That’s easily one of the common questions I get and in some sense the breakneck speed of developments in photo technology makes it a tricky question while on the other photography is still basically light through a hole. So the question to the answer is “what do you plan to do with the camera and what might interest you in the future”? Nature, sports and wildlife will require faster cameras and bigger lenses which will be expensive while the casual picture taker might get away for $100.00 on a pocket cam. With that in mind here are a few of my favorite online resources to help with your purchasing decision:
B&H Photo- This New York City company is world famous for their massive inventory, competitive pricing and friendly, knowledgeable service. I buy from them.
DP Review- A fantastic website for comparing and contrasting cameras, getting all the specs, great articles and a photographer’s forum. A superb resource.
Ken Rockwell- The guy is a digital engineer, extremely bright and on his own dime reviews and breaks down the menu and operating system of most major cameras. He also posts interesting articles and more. A great free resource but he does appreciate a small donation.
So if you’re in the market for that new camera or any accessories you’ll be sure to benefit from what you’ve seen here. If this article was helpful please share it and remember to browse the archives for more stuff that should help. Of course if you have a question or topic for a future article, email it in- Gordon.
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