The search for the perfect camera is something we have done all photographers (and still do continuously). As well as with the objectives is important to look good and to assess what may be the best camera and more properly is to mold to our needs. However, this becomes a little complicated and cumbersome if you do not know what we should fix.

There are thousands of very valid chambers for anyone who is interested in buying one. But however good it is, maybe it is not the most suitable for us. Do not stay alone with what they tell you ads and start to look for the data sheet. At first, it may sound all Chinese, but then we will give you a key to learning how to interpret it.

Before taking the data sheet, answer the following two questions:

  • What kind of photos you do? (Sports, portraits, travel, etc.)
  • And most importantly, how much are you willing to spend?

Now, looking sheet of the camera and see if it’s right for you in the following terms.

Sensor – Explained briefly sensors would divide into two types: full frame and those with the multiplication factor. What is this? Full frame cameras are those that capture the scene as it comes from the target. Those with the multiplication factor instead make a cut creating a kind of zoom effect. That is why when a sensor has a multiplication factor x1.6 for example if we put a 17mm lens, will actually capture the scene as if it were a target of 22mm. With this in mind, the full frame are ideal for those who want to make very angular pictures as landscapes or interior photos. The multiplication factor leading instead are perfect for lovers of sports photography or wildlife, and if you combine it with a target of 200 mm, a chamber factor x1.6 will convert a 320mm. Keep in mind that the full frame are generally considerably more expensive than those with the multiplication factor.

ISO – The more ISO have, means you can take pictures in low light without using the flash. You can learn more about this in the Photography Life article here.

Shooting “fps” – The “fps” means “frames per second” or shots per second. They can be 3, 6, 8 or more. You have to give importance if the theme of your photos are going to make much use of the burst as in sports photography for example.

Megapixel camera – Many people have a concept very wrong with megapixels. They are important yes, but only if you make very large prints or cuts in your photos.

File Types – If you want to take pictures a little more elaborate, if you plan to enlarge later, even edit them, see if the specifications are the ability to shoot in RAW separate JPG lifetime.

It is also advised to read a detailed reviews of each camera before making a decision over it. I recommend sites like ReviewsByExpert where you can find detailed reviews.

These are in short the most basic to consider before buying your camera points. In the data sheet we find much more data which never hurts to know, but after answering the above questions would say that these are the most important and will help you orient yourself.