As a follow-up to my article “10 Reasons to Buy a DSLR” and some of the feedback I received, this article will outline some of the reasons why a DSLR might NOT be right for you.
“One of the most common questions I get as related to photography is “What camera should I buy?” It was this very question that I addressed in my last article, “10 Reasons to Buy a DSLR Camera.” If you haven’t read it, basically it talks about the advantages of DSLR cameras versus point-n-shoots. Honestly, I never thought it would get such an overwhelming response, but I received a lot of really great feedback. I thought it was odd, though, that numerous readers left comments or emailed me to argue that DSLRs are not for everyone. Considering I said that myself in the article, I thought it was obvious that I agree. "I don't want to paint a picture that DSLRs are the perfect solution for everybody. There are some aspects which some would view as a negative of DSLR cameras...” – and then I gave a few of those negative points, some of which I’ll repeat in this article. I don’t want anyone to get the false notion that I recommend a DSLR to everybody and their mother. The majority of people are probably going to be better off with a point-n-shoot. With that in mind, I present: 10 Reasons NOT to Buy a DSLR Camera.”
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Re: 10 Reasons NOT to Buy a DSLR by Anonymous on Monday, November 27 2006 @ 21:46:18 CET
For serious photographers, I think it's important to have both. That way you can have a camera with all the time and still have the "big guns" available when you really want it (and plan for it). I carry my Casio P/S on my belt and take my D80 when I'm going out specifically to take pictures.