Which Camera kit to buy for 500-600 euros ?

1 year 4 months ago #623451 by -Harry Tsitsi
So I want to buy an entry level dslr . My budget is from 500-600 euros and i have some options . One of them is a nikon d5300 with a 18-55mm , a 55-200mm , a tripod and a case for 550 euros .

A nikon d3500 with a 18-55mm lene and a 70-300mm AF-P DX VR for 450 euros

Then both the canon 2000d (t7) and the 750d (t6i) cost 400 dollars , and i am thinking of buying a Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM for a total cost of 575 euros

Which one would you pick . Also is there a sensor difference between the 2000d and the 750d ? And what are the key differences between the d5300 and the d3500 (apart from the superior auto focusing system of the d5300)

thanks to anyone who answers


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1 year 4 months ago #623502 by garyrhook
They're all essentially the same, with various extras thrown in. The hard part is deciding on a system. You need to hold the cameras in your hand and use them first, to help you decide which is the right choice for you. There's more to it than price and name.

That said, buy the body, one kit lens (usually the 18-55), and stop there. Use the lens and figure out what you want to shoot, then buy a lens suited for that genre.


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1 year 4 months ago #623608 by -Harry Tsitsi
i have had some experience before with nikon camera . Every winter we go on vacation with my friend who has a a d3300 . I also have an oneplus 3 (smartphone) that has a pro mode that lets you control iso , shutter speed , white balance and focus so i know the basics of photography . From these limited experiences I can see myself being a landscape / portrait photographer and that is why i believe a telephoto lens might be a good investment. I dont care that much about the brand or the ecosystem , that i can get used to . I mainly want to know which one is "best". Also the ones without the telephoto lens cost 60 dollars less so there is no point getting the nikon with just the 18-55mm


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1 year 4 months ago #623611 by -Harry Tsitsi
However you do have a point. I wanted to buy an entry level canon 1300d a few years back but i chose to just keep "borrowing" my friend's so i can figure out what exactly i like . I have been using dslr cameras since 2015 (every winter that is) 


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1 year 4 months ago #623618 by garyrhook
Define "best"? That's a subjective assessment.

You might also consider used bodies, if that's an option for you.

As for lenses, I'd suggest you get the Nikon 18-200 (again, used). It's veriable aperture, but pretty good IQ, and very flexible. You'll cover all the ranges you mention, but with better quality.


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1 year 4 months ago #623641 by Ozzie_Traveller

garyrhook wrote: Define "best"? That's a subjective assessment.

You might also consider used bodies, if that's an option for you.

As for lenses, I'd suggest you get the Nikon 18-200 (again, used). It's veriable aperture, but pretty good IQ, and very flexible. You'll cover all the ranges you mention, but with better quality.


+1 here as well
Something like the above will give you heaps of flexibility for the 1001 subjects that might come your way, and you will be able to enjoy it all without the 'bother' of changing lenses.  Maybe after several years of use & experience you will then be in a better / more experienced position to decide whether your existing kit will do for the future, or whether you need to specialise via specific lenses for specific types of subjects

Hope this helps
Phil from the great land Downunder
www.flickr.com/photos/ozzie_traveller/sets/


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1 year 4 months ago #623644 by -Harry Tsitsi
The lens you mentioned costs 350$ used .. Generally where i live the used market is not that good .. Also yeah it is . But that does not mean we cant evaluate them . Also I was thinking of getting a mirrorless camera like the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II but i dont know whether it has worse quality over the DLSRs. 


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