Practice English Speaking&Listening with: 1 Minute with Willy Ep21. Which Camera to Buy - Photography Tips

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Hi! I'm Willy.

One of the most common questions I'm asked is, 'What camera should I buy?'

I'm not going to tell you exactly what to buy but I'm going to share with you some opinions on

the different type of cameras.

Well, there are generally three different types.

The compact cameras,

the hybrid cameras which

is defined by the ability to change the lens but it doesn't have a mirror mechanism


the DSLRs.

There's a mirror inside here which causes its bulk as well.

So obviously with a hybrid camera, the cameras can be made a lot smaller while

retaining the same image quality as a DSLR.

The DSLR, however, is a little bit more advance, it has got higher

ISO capabilities which means that you're able to take things in much lower

lighting conditions

than the others.

Compact cameras have improved quite a lot already. There are a couple of compact cameras


can do very very well in low light as well.

Don't look for megapixels. Megapixels will peak off after a certain

number of megapixels, there is only so many megapixels you need.

But the key thing that is going to differentiate in the next couple of years is the ISO

performance which means you can just take better photos in low light.

So go ahead to a camera shop, test the different cameras. If you're deciding between a

Nikon or Canon, most of the difference is in the functions,

the way the buttons are placed and the ergonomics.

Canon is generally known to have a little bit better lens whereas Nikon

may be known to have a better body.

Then again, that depends on your personal perferences as well.

Well, the advantage of the hybrid camera is obviously it's compact size.

You're even able to attach a mini tripod onto it,

this tripod is done by Manfrotto and it's able to

give you a tilt on rather than just having to sit flat

on the surface,

and you can easily compact it and fit into the camera bag without taking any

more space.

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