The Best 35mm Cameras For Beginners

The Best 35mm Cameras For Beginners

35mm cameras are making a comeback in the world of photography. These cameras offer a lot of features that are perfect for beginners, including automatic exposure modes and easy-to-use controls. Here are our picks for the best 35mm cameras for beginners in 2019.

1. Canon EOS Rebel T6

The Canon EOS Rebel T6 is one of the most popular entry-level DSLR cameras on the market. It’s perfect for beginners because it offers a lot of features that are easy to use, including an auto mode that takes care of all the settings for you. The T6 also has a large selection of lenses available, so you can upgrade your kit as you learn more about photography.

2. Nikon D3500

The Nikon D3500 is another great entry-level DSLR camera. It has a similar feature set to the Canon T6, including an auto mode and a wide selection of lenses. The D3500 also has a few features that make it a great choice for beginners, including a guide mode that walks you through the basics of photography.

3. Sony a6000

The Sony a6000 is a great choice for beginners who want to move beyond entry-level DSLR cameras. It’s a mirrorless camera, which means it’s smaller and lighter than a DSLR. The a6000 also has a great autofocus system that’s perfect for beginners, and it comes with a built-in flash.

4. Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II is another great mirrorless camera for beginners. It has a similar feature set to the Sony a6000, including a great autofocus system and a built-in flash. The E-M10 Mark II also has a few features that make it a great choice for beginners, including a guide mode that walks you through the basics of photography.

5. Fujifilm X-T100

The Fujifilm X-T100 is a great choice for beginners who want a mirrorless camera with a retro look. It has a vintage-inspired design, and it comes with a selection of Fujifilm’s X-series lenses. The X-T100 also has a few features that make it a great choice for beginners, including an auto mode and a scene mode that automatically adjusts the settings for different types of photos.

Sony DSC-RX100M II Review

Sony DSC-RX100M II Review

The Sony DSC-RX100M II Cyber-shot digital still camera is a 20.2 Megapixel digital camera. It comes in black and it is a very nice looking camera that has a very ‘high end’ look. One of the main things that the Sony DSC-RX100M II is aimed at achieving is ‘ultra sensitive artistry’. With this digital camera you will be able to capture every exquisite detail with this compact Cyber-shot thanks to extraordinary light sensitivity, image quality that will take your breath away and beautiful background defocusing. This is all due to the newly developed 1.0-inch back-illuminated CMOS sensor and F1.8 lens.


The key features of the Sony DSC-RX100M II digital camera include a 1-Inch 20.2 MP Exmor R sensor for getting those extreme low-light shots as well as a 3.6x zoom bright F1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens. Other key features are an ability to easily connect to smartphones using Wi-Fi or even NFC and also a new Exmor R® sensor that has the same adaptive noise reduction technology that is featured on the flagship SLT-A99V.

Additional features include the PRO Duo™ / Pro-HG Duo™ media Memory Stick, SD, SDHC and SDXC Memory Card recording media types. The Sony DSC-RX100M II also features a 3 inch tilt-able LCD that can be titled downwards to 45 degrees as well as upwards to 84 degrees. The 1,229k-dot Xtra Fine monitor can display scenes extra clearly even under conditions where there is bright sunlight shining on it. Yet more additional features of this excellent and award winning digital camera include the ability to make Full HD movies at 60p/60i/24p. The movie mode also features the AVCHD™ codec for delivering amazing picture quality.

Additonal Information

Other features include a high speed auto focus which will improve the speed of the focusing as well as the sensitivity as well as ‘Auto Object Framing’ which helps to give your photos a professional look. More features of the Sony DSC-RX100M II digital camera include ‘face detection/registration technology’ which enable the camera to automatically detect up to 8 individual faces and this feature can even prioritise children or adults.

Thing You Need To Consider

The Sony DSC-RX100M II features Sony’s Exmor R sensor and f/1.8 Carl Zeiss glass which helps it to capture detail in low light conditions. It also has a highly sensitive ISO of 12800 as well as Wi-FI sharing. Not to mention the lightning quick AF which can focus in just 0.13 seconds. It is already an award-winning camera that has been greatly improved.

Can Advanced Point and Shoot Cameras Measure Up to DSLRs?

Can Advanced Point and Shoot Cameras Measure Up to DSLRs?

Affordable Point and Shoot Cameras for Advanced Users

If you’ve already spent some time learning about photography you probably already know know that with the proper knowledge you can take amazing photos with a DSLR. But carrying around a large camera with you everywhere can be a bit of a drag. Sometimes you need a camera that is small, compact and easily transportable. So, if you’re looking for the best point and shoot camera for an advanced photographer, then you can find some great options that take incredible images. If saving some money on the camera is a factor, then you will usually find that prices are a bit less than most of the DSLR cameras out there which could give you some additional cash for use to purchase a nice printer or some accessories.

The best part about point and shoot types of cameras is their portability and ability to pack extremely powerful picture taking within a small and compact package. There are several models out in the market that can let you manipulate and alter its settings so that you can take the exact kind of photo that you want. It’s almost like having a small DSLR.

