13 Dec My First Camera
One of the biggest questions most professional photographers get asked this time of year is “what camera should I buy my son or daughter for christmas” we also get given a budget, some far too low but the majority figure is £500-£800. Below that figure there are some great little cameras about but they will not last long and the sensors are not up to helping your kids to progress, so in my view it’s a waste of money.
These days everyone thinks in terms of the DSLR is the camera to aim for but this is not the case. People ask me do I get a bridge camera then get a DSLR in a few years time.
People don’t understand how Mirrorless cameras have taken over from the DSLR in the last few years and just how great they are. I myself only use the Fujifilm X Series Mirrorless cameras for my professional work and most of my professional friends also use the Fujifilm X Series, not many people I know are using DSLRS.
Most parents go in to a shop and say “I am looking for a DSLR” but in fact they are looking for a camera they just call it a DSLR. The sales assistant then goes in to overdrive to sell a DSLR and the parent can’t afford it and go home to buy something from Amazon.
My advice this year has been to look out for great offers on the mirrorless cameras as
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