Having the right camera can make a world of difference in how your travel photos turn out as well as how your blog images appear. There are so many choices in cameras today that making the decision can be mind-boggling!
I have been on a search for a new camera for quite some time. There are a few requirements that are “must-haves” for me and the main one is that it takes clear, sharp pictures.
I know that sounds silly, because we all know that the operator has most to do with how the photo turns out, but a few years ago I purchased a camera which cost me a pretty penny, only to discover that no matter what I did and how many changes I made in the settings, the camera just did not take good photos.
I don’t know if I ended up with a lemon, or if there was some other explanation, but I even loaned the camera to a friend who is known for her picture-taking, and her photos were not good, either.
So, back to the drawing board and back to the search. I decided that a DSLR was the way to go this time. I wanted something reliable and something that I could travel with and even though a DSLR would not be as convenient as a lighter point-and-shoot, it is what I eventually settled on.
Of course, the obvious question is Canon or Nikon? I have never had influences from either side, so I had no clue which to go for. I asked many friends into photography which they prefer and I got nowhere since their responses were just about even.
After failure in picking which brand to go with on my own, I went to the good ol’ trusty Internet and gathered a few helpful tips.
1. Which Camera? Canon Rebel T7 vs. Nikon D3400
According to my research, the Canon Rebel T7 and Nikon D3400 are two excellent DSLRs on the market for a beginner. (DSLR=digital single lens reflex camera). I’ve read multiple articles about these two cameras and they appear fairly identical.
2. There is no difference between the number of megapixels.
Both cameras have 24 megapixels.
3. The difference in size and weight.
When comparing the size and the weight of these two cameras, the Nikon D3400 is just slightly smaller and lighter than the Canon, but not enough to really make a difference.
4. Built-in Wi-Fi.
The Canon has built-in wi-fi but the Nikon does not. The Nikon does, however, have bluetooth, and can be connected to a photosharing app.
So, undecided, I went to Best Buy to check out what they had. Once inside, my top choices became the Nikon D3400 and the Canon Rebel T7.
I ended up choosing the Canon Rebel T7 and I already love it! Unlike older versions, it does have Wi-Fi capability.
As I learned through my research, Canons seem to perform better than Nikons when you’re photographing in low lighting. HOW TO CREATE STUNNING IMAGES FOR YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA
In one word, I would describe this purchase as AMAZING! I am so excited to see what my camera can do!
If you’re in the market for a new camera, let us know what YOU choose!