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DSLR’s…which one to buy?

I know this is something you all are interested in hearing about.  ;)  There are SOOOO many DSLRs out there…where do I even begin?  Well, for me, the biggest thing is narrowing your search.  Some things to consider:

1.  Choose a company that is known for quality…enough said. ;)

2.  Choose a company that has been around for a long time…Canon and Nikon have been around forever.  They were known for their film cameras and now they are known for their digital cameras.  As you will soon see, I am partial to Canon and Nikon.  We shot Nikon in the film days and began our digital days with them.  From there, we moved over to Canon.  They are both respectable companies known for their cameras.

3.  Choose a company that has a successful line of professional gear- Cameras go up in stages…you have your basic point and shoot all the way up to your high ranking professional cameras.  Companies who are known for their professional gear probably have a good feel for their point-n-shoots and basic DSLRs.

4.  Price…this is a big one.  If you go too inexpensive, then you find that you will have more issues with ease, comfort and overall quality.  However, if you go too expensive then you may be working with a camera that frustrates you because of the million+ options you have to choose from and you find yourself going back to your point-n-shoot because it’s easier.  Finding a good in-between is ideal.

My recommendations…remember-this is what I would do.  You still may want to seek out other options.  This is only a matter of personal opinion.

CANON EOS Rebel XSi-Lots of good in this camera…

12.2 megapixel-good for printing larger prints

3.5 frames per second-good for being able to hold your shutter down and get numerous shots of a particular moment (sports, fast moving toddlers)

ISO 1600-good for low-light situations, sporting events with lots of action

Integrated cleaning system-moms are hard on their cameras.  This helps prevent some of the dust that can get into your camera.  I would still recommend sending your camera in to be cleaned once every 1-2 years.  This will extend the years you have with your camera.

For more information, click the Canon link above.  They have a review section on the Rebel.  Just remember you have to take reviews with a grain of salt.  Some people have nothing else better to do and others actually have some good insight.

The Canon EOS Rebel XS was the camera just before the XSi.  It is still an excellent camera and it’s a bit cheaper.  Instead of 12 megapixels it has 10 and instead of 3.5 fps it has 3 fps.  Either of these cameras would be awesome…all a matter of preference.

Nikon D3000 SLR Camera-Another quality camera…

10.2 megapixel-still good for printing larger prints

3 frames per second-good for being able to hold your shutter down and get numerous shots of a particular moment (sports, fast moving toddlers;)

ISO 1600-good for low-light situations, sporting events with lots of action

Self Cleaning Sensor-moms are hard on their cameras.  This helps prevent some of the dust that can get into your camera.  I would still recommend sending your camera in to be cleaned once every 1-2 years.  This will extend the years you have with your camera.

For more information, click the Canon link above.  They have a review section on the Rebel.  Just remember you have to take reviews with a grain of salt.  Some people have nothing else better to do and others actually have some good insight.

So, which one do you choose?  Think long term in regards to purchasing new lenses.  You can buy name brand or buy generic (Tamron, Sigma).  Both Canon and Nikon allow for some generic lenses to be used.  By generic, I mean, a third party company that offers lenses that are generally cheaper and get the job done.  However, upgrading camera bodies in the future means the lenses you have now will still work in then.  Most Canon lenses work on most Canon bodies (professional and basic DSLR).  The same holds true with Nikon.

For me, if I didn’t already have a line-up of Canon gear ;), I would probably go by cost or pay a bit more and get a little more bang for my buck.  These 3 cameras are all very similar, very competitive with their pricing, and include the 18-55mm lens.  I have heard many positives for all of them…just a matter of preference. ;)

Hopefully, this helps in regards to getting some insight about DSLR cameras.

Please let me know what else you would like to hear about.  I have my own list of ideas, but would love to hear from you.  Feel free to send me an email or contact me.  Have an awesome day!

Michelle Parrott - Hi! I have seen some of your camera work on Shelly Valentine-McCrady’s page. Her and I went to college together and she directed me to this site to get some information on DSLR’s. I have been debating whether or not to invest in one as I LOVE to take photos. We currently own a Fuji Finepix s5200 and a point and shoot – sony something. lol. They are great cameras but I feel like an SLR will give me a much better quality. My husband is hesitant because of the cost we would be shelling out, and says that I have to show proof that it’s “worth it”; so this is my attempt to get as much information as possible to decide whether or not it is worth getting.
Oh – the majority of the pictures I take are of our son, and will be of our soon to be son. We will also be moving to England in the fall and I know we’ll be doing lots of traveling overseas. (just more reasons to take lots of pictures!)
Thank you in advance for your help!!!

Michelle :) June 14, 2010 – 11:08 pm

Jan Adams - Thank you Mel! That was very helpful. I enjoy your website very much and would love to take some classes from you.February 24, 2010 – 8:19 pm

Mel - Wow! This is a long post everyone! Pardon my wordiness… I guess I had a lot to say… ;) February 24, 2010 – 12:45 pm

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