Nikon DSLR Buying Guide

Buying a camera can seem like a debilitating task with all of the options that are available on the market. What is important is that you decide between the Nikon DSLR models, accessories, and lenses, which can be overwhelming if you do not really know what you need. There is a large array of Nikon DSLR cameras, and the goal of this buying guide is to help you make your decisions easier armed with the right knowledge and information to help you choose the right camera for your needs.

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Lower and Higher Mega Pixels

It is not uncommon for individuals to factor in the amount of MP (Mega Pixels) that a camera is capable. Nowadays, most Nikon cameras have more MP than you need to capture amazing detail. Generally, one with 10-15 will have enough detail for you to make a detailed poster with no major issues. Unless it is in the best interest of your livelihood to have more MP, then all means get the camera with a decent range of MP. Unless the highest quality is practical, you do not need 24 Mega Pixels.

Determine What You Need From Your Nikon DSLR

Your choice in a Nikon camer should revolve around your aptitude for fine photography and arts. There are different categories of Nikon cameras and their inherent features. Generally the higher the cost, the better the quality of the camera and its contents. Some higher priced cameras have Wi-Fi, GPS, and anti-theft devices. Before making a purchase, you should determine the purpose of the camera, your budget, the camera's release date, and the desired formats that you need. Generally, accessories and parts for devices that are over 5 years old are harder to get.

To Video or Not to Video

Videos on a point-and-shoot camera are not really needed. Most beginners have trouble recording a video on a DSLR. Generally, DSLR cameras are not built for video recording, and the auto-focus is subpar in contrast to other video equipment. It is incomparable to a camcorder or phone. In case you do want a camera that records decent video quality, you would probably fare better with pocket cameras. Using a DSLR for video recording is not ideal unless you have the proper video setup to shoot at a professional level. If you just want to make some home videos of your funny dog, smiling spouse and happy kids, you are better off looking somewhere else to capture those timeless moments.