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12-25-2012, 06:50 PM
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Camera Advise Needed

Looking to purchase a new DSLR Camera. Budgeting to spend no more than $650ish.

I am most likely going to be purchasing something from Costco.

I love photography but honestly don't know too much about Cameras.

These are the 4 I am looking at...any advise would be great:

http://www.costco.ca/Nikon-D5100-DSL...100007924.html

http://www.costco.ca/Sony-Alpha-A37-...100008392.html

http://www.costco.ca/Sony-Alpha-NEX-...100008570.html

http://www.costco.ca/Canon%C2%AE-EOS....10349222.html

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When buying into a camera, the mount is probably the most important factor IMO.

Unless you don't plan on buying any additional lenses, but additional lenses just add so much more flexibility (wide angles, macro, telephoto, faster glass, etc).

My recommendation would be the D5100, then the Canon T2i (the T3 is an ok camera, unless you really want the two lens kit), then the Sony's. Canon and Nikon are just going to have the most lenses available, new and used market.

BTW, I shoot with Pentax, which is a fine system, but you have to know it's strengths and weaknesses. It has sensor shake reduction, some models have weather sealing and big VF's, but the selection of lenses is weak, and the AF not as good as other companies. I like to shoot baseball, and it can be a challenge at times, but I have some nice lenses, and it's expensive to switch systems, but if I was starting out today, I'd go with Canon or Nikon.

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When buying into a camera, the mount is probably the most important factor IMO.

Unless you don't plan on buying any additional lenses, but additional lenses just add so much more flexibility (wide angles, macro, telephoto, faster glass, etc).

My recommendation would be the D5100, then the Canon T2i (the T3 is an ok camera, unless you really want the two lens kit), then the Sony's. Canon and Nikon are just going to have the most lenses available, new and used market.

BTW, I shoot with Pentax, which is a fine system, but you have to know it's strengths and weaknesses. It has sensor shake reduction, some models have weather sealing and big VF's, but the selection of lenses is weak, and the AF not as good as other companies. I like to shoot baseball, and it can be a challenge at times, but I have some nice lenses, and it's expensive to switch systems, but if I was starting out today, I'd go with Canon or Nikon.
Thanks for your advice.

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