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1. Panasonic Lumix G7 4K Digital Camera, with Lumix G VARIO 14-42mm Mega O.I.S. Lens, 16 Megapixel Mirrorless Camera, 3-Inch LCD, DMC-G7KK (Black)

Panasonic Lumix G7 4K Digital Camera, with Lumix G VARIO 14-42mm Mega O.I.S. Lens, 16 Megapixel Mirrorless Camera, 3-Inch LCD, DMC-G7KK (Black)
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  • Professional photo and video: Performance: 16 megapixel micro four thirds sensor with no low pass filter to confidently capture sharp images with a high dynamic range and artifact free performance; Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11b/g/n, 2412 MHz, 2462 MHz (1 11 ch), Wi Fi / WPA / WPA2, Infrastructure mode
  • 4K video Capture: 4K QFHD video recording (3840 x 2160) with 3 unique 4K ultra HD video pause and save 4K photo modes extracts individual high resolution Photos from 4K ultra HD video filmed at 30 frames per second to capture split second moments
  • Intuitive Controls: Easily control aperture and shutter settings with the front and rear dials while making White balance and ISO adjustments on the fly; Assign favorite settings to any of the six function buttons (six on body, five on menu)
  • High Resolution Viewfinder and LCD Display: High resolution (2,360K dot) OLED live view finder and rear touch Enabled 3 inch tilt/swivel LCD display (1,040 dot) are clear even in bright sunlight. Diagonal Angle of View: 75°(W)29°(T)
  • Connectivity and Ports: 3.5 millimeter external mic port, 2.5 millimeter remote port, USB 2.0 and micro HDMI Type D; Compatible with newer BUS Class UHS I/UHS II SDXC/SDHC SD cards capable of storing high resolution 4K videos
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u/MegsHusband16 · 1 pointr/Cameras

I fell in love with photography the exact same way! Started with my first iPhone which was a 5s and I was in love hah! Eventually decided to buy a canon rebel T3i. A few photographer friends of mine all suggested this camera and it was a GOOD buy! I had it for at least a year before I upgraded to a canon 7D. To this day I still use the T3i alongside my 7D.
Though the T3i is a discontinued camera you can sill buy it on amazon or eBay for pretty cheap along with a kit lens that will be enough to get you started.

I STRONGLY recommend buying something used! Especially for your first camera. Cameras and lenses hold their value and quality for YEARS so there is usually no worry when buying a body used in good quality. Both my T3i and 7D, along with almost all my lenses including my L series lens I got all used! No problems whatsoever.
This is a Canon Rebel T5i it’s an upgraded version from the T3i, which is discontinued and pretty old at this point. The T5i will be a GREAT starter camera! It’s a little out of your budget brand new but scroll down and click USED to see many other used options all within your budget. Select one that’s “very good” or “like new” and you’ll have no problem! Along with the 18-55mm kit lens that comes with you’ll want to purchase one more lens.. the Canon 50mm f1.8 aka ‘nifty fifty’. This is the suggested first lens purchase by thousands. Literally ask a thousand photographers what’s the first lens you should buy and that’s what they’ll tell you the nifty fifty! And it’s only $125 brand new! (The only lens I’ve bought new), though you can get it cheaper for used.

This is a phenomenal professional grade starter DSLR that will last you years! And I promise oh won’t be disappointed with it.

Finally you’ll want to invest in an Adobe Lightroom subscription. For $10/Mo you can get both Lightroom and Photoshop. Lightroom will be your hub for organizing photos as well as editing them. The program is super powerful and can be a bit tedious to learn, but follow some YouTube videos and tutorials like some from Anthony Morganti and you will learn quick! I’ve watched almost all of his videos (there’s hundreds) and every video I learn something new!

Best of luck to you and I’m excited for you to get started in such a great hobby!


edit: oh BTW! Once you get a DSLR you will have total control over all settings in your camera, which you probably didn’t have before on your phone. So the first step with a DSLR is learning how Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO interact with each other. This is how you can get those awesome short depth of field shots you mentioned with the background blurry and bokeh’d. this is a great video to help understand the “focus triangle” and learn how those 3 settings interact with each other! That’s also another great tutorial YouTube channel so I suggest subscribing to them and watching some other of their videos as well.

another edit: btw the 750D you mentioned is a newer version of the T5i. 750D is called the T6i in America, also another great option! I didn’t suggest it because it’s a bit out of tour budget but again I’m sure you can find it used in your budget! If the T6i fits your budget then definitely opt for that option as it’s newer and has a few more features upgraded features, but the T5i is great as well!

u/Liquid_Fire_YT · 2 pointsr/Filmmakers

I'll let someone with more experience in those matters answer the first 2 questions, but I think I can really help you with the third question.

If you don't yet have a camera, I would recommend getting one and spending a few weeks getting really familiar with the manual controls and the exposure triangle. Start by filming everything in sight (Nature, People, Cars going by on the road, etc.) and also watching tons of tutorials about exposure / framing / editing / color grading / etc. on Youtube before attempting to shoot anything with a narrative. This is just my personal opinion, and I'm sure some people will disagree with me, but I've found that process worked for me to get the basics down rock solid so when I wanted to shoot my first 2 minute no budget short film with a narrative, I had a much better idea about what to do with Audio / Lights / Framing and was able to pull it off much better because I knew what I was capable of with the Camera. This is just my 2 cents, feel free to jump head first into making a short film first if that's what you are set on.

Here are a few good tutorial videos:

Exposure:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8T94sdiNjc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAt4315-uH4

Lighting:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_Sov3xmgwg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqeCHzk2RdA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVIbirzZn0M

Recording Audio:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAb-hV2uBj4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9cP1WHL0Zo

There are plenty of other amazing tutorials on youtube and all over the internet. If you have any questions about filmmaking, chances are there is a detailed youtube video explaining it.

As for the Camera itself, I would highly, HIGHLY recommend the Panasonic G7 Mirrorless camera. You can find it here on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/PANASONIC-Mirrorless-14-42mm-Megapixels-DMC-G7KK/dp/B00X409PQS/

I currently use it as a beater camera to shoot Youtube with, but that doesn't mean it's a bad camera at all. It's actually a really amazing little device. It is an amazingly sharp and versatile little camera that packs way more punch than a camera of its size should be able to. It shoots extremely crisp 4K video at 100Mbps, and the little lens it comes with is amazing for an included kit lens. Even if you don't have a 4K monitor or plan on delivering content in 4K, it still really helps due to the increased bitrate of the files and the increased clarity and sharpness of 4K video, so when you downsize it to 1080p, it can look really, really good.

Here is the pansonic G7 operating at its very best:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sf4skunfRv4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cXwpckBMBg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jHsXSV-FCk


I would probably recommend not getting a consumer camcorder like the one you posted, due to its fixed non removable lens and possible lack of critical manual controls, but I've never used that camera so I can't speak more than that. In my opinion it would be better to go for a real DSLR or Mirrorless camera for film making instead of a consumer camcorder. I haven't used any of the Canon DSLR cameras for filmmaking, but I'm sure any highly rated ones on Amazon or BHPhotoVideo are just fine.

u/circlenone · 1 pointr/photography

Hello /r/photography !

First time poster here. I'm sure you guys get a lot of posts like these here, so sorry for that. I'm very seriously considering purchasing my first camera over the holiday season, perhaps like a Christmas present to myself. I've always been interested in photography, took a few classes in HS/college, but I've never actually owned a camera before.

I'm actually a retail associate at a store with a sizable DI department and I've found myself hanging around there checking out some cameras and lenses during my lunch breaks recently. I've been doing what research and reading I can but as a potential new photographer its a bit overwhelming to start. Even some of the menus and settings on the DSLRs are confusing.

Anyway. Right now I'm eyeing the Sony a6000 as my gateway into the world of photography. I've picked up and held most of the cameras in our shop and I definitely appreciate the smaller compact design of a mirrorless versus the traditional DSLRs. I'm sure I would be fine with a DSLR and in the end the lenses will be the same size but I would prefer a mirrorless, I think. At this point, my major reservation with the a6000 is what I've read about the E mount lens selection being quite small.

From what I understand Sony is still adding to this lineup but there is a much smaller selection of compatible or native lenses for the E mount series compared to, say, Canon or Nikon. I'm wondering if this might be a reason to consider going with a different camera. I checked out the EOS M3 as well, which I believe is a similar price/specs to the a6000 but I think I would prefer to have the EVF the Sony has. However, I'm assuming the M3 has a much larger selection of compatible lenses.

For what its worth, we have a bundle similar to this in my store https://www.amazon.com/Sony-ILCE6000YB-Mirrorless-Digital-55-210mm/dp/B00NO1T55I which also includes a 50mm prime (I believe its this one https://www.amazon.com/Sony-50mm-Mid-Range-Mount-Cameras/dp/B005NX7HY6 ) open boxed for $599 on the tag, and could possibly get it cheaper. I'm not sure if an open box item qualifies (I would have to ask) but I do also have access to Sony's Premier Rewards program which I could get up to a 40% rebate on the a6000.

However, for the sake of finding some alternatives to look into, lets say my budget is about.. $700 USD before taxes. Could possibly flex it to $800. I can probably get similar accomodations on most brand of cameras and lenses that my store carries. For me, this would be a very large purchase and I want to make sure I get the best fit and I would probably be using this camera for at least 5 years and adding lenses/accessories as I go.

What are some good alternatives to the a6000 in this price range? I'd prefer mirrorless if possible but I'm not totally opposed to a standard DSLR. I like the manual controls (was considering a5100 originally) on the a6000 even though I don't know what most of them do. Prefer to have a viewfinder. APS-C sensor.. not convinced on m43.

My endgoal is to be shooting macro but at this time I don't think I can afford the investment into a 90 or 100mm macro lens as a total beginner photographer. Mostly interested in doing flowers/mushrooms and inanimate objects but being able to shoot small creatures would be cool. Was considering tubes or maybe a reversal ring in the meantime. Also interested in general nature/city photography.

Any suggestions you guys might have would be great. So far the a6000 seems like the best fit for me but I want to explore all my options before making any purchase. Sorry for the long post. Cheers!

u/eskachig · 1 pointr/Cameras

Way back when I first started, my fingers liked Canons more too - which is why I have them now. This is the biggest decision really, you can easily get a new body, but switching systems is tough. That said, there is really no wrong choice here. Certainly, I have no regrets.

