$700 seems like an extortionate amount of money to spend on a single lens reflex camera. However, with the many functions and features the digital variety offers on the market today, the investment may prove to be a worthy choice for any photographer no matter the experience level.
Many companies are bringing out new and improved machines that lack the innovation of their predecessors. Because of this, more people are opting to scour the stores for a machine that works well both with their chosen budget and also with the features they desire. But there are many models that work upon the advantages of the older devices in order to fully improve the capabilities that are on offer.
With the device being at the higher end of the price range, you would expect it to come with an exceptional zoom function, a high resolution image capturing system, and image stabilization as standard. Models such as the Nikon D60 does just that, and other devices on the market will essentially create a refreshingly innovative machine that can boast up to 10 megapixels of sensor, along with many functions that improve the quality of the image no matter the subject or lighting situation. Of course, there are rarely models with an LCD screen, which means that you will become nicely acquainted with the viewfinder in order to create your perfect images
Depending on the type of camera you are looking for, the single lens reflex cameras can vary in size, as well as price. The higher end markets can sometimes be a little bulky, although the pixel quality and the additional features will often make up for the heavier casing, especially in terms of the device being easier to hold and shoot. With some appliances, those with a smaller screen can prove to be incredibly helpful in taking a good image. The move away from the typical point and shoot models allows for several of the panoramic angles to be automatically rendered into horizontal shots, and there are additional features at the higher end of the large price tag that enables the use of automatic photo stitching with these horizontal images to transfer much quicker.
The menu systems are relatively easy to follow, and even the novice should be able to pick it up reasonably quickly. On many models, there are plenty of functions that give you a clear display of what you are looking for, and the speed at which you can navigate through the functions should be relatively fast compared to some models being slow on this part. This is also true when it comes to load up times, and the time it takes to reload the shutter.
The image quality of many of these models can be grainy and blocky, but on those at the higher end of the $700 price tag, there are few reasons to turn them down. There are very few negative reviews, and this is essentially the whole purpose for buying one of these cameras.