Why beginner photographers should not buy expensive cameras

Reasoning behind my advice that beginner photographers should not go out and buy the most expensive camera that they can is pretty simple, an expensive DSLR camera might be too complicated for a beginners to handle, and it might turn you off from photography altogether. It’s the same for anyone starting any new hobby really. You don’t start driving a car by hopping into a pimped up rally car, isn’t that right? Why should photography any different.

Why beginner photographers should not buy expensive cameras

By purchasing a regular digital camera, like the one pictured on the image down below, and by using this instead of an expensive DSLR, you give yourself room to learn about photography theory, terminology and techniques gradually. It will happen naturely as you take photos with the simpler camera. You will start asking questions like what is aperture, what does ISO do, how does the zoom work, etc. You’ll read up on these topics and pretty soon you’ll be ready for a more expensive DSLR camea.

Now, if you buy the expensive camera right away, you’ll be throwing yourself in the deep end right away. You’ll need to start cramming about the myriad of settings that these more advanced cameras have. Photos might not look right until you everything properly, which might be frustrating to some and cause you to give up on photography altogether. That’s why I think that beginners should start with a smaller camera first, and purchase more advanced ones as their knowledge of photography improves. What do you think?