In this tutorial, I’m going to discuss the best cameras to buy for learning photography. I’ll be giving my opinion on mirrorless cameras, DSLR cameras, bridge cameras and how relevant they are to the beginner photographer. I will also be giving you my recommendations and letting you know what essential pieces of kit you will need and you are learning photography.
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hello guys in this tutorial I'm going to talk to you about the different types of cameras you can buy and my recommendation for the best types of cameras you can buy when you're learning photography hello I'm not Newton from the school of photography and you can find us at the school of photography comm where we teach you the best in photography education in this tutorial I'm going to talk to you about different camera kits that you can buy for learning photography which ones are best which ones to avoid and also give you my recommendations okay there are four main types of camera kits that you can buy for general use the first one is the compact camera this one here now you can't see these anymore and the reason for that is your mobile phone your mobile phone these days are just as good as any compact camera so that's probably why no one ever buys these anymore but sometimes they come in handy I mean this one is a waterproof one so I can go underwater with this not I'll do that very often but and you can do if you want to so that's a compact camera the next type of camera I want to talk to you about is called a bridge camera now a bridge is supposed to be a bridge between a compact camera and one of these which is a DSLR I'll talk to you about that in a sec now a bridge camera is still aimed at the point-and-shoot type of market some of them have got the manual settings easy to hand but most of them the manual settings are quite hard to get to now when you're learning photography you need to get to their manual settings as quickly as possible and the other thing about bridge cameras you can't change the lenses the lenses are not interchangeable so if you are learning photography a bridge camera I recommend don't get now the next type of camera I want to talk to you about it's called a mirrorless camera sometimes they call compact system cameras and these can be really good however the good ones are expensive now a mirrorless camera is basically a small version of a DSLR camera and it's a small version because they've managed to take out this bit here which is the prison a mirror so these have got mirrors in and a mirrorless camera hasn't got that so it's nice and compact however you haven't got an optical viewfinder you have to use the digital screen like you would do on a mobile phone and that I don't actually personally don't like that you can get a digital viewfinder for them and they're the one that make you can slot them into the top but again it's like you're watching a TV screen whereas I like to view actually what's up there however said saying that they are very good quality cameras and all the manual settings are easy to hand and they're really good to use if you want something smaller but if you are going to get one of them ones that make sure it's an expensive type the cheaper ones I just cheap they're not good and that's that that's a mirrors camera okay the next type and probably the one that you're most familiar with is one of these one of these they're called DSLR cameras DSLR stands for digital single-lens reflex cameras now these are really good to buy and use if you're learning photography the lenses are interchangeable all the manual settings are really easy to get to and they're upgradeable so as you start getting into photography and you start learning a bit more about it you might want to get better lenses or you might want to get a better camera body and a DSLR camera gives you that flexibility so my recommendation is if you are looking to learn photography and expand your knowledge a DSLR camera is the best one to go for now let's talk to you about essentials to buy when you're learning photography the first one is a nice tripod now I've got a couple of good tutorials on tripods and I'll put links to them here now but just to bullet point it you want and sturdy tripod you don't want a slim flimsy plastic tripod these cameras can be quite heavy and if you've got a small flimsy tripod it's just there's no point in happening it's just going to bend and wobble and you don't want to tripod for that so a first piece of essential tip to get is a tripod the next thing you want is a spare battery obviously for obvious reasons if you're out and about and you're photographing and you run out of battery it's not going to be a good thing so make sure you get yourself a nice spare battery put it in your camera bag another worst piece of essential kit is a spare camera card to make sure you've got a spare camera card in your kit make sure you've got a nice lens cleaner always keep your lenses clean I see it a lot in my classes now people with dirty lenses it really does affect the quality of your shot if you've got a smeary dirty lens good lens cleaner keep your lenses clean and then lastly you're going to need a good camera bag now there's loads of different types of camera bags you can get I personally like the rucksack ones they were easy to carry and you can have them on all day the rucksack ones but that's entirely up to you the whole purpose of a camera bag is to protect the equipment that you bought ok that's it that's a different types of camera kits that you can get with my recommendations I hope it helps you out if it did please like the video and share it with your friends and subscribe to our channel for more come over to the school of photography comm if you want to learn photography we've got loads of videos there and they will help you out make sure you also check us out on social media where we've got a wonderful learning community of learning photographers just like yourselves thanks for watching and remember learn more at the School of photography