Entry-level DSLRs don’t have many features or lenses available. They won’t hold up long term compared to higher-end models like Nikon’s D850 or Canon’s 5D Mark IV.
When buying a new camera, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the choices and options. For this year, here are some things to consider when making your next purchase.
Sensor size. Bigger sensors are usually better, but not always. The larger the sensor, the less light you need to capture an image. This makes a difference when trying to take pictures in low-light situations like indoors or at night.
More megapixels. More megapixels are not always better. More megapixels mean more detail and less noise in low-light situations, but most people don’t need more than 12 megapixels for everyday photos and videos.
ISO performance. ISO is how sensitive a camera is to light — the higher the ISO number, the more sensitive the camera is to light (but also more noisy). Cameras with high ISO performance can shoot well even in low-light situations where there isn’t much light around (like indoors).
Autofocus performance. Autofocus works by analyzing what’s in front of your camera and figuring out what parts of an image should be in focus based on their distance from you. Cameras with good autofocus performance will adequately focus on whatever object.