The 70D is seriously sweet. It's a little cheaper on Amazon but not by much. If you want to go with a cheaper body that is also awesome try looking at a 7D - it's about half the price on Amazon. You go back a generation in sensor tech (not a huge deal at all imo) and lose the fold out screen - but you keep the great AF system and get a magnesium and weather sealed body with a bigger viewfinder. If your hands liked the 70D, they just might like 7D even more, and you'd save enough money to get a couple of primes.

https://www.amazon.com/Canon-Digital-Camera-discontinued-manufacturer/dp/B002NEGTTW/

I am a little hesitant about the superzoom. It's an enormous range, and not especially fast. But that seems like a decent price, and certainly a good way to test out a lot of focal lengths. A whole lot of focal lengths. It's not a good lens for someone like me who likes a lot of bokeh and tends to shoot indoors - for boudoir, portraiture, etc I'd recommend something faster without the super-tele end, perhaps like my Tamron. But if you're shooting outdoors in strong light, I suspect it would do really well with obviously enormous focal flexibility. And hell, you're buying it used, can always resell for roughly the same.

An awesome EF-S lens is the pancake 35mm equivalent, turns your DSLR into a great portable X100-sorta :) Awesome for street photography, shooting people indoors, hiking, etc. This one's a Canon luxury, Nikon doesn't seem to have any good pancakes available.

https://www.amazon.com/Canon-EF-S-24mm-2-8-Lens/dp/B00NI3BZ5K/

It's so cheap you actually don't save any money buying it used - one of the only times I'll say that :)

In general, I'd get EF lenses where possible over EF-S, in case you want to jump to full frame later - but the cheap superzoom and the pancake are good EF-S lenses to have.

u/HybridCamRev · 2 pointsr/videography

Hi /u/Noray - I shoot with the GH4 and the BMPCC and they are both great doc cameras - but neither is very good in low light - nor do they have IBIS. For documentary cameras below $2000, the two best options are:

Option One

if budget permits, the [new Panasonic GH5 ($1997.99 - shipping in March)] (https://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-DC-GH5KBODY-Mirrorless-Camera-Bluetooth/dp/B01MZ3LQQ5//ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=battleforthew-20) may be what you're looking for. It would be a better travel, interview and documentary camera than any of the alternatives on your list.

This camera outperforms the GH4 (or the G85) in low light - plus it has IBIS (a feature the GH4 lacks).

The GH5 also records internally to a highly gradable 10-bit 4:2:2 codec that will give you more freedom in post than the other cameras on your list (except the BMPCC) - and it has manual controls for ISO, white balance, +/- exposure and 5 programmable function buttons for aperture, shutter or any other function you would like.

With a [$94.99 Nikon G to micro 4/3 focal/reducer adapter] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CDBZ7AW//ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=battleforthew-20), you can use your 18-55 kit lens while you save up for better glass.

Here are a few examples of what it can do from pre-production cameras:

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/teenagers

Hey man, last I checked I was the only videographer here so feel free to ask me anything and everything you need to know about videography and also feel free to pm me if you want to see some of my work.

it's very hard to give you a good recommendation for what camera you want with this little information. Mostly because I can recommend you a crappy camera or a good camera or a really good and the price will be the main determining factor. Right off the bat, I can recommend the Panasonic G7 for you as it currently stands as the best bang for your buck video camera out there. (Bummer, just checked and it's not on sale rn, best price is $300 cheaper, $200 cheaper is really common) However, there certainly could be reasons for you to not get the G7, but you would need to elaborate for me to know. Things like brand preference, current knowledge, budget, ease of use wanted, and a whole bunch more things. I will tell you that if you live in the US, Amazon.com or B&H Photo are your best options for buying gear.

Lights really depend on where you're shooting, but it would make things way easier just to not deal with them yet. If needed for artistic ways, you could just use an iphone light or normal flashlight.

The proper term is lav mic, lavalier mic, or lapel mic. They look like this and you should keep in mind that some people don't like the look of a lav mic in the video. There's two types, wired and wireless. Wireless costs like $400+ for just one. Wired ones mean that you either need to plug it into your phone, an audio recorder, or the camera. imo you'll probably want to go with an on camera mic like most youtubers do, but you're gonna need to elaborate on what videos you're making and how you're gonna use your camera.

Green screen is good and easy, the key comes to using the footage properly. In order to fully utilize a green screen's capabilities, you will want to learn how to do chroma keying in Adobe After Effects like I've done in one of my videos. None the less, you can still use a green screen the easy way with iMovie, FCPX, or Premiere.

The only other thing I can currently think of would be a tripod, which you in theory can totally get away with just using a cheap ass $20 tripod, but it won't be the most secure thing and you'll definitely not want to use it to pan or tilt. (You should learn those terms too, just cuz)

If you have an questions, feel free to hmu.

u/BAStartGaming · 5 pointsr/letsplay

Hey Crimson! I have a pretty good amount of experience with camera work for my gaming videos!


I'm not sure what your budget looks like, so I'll start with the cheapest solutions first.


I would suggest the most easily obtainable camera for live action stuff would be just to simply use your smart phone! For example, the iPhone camera shoots with a Sony CMOS sensor in full HD! Just make sure you stabilize it on a tripod or flat surface because the auto image stabilizer is pretty terrible at times. Secondly, if you do choose this option, I would highly recommend using a different audio source. Smart phones traditionally don't always have the best audio recorders on board.


A web cam is probably your second best solution! Full HD cams can run about 50-100 bucks, but they usually get the job done. Though again, with all these recommendations, I'd suggest you use an alternative microphone for audio.


If your not willing to use cheaper alternatives like a smart phone or a webcam, then I think your best bet would be the GoPro. These products are massively popular for a reason; they can provide BEAUTIFUL footage if used correctly. You can probably find one of these bad boys USED for under 200 on craigslist. For the relatively small price tag, this is one of the best all purpose cameras on the market.


Finally, if you have a decent budget at your disposal, I'd suggest the T3i. If you only plan on using this camera for rare occasions, then I'd advise against purchasing it. However, if your hoping your channel would rely heavily on live action content, then this is it. This is your solution! It might end up running you a little over 500 bucks, but this is the camera a majority of youtube creators have been using. There is a slight learning curve, but when you get the hang of it, your videos will look fantastic.


Like I said though, never use the on board audio recorders these solutions provide for you. Buy a separate microphone if quality is a big concern for you in your videos!

u/jam6618 · 4 pointsr/videography

u/pastramiswissrye is totally right in that lights, sound, lenses, and media are all more important than the best camera.

My personal favorite camera in that price range is the Panasonic G7 and a good 12-35 lens. The G7 is like the little brother to the GH4 as it does 4k and just is missing some of the more pro features and is $600 for the camera. The lens is another $600 but you could just use the kit lens and upgrade your lens later.

Continuing with what Pastrami said, you should have good audio, lights, and media storage, in addition to the camera and lens. For audio, the rode videomic pro is a good all-around shotgun mic that you can put on a boom pole for good short film on location sound, however you will need someone to help hold your boom pole.

For lights, a good reflector will help you use the sun as a light when shooting outside on location for a short film. If you are in a studio, this four socket CFL light kit will go a long way to help. I personally use one of them and they are great for the price. Just pop in four cfl bulbs and you are good to go. If you would prefer LED lights which are smaller and don't heat up as much, but are pricer, you can get this LED studio light kit.

On the media storage side of things, you are going to want to pick up a few of these 64GB U3 SD cards for use with your G7 or any other new camera you get. Especially if you plan on shooting in 4K.

If you are going to shoot in 4K, your file sizes are going to go way up and you are definitely going to need to get more hard drive space on your computer. You may even have to upgrade your computer to handle 4K video editing. It all depends on what you have and what you want to do.

On the editing side, I personally use Final Cut Pro X on my Mac. It is $300 but a great piece of editing software, used by pros. If you are on a mac but don't want to spend money, just use iMovie, it will probably do what you need it to do unless you edit in 4K. On the windows side, some people use sony vegas, some people use AVID, some people use premiere pro, there is a bunch of them out there and you kind of just have to choose one. (I have never used any of them)

Like he said, there is no canon r6i. I assume you mean T6i, but you still need to do some more research. I hope this helps!

u/kelsor815 · 3 pointsr/Filmmakers

Not an expert either, but I'll give suggestions anyhow.

Camera: I currently have a T2i, it does everything I'd ever want when it comes to that "line" of Canons. The T3i and T4i don't seem that worth it for an upgrade to me. The hardware is the same, and I don't NEED a swivel screen, or touch screen. You may be different, so keep that in mind. That all being said, the T3i body is a good deal.

Lens - I don't personally use this, but I've heard nothing but good from it. Not much more to say I guess. If you want a zoom lens for more versatility during these shows, but it's all relative. I get by at the moment with a nifty 50mm.

Memory Card- I have the 16 gig version of this, and it's been reliable so far.

Audio Recorder- This is where there may be controversy. Most, if not all, people on this subreddit, suggest the Zoom recorder. Its more expensive, so it's up to you. Based on reviews, they are basically the same.

Microphone- Not sure if you WANT this. It depends on what "live audio" you want to record. If its a loud concert, getting audio to sound good will be extremely difficult. The loud volumes, and usually boosted lows, don't make for the best sounding live recording. Recording off a mic isn't the best in any live situation in a venue anyway. If this is the only thing you'd use a mic for, then I may hold back if I were you, if you know you can get a direct line-in to your Tascam recorder. That is the best solution. If not, the mic is great and I recommend it.

Rig Setup- Might want to make a PVC stabilizer, but try and make it look as classy as possible, to look professional (Is that possible with PVC?) If you want to record your Mic audio to your recorder, you'll need this and this to let the DSLR hold both at the same time. You'll need a couple quarter inch converters too. Maybe an XLR as well, if you want to get direct audio feed from whatever the venue is playing.

I think I typed enough. And I probably forgot about something. Anyway, try and make sense of my wall of text, hope it helps.

Edit: Forgot to say, this'll add up to about $1450 if I did my math right. Not including shipping and stuff.

u/therealamberrose · 1 pointr/infertility
Some of them were my phone, but the better ones (haha) were taken on a Sony a5100. It's compact and good if you're getting into photography a bit to start with. There are many similar cameras around now, but my husband did tons of research and chose this one (I'd need him to give the reasons why, but its been great!)

He gave it to me for my birthday in March 2015 and I've loved it so far...small enough to go in my purse and take out at bars/events...but great for trips and these landscape type photos. Good quality from its auto settings, but numerous capabilities for changing the settings when needed for a more manual experience. And interchangeable lens capabilities. A fun flip screen for selfies. :) And wifi capabilities to send pics straight to your phone/other device for quick sharing! Oh and it takes video.

