We often question why do we need a DSLR when we can always invest in a smartphone, smartphones have really made their mark when it comes to new upgrades not only in design, battery, processor and display but what most customers look for is investing in a good camera phone so they can take it anywhere and everywhere they go and still get amazing shots. Brands such as Samsung, iPhone, Google pixel has definitely made it a point that their camera is one of their main selling points. But the question is why a DSLR?
Photographers and professionals still prefer using the DSLR for their work, the Canon 1500D is aimed at helping photographers who want to start their career at a more serious level rather than just using their smartphone that has very limited options when it comes due to limitations of file format (JPG) as RAW images can help in the editing process.
Design and Build
Most DSLR cameras are similarly built to prevent users from relearning again and again while upgrading their cameras, this model physical built has not changed much from its predecessors and the only difference is the latest iteration is the little weight loss on this model and it weighs at 475g. It is identical to the Canon 1300D with the same screen size and same battery capacity.
This ergonomic design is very comfortable and easy to handle with all the controls located at the right making it easier to access nearly everything and f you have used previous models before it will come in naturally. The location of the power switch is very easy and makes shooting very easy because you can turn on the shutter once you are ready along with the dial, buttons for flash, shutter, scroll wheel to adjust ISO, aperture, exposure, etc
The EOS 1500D features a pentamirror viewfinder with 95% coverage. A rubber flap on the left conceals a mini USB port, mini HDMI port, and microphone. The battery is 860mAh, and there’s an SD card slot that can hold up to 64GB SDHC cards on the bottom. Apart from the charger and cables, the packaging includes a 16GB SDHC card.
The camera is made of polycarbonate and reinforced with carbon fibre, making it strong enough to endure accidental bumps without being damaged. The lens mount is made of metal, giving it an advantage over the EOS 3000D, which has a plastic mount. This model also does not support other lenses such as Sigma, Tamron, and a few others. This model comes with a standard EF S18-55 IS II kit lens that features 3x optical zoom, with autofocus and OIS making this a great kit for beginners.
The camera is a wonderful choice for people who are just getting started in the creative art of photography because it provides them with all of the necessary tools to develop their talents. So, for whom is this camera designed? Definitely for anyone who wishes to try their hand at photography. It’s a straightforward camera that gets the job done.