Best Camera

Best for me does not only means features, image quality but I will also take consideration of camera system and of course price. I usually wrote several best digital camera article every year. I hope it is helpful to find the best photography tools.

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Camera Comparison

Compact camera

DSLR and Mirrorless system

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Mat February 11, 2010 at 11:29 pm

“Best advanced DSLR camera : Canon D300s, Canon EOS 7D, Pentax k7″

Should be:
Best advanced DSLR camera : NIKON D300s, Canon EOS 7D, Pentax k7

Enche Tjin February 12, 2010 at 1:16 am

haha thanks Mat :)

Steph April 6, 2010 at 3:48 pm

Hi, I have a D3000 and I was wondering what would be a good multipurpose lens? Basically, I like taking pictures of anything… people, city lights, etc. I’m just lost of what lenses are good. I like taking pictures of skateboarders and I like capturing them in the air, but I would like a fisheye lens. What’s a good fisheye lens? And would a wide angle lens be good too? If so, what kind?

Enche Tjin April 6, 2010 at 11:26 pm

Good multipurpose lens will be Nikon 18-200mm VR II. fisheye Nikon 10.5mm.

Joe May 26, 2010 at 12:35 am

Hi, is there an alternative 3rd party lens for Nikon 18-200mm VR II? Also I’m considering getting the Tamron 17-50mm F2.8 but I’ve seen some reviews that there may be issues with the slow focus? Any known issues with getting this Tamron lens?

Enche Tjin May 26, 2010 at 12:50 am

There are Sigma 18-250mm and Tamron 18-270mm as an alternative for Nikon 18-200mm, however, I think the Nikon version is still on the upper hand in built quality, auto focus and image quality. For Tamron 17-50mm yeah, Slow, a bit noisy focus and hard to focus in back light or low contrast situation. Beside AF issue, quality control could be a problem. When you get a good copy, it is awesome, if not, then it is pretty crappy.

Chantal June 3, 2010 at 12:02 pm

Hello Enche,

I have not purchased my Camera yet wanting to know what would be the best camera for me, I am a newbie but i love take pic pretty much of everything sunsets, landscapes, family, kids, animals. the camera i have is just a plain point and shoot. I love the kx because they are coming out with a purple one. but I would like to know what would be good for me.

Enche Tjin June 3, 2010 at 12:17 pm

Pentax kx is a good one for you.

Josip June 17, 2010 at 12:32 pm

Enche, great site! I wish I was able to write in a second language like you can. I saw your posts on Amazon and I followed them to your blog.

Now the question, I am looking for a point-and-shoot camera with some advanced features. I am trying to decide between the Canon S90 and the Panasonic DMC-LX3. I am stepping up from an Canon Powershot A710 IS that recently broke. I am not ready for a DSLR because of the price, or the fear that I will never use them to their fullest capacity.

I am interested in capturing pictures of my 1 year old child and dog, some of the wife’s dance performances (high light contrasts and dark rooms), scenic nature pictures, with an occasional close up.

Regards.

Enche Tjin June 17, 2010 at 12:43 pm

Canon S90 IS is better in low light condition, so I’ll recommend S90 IS.

ariadne June 26, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Oh,no,enche…how about 2010,some rumors for canon they already released 2000d and 60d.Can’t wait for your advices, specifications and comparing to 550d and 7d…a lot of advantages to read your sites.

Enche Tjin June 29, 2010 at 10:56 am

Here is what I think about 60D and 2000D, but remember this is just my speculation hehe

Edek July 26, 2010 at 7:39 pm

Hi Enche, I still work on film !! i own old f4s and some Contax……my work is basically on wedding. My question is …..i cannnot aford a D3 generation cause of it price….I was thinking on old D2x or D200 used. What do you think??? the d90 is like a toy !! I don` t care very much my bodies at work—–
Edek—from Patagonia !!

Enche Tjin August 12, 2010 at 12:36 am

Hi Edek, sorry for the late reply. D90 has the best image quality, the second is D200 and D2X is the last.

For wedding, you might need camera that fit your hand well and also you don’t want to compromise so much in image quality. Therefore, I suggest Nikon D200.

ANGELA SANCHEZ September 12, 2010 at 11:13 am

Hi, sorry for my english, i need to know which is the best camera between panasonic G2k and Canon T1i. I have an old Canon camera and i want to change it for a new and good one!
This is my hobby, i work in finances, this is for my weekends, i see that those cameras don´t have optical zoom, and i like to take pictures of animals, and flowers, i have a large colection of photos of flowers with macro. In adition i like very rapid photos where the cam open quickly and take photos very fast. I like very much the spontaneous and naturals photos.
Could you please help me with this hard decision?

