Advice Needed on buying my first SLR
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13-08-11, 02:14 PM
Join Date: Feb 2011
Good advice, but to get yourself started you might be better off looking at a bridge camera. These are similar to DSLR's except they don't have interchangeable lenses. As a consequence they normally have super zooms and built-in macro facility so you never need to think of other lenses. They also have the advantage of Auto, Semi-Auto and Manual operation so, as a novice you could start with everything in automatic while you get used to your camera, then as you get more proficient and learn more (in these forums) you could start taking more control.
Finally, Bridge cameras are a lot cheaper than DSLR's
DSLR's today are a plethora of switches, menus and buttons and can be pretty daunting to someone starting out. Being realistic, it's going to take you a while to pick up the basics and be comfortable with a camera in your hand and a bridge will help you all the way. At the end, when you're ready for your DSLR, you'll know what to look for and what to buy with it.
We can't tell you what to buy - some will say Nikon, others Canon or Sony - all have their good (and not so good) points. But, until you're familiar with the world of Photography you won't necessarily know what's important to you and what system you feel most comfortable with.
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