When it comes to photography, there are two main brands that people seem to prefer: Nikon and Canon. Both have their own loyal fanbases, but which one is the better choice for you?

For many people, their camera is an extension of themselves. It is important to have the perfect camera to fit your needs and personality. So, which camera brand is better for your Photography Apprenticeship? Nikon or Canon or even Sony? Both brands have their pros and cons, but in the end, it comes down to personal preference. Here are some things to consider when choosing between Nikon and Canon cameras.


  1. Canon has vibrant colours.
  2. Canon’s ergonomic design makes the cameras easier to handle.
  3. Canon lenses are said to be the best on the market.
  4. Canon’s auto focus is a big winner.


  1. Nikon has natural colour tones.
  2. Nikon has the aperture and shutter speed dial at the top front and back of the camera.
  3. Nikon has the D3400 and D3500, the perfect digital SLR purchase to start with.
  4. Nikon calls the Aperture priority A and Shutter speed S. Whereas Canon uses TV and Av instead. Bit confusing.

So, what’s the verdict? Nikon or Canon? In truth, there is no right answer. Both camera brands have their own strengths and weaknesses. However, when it comes to making a purchase decision, the most important thing is understanding your needs as a photographer. Do you need high-end features for professional shoots? Or are you just looking for an affordable camera to document your travels? Once you know what you’re looking for, it becomes easier to decide which brand will best suit your needs.

If I was going to choose a camera to start my Photography Apprenticeship I would recommend visiting a Wex Photographic store and telling them the Photographyapprenticeship.com tutors say hi and then ask them to show you a selection of cameras.

You can then use your own instinct, which brings the wow factor where you say wow.

A few tips of things to consider

  1. How does it feel holding the camera?
  2. Is the weight right for you?
  3. How easy is it to turn the Shutter and aperture dials?
  4. Test the auto focus – Sony make you press two buttons to get eye focus. Weird I know.
  5. How easy is it to move the spot focus dial?
  6. Are the colours vibrant?
  7. Can you change the contrast levels in the camera settings?
  8. Is it a large or small camera body?

So when choosing your new camera to study the photography apprenticeship, sit back and make your own judgement.

Personally, I have recently purchased a Sony, I heard so many people saying how amazing it is. I am massively missing my Nikon due to it being so user friendly.

But with the new cameras being very video friendly, maybe I’m old school and need to think more about moving pictures and less about still photography. Ask me in 12 months!