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#1 ultimate99

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 15:44

I have always used my camera's phone for almost everything, but now i'm looking for something dedicated. I'm not a pro but what like something decent for crisp and quick snap shot of my kids and family.

 

I'm looking for something on the slim side, not bulky like the Nikon DSLRs.

Budget CAD 300-400.




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Posted 08 December 2013 - 16:29

I have always used my camera's phone for almost everything, but now i'm looking for something dedicated. I'm not a pro but what like something decent for crisp and quick snap shot of my kids and family.

 

I'm looking for something on the slim side, not bulky like the Nikon DSLRs.

Budget CAD 300-400.

 

Have a look at some suggestions here. Don't know if they'll fit your budget because of the exchange rate.



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Posted 17 March 2014 - 15:24

Forgot about this post. I'm still looking. 

 

Should I get a camera with 30-50x zoom or one that can change lens?



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Posted 17 March 2014 - 15:32

Get a dSLR!  Don't crap out on some silly little compact thing that within 6 months will leave you wishing you'd got a dSLR ;)



#5 Roger H.

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 16:57

You can get a cheaper DSLR for the long run but if you prefer something smaller then something like a Mirrorless camera might be a good side alternative.

 

http://www.bestbuy.c...e2-00004cf1f6d5

 

 

That one is supposedly good so maybe an option. You still have some of the DSLR features and you can swap lenses too.



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Posted 17 March 2014 - 20:57

Probably off budget but I'm currently in love with the SONY DSC-RX100. Amazing compact camera.



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Posted 17 March 2014 - 20:59

Something something Micro 4/3s

 

The RX100 is something special though.



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 11:21

I'm looking at the  Canon EOS Rebel T3. comments?



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 11:51

Isn't that the same as the "bulky" Nikon D3200? :p

 

Good camera however if it falls into your pricing range.



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 11:59

max budget, though. :p



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 12:49

You can get a cheaper DSLR for the long run but if you prefer something smaller then something like a Mirrorless camera might be a good side alternative.

 

http://www.bestbuy.c...e2-00004cf1f6d5

 

 

That one is supposedly good so maybe an option. You still have some of the DSLR features and you can swap lenses too.

This seems to be a reasonable solution.



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 14:38

I found this: http://www.amazon.ca...d=A4HGVAOOP0HUN

 

Any thoughts?



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Posted 19 March 2014 - 13:34

I found this: http://www.amazon.ca...d=A4HGVAOOP0HUN

 

Any thoughts?

I think your better off buying this:

 

http://www.amazon.ca...on EOS Rebel T3

 

As usually all the accessories included are the lowest spectrum in terms of brand and quality.

 

Have you looked at other brands? on that budget? Mirrorless perhaps? There's sony, panasonic, olypus, nikon, etc.



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 13:49

What do you guys think of this mirrorless one?

http://www.bestbuy.c...12db54565c7en02



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 14:09

Get a cheap body DSLR, rebel will suffice, but why you prefer that over a Nikon DSLR labeling it as bulky is beyond me.  Don't buy it with all that crap, it's exactly that - crap.

 

It will come with a kit lens, which immediately will make your photos pop out much more than any little dinky toy.  Get yourself a filter for the end, mostly just to protect the lens.

 

Your next few purchases will be a prime lens and maybe something a bit beefier than the kit lens, but by no means necessary.