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You asked: How important is a good quality camera for good photography? Up to a certain point, very important. I have owned numerous small sensor cameras, ranging from compact pocket cameras to mobile phone cameras. All of these, with no exception, are completely useless unless used in outdoor daylight (or unless mounted on a tripod and taking pictures of ...


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You can ask similar questions in other arts: Can you create a great sculpture from cheap materials (of course you can!); can you make great movies on a small budget (of course you can!); can you make great music on cheap instruments (of course you can!); etc. One could get the impression that a certain scarcity of means makes artists more creative. But ...


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It depends on what you're trying to do. When you're just learning the basics, the equipment most likely does not matter, though you do want access to manual exposure and focusing controls. The lens on a smartphone camera generally doesn't allow for aperture control and the small sensor will prevent you from meaningfully experimenting with depth of field. A ...


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Quality of a camera usually increases the control of the photographer. That said, I have seen what I call 'better' photographs from a cheap 35mm junk camera than an expensive rig. Understanding the limits and variations of your current equipment will help reduce the equipment's effect and maximize what your artistic sense is trying to get at. Know why what ...


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How important is a good quality camera for good photography? It's often said that a good photographer supposedly, "Can make any photo good with any camera." Define "good" ;) If you care about things like resolution, low light ability, dof control, raw image format, etc, then yes, the quality and expense of the camera does matter for your photographs. ...


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I take roughly the opposite view to Иво Недев. It depends significantly on what is meant by amateur and pro - both for the user and the camera AND what the situation is. A top photographer with almost any modern DSLR / mirrorless will be able to achieve superb results in most cases and, IMHO, will be able to achieve superior results to an amateur with a '...


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Very very recently a well know tech youtuber did an experiment somewhat answering exactly what you're asking. Have a look here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaJQpgWV9f0 I believe the TLDR is Pro with pro camera > Amateur with pro camera > Pro with amateur camera


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Gear doesn't matter... until it does. While it is true that better gear won't make you a better photographer, it is equally true that any photographer is limited by the capabilities of the gear being used. It's not just "lesser" types of gear that technically constrain photographers. Even the very best available photographic gear imposes technical limits on ...


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Great answers here, but I will add my two cents. Not as important as the person using the camera. "Good Photographer" Change the word "good" to "knowledgeable". A Knowledgeable Photographer can not only make even a poor camera work its best but will know how light behaves, and how cameras need to be used to capture the light (and that sensors are ...


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Think about it like automobiles. A racing car or a semi-trailer truck would be awful to use on a grocery shopping trip no matter how 'pro' those automobiles are. But, someone who is in the business of moving goods across the country isn't going to pick the racing car or the family car either. Most of the professional photographers I've met or read about ...


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A "Good quality camera" is Very important to good quality photography, however the real question you are looking for is something like "what aspects make for good quality in a camera for a given subject matter?" Cameras are tools, and you use a tool suited to the task at hand. A small tack hammer is not much use in driving railroad spikes or breaking up ...


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A 'good' camera is much harder to use than a phone. The trade-off between being able to snap precisely what you want rather than what the phone will give you is that to get precisely what you want you have to know precisely how to get it. A good photographer can always get the best out of a phone, because they already know what it will do to their shot. ...


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As with many things, the end quality depends on the weakest link. Because most cameras are quite good, even cheap ones (even from mobile phones), the weakest link is mostly the person behind the camera. When learning some theory and practice, photographers can work around some pitfalls of cameras, but also knowing the shortcomings of a camera. When that ...


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