Now with digicams, it seems that you are always trying to make compromises or hit that "sweet spot" when all your needs are met. Basically you have three considerations:
- Portability - nobody wants to haul around a huge camera and lens kit on vacation today. Not when most people are using their smartphone, you don't. Not unless you work for Sports Illustrated or National Geographic.
- Sensor size - the bigger the sensor, the better ISO speed, low light performance and less noise in the image.
- Zoom range - for most of my photography something in the 24mm- 300mm (on the old 35mm scale) will suit me.
I have sort of solved my problem by having two different types of camera.
- Rather large DSLR with a lens kit. This has the big sensor and fast speed for keeping up with grandkids on the run, plus I can use a decent flash to get family portraits. Not about to take it on vacation though. And my kit is relatively compact. Check out those Canon shooters at NFL games.
- Tiny box with a huge zoom range. This is great as long as the light is bright but it has a tiny sensor that sucks in dim light. I better avoid those cathedrals in Europe and stick to the beach with this baby.
Edited by raymac46, 24 September 2018 - 11:14 AM.