Features comparison form
equipment feature comparison form. Fill up the featiures in the respective columns and you can easily compare the features for easy selection of models
|More is better. atleast 12 or more. If you are a commercial photographer, go for the highest number as this is the first thing any prospective client asks for.
|sensor type and size
|Bigger sensor size is better. ccd/cmos both are fine
|more options are beter. multipattern, center weighetd, spot. lower versions generally do not have spot.
|Lower the starting range beter is the picture quality. Having 50iso is a good option. having higher iso is helpful only in low light photography with relatively lower quality
|Higher is beter as you get more flexibility while shooting outdoors with flash
|Higher is beter. look for 1/8000 but atleast 1/4000th sec
|LCD monitor size
|3"atleast but does not effect picture quality
|more is beter but does not effect picture quality
|All lenses can be attached to smaller sensor size but only full frame lenses are compatible with full sensor.
|These are added features but not at the cost of the image quality.
|Avoid AA /AAA cells
|camera body buildup
|Beter build /whather sealing will ofcourse be more expensive. If you are an amateur and intend to use the camera mostly indoors unlike in sports, wildlife or jounalism, you may go for a model with more features than beter construction.
|More is beter but than the camera will be expensive as well.
|Most pro cameras would not have one. If you are a pro / serious amateur, you would certainly need an external flash as well. For an amateur this is an added feature.
|Must have feature.
|Must have RAW format
|Overall system cost
|check equipment buying form. what is the total cost of equipment you intend to buy.
|Review / ratings
|check reviews from websites like
www.fredmiranda.com www.bhphoto.com www.dpreview.com