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Please suggest me according to my needs: -

  • Budget $500-700
  • Don't need professional , Just for my interest or hobby
  • Cannor OR Sony ? I heard cannon is better in SLR



I am new , please suggest me best model i can get in this price with latest technology n all
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Nikon D3100 (or might even find the D5100 on sale for $700) or the Canon equivalent (T2i, T31) At entry level image quality isn't going to be much different, though I'd give the edge to Nikon. Go to the store and handle a few to see what feels best to you.
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Originally Posted by capitaltpt View Post

Nikon D3100 (or might even find the D5100 on sale for $700) or the Canon equivalent (T2i, T31) At entry level image quality isn't going to be much different, though I'd give the edge to Nikon. Go to the store and handle a few to see what feels best to you.

What he said.

I think the Nikon D5100 would be out of your budget still. At that price range, I'd go with a Nikon D3100 or Canon T2i. Both should be in the price range you're looking for, both are excellent cameras.

I should note that the D3100 lacks an in-body autofocus motor. This means it won't autofocus with Nikon's AF lenses. It can only autofocus with AF-S lenses. This is not a problem if you don't have old lenses lying around as most of Nikon's current lenses are AF-S anyways. Canon can autofocus with any Canon EF mount lens (basically, if you can attach it on without an adapter, it'll autofocus).

If that's not a selling point for you, then I'd simply go with the camera that feels best in your hand. Internet forums will like to bicker back and forth over tech specs, but in the end, beginners are most likely to notice ergonomics more than anything else.
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Don't discount the 500D (Canon).

I spent months going between Canons and Nikons in a similar price range just before Christmas.

In the end, the Canon won it for me.

Go into a shop and use every camera in your price range. As r31ncarnat3d said, it's more about what you want / feels good than the specs of one being much better than the other.

In the shop, don't forget to use the menus. I find Canon's menu to be more intuitive. Some don't.
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the problem with the 500d (t1i) is that you can pick up a refurb t2i for around the same price as the t1i. the t2i gives you the newer 18mp aps-c used in 7d/60d/t3i which is a very good base to start with.
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Originally Posted by mz-n10 View Post

the problem with the 500d (t1i) is that you can pick up a refurb t2i for around the same price as the t1i. the t2i gives you the newer 18mp aps-c used in 7d/60d/t3i which is a very good base to start with.

This^

I had the T1i and the newer sensor in the T2i is worth it, also the video controls are way better on the T2i.
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i just realized you were looking at sony too. here my opinion as a sony shooter...

Pros for sony:
sony dslr are usually cheaper then canon
inbody stabilization so all their lenses are stabilized.
faster burst rate then competitors
translucent cameras have AF which is "useable" in video
nex series, which is starting to look decent.

Cons for sony:
lack of highend lenses, we have most the normal stuff but no fun lenses (tilt shift for example).
no hacking community
lack of accessories (its getting better now but still lacking compared to canikon)
not many local stores carry sony
most people you meet WILL NOT shoot sony (this is actually a really big problem if this is your first camera. friends cant help you with menus, etc)

personally at the price point of a refurb. t2i on CLP, there is no real reason to recommend the sony unless you need a specific PRO listed.
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I'd go with a Canon T2i definitely. It has the same sensor and similar image quality to the more expensive T3i, 60D, and 7D. Nikon has a bit of an edge in high ISO performance and Canon has a better video mode. Sony had no choice but to release an SLR product line that takes a different approach than the others because Canon and Nikon were already quite strong. It's up to you whether it's better or worse. The Sony EVF (electronic viewfinder) is very good, but can't compare to a good optical finder, especially in high contrast situations - though you do get some cool HUD features. Sony performs ok in low light, but their noise reduction is aggressive and you can get some pretty soft images in JPG mode. If you are shooting outdoor sports a lot, Sony probably has an edge with more AF points and high burst rate. However, indoors, portraits, and low light are not Sony's strong suit. Keep in mind that Sony's translucent mirror reduces the light that gets to the sensor by about half a stop.
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