Choosing the Right Digital Camera to Buy

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Choosing the Right Digital Camera to Buy

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Course description

Buying a digital camera can be confusing. There is so much talk now about full-frame cameras versus APS-C crop sensors, let alone the micro-four-thirds sensors or compact cameras.
Also, what is all this talk about mirrorless cameras?
Well there is a lot of hype surrounding all of this.

Terry Pinfold’s 17 years of experience teaching Adult Education classes has allowed him to see some of the best and the worst designed cameras available.
Students will get advice without sales driven bias based on this experience of numerous makes and models of cameras.

For some people the best camera is a pocket-sized point and shoot camera. While for others it is the top of the range full-frame D-SLR.
Advice from sales people and friends may be well intentioned but is often based on the camera that they need or want not what is best for you.
This workshop lets an experienced photographer explain key features so you can sidestep the marketing hype and decide what you really need.

What your course will cover

With so many cameras on the market, how do you choose?
Understand the key features and identify the models, lenses and accessories that will be best for you.
This course will provide you with the information and advice that will help you buy a digital camera that will meet your needs and budget.

The Tutor will discuss:

  • the features of a typical compact camera and a typical digital SLR and let you decide which features are important to you.
  • Where to find the best prices (retail stores, online shopping, parallel imports and warrantees)
  • The importance of weight and size
  • The importance of rugged build, weatherproof and underwater capabilities.
  • Pros and cons of various brands when buying additional lenses, flashes, filters, tripods
  • Useful tips on what to look for when comparing different models from the budget model to the top of the range

As a bonus, Terry will introduce some free software options for processing and editing your images so that you can avoid expensive monthly subscriptions. He can also discuss paid software options such as Lightroom if people are interested.

What to bring

  • Pen and paper
  • Recent brochures and advertisements for cameras etc.

Important information

Please note that children must not attend this class unless it is a specified parent/child activity.

Disability and special needs

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Please note that carers supporting learners with disabilities can attend our classes free of charge. For more information, please contact adult education team:

Refund policy

Cancellations and Refunds
Please choose your course carefully. A full refund is payable in the event that a class is cancelled. No other refunds are considered except for extenuating circumstances which are supported by a written application.

Contact details

For General Enquiries contact

  • (03) 6165 5600

Or for specific enquiries relating to issues in your area, contact your local centre

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