A&P Best Entry DSLR, v. noob

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  1. TeKKy

    TeKKy Wut OT Supporter

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    Hi A&P Crew,

    Been browsing around a bit and love some of the stuff I'm reading. Recently, I've been wanting to get involved with a little bit of photography as a hobby when traveling.

    I've been trying to do some research on models etc. but it's touch getting reviews without knowing where to look. So I figured I'd come to many knowledgeable OT people on the topic.

    Friend just went balls to the wall and bought a Canon 7D as his first purchase with the kit lens. I wasn't looking at spending that much money nor do I think I would be able to utilize all of the features of the camera. Would like to keep it under $1000, preferably around $750-$800 ish. I need a new P&S cause mine is fucked(Any recommendations on that front also, around the $250 mark). I don't know what consensus is on the best models, would like to stick with canon though so we can possibly share lens in the near future.

    Any input postive or negative is appreciated :o
     
  2. horselover fat

    horselover fat in your driveway stealing your internet

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    canon T1i, has video like the 7d

    750 here


    or maybe a used 40d
     
  3. Finest

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    Second the T1i. Great entry level DSLR that has mostly everything a hobbyist needs as they learn and understand proper exposure.
     
  4. upgrayedd

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    T1i or whatever the Nikon equivalent is.
     
  5. mr_ecktid

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    If you want video T1i, if you don't, used 40d and a lens.
     
  6. BBB

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    40D or 50D if you don't care for video. You'll appreciate the size of the camera, second wheel and the top screen. You'll know what I'm talking about when you hold your friends 7D versus a t1i or any rebel.

    If you must have video, I'd grab a t2i (new model) it'll shoot 1080p at 30FPS versus virtually unusable 20fps that the t1i has. I think at 720p, the t1i does 30fps and t2i is on spec with 7D at 60fps.

    The t2i is essentially a mini 7D
     
  7. TeKKy

    TeKKy Wut OT Supporter

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    Thanks for the input, I was looking at the T1i and T2i's. Seem to be around my price range with the kit lens.
     
  8. Smeghead

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    Used 40D
    If you want HD recording, Ti1
     
  9. Wobistdu

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    d5000's arent terrible.

    d90 if you can swing it since it's a much better body
     
  10. jdmaccord

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    see i had this same delima. after holding both in my hands i walked out the store with the d90....such a great camera
     
  11. jsmonet

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    i have to second the d90 love. it's noticeably nicer in feel even to me, a canon 'mo.

    unless you have a major hardon for video, i'd go refurb 40d if they're still close to 600 bucks and throw ANY inexpensive lens on it. the rebel bodies and the smaller nikons, even through the d90, just feel a bit too small for me. the rebel/d90 body size does come in handy when you want to go lightweight, though.
     

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