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03/20/2017 07:56:38 AM · #1
Hello Friends,

I am a beginner photographer, I\'ve only been using my smartphones so far. I will soon be getting my first proper camera although I am not sure what is most suitable for my needs.
I am and will be taking pictures mostly of nature. (e.g. landscapes such as Durdle Door, beach, local parks etc.)
I am willing to spend a up to around £600 on the device.
So far I have been planning to buy the Canon EOS 750D(Rebel T6i) camera.
However recently I have seen the Nikon COOLPIX P900.
Which is a cheaper camera and it\'s zooming capabilities really appeal to me.
I\'ve noticed that is has much less pixels than the D750 does and I became unsure what is right for me.
Any help and advice is welcome. Thank you for spending your time to read my post!
P.s.: I know some will might think I shouldn\'t spend so much on the first camera but the way I think about it is that I will use this camera for years and as my skills improve I won\'t feel the need to buy a better camera as it will still be well capable of what I am expecting of it.

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03/20/2017 09:02:07 AM · #2
Originally posted by stevebuckley:

I know some will might think I shouldn\'t spend so much on the first camera but the way I think about it is that I will use this camera for years and as my skills improve I won\'t feel the need to buy a better camera as it will still be well capable of what I am expecting of it.


Time spent on reconnaissance is never wasted.

Spend as much time is choosing your first camera. I chose a CANON and am very happy with it.
03/20/2017 09:32:40 AM · #3
Go to a camera store...touch n feel the different camera bodies...that was how I chose my first camera - Nikon D90. Paid $1,200. Worth every penny. I preferred the solidness of the camera body and the features. Check out the equipment section on this site. You can see examples of what various camera bodies n lenses do. Depending on how serious you want to get with your photography. Get the appropriate body (spend a little more). Because you will quickly out grow an entry level camera FAST.

Important things for me when I purchased my first camera.

Pixels
Focus Points - how many
File Size
Manual Function
RAW & JPEG Capabilities
ISO (how high can you go)
Solid Camera Body Feel
Cost of Lens (average)
Focus Point Grid (inside view finder - Canon doesn't have this feature - it's something I use all the time

Those are the main point for me.
03/20/2017 12:49:03 PM · #4
Nevermind. LOL

I wrote out this huge thing, only to then click on the "upgrade kit lens" thread

:P

Congrats on your camera

Message edited by author 2017-03-20 12:49:55.
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