help me choose as i'm entering the world of dslr cinematography. I have planned to buy a nikon D5200

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help me choose as i'm entering the world of dslr cinematography. I have planned to buy a nikon D5200
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hello everyone, i'm entering the world of dslr cinematography.I have planned to buy a nikon D5200 as my first camera.help me.!!

greetings to my fellow creative artists.

after a lot of brainstorming, visiting showrooms (till everyone there not wanting me to be there.) and bugging all my friends and couple of professionals I have decided to land on a nikon d5200 next month. as it is with a newbie buying dslr i haVE MY DOUBTS.

I'm a video editor and a special effects artist so here is what i will use the camera for.

after a lot of brainstorming, viiting showrooms (till everyone there not wanting me to be there.) and bugging all my friends and couple of professionals I have decided to land on a nikon d5200 next month. as it is with a newbie buying dslr i haVE MY DOUBTS.

* my total budget is INR 50,000 or USD $900.

* I have a decided to get a Nikon D5200 becausae it is going to be my 1st dslr and for its pricing and performance its a descent buy.

* i will be buying a 50mm 2.8f afs lens from nikon along with it

* as months pass by i will keep buying better lenses.

* i plan on using this camera for 2 years and then upgrading to a canon 5d mark iii or equivalent nikon ( i know... i know.. m getting nikon lenses ..but hey i wanted to get a canon 60d but its not worth the price and 70d is killing ma pockets.. i'm not a brand lover but a camera lover. if it meets ma needs i get it and live the moment)

* when it comes to photography i will be doing a lot of portrait, nature, product, macro, bird and street photography. (lets just say if i see it and love it,i click it)

* as a professional video editor u may have already guessed I will shoot short movies,music videos, profile videos and corporate videos.

so thats what i will be doing i think you all have a pretty good idea of what i will do with my buddy niky.

  • so here are my doubts

* is nikon d5200 the best option availabe for the price range?

* I have handled a canon 600d, canon 5d mk ii and canon 60d and i loved 5d a lot. compared to them as a long term user how do nikons fare? (no offence nikon lovers but im silly and ignorant.appologies)

* are nikon lenses good when it comes to price to performance ratio.?

* I have seen the upgraded version i.e nikon D5300 and checked it out in a showroom. I liked the cool GPS & wifi features (not my necessity) but is it really worth paying extra for it while i can get a 50mm lens for the same amount of money.?

* should i really buy a 2 year old camera or simply shed the extra cash and buy the latest D5300 and wait for buying lenses in later months.?

* i really dont wanna go for nikon d3300 as i neeeedddd the swivel screen and a semi pro dslr.?

* compared to bangalore showrooms im getting a better price deal in flipkart. can u suggest any shops in bangalore where i can visit and gain better deals likes filters and stuff.?

* i will be buying the camera in july as a birthday gift for myself so i really wanna make it something special and keep the camera all the while. so any advice on buying is whole heartedly apreciated.

* along with the camera i will be buying a lowepro photo hatchback 22l aw camera bag (flipkart) is it worth it or do you have any better backpack recommendations?

* my next upgrades for the camera are

1] Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55 - 300 mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens

2] a good speedlight flash

3] is it good to get a 85mm block for portraits

4] what other accessories do you find useful

5] any good tripod recommendaions please

Thnanks a million for giving me your precious time and helping me out.peace out..!!

'ART IS NOT MY LIFESTYLE BUT LIFE ITSELF'- ROKRBOY

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Canon EOS 600D (EOS Rebel T3i / EOS Kiss X5) Canon EOS 60D Nikon D3300 Nikon D5200 Nikon D5300
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