The question always comes up… “Which camera should I buy?” The answer?…. That depends.
At one point in my life, going to dinner parties and such, I would always be asked that inevitable question. And what do you do? I started to make up fictitious careers. Blimp pilot, major league pitcher, proctologist (that’s a conversation killer), because if I said photographer I ALWAYS got that question “What camera should I buy?” Or, even sometimes, “Can you show me how to use my camera?”
Being a photographer, I know a lot about cameras. And I love helping others around me. However, photography all depends on perspective, and what you want the result to be. Needless to say, that one simple question is actually a very loaded one! So, what camera should you buy? That depends on you. What do you want to photograph? How likely are you to learn to use a camera? Would your iPhone be good enough for what you want to do? How much do you want to invest in a camera? Furthermore, the speed of innovation is only growing, and it will likely be obsolete in a few years.
When you are buying a camera, list out what is important, like your budget and the time and effort you are willing to put into photography. You’d be surprised how very different cameras can be, so go to your local camera store (no, not the one that sells refrigerators. A real camera store).
Talk to a knowledgeable assistant, and tell them what your criteria are. If they are a good store, they will be able to guide you in the right direction. Don’t be afraid to go to your local camera store! Local business need your support. Good luck to all of you looking for the perfect camera. I hope this helps!