It does not have a viewfinder, which is hard/not great for some types of photography.

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u/SLV1430 · 2 pointsr/photography

Hello all, Need equipment advice on what to purchase URGENTLY

Requirements: Photos for Website and Print for local magazine start up.
Budget: $500 - $800
Preferably from Amazon as we have an Amazon credit card which will enable us to finance. We will use this subreddits affiliate link!

Background/Why we need:
So while the magazine will have dedicated photographers on staff eventually or hired for certain events, to start up me and my business partner need a DSLR to get us started. Although we will eventually have more experienced photographers on board who will have lots of equipment, we still want something that will grow with us, not something too outdated. Video is not a huge concern for us as we have a 4k camcorder. However we will use the DSLR for some limited video shooting. To ensure there isn't glaring differences if we were doing a two camera shoot, SD video will probably not work.

Experience:
I have taken some college level photography classes, but it was a while ago and I have forgotten most of it. We are both quick learners though but "auto focus" and different "camera modes" will be a must.

Needs/what will be shooting:
Lots of "around town" photo shooting in a sunny beach town.
The ability to shoot sports/fast moving images (i know lenses play into this)
standard photography of people we feature in stories
low light environments (we will be shooting a lot of different things in night, so a built in flash/low light capability will be big)

We would like to find a bundle package that includes at least a two lenses. Please keep this in mind.

While most of it will be going online, we need quality good enough for print (non glossy newspaper)

So that's our needs. Please please offer us some help as we have interviews with some people we are featuring starting next week and we also have some stories that require us to compile some general photos of the area we are writing about.

Please let us know what would be best for us to get, remember we want something that will last and grow with us.
What we have looked at so far: although it's all Canon that we are linking, its purely what we have looked at on amazon so far, we are in no way saying we only want canon suggestions

Canon T5i 18-55mm IS STM Lens + Kit Includes, 58mm HD Wide Angle Lens + 2.2x Telephoto Lens + 2Pcs 32GB Commander Card + Battery Grip + Extra Battery + Backpack Case
link here


Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR CMOS Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens Bundle (from canon so I imagine all bundle equipment is quality.
link here


Canon T6I EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens + Slave Flash + 58mm Wide Angle and Telephoto Lenses + 32GB Deluxe Accessory Bundle (Are those extra lens' crap?)
link here


Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR Video Creator Kit with 18-55mm & 55-250mm Lens + 32GB Accessory Bundle - Another accesorry kit, but shockingly cheaper price for the t6i
link here


Canon EOS Rebel T6
DSLR Camera Bundle with Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens + Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens*

  • Now the second lens that this kit includes would be good for sports shots right?


    Another Rebel T6 This one with other bundles but what caught our eye is the wide angle lenses it includes, however are we right in thinking they are not official canon lenses?
    link here


    Please help us guys! We are needing to be able to start shooting photography for articles already being written and for interviews coming up next week!

    All help will be greatly appreciated!
u/thesecretbarn · 5 pointsr/photography

I'm sure others will chime in with different suggestions, but here's how I would spend it:

Canon T3i, body only: http://amzn.com/B004M170YC

Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 lens: http://amzn.com/B0007YZLFS

It's a little over your budget, but not by much. If you're willing to spend a little more, I'd upgrade to a 60D. Eventually you'd come to appreciate the extra control dial and better autofocus. http://amzn.com/B0040JHVCC

The cheap kit lens that can come with cameras will produce acceptably sharp images, but will severely limit you in terms of your ability to get good photos indoors in less than perfect lighting. A good lens that opens up to at least f/2.8 is far more important than the camera body you choose- if you go Nikon or Pentax or Sony or whatever, try to budget in a nice bright lens. I have this Tamron, and I love it. It's very sharp, and is a fantastic deal.

Whatever camera you end up with, go jump on /r/PhotoClass2013 so you know what you're doing when your child shows up!

u/The_aquacats · 3 pointsr/DSLR

I'm a bit late, but I would go with The [Canon T5] (http://www.amazon.com/Canon-Rebel-EF-S-18-55mm-Digital/dp/B00IB1BTWI/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1459307464&sr=8-12&keywords=canon) as recommended by a few others in the comments. It's just the best deal for your price range, you'll also need to pick up a decent sized SD card. If she is new to DSLRs I would recommend sticking with the kit lens for now. Save whatever is left in your budget, and use it later down the road when she has a better feel for the camera. People often think buying great glass is the key to great photos. While it is part of the equation later on, a big portion of taking better photos in the beginning is having a good working knowledge of photography along with the camera you are shooting on. Youtube has a ton of reviews, and tutorials on the Canon T5, I would recommend checking some of those out before purchasing.

u/LukeOnTheBrightSide · 2 pointsr/photography

> I get 5% cash back on Amazon right now also for the next $700 I spend and 1% after that so seems like a good time to buy.

Yes, let the justification flow through you. That $35 you save sure beats the fact that it was $100 cheaper last Christmas. Although I'll give you that the Sony seems to be priced well.

Not that I didn't load up on some stupid shit this month, so I can't really knock you for that!

You've picked an interesting two cameras. The Pentax K2's are, supposedly, some of the most durable and weather-resistant DSLRs around. Sony, meanwhile, has some of the best tech - but isn't exactly known for durability. Choices, choices.

If durability is really important to you, and you like the Pentax, I'd go with that. If portability is needed, go with the Sony. Take a look at the lenses you'd most want (assuming you have enough experience to know) and price them out.

Sony is doing awesome, incredible things with their newest cameras... but the pace of improvement is so rapid, that it's hard to look at the couple years old model. Nowadays, the A9 and A7RIII seem to be just as good as DSLRs... but from what I understand, the A6000's era was still balancing pros and cons.

This sounds like I'm knocking Sony, but I really like them. Their image quality is just excellent, and there will be new lenses for the E-mount. That seems way more future-proof than the A mount, and probably even Pentax. It's just that for when these cameras started, if the smaller size isn't critical, I think the Pentax has fewer compromises and a few advantages.

u/Syfilms64 · 1 pointr/SmallYTChannel
  1. My channel/business is called Scrapyard Films. I primarily create video editing tutorials for Magix Vegas Pro but also sprinkle in other tutorials for various other programs. I also have sub categories for my channel including my Let's Play series called Scrapyard Plays which I'm just starting to take more seriously and I'm also going to be doing more game reviews in a category called Scrapyard Reviews (Only reviews 1 game so far). I've had this YouTube account since YouTube was created so I have a bunch of other random videos on there that I created over the past 10 years that don't fit in the niche I'm now focusing towards.


  2. Gear and stuff:
  1. I'm uploading consistent videos to a schedule (every Tuesday and Friday). I'm interactive with all my subscribers. I'm providing the highest quality Vegas Pro tutorials on YouTube. I'm hosting easily winnable, monthly giveaways. I'm trying my best to make you laugh when watching video game videos.


    YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/scrapyardfilms


    Thanks for doing this and sparking interest in people, allowing them to share their content!
u/dancemasterv · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. Technically, the most expensive thing on my list is an amazon gift card since it goes up to $2,000, but I think that's cheating lol. So the most expensive item on my list is a Nikon D5100 DLSR Camera .

  2. I want the camera since (like many others) I really enjoy photography and taking pictures. I don't have a camera atm except for my phone. Although the phone gets the job done, a nice camera would definitely be ideal.

  3. Yes, i'd be fine if I never got the camera. I'm a fairly simple man who believes that people don't need a lot of things. Heck, I don't feel I need anything on my wishlist at all, even the shampoo. They're all wants. I think it'd be great to have some of these things, and some may make everyday living much easier, but none of it is necessarily needed. I definitely want it, but I don't need it.

    Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds!
u/kingofnima · 1 pointr/AskPhotography

Just to compare, here is a selection from the Canon side of things with Amazon used prices:
Canon 7d - $990
Tamron 17-50 2.8 - $340
These two are a great basis to work off off and get you to $1330.

If you want to spend some more you could add the following:
Canon 50mm f/1.8 - 100
Canon Speedlite 430EX - 235

But to be honest, if your wife is just starting out and money is a bit tight, don't go out spending $900 or more on a body. As most people will tell you, picture quality is mostly due to lenses. Canon t3i, Canon t4i or 60D as well as Nikon 3200 and 5100 are all excellent bodies and have more than enough features to keep her happy. If you get either of those bodies and a decent 17-50mm lens as well as a 50mm prime she will have great tools to learn on with space to grow.

Just like daegon I would recommend to buy used. Most Photographers look out for their things quite well and most of these lenses and bodies are made at quite good quality levels. I hope this helps.

u/Ostomesto · 1 pointr/photography

I am a beginning photographer and have a question regarding returning my first camera.

Around Christmas time I purchased this Canon T6 package as my first camera. I have never owned a DSLR before but I am quite interested in photography.


I have now found this Nikon D3400 package for the same price. It is sold on Ebay by what seems to be a very reputable seller. Doing some research shows the D3400 to be slightly better overall than the T6. Better ISO range, larger sensor, higher resolution, more focal points, battery life, and so on.

Would it be worth it to go through the hassle of returning my Canon T6 and instead purchasing the Nikon D3400. Although it is sold on Ebay it seems like a much much better deal overall and would be the best use of my money as an introductory camera.


Any advice would be appreciated! Considering lenses, use, purpose, or anything else that comes to mind. Thank you!

u/CallMeByYourDogsName · 5 pointsr/videography

I’m gonna go against the grain here and say that there are plenty of cameras you could’ve gotten that are better for video than the t7i. Not to say that you shouldn’t have bought it, but I will say that you should’ve done your homework. Don’t be spontaneous with your purchases. I did the same thing as you and bought a cheap camera, because I just wanted anything to get myself started.

Here’s a list of cameras I would buy before buying a t7i:

Panasonic G85 - $700

Panasonic G7 w/kit lens - <$500

Sony A6300 - <$800

Used Panasonic Gh4 - $600? Maybe

If you could save a little, I’d go for the GH5 or the BMPCC 4K or the XT-1, or maybe a used Sony.

There’s so many options out there. I’m not trying to get you down or anything. I just think you can do better for the money. You can probably get great footage from the rebel. It is true that you have to have a good eye for film. But it doesn’t hurt to have some nice machines to help along the way. Good luck, friend.

Edit: I like what one of the people in the comments said. Go shoot your videos. It’s only a waste if you don’t use it.

u/pmexplore · 3 pointsr/NewTubers

I will try to keep this short and to the point even though your question is quite in depth.

