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I need some help picking out my first DSLR camera...

 

Price: ~800 USD

Brand: Canon or Nikon

 

I have my first child on the way and want a camera to be able to take some nice shots of my family. I have a point and shoot camera right now and I hate it. My younger sister has a canon rebel xti and I love it. It would be cool to get a canon and be able to share lenses with her, but it is not a deal breaker.

 

I just want a good camera that will take the shots I want and last.

 

My max budget is around $800. I cannot go to $900. I don't really want to spend that much, but I can if need be.

 

All help would be greatly appreciated.

 

I am planning on buying this camera this weekend.

 

Thanks again for any and all help.

 

~ Pidoma

post #2 of 14
either

used/refurb T2i

or

used/refurb T3i

T4i is just a slight step above T3i, but as a camera both are equally capable of taking excellent photos.

silly to buy new when you can buy refurb from canon and its equivalent to buying a new camera almost.
post #3 of 14
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Originally Posted by Conspiracy View Post

either

used/refurb T2i

or

used/refurb T3i

T4i is just a slight step above T3i, but as a camera both are equally capable of taking excellent photos.

silly to buy new when you can buy refurb from canon and its equivalent to buying a new camera almost.

I will have to look into refurb. I have never thought of buying a refurb. camera.

 

Thanks for the money saving tip!

 

+rep

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post #5 of 14
You don't need a DSLR camera to take amazing photos, unless you're actually a photographer, not someone who takes photographs.
http://gizmodo.com/5962669/sony-to-most-people-with-dslrs-you-are-a-bunch-of-imbeciles


http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&categoryId=8198552921644766503 thumb.gif
Edited by Pr0xy - 6/21/13 at 7:36pm
post #6 of 14
while it is true that you dont need a DSLR to take good photos. noone said it was required lol

the fact is OP wants a canon camera to share lenses so why buy anything other than a canon mount camera to share glass and accessories...headscratch.gif
post #7 of 14
I personally recommend a Nikon D5200 while I havent had much time shooting with it I have a few friends with it and they love it! Take a look at the links below for more info biggrin.gif

Nikon D5200 VS Canon T4i

Nikon D5200 VS Canon T3i

Nikon D5200 VS Canon T2i

You should be able to find one in your budget thumb.gif

EDIT: Didnt notice that you mentioned you would like Canon so you can share lenses :/ Still take a look see what you think smile.gif
    
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I'm a Nikon fanboy so I can't respond to that without sounding like an elitist douche (at least I'm honest) XD. Although Sony NEX cameras are fantastic especially for the price,and are beginner friendly.
Edited by Pr0xy - 6/21/13 at 7:42pm
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You don't need a DSLR camera to take amazing photos, unless you're actually a photographer, not someone who takes photographs.
http://gizmodo.com/5962669/sony-to-most-people-with-dslrs-you-are-a-bunch-of-imbeciles


http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&categoryId=8198552921644766503 thumb.gif

Yes I know I do not need a DSLR, but every time my sister is in town I am excited to use her camera. My wife wants me to be excited to take pictures of our family and she sees how excited I get when using my sisters DSLR. I love the way DSLRs feel and work.

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Originally Posted by Pr0xy View Post

I'm a Nikon fanboy so I can't respond to that without sounding like an elitist douche (at least I'm honest) XD. Although Sony NEX cameras are fantastic, especially for the price,and are beginner friendly.

almost everything sony offers is the best bang for your buck quality without a doubt. nikon is great and its easier to find canikon users than sony users anyway tongue.gif
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