Best Starter Camera / Kit For a Complete Beginner

Started Dec 9, 2012 | Questions thread
Bjorn_L Veteran Member • Posts: 5,770
Re: Best Starter Camera / Kit For a Complete Beginner

Pmc46 wrote:

I have been looking into getting a Dslr but unfortunately as am unexperienced and completely new

to the world of photography i would like some help and advise as to the best camera for me.


1.Good family camera: I have a son who has a life shortening disorder and want something that will

take great quality photos.

I would like something i can master well over 1-2 years and then upgrade but keep any lens i might purchase.

I have been advised of a few.

1. Canon EOS range

2. Nikon D5100

Max Budget £550-600

Any help would be much appreciated

Kind Regards

My condolenses on your son's conditions.  It must be very stressful.  I am a father to 3 young boys, one of which has put himself in the hospital 3 times now.  (fell off a 2m / 7 foot tall fence on to rocks, run over on a bicycle, playground accident (collided with a friend).  Even that trivial stuff by comparison was hard.

I suggest the Nikon d5100.  It has a better sensor and this will help deliver a higher level of quality.

Buy used to save a little.

Buy a 35mm f1.8g for higher quality and low light shots.

Buy a tripod and a remote trigger (so you can be in the shots).

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