What is vlog? 
Its a Video blog. There are various types of vlogs. Some youtubers like shaytards and casey neistat are really good storytellers. So they post their day to day lives online sharing interesting parts of their day. 

What are the unexpected challenges of making vlogs? 
For many you tubers who vlog without setting boundaries and respecting those boundaries have ended up in broken relationships. 2014-2016 I have seen some long time you tubers (some who have been doing it from 2006) ended up separating or divorced because of this. So choose wisely.

What camera to use? 
The nikon d7000 you have is a good starting camera for entry level video Production. But it is not a good vlogging camera when you are starting out. It is too heavy for the initial vloggin application.


Any one of the three cameras that she wants would suffice for her application. I currently use the sony rx100 mVI. 

This is my recommended list for vlogging cameras. If you have good budget.

  1. Sony rx100 mV http://amzn.to/2gilEAC
  2. Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II http://amzn.to/2gh0Btq
    the list below might be an over kill. But will allow for her to grow into higher production value in the long term.
  3. Canon EOS M5! http://amzn.to/2hcEB52
  4. Sony A6500 http://amzn.to/2gHGTIp

    Make sure you get a gorilla tripod or a flexible tripod that she would find it easy to carry around and also a ton of third part batteries. You can find them cheap on amazon.

    For video editing. I would suggest starting with Sony vegas movie suite. http://amzn.to/2gHJoua
    This is what I started on after doing Movie maker for years. It has plenty of built in tutorials with guided editing within the application. So you would learn some advanced techniques. This will prepare the mind for other complex systems like hit film final cut and adobe. Sony’s editing software is really robust. they are just not good at marketing it well.


    Hopefully I answered all your questions. If I missed something or if you need clarification do not hesitate to reach out. 

Good luck!

u/masondaugherty · 5 pointsr/videography

I know it's been stereotypical to jerk off to the Panasonic G7, but after using it for two years as both a dedicated video and photo camera I've became extremely comfortable using it and can vouch for its superiority. This is the first camera I recommend to family and friends, and at $500 nothing can compare to it.

I'd recommend with the spare cash picking up the 25mm f1.7, its fabulous for the price and produces some amazing results.

Heres my website if you want to check out what I've done with the camera.

u/Bester2001 · 2 pointsr/Cameras

The camera that fits your needs best is the Canon 70D
It has best Video functionality and best Video and image auto focus system of DSLRs in its price range. With CANONs STM lenses it has the quietest autofucos motor, ideal video.
Canon 70D vs Nikon D7100 Epic Shootout Comparison…: http://youtu.be/bOM4r1gxsbs
http://www.amazon.com/Canon-Digital-Camera-Body-Only/dp/B00DMS0GTC

Canon EOS 70D Hands-on Review (filmed with a 70D): http://youtu.be/btaesOmA_ro
I personally have owned the 70D since it launched last year and can testify to the cameras spectacular image quality and ease of use for everything from casual shooting to serious photography. And have shot dozens of hours of video using both Canon STM and traditional USM motor and the difference in the noise level between the two type is not huge but noticeable.
The next best option on a budget would be the Nikon D5300
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00FY3T3TM/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?qid=1419056374&sr=8-2&pi=AC_SX200_QL40
I'd recommend getting a 35mm or 50mm Prime lenses for either camera its a cheap lense that produces amazing pictures.
Hope this helps Good luck

u/rob79 · 6 pointsr/GoodValue

A lot of older DSLR's are a good deal. I mean, the T3i /u/smoothcam72 suggested is really great, but as a beginner you'd probably be just as happy with a T3 which can be had for less. ($386). That would let you squeeze in another (used) lens and still stay under your $500 budget.

The thing with a DSLR is that you should put as much money as possible into your lenses and the body should really be just "good enough" (unless you want to go pro). Not only will your lens really impact the quality of the photo (more so than the body) but they also don't lose value (as much). A good lens now will still be a good lens in 20 years, whereas that T3i (or T3, or whatever) will be totally obsolete.

Since you're hiking you'll want a good lens for landscapes I would imagine. The kit lens will definitely get you started, but you'll probably find yourself wanting to get a new lens before you want a new body.

Don't get caught up in megapixels either, the T3 is 12.2MP, but honestly, are you planning on blowing up your stuff to poster size? You could make quite a large print from a 12MP image.

EDIT: For reference, you can print a 12MP image as a very high quality 8"x10", whereas an 18MP image gives you similar quality at 11"x14". Not a huge difference.

u/brunerww · 1 pointr/Filmmakers

Hi /u/filmguy100 - I started out with a T2i - but I graduated to the Panasonic GH2, then to the GH3 and now the [$995 12-bit RAW Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera] (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CWLSHUK/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00CWLSHUK&linkCode=as2&tag=battleforthew-20) [Referral Link]. The BMPCC doesn't record to 1080/60p, but it produces amazing dynamic range and resolution for a camera at its price point.

Here's a commercial shot with this camera:

http://vimeo.com/81148562

A wedding video:

http://vimeo.com/92280642

A travel video:

http://vimeo.com/91924608

Music video:

http://vimeo.com/88103618

Recording internal audio with the BMPCC:

http://vimeo.com/89618976

For more examples of what the BMPCC can do, please see my Pocket Cinema Camera group on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/groups/pocketcamera/

Production companies are choosing this camera over cameras that cost tens of thousands more:

http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/04/iconic-olympic-commercial-with-a-us-ski-jumper-shot-in-bmpc-raw/

http://hybridcamerarevolution.blogspot.com/2014/03/mcdonalds-supergood-ad-campaign-shot.html

If you really really need 1080/60p (something no Canon DSLR can give you unless you spend [$10,000 for a Canon 1D C] (http://www.adorama.com/CAEOS1DC.html?KBID=66297)), you should seriously consider the [$1000 Panasonic GH3] (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575034783&toolid=10001&campid=5337235943&customid=&icep_item=191094671040&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg) with a [$440 image stabilized 10x zoom lens] (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0028Y5GLO/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0028Y5GLO&linkCode=as2&tag=battleforthew-20) [Referral Links]. This camera has a built-in headphone jack (no Canon DSLR has a headphone jack below the [$3000 5D Mark III] (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007FGYZFI/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B007FGYZFI&linkCode=as2&tag=battleforthew-20) [Referral Link]), it has manual audio gain control, on-screen sound meters and, most important, decent built-in preamps so you can record sound in camera. Here is what this camera can do:

Commercial:

http://vimeo.com/85033196

Wedding video:

http://vimeo.com/80344765

1080/60p slow motion:

http://vimeo.com/54972772

Music video:

http://vimeo.com/53834993

For more examples of what the GH3 can do, please see Andrew Reid's GH3 group on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/groups/gh3

Hope this is helpful and good luck with your commercial production business!

Bill



u/Gackt · 2 pointsr/photography

Here's the deal. Upgrading to a canon g12 is cool but it's still a P&S with a crippple manual mode.

So one of your others option is interchangeable lens cameras like micro four thirds cameras or DSLRs.

Don't be scared of getting an dslr, entry level ones have automatic (P&S style) modes just like your old point & shoots and will take much better photos with the same amount of easiness so why cripple yourself if size isn't issue? You also get access to amazing lens and go manual when you need it, most of the time most photographers are shooting aperture priority/shutter priority anyway.

Micro four third cameras have much better quality (9 times the sensor size) than P&S they are kinda small but size isn't an issue as you said so the problem is than a capable MFT (micro four thirds) camera like the Panasonic GF2 cost as much as an entry level Canon (T3) which takes pictures just as good as the $1700 Canon 7D only it has slower pictures per second and worse autofocus. And you also get access to the amazing catalog of canon lenses which is much better than MFT lenses currently available, everything I said about Canon also applies to nikon I just simply don't know the model numbers. Remember DSLRs are not harder to use than MFT cameras, and in fact, in manual mode DSLRs are actually easier due to the interfaces used. Also better autofocus=easier

Sony NEX: similar to MFT, a bit better, but pathetic choice of lenses, and overpriced accessories. You can use an adapter to access the Alpha mount lenses by sony/carl zeiss but you lose autofocus and still have to deal with the shitty body. Size isn't an issue to you so something better between MFT and common DSLRs is Sony's Translucent Mirror Technology cameras, they have the same quality of DSLRs but lack an optical viewfinder so whatever you see through the EVF (electronic view finder) is delayed so not good for sports but not a problem for you, also cheaper and offers the 10 frames (photographs) per second shooting found in $1500+ cameras (hell, the $1700 7D has only 8 FPS) for the same or sligthly cheaper price of an MFT camera or an entry level DSLR.

TL;DR Size isn't an issue for you so get an entry level Canon/Nikon/Sony (preferably nikon or canon) DSLR, they have easy-mode shootings so don't worry about that and you can get cheap lenses for screwing around with no worry then upgrade later to better ones. Same quality of a $1700 dslr but less FPS and slower/less accurate autofocusing (though still faster than P&S). $150-200 more than a g12. _If you don't wanna deal with interchangeable lenses stick with P&S and get a Canon SX13IS if you need the zoom or the G12 if you don't.

Any questions please ask and I hope I helped you.

u/jonjiv · 7 pointsr/personalfinance

This is highly dependent on your price range, but if you're going to be in it for $500 prizes, I'm going to assume you'd like to spend less than $1000.

In that case, you can't really go wrong with a Canon dSLR, especially the t series, their entry level camera. I think the newest version is the Canon t5i, but the t4i and t3i also shoot high quality 1080p video and you'll be able to find them for cheaper.

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is increasingly popular in that price range, but I wouldn't recommend it to an amateur. It has a fantastic image but a high learning curve.

Nikon dSLR's are great too, but if you invest in Nikon lenses as a videographer, you're going to have a bad time. The majority of video camera bodies are manufactured for Canon mount lenses, so if you ever want to leave Nikon, you're kind of stuck or forced to use lens mount convertors.

With all of these cameras, lenses are arguably more important than the camera itself. With the Canon, the best bang for your buck is going to be a Canon 50mm 1.8. It's a cheap lens, but it has a great image for the price and is great in low light. If you can afford a good 2.8 zoom lens like the 17-55 2.8, go for it, but it's often near $1000.

u/acm · 2 pointsr/Denver

Thanks for the follow!

This was shot with a Canon 70D with a Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens.

That said, I have some additional thoughts on gear. You truly can't go wrong with any Canon, Nikon, or Sony kit these days. My camera is 5 years old, and I've been looking to upgrade for a while now. The successor is the 80D for $1k. It's a great mid-level crop sensor DSLR that has some sensor improvements over the 70D. The 90D is supposedly coming later this year too.

