Despite the holivars on the forums on the subject of which camera is better, the whole discussion, if it is sound, should come down to one thing: there are no bad and good cameras, there are no cameras that are absolutely superior to the rest – there are cameras that are better or worse suited for specific conditions. Let’s explain: you can’t put a DSLR in your pocket, but in a compact, in any case, the manual settings buttons will fall victim, and the quality will be worse, without a choice. Intermediate options will remain so intermediate: in quality they are worse than a DSLR, in compactness they are worse than a compact.

And yet, one thing is certain: the main criterion for choosing a camera has always been and will be the person himself (referred to in this libel as a “photographer”) – he came to the store, held it in his hands, bought (did not buy). As history shows, different people who left the deepest mark on photography shot with different models of cameras: Bresson and Capa on Leica, Adams started with Kodak, Bruno Mercier received his father’s Hasselblad as a gift, and Professor Hedgecoe more often abuses Pentax. A bunch of professionals are now shooting on Canon, Nikon and Sony – it’s more convenient for someone (whoever likes what), and it makes no sense to list, besides, the kenonists will take the number anyway (there are just physically more of them).

Moreover, a photographer usually does not have a single camera with which he is ready to spend his whole life: he shot on a cropped one, switched to a full frame, then bought a bridge, because he is rushing from street photography, or, conversely, medium format (or large format even) to shoot well, very large photos. The camera changes following the skill of the photographer, besides, the mechanisms, unlike us, cyborgs, do not know how to recover themselves and, sooner or later, become unusable. Then the box changes in normal devices, and everything starts from the beginning. Why are we doing this? Well, at least to the fact that the camera grows with the growth of the skill of the photographer. Buying a “penny” and fifty dollars for a beginner 1.4 is the limit of forum stupidity, since most of the functions will remain unclaimed, and the lack of automatic modes will quickly discourage hands from photography, moreover, with the availability of zooms, the need to run back and forth is very annoying.