I’ve so far worked with Point and Shoot cameras. I primarily used them to capture family moments and vacations. Nothing particularly artistic
Recently, I was involved with a wedding where I was introduced to DSLR cameras. I’m not artistic, but two things about DSLRs stood out for me:
- The Raw Image format can be touched up more than a JPEG.
- Due to the larger image sensor the DSLR image seemed better.
I’m thinking of switching to a DSLR but I’m not sure how to go about the lenses. This leads to my question:
Which DSLR Lens would be closest to the Point and Shoot?
Alternative Question: Which is the most popular DSLR Lens focal length for family pictures and vacations?
I’m not artistic and I’m not looking for the bokeh effect or any other artistic image. I’m just looking to capture a better image i.e. better color information. I’m wondering which DSLR lens would give me the same focus as a Point and Shoot i.e. keep as much of my picture in focus as a Point and Shoot.
CLARIFICATION: This is the heart of my question. For "keep as much of my picture in focus as a Point and Shoot" I meant: a focal length that closely matches the focal range of a Point and Shoot (without any adjustments as mentioned below.)
I know Point and Shoots have a zoom, but I’m looking for images without the additional zoom that point and shoot cameras provide i.e. turn on the camera and click.
CLARIFICATION: I think one of the benefits of Point and Shoot cameras is they have a fairly good zoom if you do some adjustments. The zoom that you get with these adjustments is what I refer to as "additional zoom". Here, I'm referring to the default zoom i.e. default focal length that the camera achieves without adjustments.
At the moment, I don’t have a camera, but I would mostly be going in for a Nikon or a Canon. I'm wondering if I can get the Lens focal length (prime or zoom lens) and the f-number for a novice. Its a bonus if it would be fairly cheap.
CLARIFICATION: I'm sorry if StackExchange does not allow recommendations. Please ignore my last statement. Instead please provide me with the specs of the lenses i.e. focal length, f-number that are freely available.