Top 5 Things To Look At When Buying A Camera

I’ve received dozens of emails from people asking for help as they are going through the camera buying process. I developed a checklist of 5 things that camera buyers should consider as they are making their purchasing decision. Those are:

  1. Budget
  2. Usage and Flexibility
  3. Size
  4. Camera Specs & Features
  5. Newness

9 Comments

  • lcb says:

    What kind of camera are you using to film this video? Great quality! Thanks for the tips!!

  • Michelle says:

    Hello Thomas. Thanks for sharing this. Really helpful advice. Just what I needed. It’s almost 1am in the UK and I have been spent all day debating between purchasing a Leica Q or One of the Sony A7’s. So now I will consider all these tips against purchasing either one and see what fares best.

    • Thomas says:

      Both great options. Though I’d lean towards the Sony A7RII if I were you. It’s hard to spend that much money on a camera and not have the ability to change lens which is my only knock against the Leica Q, which is an amazing camera otherwise.

  • Michelle says:

    Thanks for your reply. I have been leaning towards the Sony. The interchangeable lens option is definitely what has made me think the Sony might be the better choice for me since I want to shoot different subjects which willl need a variety of lenses. And especially since I will now be using this as my secondary main camera. Lugging around my Canon is getting harder and harder these days. Especially with London banning a lot of cameras in some places. Even outside some buildings now. So I think I can be a little more incognito with the Sony vs Canon for sure. The RX100IV also comes in handy for this sometimes. I’ll just have to keep dreaming of the Q for a little longer. Thanks for all your help. Love your blog and Will Journey. Wishing you and your wife Julia all the best with your business endeavours. You guys work hard and provide really great content and advice.

  • Paul says:

    Hello Thomas, first of all chapeu for your work. Your wife’s blog is amazingly beautiful… and pictures make a HUGE part of it. I’ve noticed you recently changed to Leica… and I guess you shoot mainly in the SL, however, what are your thoughts on the M? Do you find it useful? or you thinks it’s a more for-the-pleasure-of-taking-pictures one?

    Kindest, Paul

  • Maggie says:

    Thanks Thomas! This was really helpful! I’ve been interested in the Canon Markiii. I just have to save up! Do you feel that the Leica M is worth the money? I love the look of the photographs that the Leica produces but it is hard to justify spending so much on them. Do you use your Leica for GMG often?

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