5 reasons to buy a new camera
I see a lot of amateur photographers out and about with cameras that are the cost of small hybrid cars, but they have little to say about they bought that particular one. This leads me to believe they are electronic store sales effort victims. no doubt you’ll walk away with a lot of camera, but probably much more camera than one would need. Unique features, innovative design, or expanded media format recording or connectivity must be improved.
If you can’t identify why you want a new camera but are nevertheless shopping for one, the answer is that you don’t properly know how to get the best shots from your current camera, and aren’t willing to learn. Perhaps the hand feel of the camera does not work for you, or the media rendering is not of high enough quality. Perhaps the image clarity degrades due to lens assembly shudder, or the interface operation is too counterintuitive.
With the upgrade potential for brand, lens quality, popularity and technical design success, identifying why a new camera purchase should be made become critical. Accessories and chargers, connectors and memory stick options, clips, backpacks, tripods and other photography gear costs enough. It is not a surprise to run into someone with an $800 brand new camera and no bag, no spare memory card or batteries, who nevertheless are shopping for their next camera.
There are 5 reasons to buy a new camera, especially if it is for reasons of micro stock micro employment.
1. Improved Video
Compressed media format and frames per second, high definition and better recording speed and speaker input quality are very good reasons to upgrade your camera. Video assists photography when the mega pixel count is high enough to record increased quality to make a difference. Improved video means a better match for contemporary computer programs and quicker more efficient data relay between connectors.
2. Upgrading from Cellphone
Many cellphone owners get frustrated at the lack of manipulation possible when using a mobile phone or handheld device for video capture and digital picture taking. Larger format files, better resolution and better image control from the gestation of the RAW file mean better end run product. Getting annoyed at your cellphone image quality or being unable to render filters or other effects often drives owners to spring for a digital camera or DSLR to go picture taking whole hog.
3. Hi Speed Photography
Action photography and speed action lenses requiring mounted housing stability and some weight bearing heft to the body to carry the engine and special lens. A DSLR might be perfect for this requirement, with an upgraded lens and variable speed settings. Opening up a whole new world of speed settings, a higher speed camera or faster capture than an older, slower design is an acceptable reason to invest in a new camera.
4. Outdated Warranty/Service
Getting your camera taken in for its 5,000 mile service and oil change (just kidding) is a habitual need for heavy users of their photography equipment. A camera that is so old finding service or parts is impossible can’t be feasible. Aftermarket parts, storage, and replacement battery media can only last so long. If getting your camera fixed takes three horus of phone book calls and 5 hours of Google resreach and email, get another camera.
5. Outgrown Its Use/Shelf Life
A camera that is not being used in aging in place. If you simply don’t use your camera, sell it on Ebay or trade it in for something you will use. Maybe you bought a point-and-shoot model from the Elph days, or got a great deal on a One-Shot but never use it. Get a tax write off or contribute it to a charity or progressive benefit organization where it will find use.