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If I had say $600 USD, and I wanted a camera to film a bit and take photos, what would I be looking at buying? I've been eyeing the Nikon 5100 kit.

Yes, that's probably your best bet. The 18-55mm DX VR is actually quite a sharp lens, and the D5100 is a nifty camera.

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If I had say $600 USD, and I wanted a camera to film a bit and take photos, what would I be looking at buying? I've been eyeing the Nikon 5100 kit.

His question was completely ignored due to this discussion. Fairly ironic as well.

Depends what type of filming you are considering. Autofocus on DSLRs is still rather weak, but for filming I'd go with Canon on this one. So T2i or T3i if you need the swivel screen. Comes in handy for certain angles.
    
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I guess if he wants Canon, the T3i with a 18-55mm is $600 right now on Amazon. So he could choose between the two. 

 

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Yup I concur, T3i, D5100 is nice but for video T3i has better flexibility. Id go 5100 for ergonomics myself, not a fan of the smaller grip on the Canon.
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I guess if he wants Canon, the T3i with a 18-55mm is $600 right now on Amazon. So he could choose between the two. 

Or if he wants to go used he can find a t2i kit for as low as about $400.

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The only somewhat meaningful way to make a buying guide for DSLRs is going to be a sort of budget-based breakdown. But then you'll just be listing what cameras can be found at what price point.

You can't really make a guide saying if you like to take long exposures buy this over that, if you're looking for portraiture get this camera and not that one. Once you're in the realm of SLRs, the quality of your work will depend almost entirely on you. A lens buying guide would make a bit more sense, but still hard to do and won't be very helpful. I think people asking for individual advice is really the best way to go about it.
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I think Azefore's idea was closest to what would probably be the most useful -- a guide to help identify what kind of camera to pick up, and then offer typical suggestions in a couple of ranges of budgets.

For example, do you want a regular point and shoot? Do you want a point and shoot with an optical viewfinder? Do you want a m4/3? DSLR? Is video important? Weatherproofing, etc.

Something along the lines of 'what kind of camera is right for me?', even if it's relatively short, might be a good starting point. Then, if people want to contribute a guide for their particular systems, we could probably work something out.
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I think Azefore's idea was closest to what would probably be the most useful -- a guide to help identify what kind of camera to pick up, and then offer typical suggestions in a couple of ranges of budgets.

For example, do you want a regular point and shoot? Do you want a point and shoot with an optical viewfinder? Do you want a m4/3? DSLR? Is video important? Weatherproofing, etc.

Something along the lines of 'what kind of camera is right for me?', even if it's relatively short, might be a good starting point. Then, if people want to contribute a guide for their particular systems, we could probably work something out.

I also had that in mind.
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Or if he wants to go used he can find a t2i kit for as low as about $400.

I'm thinking I'll pick up a used D5100, and save the extra dough+some for when I get to the point I want new glass.
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Or if he wants to go used he can find a t2i kit for as low as about $400.

I'm thinking I'll pick up a used D5100, and save the extra dough+some for when I get to the point I want new glass.

Which will be relatively quickly.
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