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What camera for a soon to be dad?

post #1 of 33
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So, me and the missus are expecting.

She just brought it to my attention that her point and shoot sucks while i was browsing some of your photo's here in the photography section.

She has commissioned me to find us a decent camera around $800~ so that we may capture some of the early moments with great detail and clarity.

I would preferably want a camera with a lot of features, I'm not necessarily concerned about the extremes of color accuracy and the like.
post #2 of 33
I know nothing about cameras, but congratulations.
    
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I know nothing about cameras, but congratulations.
haha, Thank you very much!
post #4 of 33
Nikon D3100?

I'm actually considering one myself for my first foray into entry level dslr photography.
post #5 of 33
Canon Rebel T2i and a Sigma 30mm f/1.4.
post #6 of 33
Smartphone camera

I know nothing, so I'll go ahead and say congratulation.


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post #7 of 33
I know nothing of photography, but a lot of people mention dslr cameras on this forum. You should probably look into one of those.
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Canon Rebel T2i and a Sigma 30mm f/1.4.
Definitely a plus one for this.

The T2i has great high ISO performance, and the Sigma 30mm has a large aperture for low light shots, whereas the 30mm focal point is great for the small hospital rooms.

Another option also worth considering is the Nikon D5100 with the same Sigma 30mm f/1.4 lens (albeit for Nikon mount, obviously).
post #9 of 33
With $800 i would get a D3100 with a 35m f1.8.

Great pictures, awsome quality... but the "plus" is that you can record in 1080p with AUTOFOCUS.


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Canon Rebel T2i and a Sigma 30mm f/1.4.
This would be good. The T2i has a mic input so you might want to invest in a external mic for video later down the line.

But for pictures that camera would be all you will ever need.

This coming from a T1i owner.
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