Help, I need to upgrade my camera.
I desperately need help choosing what should be my next camera. I've never been one to focus on gear, but my Nikon D3400 has just been driving me insane and has discouraged me from shooting. I feel incredibly limited by it, especially when shooting my self-portraits.
I think I’ve narrowed it down to three cameras that I would be interested in purchasing, however, I am honestly clueless as to which one to go with, so I will mention some of the pros and cons of each one that I can notice myself right away.
My main requirements are:
- ideal for portraits
- better AF than my current camera
- better in low light than my current camera
- has an app that I can use to shoot my photos since I take a lot of self-portraits and framing and focusing can be a nightmare.
- Reliable, and fairly fast. (my current camera lags, freezes, and overheats and its not even that old or overused).
Now the three that I’m considering:
Pros: I won’t have to buy new lenses which will save me a lot of money and I’m more familiar with how Nikons work since I have never used any other camera brand before.
Cons: I believe the app it’s compatible with is Nikon's snapbridge and it’s awful from what I’ve heard. Also, it’s a DSLR and I know many have said that going mirrorless is the better option, personally I don’t really care all that much but I’m fearful I’ll regret my decisions haha.
Canon Mark iv
Pros: it’s the second most inexpensive option, and many of the photographers whose work I adore uses this camera and I’ve kind of always thought that this would be my next camera. It also has the highest resolution out of all three cameras if I’m not mistaken.
Cons: is from 2016, which concerns me that it might not be so up to par with other cameras anymore or that in a few years I’ll regret my purchase because by then it will be so out of date, and it's a DSLR. I have also never used a Canon camera before.
Pros: I’ve heard great things about it, I had many recommendations to get this camera and it looks like it would suit my needs. It’s also mirrorless which I know a lot of people have been switching over to or considering.
Cons: I’ve never used a Sony camera before, and the lenses are so expensive. This is by far the most expensive option for me despite the camera body itself being the cheapest but the lenses drive that price up. I’m also not that into shooting video, maybe someday as I’m really interested in short films and such but it’s not a priority of mine at the moment.
Ok, that’s a lot of reading, but I appreciate anyone who gives me their thoughts on these three cameras. It’s a tough and big decision to make (no matter what option, it's a lot of money for me to just spend right now). Attached are some examples of the work I do with my current camera, which may help with giving advice as to what camera would best suit my style. (Most aren't the full resolution files).