Buying a new camera is exciting! Yes, it's often a work item for most of us, but it's a fun tech toy as well, and getting to play with all the latest features can be awesome. However, it's easy to make mistakes as a buyer, and this great video outlines pitfalls to watch for when you're getting ready to pull out your wallet.
Coming to you from John Greengo, this helpful video outlines ten things to keep in mind when you're excitedly perusing new cameras online to ensure you end up with the correct solution for you.
Personally, I would also add that it's important to make sure you're properly budgeting money for high-quality glass. I would take a better lens attached to a lesser camera than vice versa in the vast majority of situations, and unless you absolutely need a specific capability offered by a higher-end body, you'll get better images out of the former combination than the latter. In that vein, be really honest with yourself about what features you specifically need; it's easy to get caught up in the gee-whiz nature of photo and video equipment, but always be sure to distinguish novelty from genuine need.
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