Weapon of choice

So, you’re a beginning photographer and just read my previous article stating that digital cameras have taken over photography.  Now you are probably wondering what the heck kind of camera to get. Well, I am here to try to make your search a little easier and compare the two most popular camera companies on the market; Nikon and Canon.

Being a little biased, I took the time to ask other photographer’s their opinions which camera they prefer and would recommend for someone just starting out in photography. According to Richard Gross, Photography Instructor at Estrella Mountain Community College, “Canon is easier to use.” Mr. Gross, whom you may remember from my previous article, has been taking pictures for over 30 years.

Whereas Wedding Photographer, Mher Hagopian tells us, “Nikon’s are best because their interface screen shows you completely what your camera is doing as you are making changes to its settings.”

If you do the research, you will find that the cameras match up fairly even. If price is your selling point, Nikon’s D3100, an entry-level camera is less expensive than Canon’s entry-level EOS Rebel T3. Other specifications you can look into are auto focus control, vibration reduction, shutter speed, iso, and accessories; depending on your needs in a camera. You can find more information on specifications on both companies’ websites. The websites also allow you to do comparisons of each camera the company has to offer to help you decide which suits you best. Ultimately, it comes down to personal preference.