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It may sound weird – we are trying to compare a point-and-shoot with a dSLR. Why? I already have a low priced auto-focus camera with 4x zoom. Now, my aim is to take decent shallow DoF photos. The maximum budget I can spend along with lens is $600. EOS 1100-D with the lens kit given fits into this budget.
- EOS 1100-D with 18-55 & 55-250 IS MK II
- Canon PowerShot SX160 28 - 448 mm IS F/3.5-5.9
In the following review, one obvious difference is the sensor size. Canon EOS Rebel T3 / 1100D has approx. 1054% more surface area than Canon PowerShot SX160 IS. http://www.digicamdb.com/compare/canon_powershot-sx160-is-vs-canon_eos-rebel-t3/
Comparing with PowerShot SX160, does EOS 1100-D produce enormously better shallow DoF?
I can get PowerShot SX160 at one third price of EOS 1100-D. So, is the investment worth in creating good shallow DoF photos?