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 Post subject: First time DSLR camera?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:49 pm 
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I've been hankering to get a DSLR camera for a while now, but on a student budget I don't have much to spare on one. I don't think I need a top of the line camera like the Canon 5D or even a 100D. I have been mostly looking at Canon since I have experience using them before and I think with it's lower price and functionality a 1100D might suit me. However I want to get the opinions of some experienced photographers before I make any purchases.

This will be used for both artistic photography and video.

So, what would you recommend for a low price beginners DSLR? It doesn't have to be a Canon and I'd prefer something lower than $700. Would a 1100D suffice?


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 Post subject: Re: First time DSLR camera?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:40 am 
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I have an 1100D although I wouldn't call myself a pro or even an experienced photographer. I am very happy with it though and if it's not the camera you are after it would certainly provide you a benchmark for what you are wanting (in terms of "okay, I want this plus [next bucket list feature]). I got the camera originally because I wanted to play with moton tracking and my previous cameras were to blury, stuttery or ruined things with interlacing but I have found the 1100 to be very capable for my purposes. It has everything you would expect from a Canon; a good range of preset modes, autofocus and manual adjust (which you can mix by holding down until autofocus kicks in, then switch to manual to make changes... works well because my less experienced fingers tend to have blurred results when I go completely manual. Actually I would say this is the only down side of this camera... The preview screen looked good, but it's small so not foolproof for fine adjusting a shot). You seem familiar with Canon so I'm not sure if I'm saying much new. Of course, the camera has upgradable lens kits, and you can smart-buy with multiple lens deals.


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