If I wasn't already invested in Canon lenses though, I'd take a hard look at Sony. The a7iii just came out and has some really impressive specs at a decent price. It's $2k for just the body, which is a bit over your budget. Sony also tends to charge less for the body and more for the lenses than Canon, so in some price comparisons they can seem cheaper. a6500 is within your budget, with room to buy a lens or two. I'd recommend going to a camera shop or somewhere where you can get your hands on the gear and see what you like and dont like. A couple times a year Mike's Cameras brings a ton of gear to the Denver Zoo and lets people try it all out. That'd be a good event to check out.

Hope that helps!

u/papatonepictures · 2 pointsr/AskPhotography

A Canon 6D.

http://www.amazon.com/Canon-20-2-Digital-Camera-3-0-Inch/dp/B009B0MZ8U

When I was getting started, I started with a DSLR that was not a full-frame camera. A year later, and being someone who's very into portraiture as you will be, I had to upgrade to a full-frame sensor. I wish I had started with something higher-level that I could grow into, instead of something entry-level, that I grew out of. Now I have two cameras...but one of them doesn't get much use at all.

The 6D has most of the features that the 5d Mark iii has, but costs less. It's pro-sumer camera. It's a tiny bit more expensive than what you're looking to spend. But it'll be worth it.

If sensor size isn't a major concern, you could, however, take a completely different tack. Photography isn't much about the camera. You're going to need to learn about many things before you'll really know what you want in a camera. Since you're doing still photography, you could learn with an older, used DSLR, for about $100. Then, once you have a better idea for what it is you need, functionally, you can spend that big wad of cash burning a hole in your pocket.

The guys at DigitalRev did a good video about this.

http://youtu.be/T4ZvAFCt5Sk

The temptation, at the beginning, is to think that a better camera will get you better pictures (I was under that misconception myself for a very long time). While this is sort of the case, what's actually true is that knowing how to take good photos is what really matters, and you can do that with some VERY inexpensive gear.

u/BlacklistedUser · 2 pointsr/photography

Amazon(+ grip)has them for cheaper, but if you know this one is of superior quality and has been taken care it may be worth it. Seems a slightly overpriced for a camera made in 2008, unless they throw in a lens. (and TBH the 4gb card is not worth much and sync cables, charger, battery are standard).

Unless you need the weather sealing of the 50D (i.e. heavy rain/snow/sand) you can go with something like a NEW T6 and get a lens or a NEW Nikon D3400 with lens

edit: I also want to point out while the stock lenses are good for most environments you might also want to save/get some additional lenses (used lenses are a great option).

u/AlisonBert · 3 pointsr/photography

Yes, go for the full frame. I wish I had begun this way. Full-frames have various advantages. For example, you will have more flexibility with the lenses you can use. I love my 85mm 1.8 for portraits, but with a crop sensor, I would have to back up too far from my subject. Same for the 50mm 1.4, which I use for live performances. Full frames are also better in low light.

Canon and Nikon both have excellent full frames. I'm curious about the new Canon 6D, which looks like a great deal: http://www.amazon.com/Canon-20-2-Digital-Camera-3-0-Inch/dp/B009B0MZ8U/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1368909139&sr=1-1&keywords=canon+6d

u/AlternateContent · 1 pointr/photography

I snuck it in there, she was looking at either the T6 or D3300 because they were in her budget and liked what she saw. My budget is around 2.5x that (which means I could get either of those bodies and a few good lenses, or "invest" for a nicer body with better/more features), basically $800-$999 for a body and a nice lens or 2 to start, then get her another lens in a few months. I was looking at this kit, which falls in line with the D3300, here, or the T6i set here, but was thinking maybe getting the body and a nice lens separately. I was looking into the 70D with a nice lens because 2 of my coworkers highly recommended it (they do a lot of photography). I believe the D5500 is also pretty good for video though, and seems like a nice option to have, but not a primary concern, and I'm leaning towards it. I've exhausted my coworkers with my indecisiveness. She likes the Nikon because it has a slightly lower crop factor, but the Canon for it's sensor from what I understand.

u/caraeeezy · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Probably the nice camera I have had my eye on. I never added it to my WL because, I mean shit, it is expensive. But I have a passion for live music and the culture that surrounds it. I would LIVE behind a camera if I had one that was nice enough. But mostly, those pure moments when an artist is on stage, pretty much bearing their hard work, their art, their soul to you; those are the moments I wish I could capture (on a device better than my phone).

Then on the other hand, I am an avid people watcher. When I lived closer to the airport, I would go for lunch and sit and watch people pass by and imagine what their lives are like. Or go on campus at a school to the main outdoor area and watch the students bustle by.

And let us not forget the most pure form of beauty there is; nature. I have wanted to do a project where I go to the same place, every day, and take a picture. Same angle, same exact time. And do it for a whole year. I just wonder what it will look like in a time lapse.

u/av4rice · 2 pointsr/photography

http://www.reddit.com/r/photography/comments/2ay48p/questions_thread_ask_rphotography_anything_you/

http://www.reddit.com/r/photography/wiki/index#wiki_what_type_of_camera_should_i_look_for.3F

http://www.reddit.com/r/photography/wiki/index#wiki_which_dslr_should_i_get.3F

http://www.reddit.com/r/photography/wiki/index#wiki_which_mirrorless_should_i_get.3F

http://www.reddit.com/r/photography/wiki/index#wiki_how_do_i_specify_my_price_range_.2F_budget_when_asking_for_recommendations.3F

> one that will last me a long time

How long? Are you talking about physical longevity before it breaks? Or meeting your needs over a certain period of time? What will your needs be / how do you anticipate they will change over that amount of time?

> I've been thinking about getting this one but there is also this one which would be best to get?

Either is fine but you might as well go with the T3i if you can afford it. It's more feature-rich.

> Does it really matter the Megapixel difference?

Depends what you shoot and what you're trying to accomplish, but probably not. I shot for several years and got good results with fewer pixels than either of those cameras have. People have been able to take great photos with less.

u/bgaddis88 · 3 pointsr/DSLR

Not at all.

http://www.amazon.com/Canon-Compact-Systems-3-0-Inch-EF-M18-55mm/dp/B00A2BVCO0/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1375304495&sr=8-3&keywords=canon+eos+m+22mm

That isn't a DSLR, it's mirrorless, but it seems very cool. $350 for the camera with 18-55 lens

or $399

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/883304-REG/Canon_6609b033_EOS_M_Digital_Camera_with.html

for the camera with the 22mm f/2 lens. I would get the 22mm f/2 lens. My friend just bought this camera and he hasn't got it out yet to use it but being that it's from canon and looking at the specs of it I'm sure it'll take very very quality photos. Again, it's DSLR and I realize that we're in the DSLR subreddit, but mirrorless does have some cool advantages over DSLR. The size of this is pretty awesome as well since you'd be way more likely to carry this thing with you than lug around a clunky DSLR (at least I know I would be)

Idk, that's just what I would get if I was looking in the 300 to 400 price range. I don't think you'll find a new APS-C size sensor body + lens for less than that.

u/higher_moments · 1 pointr/Cameras

When I was in the market for my first "nice" camera without breaking the bank six months ago, the consensus seemed to be that the Sony NEX-3N is the best value in the under-$500 range. Having owned that camera since then, I can say it was worth every penny. With an APS-C sensor (same size as the pricier entry-level dSLRs) and a decent kit lens, I think camera takes pretty respectable pictures (here's one of my favorites, with a bit of RAW editing) and offers as much manual control as you want.

The low price comes at the expense of a few features found on more expensive cameras, perhaps most notably a viewfinder and hot shoe, though this has never really bothered me. I can tell that I'm going to enjoy these sorts of features when I'm willing to spend more on a camera, but in the meantime, I'm satisfied with the control and image quality I have now.

I know Sony has been revamping/replacing the NEX line recently—Amazon reports that the NEX-3N has been upgraded to the a5000, which offers a few more features for a bit more money—so it'd certainly worth doing some research to find the version that fits your budget and your needs. At any rate, I think the Sony mirrorless cameras fit the bill quite well in this price range.

u/SmileyRileySurfs · 2 pointsr/photography

Need some camera buying advice.

I've been shooting for 3 years, and I don't have my own setup. I normally use my sisters' Nikon L330, or my Dad's Canon SX30IS. Both are non-DSLR, and they look like DSLR's and perform mediocre, but not quite what I'm looking for. My Mom recently gave me a Nikon B500, which I really don't like- simply because it has NO manual settings. I always use manual settings on the SX30, and so now I'm looking in to a DSLR.

I am in to shooting surfing photos/videos, and I've been checking out the Nikon D3300 since you can upgrade to a 200mm lens for just $149. (This would be down the road) On the other hand, the Canon T5 looks almost as legitimate, however it has 18MP to the D3300's 24.2. The canon T5 has a 300mm lens option at just $98, which is extremely fair priced and another purchase for down the road.

As for preference, I don't know the difference between the performance of Canon vs. Nikon DSLR's, and I'd like to hear some feedback. Since I am shooting surfing, I'm looking for the best options for focus and zoom, and long-range quality. I also take a lot of Macro shots, but this doesn't matter as much.

Any feedback is appreciated, cheers!

u/kabbage123 · 2 pointsr/videography

Hi /u/orderless, It all depends on what you are looking for.

Right now, Panasonic and Sony are the leaders in DSLM cameras when it comes to video capabilities.

A lot of people are extremely happy with the Panasonic G7. It produces an excellent image and can capture at 4k.

If you find yourself going handheld a lot, I'd recommend shelling out the extra cash to get the G85. It's very similiar to the G7, but has IBIS (internal body stabilization). That means the sensor moves along with your body movement so as to help stabilize the image... it's really incredible how it works.

Canon is just not as competitive right now in entry level DSLR/DSLM markets. They make great cameras, but Sony and Panasonic will give you more value for your money.

Hope this helps!

u/master0li · 2 pointsr/Beginning_Photography

Is your moon criteria because you want to be able to zoom really far or that you feel only decent cameras can do that? I ask because if you don't need a long reach you could put more money toward a better camera/lens that's shorter.

If you don't need long reach and want a small camera a used RX100 will give you great quality for stills and video for under $400. You mention travel so I think for walking around it's great. It's a fixed lens though so you can't get more out of it down the line.

