If you like photography and you’re starting to delve into this world wonderful full of souls artistic, desperately searching for a channel of expression, you should already be dreaming of buying your first dslr camera. If you have already bought the first one, you probably already dreaming of the second, with some model of trillions of megapixels, millions of points of focus, millions of kilos of extra weight.

But hey, do you know that there is a world before and after single-lens reflex cameras? Because we’re not going to lie, dslr cameras are great, actually in this blog we do not stop to recommend models and items related to them, but what is certain is that like there is a suitable car for all the world, there is not a single camera, or camera type, recommended to all.

Luckily, there are many, many, many more types, just that sometimes we stay on the surface without scratching too much and we do that with gadgets from the that we don’t know take advantage of it or, simply, are not adapted to our needs.

It is for this reason that I propose to give you some clues-guidelines-tips for you to see that the world of photography goes far beyond single-lens reflex cameras because, in the end, the best camera is the one you always carry with you.

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The best camera is the one that you always keep on top


Before you buy a DSLR camera you have to be very clear about how you are. Because as human beings, whimsical, makers of lists of purposes unfulfilled that we are, it is important to be honest with yourself before making the decision to buy a camera, or otherwise. Make yourself the right questions, and answer them honestly, will save you a lot of money that you can use it for any other thing


It is not the same if you like Street photography, or if you enjoy macro photography, is not the same if you are a photographer who likes to improvise, that’s going to break it kills hunting scenes, or one who likes to plan the image to the nearest millimeter. The two versions can do with a reflex camera, it is obvious, but a photographer who likes to steal street scenes you may want a mirrorless camera showy and more discreet than a dslr with a telephoto lens capable of photographing the craters of the moon Luckily, these cameras exist, and above compete directly in quality with the dslr.


Here it is not convenient to fool. It is evident that you will have periods of more or less photographic passions, but no one knows that better than you. If each day is a opportunity for you, or if you just do photos on the birthday of your daughter, or in the journey that you do on a vacation, it is evident that there are so many options of cameras in the market, in these two cases, opposites, the option right is not the same.


Nor is it the same thing if you’re going to make a poster the size of a building, or if you want to hang them on Facebook (Instagram, Google+, etc.). It is not the same if you want to enlarge them and colgártelas on the wall, if it is a professional job, or if they are pictures that will be family

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Photograph taken with an Iphone


Once you’ve answered honestly to the questions above, you can move to the next level

  • Weight: When you walk into the maelstrom of choosing a camera, it is a common mistake with phrases such as “the weight is the least of it”. It may be that when you have full motivation. Just tell me after a few months of loading with a fret of more than 1kg, to see what you think The Dslr are robust and heavy if you’re not willing to upload or do you think that the weight will make your dear camera out less to wander around, looking for another option. A camera on the shelf gathering dust is to throw money and hobby overboard.
  • Optical: do you Need interchangeable lenses, or with a built-in zoom with a good focal length you get on well?
  • Size: do you Want a camera that’s always with you in your bag thanks to its small size? Or are you one of those who do not care to load with cameras showier and for extras?
  • Long-term: This is maybe the most complicated to answer, because we don’t always know what they can derive from our hobbies, but there is a percentage of the lucky people who already have it clear. If yours is a healthy hobby, it is not the same thing as if you are clear that you want to be a professional photographer. In the second case, it might be worthwhile to invest a little more in your computer.
  • Controls the automatic or manual: Is it necessary that your camera has manual controls? Or do you prefer to only deal with frame-and-shoot?
  • Do you support a physical or digital?: Are you surprised at the question? As also there are some that keep the charm of the snapshot image on paper, the charm of the error that is paid for with money


I will be sincere because this is not going to let them boycott single-lens reflex cameras. The DSLR cameras are great, in fact, I have had one since I have use of reason, because I love photography some years ago and I have tried many types of DSLR cameras until I needed in each phase. From the old DSLR analog, through telemetry, pinhole, or compact medium format until the present day with DSLR cameras.

  • If the weight or the volume does not matter, if you pirras by the optics, if you are a brave user to the manual mode or the priorities, if you have no problem grabbing your beloved hulk every time you leave the house, if you like the sturdiness of a camera and the quality, don’t be fooled, what are your dslr.
  • If you are lazy load with the camera past the infatuation initial, and you end up leaving it at home, if the manual mode is not going with you, if you prefer to point and shoot without headaches, if you always end up using your phone to portray everything that is set before you, give a chance to the compact. There are of very good quality and you can fit in anywhere.
  • If you want good-quality, low-weight, if you are still evaluating the possibility of working with several lenses, if you want a very good image quality at a lower weight and more compact design, and you’ve got a good pinch in savings, take a look at the Mirrorless VS DSLR camera – which one is better?.


