My DSLR Dilemma
Over the last several years I have become a huge fan of photography. I am slowly starting to add my photos to this site as a way to show off some of my work. When I first got into photography about five years ago I set out to buy my first DSLR camera. As I always do whenever I make a big purchase I study my options to the point I can’t stand looking anymore and finally make an impulsive decision to just do it. Well when this impulsive day finally came several years ago, I found my self standing in a Best Buy in Augusta, GA look at the newly release Sony Alpha A100. This was an open box item at the store and looked to be pretty good so I walked out the door with it ready to learn. As anyone who has a DSLR camera knows your camera is nothing with lenses, so I began to collect my stockpile of glass to accompany my Sony camera.
A few years later that particular camera was stolen and my insurance gave me the money to replace it so I went to the next option in the Sony family the A350. This has been a fantastic camera for me and I have had a wonderful time shooting with it. I have spent a lot of time wondering in parks and around town snapping photos and trying to find interesting things to capture.
Lately, I have been learning a lot more about photography and want to step up my game to the next level. Here enters my dilemma! I really want to move up to a full-frame camera and I want to have the option to shoot quality video where ever and when ever I feel like it.
I have already made a fairly substantial investment into Sony lenses that currently fit my A350 and it would be very easy to stay in the Sony family and upgrade to a better body. Sony has an impressive camera coming out later this Fall in the A77. While not a full-frame sensor this camera utilizes Sony’s mirror-less technology and will be capable of shootign up to 12 fps and pack a 24.3 MP Exmor HS CMOS sensor. Sony recently leaked a video for this upcoming camera that highlights it’s “dust and moisture barrier”.
My other option is the follow-up to one of the most popular cameras on the market. The Canon 5D Mark iii should be hitting the market hopefully in early 2012. This camera is going to be awesome because its predecessor the 5d Mark ii is awesome. This camera would satisfy my desire for a full-frame sensor and 1080p video recording. The negative side of this camera is I will have to start from square one with lenses and begin all over again.