10 Reasons NOT to Buy a DSLR

Posted on Thursday, Nov 16 2006 @ 04:45 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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.”

Check it out over at The Tech Lounge.


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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Re: 10 Reasons NOT to Buy a DSLR
by Anonymous on Monday, Nov 27 2006 @ 21:46 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.