Here are my top suggestions on camera gear:
Your smartphone is a pretty magic tool. Its a way to stay connected, its directions to your hotel, its the calculator in your back pocket your math teacher told you that you'd never have & its a great camera. You really don't need any other camera if you don't want.
There are a few things about your phone that you might not know;
- By going to the settings in your phone, then to camera, you can adjust; format, video, sound/volume and add a grid. These give you plenty of options to play with to get the kind of images you want.
- You can shoot in RAW straight from your phone. RAW is a file format that captures all image data recorded by the sensor when you take a photo, allowing for a higher quality image. By downloading the free Lightroom app and using the built in camera, you can adjust the settings to shoot in RAW.
My fellow beach creatures - you won't be sorry with this purchase. This camera is waterproof, has great video capabilities, and from personal experience is pretty indestructible. Ive dropped one down lava caves, It fell down to the bottom of the ocean, I've lost it in a snowbank and once it even flew out of the car window. Still works great! Its a pretty affordable price point too- you can find a used one for about $100.00 or buy a new one for around $350.00.
3. DSLR Camera
Okay, so I prefaced this by saying I am not a pro, and because of this I feel extremely under qualified to give advice on buying a DSLR camera. My suggestion on finding the right on for you is to figure out what's important to you.
Are you looking for great video capabilities?
Whats your price point?
The details; sensor size, megapixel resolution, lenses, and body features.
I promise you, with enough googling you can find a camera that meets all your needs.