In these five points will summarize five reasons to not buy a dslr, although it may seem unlikely that so let’s say, from the blog, at this point in the article you are understanding why we do it:

  • The DSLR cameras are huge, corpulent, heavy, difficult to conceal and carry, as I have already mentioned. It is impractical to carry a dslr with them unless it is intended specifically to do photos. In contrast, a digital compact camera that can fit in any hole.
  • Are not very recommendable in automatic mode. The performance of a camera dslr on auto mode does not provide greater difference of any compact digital camera. The grace of the reflex consists of the operation “manual,” which allows you to control the aperture, shutter speed, etc, If you’re going to use to take photos in auto-what do you want?
  • Everyone is looking at you. Although it is becoming more common and normal to see people equipped with a DSLR camera, walking down the street with a DSLR camera remains one of the things that are less discrete than one can do. If you like the discretion of the DSLR is not for you.
  • Difficult learning curve. If you’ve never used DSLR cameras, then go preparing, DSLR photography requires a steep learning curve accompanied by lots of patience. You’re going to see overwhelmed by a multitude of terms, abbreviations, functions, and settings that are required if you want to learn how to properly use a dslr.
  • It is a hobby very expensive. You start by buying a pack of DSLR camera with 1 or 2 goals and think “I made a good purchase, it cost me money but I amortizaré with the time”. After a short time you begin to realize that you need a tripod, an external flash, a remote shutter release, a backpack, a polarizing filter, an additional objective, etc

If you have come this far in the reading and still feel the urge to caress the body of a dslr, portray your own version of the world through his small viewfinder and hear the click of the shot, then congratulations and welcome to the club ;).

If, on the contrary, as you’re thinking, better keep reading the following paragraph.


I’ve already been moving before, let me expand a bit and you add some recommendations so that you don’t look lost in the vastness of nothing.


Ideal if what you like is to shoot in automatic and focus in the frame. They weigh little, are relatively inexpensive, simple to use, and you can carry it with you everywhere. If what you want is a companion daily, a compact can be a great option. Many are provided with a good built-in zoom, flash, and even screens folding and good image quality. As we already mentioned, the best camera is the one you have on your hands.

What a recommendation? I’m a proud owner of a Canon Powershot G12 that fell into my hands a Christmas a few years ago and the truth is that I don’t get tired of recommending it, although the models have evolved quite a bit since then, so an alternative might be the Canon Powershot G1X Mark II. Have it on Amazon for about 400 Euros. It is not a price compact, but is that not a compact either If you get as much game as I pulled out mine, it will be worth the investment.


Competing directly with the dslr and, like these, have them in range as an amateur, advanced amateur, and professional.
For these cameras, I’ll tell you which are more compact than the dslr, weighing relatively little, have good sensors, interchangeable lenses, manual adjustments, a very attractive design and a long etcetera that puts them face-to-face with the DSLR and even in many cases, exceeds them.

These cameras are authentic virguerías that combine quality with portability. In addition, they are increasingly competitive in price and gradually increase the range of their lenses. Keep them in mind :-).

I like this I don’t have a personal favorite, but I know what you have a better opinion. To choose yours, I recommend Best 10 Mirrorless Cameras In 2021. From here, what you’re willing to spend, because the price so you can raise up to almost infinity.


If what you want is to photograph and adventure at the same time to be the protagonist of the action in the purest style of the fish-eye, this is your camera: you Can place it in any site you can think of, it’s almost impossible, weighs little, enduring cold, water and throw. We dedicated an entire article to the entire range, you can read it here.

My recommendation quality-price may be the GoPro Hero 7 ( you’ve got it on Amazon for about 220 Euros) with touch screen, WIFI and voice control.


Well, it seems to be still stayed romantic vintage that we like the smell of the chemicals on the paper, and how the images appear little by little, and as if by magic, So if you have a Polaroid of your grandfather, you’re in luck because the reels stopped the manufacture until a company The impossible Project decided to re-manufacture. The reels are not cheap, but I can imagine that if you are looking for a Polaroid camera and it is not so economical it is to make photos with them.

If you do not have or do not want an old Polaroid, you also have the new versions such as the Fujifilm Instax, the reels of which are quite cheaper than the Polaroid. Yes, I have seen the two versions, and the support role for the Polaroid it seems a little more robust or quality of the Instax, although for the price difference of a and the other I think that we agree to ship 

What’s my recommendation? Maybe it will be easier to buy a Fujifilm Instax mini 8 new (to have for around 80 Euros on Amazon depending on the color) as sold in stores along with their reels and there is plenty of online offerings as well. In addition to the price difference on the reels, the long note.


There is a camera suitable for everyone, but the most appropriate for each of them and their circumstances; within the slr or any other format. The most important thing is that, honestly, you choose the method that best suits you, that you will be comfortable and that will motivate you to make photos. No matter what type of camera you have, but the frequency with which out to walk ;-). It is the only way to learn and improve.

And if you still think that it is more important to the camera that the photographer, I strongly recommend that you take a look at this gallery of Matt Black photographer, member of Magnum Photos, the agency’s most prestigious photojournalism in the world. Many of his photos are taken with an iPhone. And I don’t add anything more 

I hope you liked it and you has been helpful. And if you know of someone about to commit the folly of buying a dslr camera to give it then the worst repair, please share this article with him. Greetings and until the next