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Old 11-07-2011, 03:12 PM
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Default Good DSLR for beginner?

My point and shoot totally just died. So I think it's time to upgrade to a dslr. I don't want anything too fancy or expensive. I just want it to take nice pictures of my family. Zero plans go start a business with it. But besides just searching on Amazon, I'm clueless as to what to get.
Could anyone offer suggestions?
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Old 11-10-2011, 10:12 PM
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Old 11-10-2011, 10:24 PM
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I would go to a camera store and hold a Cannon Rebel and a Nikon. One will feel right to you. Cannon and Nikon are the most popular brands, but Sony and Pentax make a nice DSLR too. Sony and Pentax are harder to find in store, but Inkely's may have all 4 to test out.

Ultimately entry level cameras are very very comparable. You will be able to get the same results with which ever one you choose. The real differences will come as you upgrade your body and lenses. Even then each company makes a good product.

I shoot Pentax. It's not as well known, but I have been very very happy with it. In fact I like having a camera that most people don't.
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Old 11-14-2011, 10:30 AM
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Wonderful! Thanks for the help. I'll go check out Inkley's soon.
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:29 AM
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A great, basic, perfect dslr for beginners will be the Nikon D40 - all photographers I know started off with that camera then upgraded eventually.

Good luck!
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Old 12-11-2013, 02:49 AM
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Nikon 5100/5200, Canon Ti3 Ti5. In fact, these DSRLS are very well. I believe that you should go to the real shop and hand on them. The one you like and feel better is the best for U. My current one is Canon Ti3.
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Old 01-07-2014, 04:12 AM
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Try using Nikon D60 as this has the most basic of all DSLR or a Nikon D3000. Before, I used a Nikon D40 when I was a newbie on photography and upgraded to Nikon D90 eventually.
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Old 01-07-2014, 05:42 PM
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Old 03-05-2016, 07:25 PM
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So happy I found this thread. I've been wanting to invest in a dslr for some time now but the options always overwhelm me. The comments here are very informative and useful!
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