Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Last Online
    21-09-2012 @ 02:41 AM
    Posts
    1

    What would be the best DSLR to get for a beginner?

    I'm planning on starting a beginners photography course in September but don't know what kind of camera to get. I want a DSLR or SLR whichever is best? For around 350 and one that will kind of grow with me if that makes sense, so as I advance into intermediate and advanced I can begin to use new features with it such as new lenses etc. Any ideas?

  2. #2
    Ocean Transient
    Sailing into trouble's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Last Online
    06-05-2017 @ 02:55 PM
    Location
    Untied from dock. Heading South Down West Coast of Canada.
    Posts
    3,631
    2 ways to go! Cannon and Nikon.

    The quality of the photo still depends on the quality of the lens. If you want Interchangeable lenses buy a model with some history then you have a chance of picking up lenses second hand for much less.

    That my 2p worth.

  3. #3
    Newbie
    DailyLunatic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Last Online
    06-06-2021 @ 10:36 PM
    Location
    Houston, TX USA
    Posts
    21
    Quote Originally Posted by Sailing into trouble View Post
    2 ways to go! Cannon and Nikon.

    The quality of the photo still depends on the quality of the lens. If you want Interchangeable lenses buy a model with some history then you have a chance of picking up lenses second hand for much less.
    Agreed. Glass is where you will grow. Stay away from the point & shoots if you can. As a beginner the APS-C sensor size should do you for quite some time. Just don't make the mistake of buying lens for it. (I'm a Canon guy and apologize that I do not know Nikon better)

    Example: With Canon, EF lenses will work with both APS-C and "Full Frame" cameras, but EF-S lenses only work with APS-C cameras. The better choice in my opinion would be to get the lens that will upgrade with you, even if you have no plans to upgrade and that time. (exceptions if you find a really good deal at the pawn, of course)

    Both Canon and Nikon are excellent choices and take turns being best from year to year. Anything you hear otherwise is just friendly rivalry.

    -sterling

  4. #4
    Sprayed On Member
    The Fresh Prince's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Not in the willage
    Posts
    11,683
    I've also been looking into buying an entry level DSLR and after much research have decided on the Nikon 5200. It's a bit above your 350 budget but take a look at its specs, reviews and comparisons. It's an excellent piece of kit.

  5. #5
    Newbie
    DailyLunatic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Last Online
    06-06-2021 @ 10:36 PM
    Location
    Houston, TX USA
    Posts
    21
    In the US you can get the T3i from B&H Online for ~$600 (395).

    They don't sell my baby anymore. I'm still in love with my T2i.

    -sterling

  6. #6
    I am in Jail
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Last Online
    04-04-2014 @ 10:32 PM
    Posts
    119
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince View Post
    I've also been looking into buying an entry level DSLR and after much research have decided on the Nikon 5200. It's a bit above your 350 budget but take a look at its specs, reviews and comparisons. It's an excellent piece of kit.
    Agreed.

  7. #7
    Thailand Expat
    Mid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    1,411
    Quote Originally Posted by jhonmartinvish
    What would be the best DSLR to get
    any with a large automatic setting

  8. #8
    A Cockless Wonder
    Looper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Last Online
    Today @ 01:33 AM
    Posts
    13,466
    If you are just a beginner then it doesn't matter which one you get so don't waste too much time thinking about it or you will become a camera obsessed gear junkie like me and waste more time reading about cameras and wanking over them on ebay than taking pictures.

    Just get the cheapest entry level Canon (700D or 1100D) or Nikon (D3200).

    Get a twin lens kit if you can afford it. Shooting sports/nature with a longer lens with your first DSLR will be great fun.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •