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HOW TO CHOOSE A MIRROR CAMERA FOR BEGINNERS - choosing a DSLR for the amateur beginner

It should be noted that entry-level cameras from Nikon are not equipped with a so-called "screwdriver", that is, automatic focusing will only work if there is a motor on the lens itself. Varifocal lenses, especially new ones, are most often equipped with them, but the so-called "fixes" are not, so only manual focusing will work on them. SLR cameras from other manufacturers have such a motor right in the camera, although it works a little slower, it is compatible with non-autofocus lenses. Therefore, it makes sense to take such cameras if you do not often change lenses.

Despite the statements of "professional" photographers who believe that you should not take a lens from the kit (whale), and it is better to take just a camera (carcass or body), we advise you to take the camera with it. Firstly, the cost of a lens in such a kit is very low, two to three times lower than if you take it separately. Secondly, the optical quality of the latest models from the same Canon or Nikon is very decent, they are equipped with an optical stabilizer and give a good quality picture. Finally, they cover the desired focal length range and are a good basis as they will help you determine which lens, higher quality and more expensive, to buy in the future.

By the way, cameras from Pentax, Olympus and Sony, even the most budget models, are equipped with an image stabilizer built into the camera itself, which will allow you to use this function regardless of the lens you choose.

Pentax cameras are renowned for being reasonably reliable against harsh weather conditions. If you like composing your shot while looking through the display instead of the viewfinder, you should choose a camera that supports Live View.

Since even budget models have already passed the 10 megapixel resolution line, this factor should not be decisive when choosing a device.