Best dslr camera for beginners?

5 years 2 months ago #528788 by James F
So I got asked today which was the best dslr camera for beginners if no budget was set.  Well then they quickly clarified under $1000 for body only.  I shared with them that creates a big gap.  

I ended up recommending the Nikon D7300.  What would you have said? 


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5 years 2 months ago #528802 by KCook
Panasonic G85. Which only looks like a DSLR, actually has an EVF. Most beginners asking about their first DSLR are unaware of the mirrorless alternatives.

Kelly Cook

Canon 50D, Olympus PL2
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5 years 2 months ago #528841 by Ted Baker
Have them look at the Canon Rebel series or Nikon D3300


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5 years 2 months ago #528850 by Nancy Hait
You can get a new Nikon D3400 for $399.  And that includes 18-55mm kit lens.  That would make a great DSLR camera for beginner.  


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5 years 2 months ago #528867 by PhotoViking
My answer would be something like: "One that they can handle and feel comfortable with". Although I am Canon myself I would recommend they visit a good retailer and look at different makes. It has to feel right/good, they have to come to terms with the menus etc.

Festina lente!
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5 years 2 months ago #528871 by Camera Diva
Sony a6000, I know that's not a DSLR, but it's a great camera.  

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5 years 2 months ago #528900 by EOS_Fan
canon t6i is a great camera 


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5 years 2 months ago #528981 by Jessa Layton
$1000 for body only will buy a camera that is far from being something for a beginner.  For that much, you can get a EX (excellent condition) Nikon D700 or Canon 5D Mark II from KEH


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5 years 2 months ago #529002 by Rob Conley
D3400 or Rebel 


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5 years 2 months ago #529013 by Shadowfixer1
The best one is the one that feels the best when they hold it. They also need to like how it operates when it comes to making adjustments and menu diving. Almost any camera today has enough image quality for whatever you want to do. The main thing to consider is the lens availability. Pick the lens system and then pick the body.

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5 years 2 months ago #529172 by Wyrick Photography

Ted Baker wrote: Have them look at the Canon Rebel series or Nikon D3300



:agree:  good picks  

Canon 5d Mark II • Canon 24-105mm F/4.0 • Canon 135mm F/2.0 • Canon 50mm F/1.8 • Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 • Canon 580ex ii
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5 years 2 months ago #529194 by Screamin Scott
"Best"is very subjective. What's "best" in my book may not be for another person. They need to learn more about photography before buying a camera...

Scott Ditzel Photography

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5 years 2 months ago #529256 by Nicole Michelsen
:agree:    now would you recommend buying used for getting stated? 


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5 years 2 months ago #529260 by Screamin Scott
Used, or better yet, refurbished, is a good way to keep costs down once you settle on a model. KEH will give you a 6 month warranty on their used models.

Scott Ditzel Photography

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5 years 2 months ago #529307 by Fess Walker
D3300 


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