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Canon HDBOOK is here to turn your digital photos that you have taken with your cameras over the years into physical photobooks that you can touch and feel. No need to look at images on a screen when you can get your favourite photos printed in high quality and cherish them in the physical realm.

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How to choose a camera for best photo printing?

Although most people use their smartphones to take pictures, it is a good idea to have a dedicated camera if you plan to print your photos in the future. The tiny sensors on phone cameras do not print very well and can often look fuzzy and low quality when seen upclose. If you want to buy a DSLR or Mirrorless camera, there is a few things you need to keep in mind. Oftentimes, you can get a great camera for under $500 if you shop around and are willing to buy used equipment. Lets look at some of the important things you should consider when buying a digital camera.

DSLR or Mirrorless

DSLRs are somewhat old technology and are rapidly being replaced by mirrorless cameras. Mirrorless cameras are generally lighter and can provide a realtime view of your images through an electronic viewfinder. Some of the most popular DSLR cameras include the Canon 80d, 90D and the Nikon D500, both of which can be had for under a thousand dollars. We would recommend that you go with a mirrorless cameras. Canon and Nikon have both jumped on the mirrorless train in recent years and follow the lead of companies like Sony, Fujifilm and Panasonic. Before talking about things like Sensor resolution and Sensor sizes, you should visit the camera db to see the latest released cameras. You DO NOT need the newest most expensive cameras to take great quality photos. A few years old Sony A6500 or the Fujifilm X-T30 will have all the quality you need to capture amazing images.

Full Frame, APSC or Micro 4/3rd

If you want the buttery smooth Bokeh and really separate your background from your subject, you would need to buy a camera with a full frame sensor. Full frame cameras are generally much larger than their APSC counterparts although some of Sony's new offerings like the A7C are incredibly small and lightweight. If you are willing to buy used, the Sony A7 series should be at the top of your list. APSC cameras generally provide the best balance of cost, quality and size. Here, you need to look at Fujifilm X cameras as they have the best ecosystem in terms of lenses. The X-T4 and its younger X-T40 sibling deserves a consideration. APSC is the smallest we would recommend in terms of sensor size but Panasonic GH4/GH5 and Sony RX100 series offer a Micro 4/3rd and 1 inch sensor respectively. They are a decent option but not necessarily any smaller or cheaper. There are also Medium Format Cameras like the Fujifilm GFX 100 series of cameras but they are quite clunky and expensive for the hobbyist. A larger sensor will have better image quality in low light situations and will have a lower ISO which will result in less grainy images.

How many Megapixels?

We would recommend at least 12 megapixels if you eventually want to print high quality images. If you want to hit 300DPI, a 12 Megapixel camera will have you covered unless you are printing really large sizes. For context, an A5 print needs 6MP, A4 needs 9MP and A3 needs 12MP for the naked eye to not see any pixelation on a printed image. We feel an APSC sensor with 16 megapixels is a sweet spot for all your photography needs. It is the best balance of price, size and image quality for most people. The obvious candidates at the time of writing are the Fujifilm X-T20, X-T30, X-T3, X-T4 and the Sony A6300, A6000 and A6500.

Print images at home?

A quality print setup will cost thousands and it is best to leave this to the professionals. This is why we recommend the Canon HDBOOK for all your printing needs. Take the images from your favourite camera and send them to the Canon service. You will get your images printed on high quality paper without much hassle and from the comfort of your home. The program is easy to use and you will be all setup to order in a short amount of time.