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Hello!

No camera to speak of yet - but I've been eyeing the DSLR Canon 1200D. The prices are really good (330 euro). Any comments/feedback on the camera, before I make any type of plunge?

Doooo iiittttt tongue.gif

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Well, I have a nikon D60 that my fiancees dad is letting us use. Can I join the club? tongue.gif

Need to get some accessories for it too.

That'll do! What accessories do you think you need?
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Doooo iiittttt tongue.gif
That'll do! What accessories do you think you need?

Nikon D60 accessories and tips for a beginner

I made a thread about it ^ biggrin.gif

In short, at first it was just a tripod, and now a new strap has been added to that list. I'm starting small though because I still very much need to learn my camera.

I'll post the rest of my (small) amount of gear when I'm home too, that way you know what lens(s) I have, and I can get added to the list in OP
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Doooo iiittttt tongue.gif

Was hoping for some feedback on the camera itself! tongue.gif
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Was hoping for some feedback on the camera itself! tongue.gif

Haha it's a good entry level camera, it'll do everything you need it to for sure. I had the older 1100D as my first camera and it was great
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Hello!

No camera to speak of yet - but I've been eyeing the DSLR Canon 1200D. The prices are really good (330 euro). Any comments/feedback on the camera, before I make any type of plunge?

No come to the dark yellow side. Nikon! tongue.gif

Can't speak much of the 1200D but as far as I know Canon and Nikon have both good entry level cameras. So pick up a good lens aswell and you are good to go.
Although you could look for a Nikon D5100 deal. "Old" but a very good camera. Or any good Canon/ Nikon/ Sony camera + lens deal depending on what you are going to do with it.
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The 1200D is a fine camera, capable of amazing pictures.

That 18MP sensor was used in a dozen cameras over a few generations, so people were asking for something newer and better.
Meanwhile, that thing is a "Sandybridge" of sensors...surely there are better things introduced since, but...most likely you don't really need something "faster"/better.
You can shoot everything on it with very good results.

The 1200D is certainly much better than the first DSLR I've got back in 2004 (20D), which also could deliver much more than I was ever capable of producing myself.
You see, the tool is rarely the limiting factor. Mostly its the photographers obsessions / lack of creativity & imagination what holds him/her back.
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Sounds great!

I've been eyeing it because it's amazingly cheaper than anything else. By like 50 to 80$ or more, so I was wondering if it's 'made cheap', so to speak. Which doesn't seem to be the case! smile.gif (it's 300 euro, new, on Amazon)

I've found some places in town that'll do one to one sessions, teaching how to use the camera, which I think is worthwhile just to understand how it works and how to take the better pictures. Pricey, though, but oh well~
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There is lots of information around the basics of photography online...from youtube, to forums, to free guides.
Spend some time and learn the basics by yourself.

Then you can have more "advanced" concepts explained to you and have "educated" questions to ask further down the road.
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Alright, I'm just posting because I have my gear list now.

Nikon D60
Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 55-200mm 1:4-5.6G ED
Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6G
Basic lens hood
Nikon Strap
NIkon camera bag
Sandisk Extreme 32gig SD card

That's it. Now I'm off to look at some info about photography thumb.gif
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Sharing this here because it seemed relevant to buying a camera on a budget.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqVBWTVgr8Q
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