Since I’ve been selling cameras since 1970 I’ve come up with a hypothesis. Back in the film days there were two types of cameras: a compact point and shoot or an SLR. That being the case, you either chose a simple, light, affordable camera with limited functionality, or a very serious, heavy, and expensive SLR. That all changed in 1979 when Nikon introduced the Nikon EM for less than $300. This camera was closely followed by the Pentax Me and MX.
Fast forward to 2014, and if you accept that we are creatures of habit, the DSLR is the style we’re used to seeing people carry around, so that’s what many automatically choose. However the number of cameras you have to choose from these days has tripled! There are an overwhelming number of options out there, and the DSLR is NOT always the best way to go! If you’re looking to purchase a new camera, let me know and I’ll help you sort out the options and find the camera that’s the right fit for you! Email me for more information.