opted for prosumer lenses as it was an experiment for me. Iíve sold tons of those images. As stock & large prints. Exhibited a lot at galleries too.  Havenít upgraded to the more expensive lenses because I donít feel the need. Great for travel even lighter than the Sony. Sony quality however at 42 MP canít be beat but probably overkill for stock. I sell a lot of iPhone pix too. So go with your budget & look at older models often great deals. I got my Sony for less when the newer a7riii came out. Probably great deals on them now too if you feel you really need high end. Amazing at night & even at very high ISOís
Title: Re: Need advice in Buying Camera....
Post by: 08stock08 on August 20, 2019, 13:55
Hope it helps.
https://www.microstockgroup.com/equipment-and-software/any-recommendations-for-4k-camcorder-or-video-camera/msg534275/#msg534275 (https://www.microstockgroup.com/equipment-and-software/any-recommendations-for-4k-camcorder-or-video-camera/msg534275/#msg534275)
Title: Re: Need advice in Buying Camera....
Post by: foggystone on September 02, 2019, 22:33
I find this kind of question very difficult to answer because I have no idea which is the best camera for you personally.  I am therefore not going to give you a recommendation but I will suggest things to help your decision making. Mirrorless cameras have many of the benefits of larger DSLRs (such as great image quality) but are far more compact, making them easier for amateurs and professionals alike to carry. Mirrorless cameras offer the flexibility of DSLRs and close to the same quality, in a smaller, lighter package. The best mirrorless camera for beginners is the Sony a6000, which costs just under $500 with a lens, yet shoots at a fast 11 fps, and takes great pictures in all conditions. Some of my friends use it and quite like it. Besides, you probably hear a lot of talk about 4K camera, which claims to deliver a clear image, better color handling, saturation and so forth. It seems a bit tempting, esp for those who just enter this field. What I suggest that it's rather complex for starters, e.g. it needs large space, more CPU power to denote, and not all of the applications support 4K stuff. Think twice before making any move. Figure out what you want to do with it.
https://www.digitaltrends.com/photography/what-is-a-mirrorless-camera/ (https://www.digitaltrends.com/photography/what-is-a-mirrorless-camera/)
https://www.videoproc.com/edit-4k-video/4k-resolution.htm (https://www.videoproc.com/edit-4k-video/4k-resolution.htm)