If you're thinking of it more like an investment and you'll grow into it over time you'll probably want to go with an ILC (interchangeable lens camera). Mirrorless will be smaller DSLR will be bigger. Just know that you're buying into a whole ecosystem because because lenses aren't swapable between brands. There are adapters but generally you lose things like auto focus unless you pay big bucks for an adapter.

For DSLR a used Nikon D3300 or Canon T6 is under $400. For mirrorless a used Sony a5000. There's also the micro 4/3's mirrorless systems but someone else would have to chime in for recommendations as I have no experience w/ them.

I should note that all my specific recommendations don't have a ton of reach (can't get far subjects). But what you save on that gets you incredible quality if you take the time to learn. Also w/ the ILC cameras you could get a telephoto lens in the future. You could get a cheaper body and get a kit that has 2 lenses one of which is a telephoto - used Nikon D3100 Kit or used Canon T5 kit for right at $400. You have to swap lens to go long. If you really want that zoom for cheaper or smaller overall size probably look at choices in this article.

That said if you're going to stay on auto mode all the time my recommendations are probably not worth the price premium since you won't get the most out of it. Save some bucks and get a point and shoot that's easier to travel with and you're more likely to take out and use. I will say the quality gap between camera phones and point and shoots is pretty minimal these days. You probably need to spend $300-$400 for the significant jump in quality.

u/Slarm · 1 pointr/AskPhotography

You can, but you can't include anything after the actual item number including I think reference links.

So for example a link like

amazon.com/gp/product/B01D93Z89W/ref=s9_acsd_hps_bw_c_x_1_w
would not be okay.

A link like

amazon.com/gp/product/B01D93Z89W
should be fine.

You can pay a lot less on eBay for the same kit, but really, most of that lot of stuff is junk. The telephoto and wide angle lenses (converters) will sort of do what they claim, but at great cost to image quality. Everything other than the camera and 18-55mm lens is essentially bottom of the barrel.

The lens and camera together retail for $450 from reputable sources. Whether the listing you were looking at includes a manufacturer warranty is questionable. For the $30 less you'd pay for one of those kits, you could get a better SD card and a probably slightly better tripod, and a probably better warranty.

u/noritheelephant · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I always worry when recommending equipment because there are so many options and honestly recommending the right one based on your needs is difficult. That being said there are several great deals on the camera market right now.

Canon is offering the
T5 with two lenses for 599.99

(http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00V73JZY6/ref=mp_s_a_1_sc_3?qid=1458226791&sr=8-3-spell&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=t5+canera)

If you're a Nikon guy, Nikon is offering there fun little D3300 with two lenses for about the same price range. I personally recommend this because I think this is the better option in terms of specs.

(http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00T8LQ8VW/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?qid=1458227047&sr=8-2&pi=SX200_QL40&keywords=nikon+d3300&dpPl=1&dpID=41G8D-4CF3L&ref=plSrch)

And just as an outsider here is a body that I own and absolutely love that is great for filming and time lapse.

(http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00NEWZDRG/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1458227297&sr=8-1&pi=SX200_QL40&keywords=7d+mark+ii&dpPl=1&dpID=41Wd4GbZ-HL&ref=plSrch)

Also a time lapse controller will be needed so here is one I recommend

(http://www.mindarin.com)

u/TrueJacksonVP · 1 pointr/space

Honestly, for the price, look into mirrorless cameras like the current Sony alpha series or Panasonic lumix. They’re great cameras, I’ll link a few in a minute here.

Brands like Rokinon make fairly affordable lenses too.

Edit:

$500

$650

$1000

$1050

Seconding what the other commenter said about buying used. I have a Sony A7s ii that I picked up used for just under a grand and it’s been a great camera for both video and photo purposes. Saving up for a Panasonic GH5s next.

Just make sure you research the the camera best suited for what you’d like to do (video, photography) and make sure the lenses you get fit your camera body or you have an adapter (Sony uses E mount lenses and the Lumix cameras take G or micro 4/3s, for example). Get the right speed SD card (if you get a 4k camera - the write speed should preferably be higher than 95mbps) and figure out the kind of lenses best suited to you (zoom lenses are versatile, but prime lenses tend to have better aperture ranges and depth of field).

There are also tons of blogs and videos that can explain everything you need to know.

u/odd_affiliate_link · 0 pointsr/AskReddit

FreddieW uses a DSLR in many of his shoots. Honestly, for $1000 it might not be a bad idea to get a DSLR and a decent lens. 'Pro' video rigs are very expensive (one of the video cameras FreddieW shoots with is ~$5000), and if you're willing to do some work a DSLR-based setup could be easier to work with.

If I were to pick a Nikon, I'd say go with the D5100. It has a swivel LCD which would be helpful for videography. Amazon is having a very good sale right now on bodies + lenses, so you may be able to save on that.

If you do go with a DSLR, make certain that it has a jack for external mic. Some of the entry-level models do not, and that is pretty important for video.

u/CameraRollSoundSpeed · 2 pointsr/videography

I wholeheartedly recommend the Panasonic G7 in that price range. It's not a camcorder, but it records 1080p video continuously (outside of Europe only by default, see /r/PanasonicG7 for a way to enable unlimited 1080p recording with a European model), has full manual control, and even records in 4k (with a time limit of 30min, again there's a workaround over at /r/PanasonicG7). It's also pretty good in low-light, and usually goes for around $500-600 with a lens included if you shop around. Right now, you don't even need to shop around if you live in the U.S., because it's on sale for $597 from Amazon, B&H, Adorama, and all the big camera stores. This is hands-down the best camera you can get for under $750, and is very well recommended around here.

u/Panzerx · 33 pointsr/Filmmakers
  • Canon T2i
  • Rode mic
  • 50mm lens
  • Tripod

    Dslr cameras are the best thing in a price range of $4000 or less. The canon t2i is lower end but has huge bang for buck. You really do want an external recorder for them. Dslr audio is horrible but that rode mic will really improve it, just not as much as external recording. The 50mm lens is the best starting point it is very cheap but looks great. You need a tripod for a dslr because they look horrible hand held unless you have a good stabilization rig or steady cam.
u/provideocreator · 1 pointr/videography

Your next step up would be a Panasonic G7. Then you're also getting the option to change lenses, add preamps and more mics, stuff like that. These shoot at 4K 30fps. You might not need to upload at that resolution, but it's better for editing and stabilization. You can actually get a used one here if you're comfortable with that. Even for Black Friday sales you won't see the price coming down that far. Just make sure if you do that you get one that includes the lens (usually shown in the pictures). I've bought a lot of used camera gear, and it's worked out really well. Not usually worth getting everything new.

Just stay away from the Canon Rebel line. They're pretty good cameras, just not for longer video shoots.

u/BillyTheRatKing · 2 pointsr/photography

I would probably suggest the Nikon D3400 for ~$500, you can save some cash and buy used through Amazon though. Eventually you'll want to get a better lens for low light photos, but it will still blow you iPhone away because of the larger sensor.

If you end up going with the D3400, Tony Northrup has a one hour YouTube tutorial. If you go with something else, he has tutorials for most cameras on his channel.

Once you have a camera with manual controls, for a good general overview of how to control exposure using light, aperture, shutter speed, and ISO; take a gander at this 14 minute YouTube tutorial.

I also wholeheartedly recommend Tony Northrup's book, Stunning Digital Photography. Starting at $10 for the ebook, available on his website or Amazon. Some of the videos from the book are available for free on their YouTube channel, such as the ones I posted above.

The book eases into the technical knowledge while teaching about composition and lighting, which apply to all types of photography. Then they have genre specific chapters for landscapes, night, portraits, and more.

u/darti_me · 2 pointsr/Cameras

Being realistic with you're budget, I don't think you can get a camera that fits all your wants. What fits your bill would be a Canon 5DMkIII or a Sony a7II but those cost thousands for just the body. But to try to give you some suggestions, try looking at the D3300 (amazon link) $400 on sale. It takes good photos and the kit lens bundled has VR/OIS/IS. My next recommendation would be a Fuji X30 (amazon link). Its small and light plus the lens that comes with it is really good on paper. I'm not familiar with Canon, Sony, Olympus' line up so try to search for those brand cameras within the same price point.

Now things to keep in mind with my two suggestions.

  • The Nikon's res is x2 of the Fuji's (~24 vs ~12). Now this might seem too lopsided for the Nikon but keep in mind that if you're not doing large prints or scrutinizing each pixel then high resolution is not necessary, you'll simply be able to crop more from the Nikon than the Fuji.


  • Both have VR/IS/OIS and shoot at 1080,60p. However the Fuji has arguably the better lens 28-112mm f2.0-2.8 vs 27-83mm f3.5-5.6. The implication of this is that you have more light to work with the Fuji compared to the Nikon. Aside from that with the Fuji you get more reach since the long end of the lens reaches to 112mm vs 83mm. Note that the actual lens of the Nikon is a 18-55mm but keep in mind that its a crop sensor so I simply multiplied the figure with the crop factor (1.5).


  • The Nikon can change lenses, the Fuji can't. Pretty straight forward, you can buy lenses in the future for the Nikon but your stuck with the Fuji's lens.

    Conclusion. Both are great for your level and needs (albeit no 4K video). Personally for a beginner I really recommend the Nikon one since it has an interchangeable lens system which you can build as you progress in your passion.
u/SecondAvenueSubway · 1 pointr/SecondAvenueSubway

We had a G85 and loved the video quality for the price, but the video autofocus was not great. I didn't realize how not-great it was until we were at a small orgy with some friends and a guy had a Sony a6500. The a6500 tracking AF was (is) far superior. Eventually I saw a floor model or refurbished a6500 and picked it up for about $100 more than I sold the g85 for on Craigslist. One or two of the NSFW videos in our posting history has likely been shot with the G85.

The G85 had a much better touch screen implementation, but the a6500 has considerably better 4K image quality and much better tracking AF. For stills photographers, the difference is likely low, but for video, the Panasonic contract-detect AF is often wobbly and out of focus. In different ways, both the G85 and a6500 are "almost there" cameras.

Edit, forgot to mention that the G85 also has a better rotating screen.

Overall, the G95 looks like a camera that is going to suffer against the a6500, let alone whatever the a6500 successor might be. Already, used a6500s are about $800 - $900. The G95 looks like a little too little, particularly given its weak AF during video performance.

u/Karmakerosene · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  • It's expensive, but a nice digital camera would make spring more enjoyable! I already have one, and I can't wait to take awesome pictures when it gets warmer.
  • My favorite part of spring is not having to wear my winter jacket, not freezing my butt off when I wear of skirt, and walking outside with heels on and not having to worry about slipping on the ice!
u/HybridCameraRevoluti · 2 pointsr/videography

The GH1 is a great camera (I have one), and $199 is a great price - but buying used on eBay is a bit of a crapshoot.