Thank you very much, and greetings from Colombia!

Best regards,

Angela Sánchez

Enche Tjin September 12, 2010 at 11:17 am

Hi Angela, I think Canon T1i is better suited for you because it faster (start up time, auto focus) and it has plenty lens selection, especially macro lenses.

Nicole October 10, 2010 at 4:21 pm

Hi hi! I am a photographer, but I’m not up to speed with all the technology on the camera and such. Currently, I use a Nikon D3000 and the lens that came with it. I started with landscape photography, but am unable to zoom to far away. Now I am doing more natural light portraits. I was wondering if you could help? I know I need a new lens but don’t want to break the bank, so to speak. Any suggestions would be great! Thanks! Nicole

Enche Tjin October 10, 2010 at 5:37 pm

Hi Nicole, welcome to my tiny blog, I’ve written recommended lenses for Nikon D3000 a while ago that I don’t think will break the bank. :) For zoom lens, I specifically recommend 55-200mm VR and for portrait, 35mm f/1.8.

KWChia November 2, 2010 at 8:30 pm

Appreciate if somebody can help me to make up my whether to get Canon 5D or the 7D. Why is there no comparision between the two? The only information i have is the 5D is FF whlst 7D is not. so what does that means in term of performance?

Enche Tjin November 2, 2010 at 10:01 pm

Here is an article about the difference between full frame and crop frame camera.

Other than that, 7D has more superior construction (weather sealed), and better auto focus system. 7D is a newer camera.

John December 25, 2010 at 10:19 pm

Hi, it’s the holidays and I want to get a camera, I’m a beginner this will be my first dslr. I want one that is more an all rounder and I will be using it frequently i narrowed it down to the T2i the D3100 and I can also save for the D7000. I am more into pictures more what would be your suggestion to start and move my way up.

Enche Tjin December 25, 2010 at 10:48 pm

I suggest Nikon D7000 for all rounder. This camera is good enough for casual and also for serious photography.

shah January 6, 2011 at 11:49 pm

hi,i just buy sony alpha 290..but sometime while i taking pic it always blur..can u tell me how to unblur the pic…

Enche Tjin January 7, 2011 at 12:00 am

There are some factors that cause your pic blurry. Most popular causes are the shutter speed is not fast enough, taking picture in dark situation, or the subject you are photographing is moving in a rapid pace.

Also try to make sure the steadyshot is on.

K February 18, 2011 at 12:53 pm

I was curious…I have started my own business and currently shoot with the D3000 but I want to upgrade in the future…is it worth it to sell my d3000 and get into the d7000 now or save up for the d700 down the road?

My main concern is being able to purchase lenses now that will also be compatible with any upgrades I make later. Any pointers? My head is going in circles trying to figure out what to do with the lens vs camera upgrade situation.

Thanks!
K

Enche Tjin February 18, 2011 at 1:38 pm

I think If your end goal is to get full frame system (D700+FX lenses) then you should save more money rather than jumping to D7000.

About the lenses, yeah you need to make sure than your lenses are compatible with FX cameras.

kent April 9, 2011 at 12:56 am

Thanks for the knowledge you have shared.great stuff.My question is do you think the fuji s200 exr would be a good choice,this camera seems to be fantastic for beginners and yet fuji have recieved little positive reviews could you please give me your opinion of the s200 exr.Many thanks Kent.

Enche Tjin April 9, 2011 at 1:56 am

As a compact camera, the quality of Fuji S200 EXR is great. The limitation of this camera compared to DSLR camera is that, it can’t change lens and also it has small sensor which limit the depth of field and overall image quality (especially indoor).

Considering the price point, this will make pretty good camera for learning, but it will be limiting soon if you demand a higher quality images especially in low light condition.

prettychill October 20, 2011 at 7:50 am

hi! :) i have NikonD5000…i want to take some photography lessons…but before that, would you mind to give me any suggestions if what are the best (and yet a li’l cheaper price) lenses for my cam?and do you think sigma lenses are compatible for Nikon D5000?i would love to focus into black and white mode, pictures with blurred background (with good aperture), nature (like sunset, beach, flowers, bees, and the like) and portrait…please do recommend best lenses for my cam…and do you think i need to buy an external flash as well for my cam?i hope to hear from you…thank you sooo much… :)

Enche Tjin October 21, 2011 at 9:34 am

Hello prettychill, I wrote recommendation for Nikon lenses for Nikon D5000 a while ago, please check it out.

I also wrote Sigma lens recommendation here. Look for Sigma HSM lens because they will auto focus on D5000 just fine.

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