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    I don't have a camera and take all photos on my Iphone The poor quality is starting to annoy me...DS is blurry in most photos because he moves too quickly for it and not a lot turn out well. I really enjoy taking photos but I kind of need a camera to do that

    I have spoken with a couple of people and they mentioned a DSLR type of camera? (or was it SLR?). Nikon? Canon?

    Can anyone recommend a GOOD camera? I don't need an amazing, top of the range one, but I don't want a shyte one either.

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    I have a DSLR (SLR is the same thing, the D stands for digital), it's bottom end for a DSLR and cost DH $600-$700ish with two lenses included. It's the Canon 550D and apparently they're even cheaper now.

    It's great for what I need it for: taking photos of my children and the occasional interesting photo, plus learning how to get more out of it has been easy and fun.

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    When we were looking for a camera the sales rep said any SLR camera no matter the price is better than the most expensive of the digital range.
    We bought a nikon D3100 and love it

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    Entry level dslr with a twin lens kit would suit perfectly, what will be a big change is lugging it around with you compared to camera phone which u can put in a pocket.

    Im a canon girl, so i'd agree with blissedouts reccomendation with the 550D.

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    I've just seen the announcement of the new entry level Pentax. Fully weather sealed, and much better specs than my k-7.
    If I was looking to buy I'd probably hold out for that, but I do love my Pentax

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    I have an older model DSLR (Digital single lens reflex) a Canon 450D and it suits me fine. I got a twin lens kit and I wish I'd done some more research and bought a better lense. I use my nifty fifty all the time.

    I do think they (DSLR's) are much of a muchness if you're using them on an auto setting.

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    Thanks for the recommendations!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiamondEyes View Post
    Entry level dslr with a twin lens kit would suit perfectly, what will be a big change is lugging it around with you compared to camera phone which u can put in a pocket.

    Im a canon girl, so i'd agree with blissedouts reccomendation with the 550D.
    Totally agree!! Canon all the way.

    Though I will say if you're not into learning more about photography etc buying a DSLR might be a waste. There are a lot of great compact cameras on the market that take awesome pics and are small enough to fit in handbag etc. look for high number megapixels and a good metering system. In addition to my DSLR I have a compact in my handbag to take random pics when I want to.

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    Eeeek canon!! No...Nikon for sure!
    The best entry level DSLR is the D5100. Or even a nikon 1. DH has a LOT of cameras most are nikons the only ones that aren't are his vintage collectables.

    Normally I'd say Canon are pretty good too but they have released a shocking 2012 camera range.


 

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