I certainly hope you didn't send $199 to that seller in Thailand with 8 feedback ratings.

For [$320, you can buy a brand new Canon EOS M with an 18-55mm lens] (http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B008NENG1A/?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&condition=new&creative=390957&keywords=Canon%20EOS%20M%2018-55mm&linkCode=ur2&qid=1416823941&sr=8-12&tag=battleforthew-20).

Here is what this camera can do:

Fashion (shot in RAW): http://vimeo.com/72938179

Live music (shot in RAW): http://vimeo.com/75122636#t=38s

Skate: http://vimeo.com/80326419

Travel: http://vimeo.com/55604121

Travel: http://vimeo.com/61150313

Good luck!

u/SabishiiFury · 3 pointsr/photography

I'm trying to decide on my first camera (mirrorless), any help would be appreciated. These are the options:

[https://www.ebay.com/itm/Panasonic-LUMIX-DMC-GX7-16-0MP-Digital-Camera-Silver-Body-Only-/282733706288?_trksid=p2349526.m4383.l4275.c10](Lumix DMC-GX7 - Used (body only) 260 Eur) - some kind of a cheap outlier.

PANASONIC LUMIX G7 4K Mirrorless Camera, with 14-42mm MEGA O.I.S. Lens - 540 eur. The lens included has image stabilization, but I'm still a little bit bummed about it not having any stabilization in the body. My always trembling hands are my worst enemy. But then I'm probably exaggerating, it can't be that bad, can it?

OLYMPUS E-M10II (Silver) + 14-42mm IIR (Silver) 579.99 €

This (and a sony 6000 + some fuji) was the only camera I got to hold and I was blown away by the way it (and sony, fuji really sucked) sat in my hand, it was just perfect and the fact that it felt secure when held by just one hand left a good impression on me. However, I didn't try any of its functions, and I don't know how good is the lens. I am thinking about this and the G7 as my first and cheapest options. The main things that I have for olympus is that I can buy it here from a physical store and the ergonomics. The G7 though I would buy because it has more features (as in my list below), but I have no clue how well it's going to be ergonomics-wise and how well will the lack of in-body stabilization work.


Fujifilm X-T20 Silver+XC 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS II Black Lens 790 €

This has APS-C (I don't really know if there's much difference between this and 4/3, but still nice), but doesn't have an in-body stabilizer. And only tilting lcd, and that's it? Wait why am I even considering this...

Panasonic Lumix G85 961€

Things that make me consider Lumix G85:

 - Environmental sealing. I Would absolutely love to use my camera in rain and snow. Or can it be done even if there is no sealing? Neither my phone or headphones had ever had any issues, and they're constantly under pouring rain.


 - Fully articulated display. I don't even know why I want this - I'm not a big selfie fan, and I don't film videos, but just the thought of someday wanting to and already being able to do so with the resources already under my possession makes me feel a tad bit "future proof"... I've never had a "real" camera so I don't know what things I could think of doing with it. What if not having such a screen would limit something I'd want to do at some point, for example taking a picture of something on ground level, or stealth mode?


 - Image stabilizer. I've read that having body stabilization is a lot better than having a lens stabilization, and I myself would feel a little bit more secure knowing that I can buy any lens and not be limited to only those that have inner stabilization.


 - Possibility that there are some new technologies in it that you couldn't find in older models (taking still shots from a 4k video, for example, or


 - Battery saving mode)


It's all good, but is it worth paying twice for all of this? 

Is there something else I might be forgetting right now? I'm leaning towards G7 right now.. I'd probably pick sony a6300 if it only had touch screen (navigating through menu with only buttons has been a pain in the ass in my experience)

I want to use it for travel and occasional portrait/landscape photo

u/zeisss · 1 pointr/teenagers

Canon T4i is a great choice, but the T3i is almost as good and cheaper!


as well as the D3200.

It really depends on your needs, but they are both great cameras! Do some research into them. I think that this video might help.

u/dufflecoat · 1 pointr/Cameras

I always recommend holding some cameras, both inside and beyond your price range. Picture quality on entry level DSLRs is barely different to mid-range models, but the features, handling and external controls get more sophisticated. Something to keep in mind since your budget is enough to let you look beyond entry level cameras. You might want to look at mirrorless models too - similar performance in a more portable package.

Nonetheless, I think this is a good deal: http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-Digital-Focus-S-18-55mm-3-5-5-6G/dp/B00HQ4W1QE

It's an entry level model with kit lens, but very capable and sets you up to start shooting.

And for you winter landscapes, spend some extra cash on a tripod, then read up on landscape techniques and (depending on the aesthetic you prefer) look at better lenses and a filter system. The kit lens is quite capable of decent landscapes results for starters IMO.

u/polkadotsunday · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I'd really love an slr camera because I've always loved photography and deep down want to be a photographer, but that's super expensive.

Something that is reasonable is this biography on Caligula. I think out of all the Roman Emperors he's my favorite just because of how crazy he is. I'd love to learn what I wasn't taught about him in my Ancient Rome class this past semester.

u/GartNJ · 2 pointsr/AskPhotography

I got my first camera, Canon Rebel T5i kit, used, on amazon for roughly $250 (US). It's served me super well for a couple years now. If it's your first one, you might as well get a used camera. That way you can see how you like it and still get some great shots, without breaking the bank.

Even something like this used Canon Rebel T6 would serve you well... for $245+shipping: https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B01D93Z89W/ref=dp_olp_all_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=all

Happy shooting!

u/bigboiahoy · 3 pointsr/DSLR

I have the Canon 80d and like it. It’s a good well rounder and my only complaint is the low light performance (however the lens could have something to do with this). However I will mention this is $1000. An option I see often (never have used myself) and is cheaper ($500-$900) is the Sony A6000 or the Sony A6300 (or a newer model). These are mirrorless and when you look at the viewfinder and make changes, that is what the image will look like. The A6300 might be more future proof with its 4K video if video is of interest. These would be good photo options from what I can tell (but again take that with a grain of salt since I’ve only used the 80d). If you are interested in more video vs photography another cheaper option would be the Panasonic G7 and is 4K. I cannot speak for Nikon, but they seem like good budget cameras, but may be lacking video wise. But overall the glass will make more of a difference than the camera! Any of these options would be a step up from your smartphone!

Camera links (Amazon)
Sony Alpha a6000
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I8BICB2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_7eQkDbQD2A5PY

Sony Alpha a6300
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007GK50X4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_5gQkDbYD1ET6T

Panasonic G7
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00X409PQS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_aiQkDbKSNBTTR

Canon 77D (80D alternative)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06VSTCWJ9/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_4kQkDbJGAEWNA

Canon 80D
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BUYK04A/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_ZjQkDbTAJB668

u/SPYALEX8 · 1 pointr/ExposurePorn

If you're looking to buy new, you can take long exposure photos with any entry level DSLR. The Nikon D3400 or Canon EOS Rebel T6 are both great starting points (I pesonally like the Nikon a bit more). They usually run $450 - $600 dollars depending on the lenses they come with. They both have good ISO ranges (ISO is the sensitivity of the sensor to light) which means you would be able to take long exposures of things like stars or see detail in very dark places.

If those are out of your price range than I would look at used DSLR's like the Nikon D3300 or D3200. They aren't gonna handle low light quite as well as the newer cameras, and high ISO images will be noisier, but they will still easily take long exposures. And really any DSLR made in the last 8 years will be able to take long exposures. If you are trying to take long exposures of things like car trails one of those would work fine. If you are trying to take photos of things like stars I would try to get a newer DSLR.

u/patrophoto · 0 pointsr/photography

forgot to add, what're you using now?

maybe a 7d ii? it's a crop but has decent low light, good autofocus, and good weathersealing
new 1500
used 1100

https://www.amazon.com/Canon-Mark-Digital-Camera-Body/dp/B00NEWZDRG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1474601271&sr=8-2&keywords=7d+ii


you can try to find a used 5d iii around $1500 these days

https://www.amazon.com/Canon-Frame-Full-HD-Digital-Camera/dp/B007FGYZFI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1474601317&sr=8-2&keywords=5d+iii


if you're rich get a 1dx haha, maybe a 1d iii?

for nikon no clue.. but i might go nikon if i started over haha

u/kare_kano · 1 pointr/AskPhotography

Are you shooting 4k or 1080? To be honest, all photo cameras will get hot shooting 4k video.

If you shoot HD then you can try an upgrade to a more recent Alpha version, like A6500. You could keep your lenses and sell the A5000 to recoup some of the cost, or put it towards better lenses.

Also consider buying used, from a safe source.

Edit: also consider whether you'd be better served by a video camera. There are devices that put taking outstanding video first, like GoPro.

u/paroxyst · 2 pointsr/photography

I was thinking about getting my dad a "nice" camera for Christmas. Neither of us really knows anything about cameras or photography. Lately, my dad has been into taking nature photos using his phone camera. I really want to encourage it as a hobby because he has a lot of mental health issues and issues with alcoholism. Getting him outside and in the world and away from his demons will be better for him than sitting in his apartment by himself.

I have no idea what to get though. I came across [this] (https://www.amazon.com/Canon-T6-Digital-Telephoto-Accessory/dp/B01D93Z89W/ref=sr_1_7?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1511138171&sr=8-7&keywords=canon+60d) bundle, but I'm not sure if it's worth it or if there is something better I could get for the price.

He won't need anything top of the line, but I'd like it to be a 'photographers' camera, not just a nice one for taking pictures of the family. He is very cognizant of the 'image' of things, and I think having a camera that projects the 'image' of a photographer will cement the hobby a little bit more.

Any words of advice are welcome, I have no idea what I'm doing. Ideally, I'd like to stay in the $500 or below range.

u/Rustychipmunk · 2 pointsr/photography

Hi all,


 

I am researching getting a new camera and I have never had a DSLR camera before. I want to buy something nice, but not something so entry level that I'd need to go out and buy a new one again in a couple of years. This is definitely something I will keep for a while.


