The photographer always requires the best quality camera for shooting the product images and when they consider buying the camera they find endless options in the market that is not confusing but also complicated.
These endless options make the choice bit difficult but as a photographer, you have to consider all the technical aspects and also the budget, client’s requirements and professional quality photos to make the correct buying decision.
To make your buying decision simple we have highlighted the strengths and weaknesses of three options that are DSLR, MILC, and smartphone. Let’s discuss one by one
The MILC means mirror-less interchangeable lens camera. This is the first option that you have in the range of the cameras. These cameras do not have the mirror system like the DSLR that’s why it is said as mirror-less cameras. You also only can view the representation of the image on the LCD screen of the camera. This is a compact camera and fully equipped with DSLR features.
These cameras are useful because they are compact, affordable and lighter DSLRs which do not have the mirror system which complicates its usage for the user. The other upside is that you can fit different lenses in cameras and have the same functions like DSLR.
The cons of the MILC are they do not have the sensors as big as other DSLRs. This is the disadvantage of this camera that directly impacts the quality of the images and makes it less capable to shoot in dim light. The photographer also wants to look presentable and professional in front of the clients but these cameras do not have the look of the professional camera.
MILC us the good option when the photographer considers the weight and size advantages that he gets with purchasing MILC and if we throw the light on image quality that you get from MILC is relatively less than the DSLR available in the market but is worth the price of the MILC than DSLR.
Another option that you can avail is the DSLR that also offers you the high-quality images and known by the full name that is digital single lens camera. It functions through the lens of the camera as the light passes through the lens of the camera. The image that you see in the DSLR will be seen through the viewfinder. The camera allows you to capture high quality images as it is equipped with the sensor and variety of setting options.
You will get the best image quality because of its inbuilt large sensors. You know the benefits of the large sensors being the photographer. The other advantage is that these cameras are capable to collect more light which gives the best and more detailed images. This camera is also equipped with lots and lots of settings that allow the user to make the desired adjustments easily.
The downside of this type of the camera is that fades all its benefits is that is very costly for the photographer who wants to initiate with the low budget. This type of camera does not come in the pocket of the normal photographer. You have to hundred or thousand dollars of the investment if you want to purchase it. But because of their durability and benefits, the option of buying them is a good one. You have to take the decision whether you can compromise the quality because of the price tag or not.
DSLRs can be the best option for the professionals who cannot compromise the quality images for cost also needs quality, power, and functionality but for a beginner, quality is not the power factor to offset the cost.
The third and most preferred option is smartphone camera which is easily available and costs very less as compared to the DSLR and MILC. You easily can enhance the performance of your photography by just knowing small tricks of the smartphone photography.
The major pros of using the smartphone as a camera are that it is relatively is less costly than the DSLR and MILC and if you see the quality of the images that is not a big issue you can improve the quality of your final image by having proper lighting set-up, lenses, and by using the skills. Above that, you have the post-processing stage in which you can make the edits for your professional look images. This means you can have the quality images without making too much investment on the costly DSLRs and without filling the bag of costly lenses.
Where we have read the upside of the smartphone, it also has its downside that is it cannot capture the images with same light, and details as larger DSLRs can do. The smartphones are not capable to capture the higher end full-size images as they have not equipped with the large sensors and also have limited functionality.
If you are the one who cannot spend dollars on costly DSLRs cameras then using a smartphone is a good idea for you. It is comparatively convenient, cheaper and also can take high-quality images if you know the right way to capture them from the smartphone.
At the end, we can say that the need for the camera for the product photographer depends on various related factors like budget, expected situations, and the skills of the photographer. You first have to get these questions answered in your mind then only you can take the right purchase decision.
This is really the big decision that you have to take very smartly considering all the terms and conditions around you. As one wrong decision can become a major loophole of your successful career.
Above is the types of various cameras that are available in the market are explained by their strengths and weaknesses that will help you to a wise decision.
After you take the best decision of purchasing you can start shooting for your clients.