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Old 11-22-2012, 10:57 PM
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Anyway, I'm looking to get a nicer camera pretty soon and was wondering what everyone here had. So many of you take such amazing pictures, and I'm just not impressed with my current (I think) 4-year-old point and shoot. I'm looking for something that won't make everything I take indoors look really weird, and something that can maybe actually capture some doggy action shots. Video isn't super important right now as I don't mind using my current camera for video, so it's more about the stills at this point.

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Old 11-22-2012, 10:59 PM
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There are loooots of choices on the market but I recommend a DSLR for sure.

Do you have a budget range? Brand you like? If you do, I can tell you which models would be the best.
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I have a Canon 5D MarkII, at this level though it's far more about the glass than the body.
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:05 PM
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Well I'd like to keep it under $1000, and obviously as low as possible hahaha. I've always been a Canon fan, but I wouldn't object to going to another brand for the right camera.
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:06 PM
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I have a Canon 5D MarkII, at this level though it's far more about the glass than the body.
Oh jeez that's an expensive camera LOL. I really know nothing about this stuff, except that I am not happy with my current one.
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Do you want to learn how to use and maximize manual mode or do you just want a camera with good auto settings? DSLRs are great, but there is a learning curve and they aren't always the easiest to just pick up and go with since they have interchangable lenses. The P&Ss on the market these days are amazing, but don't have the flexibility of a DSLR with said interchangable lenses.
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Oh jeez that's an expensive camera LOL. I really know nothing about this stuff, except that I am not happy with my current one.
lol yeah but until I moved I worked as a professional so it went with the territory. I love it but I'm considering a nice interchangeable lens p&s for ease actually, hello carpal tunnel, this **** gets heavy over time.
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Do you want to learn how to use and maximize manual mode or do you just want a camera with good auto settings? DSLRs are great, but there is a learning curve and they aren't always the easiest to just pick up and go with since they have interchangable lenses. The P&Ss on the market these days are amazing, but don't have the flexibility of a DSLR with said interchangable lenses.
I would be fine with learning how to use something for sure. As of right now, I don't know much, but I have no problem working it out for a bit while I get used to something new.

I'm really just afraid that I will end up with another P&S that I don't like, while I could have put that money towards something better, KWIM?
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lol yeah but until I moved I worked as a professional so it went with the territory. I love it but I'm considering a nice interchangeable lens p&s for ease actually, hello carpal tunnel, this **** gets heavy over time.
Well, I love your photos and can see why you are considered a pro for sure!!! Is there anything out there in a P&S that you would consider decent?

I'm just trying to get every bit of info I can so that I can make an informed decision.
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Wow with that budget there's a loooot of choices...

In terms of Canon, if you want brand new, T3i is a great one. For 700-800 you can get it with 2 lenses right now, especially because it's black friday sale!

T2i is fine too, same image quality, older camera.

In terms of Nikon the D5100 is a great buy. Price dropped a lot since a newer one is announced but this camera is amazing in low light.

Also a D7000 might be an option, little bigger, better build. Costs a bit more, you won't be able to get a 2nd lens included in the 1000. I'm actually selling a D7000, shoot me a message if you want to know more.

Then there are loooots of options if you want to look at used cameras. I don't know if you're looking for brand new or not.
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