 

Option 1: Nikon D3300
-https://www.amazon.com/Nikon-1532-18-55mm-3-5-5-6G-Focus-S/dp/B00HQ4W1QE/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1485311699&sr=8-3&keywords=d3300
-$450 on amazon with a 18-55mm lens and accessories

 

Option 2: Nikon D5500
-https://www.amazon.com/Nikon-Camera-3-2-Inch-Certified-Refurbished/dp/B013RFPOEG/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1485312117&sr=8-4&keywords=d5500
-$600 on Amazon (REFURBISHED) with a 18-55mm lens

 

I would also consider getting a 55-200mm lens for either option for an additional $150:https://www.amazon.com/Nikon-55-200MM-Vibration-Reduction-Cameras/dp/B00RUBK53Y/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1485312649&sr=8-10&keywords=nikon+lens


 

Current thoughts
--The 3300 seems to be very highly reviewed as an entry level DSLR
--The 5500 seems to be a couple of steps ahead and may be worth it to me to spend a little extra for something that will last longer and produce higher quality photos. Does anyone have experience between these two, is the upgrade worth it?
--I care more about the photo quality than touchscreens or wireless connectivity
--Any thoughts on the 55-200 lens?
--I will also search ebay for deals

u/rsmichaud · 1 pointr/photography

Stupid question, I'm very new to photography. I know my way around my Canon Rebel T3, but that's about it.

That being said, will this lens be compatible with my camera? I'm pretty sure it is, I just want to be certain before I place my order. Thanks in advance guys :)

Links:

lens: http://www.amazon.com/Digital-Professional-Definition-Olympus-others/dp/B00LAXEEC6/ref=sr_1_3?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1407697863&sr=1-3

my camera: http://www.amazon.com/Canon-Rebel-Digital-18-55mm-Movie/dp/B004J3Y9U6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1407698242&sr=8-1&keywords=canon+rebel+t3

u/LefterisJP · 1 pointr/photography

Hey guys,


This is a rather beginner question as I have no idea about cameras. I have been using Sony a5000 (https://www.amazon.com/Sony-Mirrorless-Digital-Camera-16-50mm/dp/B00HNJWU3G) for almost 2 years now taking a lot of photos. I like it but it presents a problem when shooting wildlife or most specifically birds. I somehow ended up liking to take pictures of birds during bird watching so I need something that can help me accomplish this. Need to be able to zoom enough and take good quality pictures without having to go too close. Also would be nice if I can take pictures of birds while in flight.

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A friend of mine who knows about photography, camera and lenses told me that I need a telephoto zoom lens. He started explaining things about how I can go about making a decision but he used quite a few words I was not familiar with so I kind of lost him in the way.


He ended up suggesting to start with this lens: https://www.amazon.de/Sony-SEL-70300G-Tele-Zoom-Objektiv-Vollformat/dp/B01DLMD7DK which should fit my camera and see how that works for me and the photos I want to take.


The question I would like to ask is if this lens makes sense for my purposes. Are there any other alternatives I should consider? Also ... is photography geat this expensive normally? I was quite shocked to see the price tag.

u/NEfan61 · 1 pointr/videography

Thank you for this information!! This is awesome! My only other questions would be:

  • Does the 32 GB SD Card need to be a specific "class"? Like Class 10 vs Class 4 or whatever.

  • Will this tripod work fine?

  • And will this camera on its own do what I need? I'm looking to keep it simple I shouldn't need to buy any specific lenses or anything right?

    Thanks again for all the help. Once I get those questions answered I should be able to order it all up and get going!
u/G-3PO · 1 pointr/photography

I apologize for the "what should I buy" question that gets asked all the time, but here we go.

I'm looking at the RX100 M3 and the A6000 with 6-50mm and 55-210mm lenses

I'm a 100% total beginner and I want a camera to capture basically everything (travel, family, outdoors).

From what I can see the RX100 is only better for portability, and I'm 100% okay with a bigger camera for better pictures, but are the two lenses included enough? I'm okay with potential buying one more, but I would like to keep it to the two.

I'm also open to other suggestions!

u/nevermore369 · 2 pointsr/Photography_Gear

70% Video 30% Photo: Lumix G7

70% Photo 30% Video: Used Canon T6i

100% Photo: Used Original Sony A7
and
Sony 28-70


I have used all of these cameras and this is what I feel would be the best way to get started if any of these ratios are relevant to you. One thing to keep in mind is the 100% photo combo goes a bit out of your budget but it’s the cheapest full frame I could find that isn’t 10+ years old. It may not mean much to you now if you are just getting started but if you use that camera and get used to it over years, you’ll be glad it’s full frame once you start to understand the technical things about photography.

Please ask questions, I love answering them.

u/Ambitionlessness · 1 pointr/videography

I do plan on shooting outdoors as much if not more than I shoot indoors. You've set my heart on experimenting with the shotgun mic now.

I like the Canon. I was looking at the t3i and now looking at the t5i. This one was the first that popped up. What do you think about it?

It seems lighting is far more important than I expected so that's going to have to be considered now. I'm going barebones in this department for now.

You've sold me on the white balance card too.

And yeah I didn't even think about the bag but I'll need one as well.

I'm not dead set on the fun focus effect yet, I think getting wrapped up in fancy stuff before I've gone out shooting a single thing yet will be a mistake.

Thank you so very much for being so helpful and comprehensive.

u/teamlingy · 3 pointsr/photography

Hey guys.

I'm a camera-newbie that's been shooting a bunch of pictures on my phone for the past year to learn the non technical aspects of photography. I think it's finally time I make the leap and get a DSLR.

My budget is around $500-$1000. I primarily want to use it for photos but somewhere down the line I would also want to shoot video with it. More specifically vlog-like stuff so having a microphone would be a huge plus. However I probably won't be buying anything until around black Friday for the good deals, just wanted to get a head start on research.

I was looking at this and it seems like a pretty good place to start.

Thoughts and recommendations?

u/roland23 · 2 pointsr/photography

I'm looking to buy a camera for my girlfriend, but know very little about what's good and what isn't. She's not a photographer so beginner gear is fine and I'd like to spend around $500 but could go higher if it makes a significant difference in quality. A second lense may be a cool addition but that would push the budget up so a nicer camera is higher priority.

These camera + accessory kits on Amazon look pretty appealling but again I'm uncertain about the camera quality.

Any recommendations?

u/enaidyl · 2 pointsr/techtheatre

I have a Canon Eos-M which is Canon's mirrorless camera. It has similar specs to the Canon Rebel T3i (for about half the price), but it looks like it might have been discontinued, which sucks, cause I really like mine. Since it's mirrorless it uses it's own line of lenses, a 22mm and an 18mm-55mm zoom from Canon (Tamron has a telephoto lens for it, and there were some lenses released for it outside everywhere but the US), but it has an adaptor that allows it to use an of the lenses designed for the regular Eos line.

I think it's a pretty good camera for a student since you can get good quality pictures with out breaking the bank.

u/frostickle · 2 pointsr/photography

If you want to help out the photography subreddit, buy through amazon using these links:

Here is the Canon 5D Mark III Body + kit lens. $4,299.00

But a real killer wedding photography kit for someone with unlimited funds would be:

Canon 5D Mark III Body only. - $3,464.00

24-70mm f2.8 lens - $2,179.98

85mm f1.2 lens - $1,999.00

600EX Speedlite - $579.00 (Be sure to get a diffuser for it, and/or learn to bounce.)

Amazon gives us a % of the profit when people buy from these links, I plan to use the profits to fund prizes for photo competitions, and other projects to improve the /r/photography community.

I haven't been pushing the link very hard though, and so far we haven't actually gained much money at all lol.

Of course - if you can get a better deal from someone who isn't amazon, e.g. a local seller or adorama, keh, or if you want to buy used,
please buy from them.

You can re-sell the kit 24-105mm kit lens later if you wish. You probably wouldn't want to have the 24-105 AND the 24-70. The 24-70 covers the same sort of area, and is better in low light, and gives you better bokeh control. (That sharp-subject-with-a-soft-background look)

Some prefer the 70-200mm f2.8 over a 85mm prime lens... This might be easier to use, but if she learns to use the prime lens, her photos will be better.

Tip for buying canon cameras - buy a cheap broken one on ebay for less than $100, then ask canon to trade it in for credit towards a new Canon camera. It's their loyalty program or something. I'm not a canon shooter, so I'm unfamiliar with it.
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Nikon is just as good as Canon. Pick whichever one your friends/family have, so you can share batteries, lenses, flash units etc. and they will be able to show you how to use the controls because they will be more familiar with their own system.

If you want the killer Nikon wedding kit, get a D4, 24-70 f2.8 and 85mm f1.4

Also, if anyone criticise you for buying thousands of dollars of gear for a beginner..... well, haters gonna hate. I'm sure a lot of people are jealous of your wife right now (myself included). But this is what happens when you pursue a career and earn money from something other than photography, and THEN get into photography.

It is much more comfortable to study something where you can get a job and earn money, then buy expensive cameras, than to study photography as an 18 year old in college, work part time, and spend 90% of your money buying a cheap camera!!!

u/shadowdev · 1 pointr/photography

I was wondering if there was any downside if I buy my camera from Amazon or Best Buy. I live in some what small town but there is a Best Buy in town and the financing looks good on the camera - 18 months no interest. Or I could just buy it outright from Amazon. I'm looking to buy a Nikon d5100 amazon link

u/spandex_shmandex · 1 pointr/photography

Thank you!

It’s her first camera (besides her phone) and so I’m not sure of size preference.

Also, thanks for the links! I only Reddit on mobile, and never see the sidebar. I really like the chart showing options per budget.

You mentioned the 600d, which I had heard before in my other post. What do you think about the T3? I found one w/ lens for under $200. Since it’s fulfilled by Amazon, I get free shipping, and if there are any defects, Amazon takes care of it.


Canon EOS Rebel T3 Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens (discontinued by manufacturer) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004J3Y9U6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_GRLUDbV4J77VF

u/anthemredit · 1 pointr/photography

So ive always wanted to get into photography since i was like, 9. 7 years, 2 jobs later, and ive decided its time to purchase my first "camera."

My budget is 600$(maybe 10-50$+) ive looked at two cameras so far but i dont know which is better, what to look for, ect. If someone could help me and give me a few more cameras to choose from(with some explanation) it would be very appreciated!

cameras i was looking at:
https://www.amazon.com/Canon-Rebel-Digital-Camera-18-55mm/dp/B00IB1BTWI/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_pdt_img_sims?ie=UTF8

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CO2JPYS/ref=s9_acsd_bw_wf_a_samsungu_mdi?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-6&pf_rd_r=00Z9QT022HA512HQ191F&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=8afab454-36e6-4b02-aaa4-2e52dcb0c416&pf_rd_i=14725218011