First DSLR - please help me choose one that meets all my criteria

Started Jul 31, 2014 | Discussions thread
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janette nyc New Member • Posts: 12
First DSLR - please help me choose one that meets all my criteria

Hi All

I'm buying my first DSLR, please help me choose one. Here is what's important to me

1. I prefer Nikon

2. Price - up to $700

3. Must handle night/evening/low light indoor photography - important

4. Portraits (with blurred backgrounds)

5. Outdoors (vacation/kids)

6. Sharp picture (image stabilization) and ability to capture tiny details

7. Ease of use (willing to compromise

8. Ability to take short videos (I think all are capable though)

9. Compatible with MAC laptop

10. I will carry it with my often, prefer not too heavy/bulky camera (again will sacrifice for quality of the photo)

I welcome the challenge but would prefer not to spend too much time studying the manual.  Having said that the quality of the photo is super important and if I need to put more work into it, I will. I know very little about DSLRs, so this question might be silly ... will I be fine with just one lens to meet the above criteria or do I need to purchase extra one?

Also is Photoshop the best for touch ups? is there anything else out there perhaps less expensive?

Many thanks!


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