There is a time in almost everyone’s life when we have the opportunity to select and purchase, something that makes us feel like we are a part of the “professional, creative adult” group.
My daughter recently had that opportunity when she made the decision to invest in her first DSLR camera. The smartphone camera would be downgraded to a phone/messaging/email piece of technology. Pictures would soon be taken with a camera, and a camera alone!
As usual, she had already researched all the DSLR cameras in her price point, prior to sharing with me that she was ready to make this move. She had decided on a mirrorless DSLR camera. She planned on using it to take pictures of our upcoming August trip (yep, more on that later)!
After much research, she felt the Sony a5100 16-50mm Mirrorless Digital Camera with 3-Inch Flip Up LCD (Black), was the right fit. She watched video tutorials, read written reviews, checked prices online, then watched video reviews! She had planned on ordering the camera online, but when she found out the camera was on display at the local electronics store, she quickly invited me to go with her to see it.
Upon entering the store, she quickly located the camera, got some information from the sales person, then played around with it for a while. As she was examining the camera’s features, she noticed another model next to the Sony a5100 16-50mm Mirrorless Digital Camera with 3-Inch Flip Up LCD (Black) This camera was just a bit larger and had features which were not available on the first camera. As she began shooting pictures in the store, she began to realize that the camera she had been so sure about, was now a close second to this new Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens
After about 90 minutes of thought, pictures, and discussions, my daughter walked out of the store with the Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens, mirrorless DSLR camera. It was the perfect camera for her, a great starter DSLR, and just right for travel pictures. The excitement she felt was clearly visible in her smile!