Canon G12

Canon a leader in the camera world, they have a wide range of models that encompasses point and shoot cameras to entry level, mid-level, and professional level cameras. The G12 is a 10 megapixel camera that is a part of Canon’s G series of cameras.

Nikon J1

The Nikon J1 is a very impressive device. Its auto-focus function works very quickly which allows you to take advantage of its fast shooting speed. You can also just as quickly switch to video recording which lets you take high definition videos up to 1080p by hitting one button.


Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 is a compact camera that delivers high quality photos and high definition videos. This camera is equipped with Leica DC Vario-Summicron, F2.0, ultra-wide lens. Image distortion is reduced by this model bringing you gorgeous, detailed photos.

More High Quality Point and Shoot Cameras

You don’t need a big fancy camera to take high definition videos and high resolution photos. A simple point and shoot camera may just do the trick for you.

Lotus – My Photography Work with Mirrorless Camera

Lotus – My Photography Work with Mirrorless Camera

Capturing the Beauty of Lotus

Lotus is one of my first project in the world of photography. When working on this project, I don’t even know some most basic terms such as exposure, aperture, or shutter speed. I merely worked with my instinct and try to manually tweak the lighting. I was very surprised to find out that the result is not as bad as I thought. However, I found a lot of weaknesses that should be improved in my photo. Through this lens, I would like to share my experience working on one of my first photography project. Hope you will enjoy it. I am looking forward for your feedback and comments.

The Concept of “Lotus”

The idea behind the photo shoot
The idea was actually very simple. I wanted to finish this project assignment as soon as possible. The lecturer assigned me to work with Pema, my beautiful friend from Bhutan. At that time, I was very busy with exam preparations and my final research. Thus, I wanted to do a project which I could finish in one day. I didn’t think I am good at poetry or painting, so I decided to do photography.

Surprisingly, this project was my first step to the world of photography. Because of this photo shoot, I developed an interest to photography and digital art. I finally found my passion to create something beautiful for the society.

The title, “Lotus”, came from the translation of the model’s name, “Pema”. “Pema” is a common name that we can find in Bhutan. In Bhutanese language (Dzongkha) it means “lotus”. I also borrowed some concept from a Pearl S. Buck novel’s titled “A Good Earth” where there is a very beautiful character with that name. As I had no experience working with a model before, I just told her to dress with something that can make her look mysterious, beautiful, and graceful at the same time.

The Photo Shoot

My first experience as a photographer
As I already had the concept, at first there was only one thing in my mind: to finish this work as fast as possible. I still had a lot of things to do, and I felt that this thing kind of slowed me down. I didn’t expect that later I really enjoy working as a photographer.

As I arrived in the location, I immediately started my work. During the first ten minutes of working, I felt an excitement that I have never experienced before when making a painting, writing a poem, or in any other art related activities. At that moment, I realized that I fell in love with the world of photography.

The next two hours of working was very fun for me. I enjoyed the moment when I framed the model into different scenes, took her photos from different angles and composition, as well as directed her to pose to fit with my concept. We tried different locations and outfits, and I even did some experiment with some simple properties that I found in the location, such as books, playing cards, and mirror.

I worked with my Sony NEX-3 digital camera, which I am very satisfied with its performance. It can take beautiful images, almost as beautiful as DSLR camera and significantly more stunning compared to point and shoot camera. It also can be operated easily and requires very less knowledge in the world of photography. I set everything in “Auto Mode” as I was really blind about the basic concept such as exposure, ISO, aperture, shutter speed and so on. Later when I have complete understanding of those terms, I found that the image quality of “Auto Mode” for this camera wasn’t disappointing at all.

I completed my work in about four hours, with ten minutes break every hour. I spent about three hours to do little work with post processing. The result was satisfying. We got an “A”, and later some of the photos were featured in Bhutanese Girl Fashion Page.

Tips and thougts to do a photography with mirrorless camera

From an amateur point of view
Don’t hesitate to get a mirrorless camera
Because of the price that is significantly higher than point and shoot camera and slightly lower than DSLR, some people prefer not to buy this type of camera. Believe me, getting a mirrorless camera is a good investment. The image quality is comparable to DSLR, and it is much easier to operate. Moreover, it is cheaper and smaller. So, if you want to take good photos but don’t want to learn too much about technical aspects in photography, mirrorless camera is a perfect choice for you.

Use tripod
The image stabilizer in mirrorless camera is not as good as in DSLR, so using tripod during the photo shoot would significantly improve the quality of your photos. Some cameras such as Sony NEX series also hard to hold (as their center of gravity is in front part of the lens) so that you can get blurry and shaky images if you don’t use any tripod.

It is okay to use the “Auto Mode”
Especially if you are a beginner and don’t understand about when you should use flash, or when you should lower the ISO. The Auto Mode works very well in most of digital camera. Maybe later when you started to understand about some photography concepts, you can do experiment with Semi-Auto Mode or even completely Manual Mode.

Be confident
Although you have very less knowledge about photography, be confident that you can create good photos. Be confident with your camera, no matter how bad it is the quality. And, be confident to your model, trust her, and keep believing that both of you can create a good artworks. Believe it or not, this kind of positive thinking will influence the quality of your photos.