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The entry-level DSLR battle

rider

as Kratos
My friend has low budget of 15k and asking me to suggest a camera for this price. He is doing journalism so DSLR is the main preference. For this budget he can only get some second hand. Can anybody suggest me which camera would be best for him?
 

sujoyp

Grand Master
for 15k he will get bit old n used dslrs....if he is serious abt journalism then a used d200 or d80 with kit is good

d200 coz its a tough body and weather proof

in canon u can look for 1000d or 450d
 

Johnny

Right off the assembly line
Want to start learning photography. As I understand,a point and shoot has no scope for manual controls...so a DSLR is best to consider when one is serious about learning photography. I've been going thru terms like aperture,shutterspeed,ISO,focal length,depth of field etc...but I can only find out myself what these things really are how to apply them when and where only when I start using a camera.

Which is a good DSLR for a beginner? Many review sites suggest Nikon D3200 as the best entry level model,it costs somewhere around 800-900$SGD. So just wanted to check with you guys before investing my money :)
 

sujoyp

Grand Master
D3200 is just a sensor upgrade to D3100 ....Either get D3100 and save for good lenses or get D5100

Canon 600D is also a good performer..
 

Johnny

Right off the assembly line
D3200 is just a sensor upgrade to D3100 ....Either get D3100 and save for good lenses or get D5100

Canon 600D is also a good performer..

Ok...i've to practice a lot and learn the basics first before i upgrade the lens...so thinking of going with D3100...wat do u suggest...may be after an year or so ..i'll think of upgrading lens
 

sujoyp

Grand Master
Yes D3100 is absolutely fine...I am using it for 2 years now...its the lenses that r much more important

Actually problem is the default lens with D3100 is 18-55 ...and with that u may not able to zoom at all....soo its suggested to get a twin lens combo 18-55 +55-300 or 55-200 is also nice...and after liking a certain type of photography like birding,landscapes or portraits u can upgrade your lenses for that
 

Johnny

Right off the assembly line
Yes D3100 is absolutely fine...I am using it for 2 years now...its the lenses that r much more important

Actually problem is the default lens with D3100 is 18-55 ...and with that u may not able to zoom at all....soo its suggested to get a twin lens combo 18-55 +55-300 or 55-200 is also nice...and after liking a certain type of photography like birding,landscapes or portraits u can upgrade your lenses for that

Finally got a D3100. Going thru the manual...ofcourse there are hell lot of things in the manual .... dont know where to start....i'm thinking of directly jumping into manual mode and try different settings like aperture,focal length etc etc....:)
 

pranav0091

I am not an Owl
Though not exactly recommended, jumping into manual mode directly cant do much harm. Just make sure you keep exploring, so that you dont miss out on the more subtle features of the camera. :)
 
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