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Recommend a Digital SLR Camera for 700 - 800 $

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Recommend a Digital SLR Camera for 700 - 800 $

Hi!
I want to buy a digital SLR camera with 700-800 bucks! but i dont know which one is good for me . I am amateur photographer ,a camera for regular shot and take pic from everything and everywhere .
what is your suggestion? I think D3200 or Eos T3i is good for my budget and other thing but which one is better?!

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Go to bestbuy/futureshop, try them both. See which one fits you the best.
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D3200 has better image quality and dynamic range.
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Buy an used Canon 60D and 50mm f/1.8 lens.
I'd recommend that over the Rebels for the better build- it feels better in your hands and is a very capable camera.
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forthewinwin wrote:
Aug 5th, 2012 4:42 pm
Buy an used Canon 60D and 50mm f/1.8 lens.
I'd recommend that over the Rebels for the better build- it feels better in your hands and is a very capable camera.
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IMHO, a fixed 80mm equivalent lens on even the bestest best camera ever is a poor recommendation for someone looking for a general purpose DSLR. The kit lens range of 18-55 is the best general purpose focal range or else every manufacturer and their dog wouldn't be producing a version of this focal length.

The Nikon D3200 for $680 is the better of the 2.
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forthewinwin wrote:
Aug 5th, 2012 4:42 pm
Buy an used Canon 60D and 50mm f/1.8 lens.
I'd recommend that over the Rebels for the better build- it feels better in your hands and is a very capable camera.
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Aug 5th, 2012 7:10 pm
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D5100 with 18-55mm kit lens.

Best Buy has it for $750:

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/nik ... 7a1d17en02

Futureshop for $630:

http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/ ... 7faa51en02

Get it at Best Buy, it will be just under $700 after PM and taxes.

It's a great little package, that camera has some nice tools up its sleeve and image quality rivals that of my D7000. A much better value than D3200 in my opinion.
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If you're just starting out, I suggest getting a used Olympus e-pl2 for about less than $400. You can learn all the basics with it then decide if you want to move up to a full DSLR.
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Best one for video is GH2 ,bought one last year from aden camera for 550 . never had any problem. doesnt have any issues with temperature like canon. battery last long ,picture is better.
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If bokeh/portraits are important for you, you could venture to get a used full frame camera Canon 5D classic (600-700$ on craiglist) + 100$ 50mm f1.8 lens for a start. Later add Canon 85mm f1.8 (or more expensive 100mm f2.8 macro or my favorite - 135mm f2.0L).
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pulsar123 wrote:
Aug 14th, 2012 11:44 am
If bokeh/portraits are important for you, you could venture to get a used full frame camera Canon 5D classic (600-700$ on craiglist) + 100$ 50mm f1.8 lens for a start. Later add Canon 85mm f1.8 (or more expensive 100mm f2.8 macro or my favorite - 135mm f2.0L).
This is a good alternative to the used 60D. I had one myself- feels better built than the Rebels and it's a full-frame. Makes very pleasing images.
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Sony A57 - was on sale for $650 couple of weeks ago

New technology -- translucent lens. can shoot 12 pics/sec , can also do panoramas.

http://www.henrys.com/69641-SONY-ALPHA- ... -LENS.aspx
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