Since photography is a highly technical hobby, mistakes will be inevitable especially for a beginner in digital photography. Here are some common questions in digital photography problems that you usually encounter as you get into it:
ï Should you invest in a good DSLR with full-frame or APS-C sensor sizes?
There are definitely pros and cons of each. A full-frame camera has 35mm film frame, but APS-C cameras have small sensor. The choice depends on what kind of photography you’ll be getting into.
Full-frame sensor is very good for portraits to make main subjects stand out. APS-C cameras are more useful in large field like capturing landscapes.
ï Which is better: Four Thirds or Micro Four Thirds camera systems?
Four Thirds camera utilizes four-thirds ratio to its crop factor of 2.0- 1.5x – 1.6x is the expected norm. It is the same thing for Micro Thirds cameras, but it is more compact. It does not have any optical viewfinder.
ï Do you have to buy a DSLR with a twisting LCD screen? Is it important?
Latest cameras like Canon EOS 600D and Nikon D5100 have this feature. It is particularly useful in all cases since you can actually have a view either on very high or low angle. If you are shooting HD movies, the twisting LCD screen will greatly help you for a wider angle. It also protects your LCD screen as you can fold it back into the camera, protecting it from scratches and scrapes.
ï How many autofocus points do I really need?
Entry level cameras like E-450 have three autofocus points compared to a Nikon D300s who has 51. The main advantage of having many autofocus points is that it enables you to shoot any moving object that exactly matches the small object you want to focus on thereby not needing to recompose it again.
ï What’s the difference between wide aperture and small aperture?
Aperture is the sensor that opens when you point and shoot. The wider the lens, the more light it gets in giving a wide angle to capture. If your camera has a small aperture, it has narrow lens that enables you to shoot more in-depth object and not in a large scale setting.