Best Easy to Use Cameras for New Parents
When you are expecting you are so excited that you want to capture all the moments from the moment you found out you are pregnant and beyond. You have seen the cute DIY maternity shoots and newborn and milestone photos and you are inspired. Looking at cameras can be overwhelming to pick which one to pick. Here are some cameras for new parents for different budgets.
Best Point & Shoot Cameras for New Parents
Point & shoot cameras are compact and light. So, you can put in your pocket, purse or diaper bag without the added extra weight. Like to use auto mode without learning all the specifics of learning how to shoot a camera manually then it can’t get easier than a point and shoot camera. They also produce good pictures which is what you want in the end if you are a beginner. Here are recommendations for point and shoot cameras.
Best DSLR Cameras for New Parents
Already have a point and shoot and what to upgrade? Looking to do more than a point and shoot camera has to offer, than a DSLR or Mirrorless camera would work too. With a DSLR you can change the lens and get a better quality photo image. You can get big and professional, but we recommend more of an entry level with some great lens in addition to the kit lens. Here are entry level DSLR cameras that will work for you.
Best Mirrorless Cameras for New Parents
A mirrorless is an alternative to a DSLR. They don’t feature a complex mirror system like DSLRs do. So, they are lighter and smaller than the DSLR cameras. One of the biggest advantage of have a mirrorless camera over a DSLR. There is the option of really upgrading your photography skills from beginner to advanced if you are interested. You may not have as many lens options but the basics lens are good and they are expanding their every year. You will see find a great prime lens and zoom lens and so on in addition to your kit lens. Here are the entry level mirrorless cameras that will work for you.
Additional Must Haves for DSLRs and Mirrorless Cameras
- A camera bag for your camera, lens, battery and other additional items.
- At least one extra camera battery.
- One extra memory card, preferably 2 GB or more. Sandisk and Lexar are great.
- A clear filter to protect your lens. This UV Filter blocks the invisible Ultra Violet component of light from the sky, which can cause blur and to which many color films react with a blue cast.
- A good lens cleaning kit to keep your lens clean.
Now just choose what camera best fits your budget and your needs and you are well on your way to start taking great pictures to capture the amazing moments of parenthood from pregnancy and beyond.
Wife and mother of twins. Founder of Pride & Joy Baby Planners and The Expecting Mamas Network.