What’s the best camera to shoot with?

by Paul Gowder on June 25th, 2010

I get asked that question quite often.

When choosing a camera is it better to have more mega pixels, faster frames per second, or ISO performance? Is Nikon or Canon better?

There are dozens of factors to consider when choosing a camera. But, the best camera to shoot with is the one you have with you! Whether you have your Nikon D3s DSLR or your Blackberry with a camera phone and yes even a film camera or disposable film camera. Take pictures! And use the camera that is with you.

Now please don’t misunderstand me! I’m not recommending you use your camera phone at your child’s Baptism. For special events, bring the best camera you have.

Yesterday was the perfect example. Brooke and I were swimming at the neighborhood pool. I looked up into the sky and saw an amazing scene. For a few minutes I sat in the pool regretting that I didn’t have my Nikon DSLR with me to capture the moment. But then the thought came to me just to use what I did have with me – my iPhone.

Evening Sky - with iPhone

Evening Sky - Shot with iPhone

So I took the shot! ¬†And it was an amazing image! ¬†Of course then I called Kelli to get her to bring my Nikon down to the pool–thanks Kelli!! ¬†Unfortunately the clouds broke apart very quickly and this scene was gone. ¬†Had I not used the camera I had with me, I would have just missed this great shot! ¬†In less then 24 hours, the image has become my 8th most popular image on Flickr!

Bottom line is don’t miss capturing a moment because you forgot your “real” camera. ¬†Use what you have to record those special moments in life!

2 Responses to “What’s the best camera to shoot with?”

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  2. Ajay says:

    If you are using a Camera Phone. . . . then you should be sanvig your pics on a memory card. . . . and it is this that you will need to take along to the store for printing. . . . You can take this out when you get to the store and pop it in whatever type of machine they are using. Most Kiosk-type machines are very easy to use and usually self service. . . . although there is usually a friendly member of staff somewhere close by who will be willing to give you a hand if required!The price you pay per print varies a lot from store to store, so it is worth shopping around to get the best deal! Also, the price per print decreases the more prints you have done. You will also pay more for your prints if you require them fast. Usually opting for next day, or 3-day service is a better option!Hope this Helps!. . . . . Happy Snapping!

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