In the first of three articles on cameras to take snapshots, we consider the D5500
As the countdown to 2017 has started, you may want to go on a shopping spree. Perhaps you want to buy a new camera and take snapshots which are different from ones taken with smartphones next year. But as there are lots of good cameras for snapshots, it is hard to choose. Thus we need an expert advice. This time we asked Shinya Yoshimori, a professional photographer and a contributor to CAPA asia, to select three cameras, which are light, usable and have good viewfinders.
Check 3 categories:
Although lightness is important, it is as important that a camera is easy to hold and gives a reassurance when shooting. Mr Yoshimori also looked at the shape of each grip.
You don’t know when a good opportunity to photograph comes. It is ideal that you can turn on the switch and release the shutter instantly. He considered if you can do the two things with only right hand.
When shooting outside, it is hard to look at the screen. A viewfinder helps. Whether an eye piece is easy to gaze and provides a large image is important. In case of mirrorless cameras with electronic viewfinders, we have to consider the resolution as well.
Each criteria is rated with stars.
1: Nikon D5500
JPY76,400 (18-55 VR II lens kit)
Equipped with a touch, variangle screen, live view is easy to do. You can view photographs on a smartphone using Wi-Fi. You can also import them into it. Although it is light as a SLR with 470g, it is highly functional. You can use it in various scenes.
Sensor: 24,16MP (APS-C)
Continuous shooting: 5fps
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