Would this be a good starter?

Started Mar 1, 2014 | Questions thread
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Re: Would this be a good starter?
In reply to WryCuda, Mar 1, 2014

WryCuda wrote:

Firstly, it's incorrectly described as "SLR" in the advertisement. The D90, for example is an SLR.

Seems to be OK at the price. This review is overall positive:


I wouldn't spend too much on extra lenses, filters etc. Probably a camera to get some experience with before you move on to something better.

You could consider something like a refurbished D3100 for not much more than the J1. The present-day equivalent of the D90 is something like the D7100 at about $1400, just to give you a guide.

I realize that it is misrepresented as an SLR it is a Mirrorless Camera with no view finder and a live preview etc.

Although I would prefer to stick with mirrorless cameras due to the compactness as well as the design factor of the J1 as well as many of the other Mirrorless cameras.

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