DSLR Buyers Guide: How to Choose the best DSLR?

By Bhavyesh Dhaduk
DSLR Buyers Guide GoGreenIndia

The introduction of DSLR is a boon to digital photography. It delivers a high-end quality image, which professionals widely use. It allows any user to see through the lens the exact image you view through your naked eyes, which is then captured and visualized later using better-predefined modes.  

DLSR Buyers Guide for 2021

 So, what does a DSLR stand for? DSLR stands for Digital Single Lens Reflex, which provides plenty of handy user options to snap a professional-quality photo. Every DSLR has its own specifications and modes where any beginner can capture a sharp image with a high dynamic range. Below are some of the primary features that you should know before buying a DSLR,

Sensors of your camera:

  • Your camera sensor is a solid-state device, a hardware part that captures light and converts through a viewfinder or LCD monitor to an image. The sensor’s primary work is to detect color in digital cameras and increase the resolutions of an image without sacrificing much in terms of image attributes, making them superior to megapixels (MP). Two primary used sensors in DSLR are,
  • CCD(charge-coupled device): containing an array of coupled capacitors where each capacitor is responsible for transferring electric charge to a neighboring capacitor.
  • CMOS(complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor): having a photodetector in every unit cell and transistors where MOS field-effect transistors are used as amplifiers.

Megapixel of your camera:

 One megapixel is equal to one million pixels. The more the megapixel you focus on, the more detail you can record, but not the better quality, confused? Let’s consider you own a 10MP camera; it can capture images of about ten million tiny squares of information per inch, as per photo experts. So that your output can be more defined than the clarity. Thus resulting megapixels are not always the better quality but representing the detail.

Focuspoint & Autofocus points of your camera:

AF points give you independence in focusing on the subjects of your object to be photographed. This autofocus is a set of points within the camera frame that can lock a subject being captured. The DSLR usually emits a “beep” sound when the shutter is released, which can be later lit up in the viewfinder or on the DSLR display. Many camera models allow you to access their manual focus format to smoothening the autofocus operation. Thus to capture a crisp and sharp picture, you got to start focusing on the AF of your camera.

Lenses of your camera:

A lens without a camera is useless to a photographer. Your camera lens is responsible for permitting light into a fixed focus point by directing light into the digital sensor. Lenses are quite expensive and a bit sensitive compared to other body parts of DSLR. There are three major characteristics of the lens, namely,

Aperture: Aperture decides the amount of light to be entered depending on how big the opening is. Larger the opening shallower the depth of field. The smaller the opening, the more the focus on the image.

Depth of Field: To control the amount of photo that is to be focused. It varies from the type of lens due to aperture.

Focal Length: To measure the distance of the convergence of your lens and sensor recording. Lesser the distance, number wider the view; the more the distance, number narrower the view.

Some of the lenses:

  • Macro Lens
  • Telephoto Lens
  • Wide Angle Lens
  • Standard Lens
  • Specialty Lens

Compatibility of your camera:

  • DSLR is mostly compatible with android phones and tabs.
  • It can also grant you remote live view, traditional settings, capture, focus, image and video, time lapsing using a DSLR controller.
  • Also can be accessed with external applications from platforms like the Google play store.

Video recording:

DSLR cameras can seize the breath-taking shots and shoot video, and most cameras can capture upto 4K UHD, which can ensure both high-quality stills and videos. Some of the preferable lenses for shooting video are wide-angle, medium, and close-up lenses or, rather, go for prime and zoom lenses.


Buying a DSLR is not only a matter of beautiful aspects but also can cost you a fortune! So building your photography kit doesn’t happen over night until you’ve got your extra room for money and basic knowledge of its functions and features.

So never forget, buying a DSLR should be exciting and not stressful. Remember all the points you read and be equipped with your photography knowledge before proceeding, and in case if you still feel you aren’t ready with your experience, please visit our website.

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