Do you need an expensive camera? Opinion

No, the answer to the question is no. But do you want an expensive camera, probably. But there are many ways of taking beautiful photos with cheaper older cameras which do not require selling your kidney to enable you to buy it.

I am a fan of taking photos with what ever camera you can afford, surely it is better to enjoy the addiction rather than say you cannot afford the latest camera, or you can’t do that because your camera doesnt have the capability, etc, etc. Surely it is better to learn and understand your camera than go out and buy a better camera you can’t afford?

Each camera, whether it is expensive, cheap or medium priced will have it’s positive and negatives points, learn how to use these to your advantage, read the manual, learn the rules and then learn how to break them if you want.

You don’t need expensive lenses, or even a camera that changes lenses as I for one,  in the past have sold plenty of photos and printed large prints with some bridge cameras. Maybe they were not the best results, but hey, I have earned money from them. With time and more money I was able to buy cameras a little bit more expensive, which have better sensors and better specs than my previous cameras.

Will having an expensive camera help? Probably, but if you don’t know how to use it or never take it out of auto mode, then no, as I have never had a really expensive camera I can’t help you there, (I might in the future take a few photos with my cameras to do a comparison), but what I can say is watch this fun video from Peter McKinnon to help you make up your mind.

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