Buy a Cheaper Second Camera for Nature Photography
As a nature photographer, you might want to purchase a cheaper second camera. A good option is to buy a sophisticated point-and-shoot camera that has many of the same features as your digital SLR. You can choose a point-and-shoot digital camera from the same company that made your digital SLR camera.
If you own a digital SLR (single lens reflex) camera and a case full of lenses, you’re probably reluctant to carry the camera with you at all times. Possibly, potential theft plays a role. After all, a lot of people out there would break into a car to steal an expensive camera.
When you’re shopping for a second camera, here are some things to consider:
Does the camera enable you to capture images in a RAW format that is supported by your image-editing application? It isn't essential to capture your images in the RAW format, but this format gives you more flexibility when you process your images.
Is the camera menu similar to that of your digital SLR? There’s no sense in having to retrain yourself every time you pick up your second camera.
Does the camera take the same type of memory card as your primary camera? This saves you the expense of purchasing different types of memory cards.