Which DSLR Should I Choose?


So you’re ready to upgrade from your phone camera.  You know you want a DSLR, but you have no idea where to begin.  Well, let me walk you through what we think are the best options for DSLRs to photograph kids with.

As you’ll notice as you do your research, not all cameras are created equal.  There are pros and cons to each model that you’ll want to consider before making your choice.  The type of camera that works best for you may be different than your best friend.  Let's evaluate what you need out of a camera and what ways you'll be using it most.

I've created the ultimate 10 page guide to get you started on your DSLR camera search.  It includes what features to look for, questions to consider before your purchase and a handy chart that compares the most common Canon and Nikon cameras on the market right now.

In the guide we'll check out everything below and lots more!


  • Megapixels: More isn't always necessary
  • Sensor sizes: Learn the difference between crop and full-frame
  • ISO Capabilities: How sensitive is a camera to light?
  • Flash: On camera or off - do you really need one?
  • Preview Screens: Do you really need one that flips out?
  • Video: HD or not, this feature comes with all DSLRs these days
  • Frames per second: Great for sports, but otherwise?

Questions to consider before you buy

  • How much are you willing to spend?
  • Which features are most important to you and your style of photography?
  • Are you actually going to learn how to use your new toy?

MY TIpS FOR getting the most out of your new camera

  • Why you shouldn't overspend on your camera body
  • Why I recommend staying away from kits and package bundles
  • Want to save some money?  Consider buying used equipment
  • Keep money in the budget for photography lessons

Download the free guide now!

Ultimately, a DSLR camera is an investment - in you, your creativity, your kids and your family's legacy.  I hope this guide helps better inform your decision and that you end up with the best camera for you!

And be sure to check out our What You Actually NEED When You're Getting Started Guide to make sure that you’ve got the total package before you get going.

Happy photographing!