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With photography gear as is the same with computers, people are partial to brands. Rather than start a brand favorite discussion I'll say that you should compare the weight to quality factor when considering a DSLR vs Mirrorless and budget.
You can get a high-end mirrorless, think Sony A7R ii against a Nikon D850 or Canon Mark V. And if you really want to up your game for landscape you could look at a mid-size like a Pentax 645.
It will take a lot of sales on Etsy to pay for any of the above mentioned gear kits. And don't forget the glass... you can't get a high end body with a cheap lens.
I agree with cmgap re: equipment choices. You'd need to do a lot of research to get the best deals you can.
Keep in mind another possibility re: selling the work.
This guy has been successful because 99% of his work was sold by him at Art Fairs ( mostly pretty high end fairs on eastern Long Island. He printed his own prints (large) and framed some. He also printed on canvas sometimes. It was a lot of work and many years but he did well at it.
Another print option. Believe it or not, last fall I send a digital image to a Fed Ex Kinko place (sent online) to see how their mounted photo quality was. I worked closely with the technician at the place ( due to tones and crop concerns ). I was very happy with the result and if there is a place like that near you it might be worth looking into, instead of investing in giant printer of your own, etc.
I think there are also photo print places at Walgreens, which can be mounted maybe, but haven't used them.
I understand you're asking about equipment but that's only a means to an end. I've seen some pretty amazing photos captured with a cardboard box .
Below are the technical requirements for submitting digital photos to Adobe Stock.
- Submit images in JPEG format.
- Minimum image resolution: 4 MP (megapixels)
- Maximum image resolution: 100 MP (megapixels)
- Maximum file size: 45 MB (megabytes)
- No watermarks or timestamps
- Do not upsample your files; submit the maximum file size that your camera can produce.
hehe, better elaborate. cardboard box = pinhole camera
the only time a mirror camera out performs a mirrorless camera is for speed of focus i.e, fast moving objects = use a mirror camera
hehe... that's one big pinhole camera ! Probably used a number 2 pencil to make the hole. ??
So many variables re: mirror less vs. reflex, re: choice. Used to use M3 rangefinder a lot when young. Pre-focus (focus ring) and shoot mostly. But that was mostly wide lens stuff. I personally hate AF lenses cause I focus manually ( lenses go beyond min and max focus so it goes out when doing manually). Cine lenses (Zeiss) are better, but way more expensive for DSLR's. It's a lot of thinking and deciding and researching to figure out what's best for the way you want to shoot, etc. I'm so glad I don't have to do that !
The kind of camera you want to use for this kind of work, is completely up to you.
At this point, you may have a very good quality even with a high end smartphone, so good that in some side-by-side comparison with good D-SLR an non-expert eye couldn't tell the difference.
However, if you have to comply with some specs, this can help with a choice.
I would say, if you plan to sell prints up to 1m on the long edge, you may want to choose at least a 24mpx camera, regardless of sensor size. Given that you want something lightweight that will be easy to carry around, I would suggest something like a Fuji X100f.