I need help buying a camera

Started Aug 20, 2014 | Questions thread
Alphoid Veteran Member • Posts: 5,333
Re: I need help buying a camera
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John Deerfield wrote:
So, you might already have the best camera you can hope for if you don't want to take the time to learn photography: your cell phone camera. Are there better cameras? For certain. But only if you want to take the time to learn how to use them properly.

Horse droppings.

Neophyte with a cell phone will take almost all horrible pictures. With something like an RX100, many of the pictures will come out okay. A few will be spectacular, mostly by luck.

An expert with a cell phone will take great pictures in good conditions, and bad pictures in mediocre conditions. An expert with something like an RX100 will take great pictures under both good and bad conditions.

The relative improvement is about the same. Skill counts for more than the camera, but the camera does count quite a bit too, at least comparing e.g. a cell phone to an RX100, a dSLR, or a mirrorless.

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