Camera – My Journey from Point & Shoot to DSLR
Point & Shoot Experience:
I bought my first Point & Shoot camera in the year 2012, It was a Sony DSC-HX10V point & Shoot camera with 16x optical zoom and 32x digital zoom. 18MP resolution and some really cool preset features.
It all started with taking photos of my wife, sunsets, flowers, plants in the balcony garden, and moments of Indian festivals sometimes streets with a view, and so on. I loved the camera so much that it became a routine to carry it everywhere I go (Just like a mobile phone) and there was no problem as such because of its small size which fits in my pocket really well.
Gradually started taking pictures of birds maybe somewhere in the 2017-18 time frame and this kicked off my passion for photography to the next level. No zoom is enough when it comes to bird and wildlife photography and my desire to go closer to birds grew more and more.
Ended up buying another Point & Shoot 🙂 Nikon this time Nikon B500, With 16MP resolution, 40x Optical Zoom, and 80x digital zoom. It gave me a completely different experience and started to get better close-ups and it enhanced the reach to a great extent.
But it never stopped me to think for another gear reason being Sony camera – yes extremely fast autofocus, nice picture quality but lacks the zoom I was looking for. Nikon camera – again great zoom, very good picture quality but lacks autofocus capability as compared to sony, specifically while taking shots at 40x or 80x, which is quite obvious I can understand.
Enjoyed taking birds and wildlife so much it became my passion to out and capture everything. check out my photos in Instagram @trevelukb
Along with photos started making videos of these birds and wildlife check out my youtube channel 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQqFxHASjIzdg1vG_th_WFw/
Transition to DSLR:
Finally got my first DSLR which is again Nikon D5600 with 18-72mm & 70-300mm kit lenses. This was definitely one of the most difficult purchase for me as I didn’t want to spend a fortune for satisfying my hobby at the same time didn’t want to kill it 🙂 There were so many options especially when mirrorless cameras are picking up the pace and trends are moving more towards it. Small, sleek, fast autofocus, and great picture quality and at an affordable price with basic kit lenses. But for birds and wildlife basic kit lens fills a very small gap. And zoom lenses for these cameras are way expensive. Nevertheless, after a lot of research and reviews bought the Nikon D5600 and I am not at all regretting this decision and it proves to be meeting or exceeding all my expectations. 70-300 mm lens is OK enough for covering a substantial distance. Also if the shots are taken with proper adjustments you can crop it significantly and still get good quality.
It’s been over 6 months I am using DSLR but even now when it comes to taking videos my choice is still Nikon B500 🙂
All said and experienced I feel all types of cameras have their own value and it fulfills certain needs which a person can define. It’s a purely individual choice what they want to do with the camera. Someone wants to make use of it or just for show off its all depends 🙂
Overall my journey so far is really good by my craving for camera gear is no over yet, looking out to add some more zoom power to my DSLR and improve the reach. have a couple of lenses in mind like Nikon 200 – 500, Sigma 150-600, Sigma 18-600 sports are some of the shortlists. Waiting for the right deal to grab 🙂
Do share your experiences and let’s learn from each other !!
Thanks for visiting and reading this!! If you like it do share with others 🙂
Stay Home & Stay Safe!!!
29 thoughts on “Camera – My Journey from Point & Shoot to DSLR”
Appreciate the recommendation. Will try it out.
Good day I am so grateful I found your weblog, I really
found you by error, while I was looking on Aol for something else, Regardless I am here now and would just like to say cheers for a remarkable post and a all round thrilling blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to read
it all at the minute but I have bookmarked it and also added in your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back
to read a great deal more, Please do keep up the superb b.
I like the helpful info you supply on your articles.
I’ll bookmark your blog and test once more here frequently.
I am quite certain I’ll be informed many new stuff
proper here! Best of luck for the following!
What’s up to all, it’s genuinely a fastidious for me to visit this website, it contains
Excellent post. I was checking continuously this blog and I’m impressed!
Extremely helpful information specially the last section 🙂 I deal
with such info much. I used to be looking for this particular info for a very long time.
Thanks and best of luck.
Sweet website, super design, rattling clean and apply friendly. Vicky Dexter Blodget
I really like your writing style, superb info , thanks for putting up : D. Valaria Bram Tiena
Marvelous, what a website it is! This blog provides useful facts to us, keep it up. Aimee Elisha Chor
There is definately a lot to learn about this topic. I love all the points you have made. Daloris Tremain Noella
I was looking at some of your articles on this internet site and I believe this internet site is really informative ! Retain posting . Tootsie Demott Bucher
Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you writing this write-up and also the rest of the site is extremely good. Shoshana Marshal Fredelia
When someone writes an paragraph he/she retains the idea of a user in his/her brain that how a user can understand it. Olimpia Jimmy McGee
I got what you mean,bookmarked, very decent web site. Tiphani Red Care
This piece of writing is genuinely a good one it assists new internet visitors, who are wishing in favor of blogging. Martha Arney Utter
Pretty! This was a really wonderful post. Thank yoou for supplying this info. Vilhelmina Ulrick Tuneberg
I am sure this piece of writing has touched all the internet people, itss really really fastidious paragraph on building up neww webpage. Kellen Berk Seta
I just like the helpful information you supply to your articles. Darlene Ambrosius Rory
Great post. Really looking forward to read more. Much obliged. Calida Mackenzie Loseff
Woah! I’m really digging the template/theme of this site.
It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s very difficult to get that “perfect balance”
between superb usability and visual appeal. I must say that you’ve done a fantastic job with this.
In addition, the blog loads super fast for me on Firefox.
Hello, I want to subscribe for this weblog to obtain hottest
updates, therefore where can i do it please help out.
Good way of describing, and nice piece of writing to obtain facts concerning my presentation subject matter, which i am going to present in university.
Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering
if you knew of any widgets I could add to my blog that automatically
tweet my newest twitter updates. I’ve been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time and was hoping maybe you would have some experience with something like this.
Please let me know if you run into anything. I truly enjoy reading your blog and
I look forward to your new updates.
I’m extremely pleased to discover this page. I wanted to thank you for ones time for this particularly fantastic read!!
I definitely loved every little bit of it and I have you book marked to check
out new information on your site.
Hello, I log on to your blog regularly. Your writing
style is awesome, keep doing what you’re doing!
Your mode of describing the whole thing in this paragraph is in fact fastidious, every one can easily understand it,
Thanks a lot.
Why visitors still use to read news papers when in this technological world the
whole thing is accessible on web?
I am regular visitor, how are you everybody? This article posted
at this web page is in fact fastidious.
Hi, I do think this is an excellent website. I stumbledupon it 😉 I’m going
to come back yet again since i have bookmarked it.
Money and freedom is the greatest way to change,
may you be rich and continue to guide others.
It’s remarkable in support of me to have a website, which is good for
my know-how. thanks admin