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Is an SLR camera a must when learning? [duplicate]

I'm starting to learn how to shoot. Up until now I've only used point-and-shoot cameras mostly on automatic settings. My view is there are basically three classes of cameras sold by the major ...
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2answers
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What kind of camera should a serious enthusiast buy after ditching a point and shoot? [duplicate]

I'm trying to decide what kind of camera to purchase. At first I had it in my head that I needed a dSLR and I've asked a couple questions before on this forum to help me figure out which ones I like. ...
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4answers
321 views

Usual dilemma - P&S or DSLR [duplicate]

I have been using a P&S camera (Nikon Coolpix 4600) for about 5 years now. I usually take pictures at family events and at my outdoor trips. I got hooked onto photography once I started getting ...
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4answers
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What do I look for in a “real” camera for landscape photography as a beginner? [duplicate]

I would love to get into photography, but I have no clue about cameras whatsoever. All the pictures that I currently shoot are made with my Google Pixel, which definitely takes nice images. But I want ...
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2answers
348 views

Point-and-shoot with 50x zoom or DSLR with small zoom? [duplicate]

I am beginner in photography and want to buy a small and cheap camera for learning purposes. I am in a dilemma: should I purchase a point and shoot camera with high zoom (50X) or should I purchase a ...
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6answers
413 views

What are good starter outdoor cameras? [duplicate]

My husband writes for an outdoor magazine and we go backpacking/canoeing/kayaking/etc a lot for his stories. I would love to learn real photography (and maybe one day take pictures to go along with ...
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2answers
729 views

Why choose an APS-C mirrorless kit over a full-frame SLR kit? [duplicate]

The biggest tradeoff between SLRs and mirrorless cameras is compactness for sensor quality. In particular, an APS-C mirrorless kit costs about the same as a low end full-frame SLR kit. There are lots ...
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4answers
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Where to get started with landscape photography? What cameras and lenses to start with? [duplicate]

I am a frequent of backpacking and hiking ventures, and find myself browsing landscape photography romantically on a regular basis. I figure i might as well give landscape photography a shot, but I am ...
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1answer
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Best camera for beginner and knower? [duplicate]

I'm a beginner photographer. I'm 13. I'm not thinking photography for a job, but for a VERY nice hody. My father also loves photography, he is an expert but he don't have time in the last years to ...
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1answer
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what camera should I buy as a beginner? [duplicate]

I really love to take pictures from all kinds of cameras that I have exprienced with,I want to finally buy my first camera but i dont know which one is the best for me,any advice?
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1answer
176 views

Trade-off between image quality and compactness [duplicate]

I realise I am asking what will be one of the most common questions among first-timers looking to purchase cameras, but comparing statistics is not very useful and I am after some personal opinions: ...
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1answer
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Nikon B700 bridge camera vs Canon 1300D DSLR for beginner? [duplicate]

I have been doing photography with my mobile camera. I want to step up to the next level. I am confused between Nikon B700 (bridge camera) which has really good features and 60x zoom and Canon 1300d (...
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1answer
84 views

I WANT TO GET INTO FILM [duplicate]

i’m trying to get into film/photography i think just photography right now and then move over to film. anyways i need a camera obviously but i have no idea where to even start. so could someone please ...
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1answer
106 views

I'm designer but newbie in photography, Need Help for buying Camera, and How to choose between brands, lens and seconde-hand or new one? [duplicate]

Recently I’m ready to buy a camera before I always use iPhone to taken photos, that’s okay but I want to start a series career you know, go art direction, street shoot, fashion series etc. I’m a ...
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2answers
87 views

Is a Canon T5 a good starting DSLR camera as a Pixel XL owner? [duplicate]

This is probably a bit of a silly question, but I would rather ask now before investing hundreds in a new DSLR camera so that I don't regret it later. In short, I currently have a Pixel XL which I ...
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3answers
129 views

What camera & lens would be ideal for my situation? [duplicate]

First of all, I am an absolute beginner. Does not have much knowledge in photography. I was thinking to get an ILS camera for traveling due to the fact I heard from many different people, how good ...
148
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10answers
51k views

What is the “exposure triangle”?

What is the exposure triangle? How do the "sides" affect my photographs?
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14answers
14k views

Is there any significant difference between Nikon and Canon?

I'm considering purchasing a DSLR for the first time here in the next couple of months. The two "big boys" seem to be Canon and Nikon. I've looked at both companies, and I can't really see significant ...
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9answers
9k views

What should I look for when shopping for my first DSLR?

I am thinking of buying a digital SLR camera. What things should I be looking for?
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5answers
5k views

What do Pentax and Sigma DSLRs offer that differs from Canon and Nikon?

We have a question and answers outlining the significant differences between the "big two" DSLR brands. I'm interested in the other DSLR makers, and how the cameras they make compare in terms of ...
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8answers
990 views

Should I buy a DSLR to get started?

I'm really interested in getting into serious or even professional photography. I've read some articles about fundamental concepts like aperture, exposure, ISO sensitivity, etc., and I want to get the ...
22
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6answers
17k views

Can I use lens brand X on interchangeable lens camera brand Y?

I've got some lenses of brand X, but I've just got a new camera of brand Y. How can I tell if it's possible to use my lenses on my camera? I accept that I may lose a lot of automatic functionality ...
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8answers
2k views

What features would cause a portrait photographer to choose a DSLR over Mirrorless?

With the new line of mirrorless cameras being announced this fall, the gap between DSLR and mirrorless cameras continue to close. There are many generic discussions comparing the two, but as a ...
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6answers
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Is an entry level DSLR going to shoot nice portrait pictures? [duplicate]

I'm thinking of buying entry level DSLR Nikon D3500. I haven't used DSLR before, so I'm not sure if it is a good decision to buy DSLR. I would like to know if with this camera I can shoot portraits ...
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4answers
5k views

Mirrorless camera vs. mid-range DSLR — how to decide?

I am in the market for a new mid-range camera for still images (not video). I am currently a Canon T2i user. I originally posted the question as: Olympus EM-1 vs. Nikon D7100. But that got me ...
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6answers
856 views

What should I look for when shopping for my first mirrorless camera?

I'm looking to buy a new camera. I've looked at What do I need to consider to choose between dSLR, mirrorless, or a compact as my first "serious" camera? and decided that mirrorless is right ...
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6answers
7k views

Between Nikon 18-55mm II and 50mm f/1.8, which suits my needs better?

I am an absolute beginner in serious photography. I'm a position to get a Nikon D70 body for $100 or so. I've been researching lenses and I'm debating if I should get the one that originally came ...
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3answers
2k views

I'm getting started in photography and taking a photography class — what camera should I buy?

For a long time, I wanted to start as hobbyist photographer, thus soon I will be taking a photography class in my city where I will be able to learn the basics of photography. At this point my ...
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2answers
5k views

What are the differences between an entry-level DSLR and a Canon PowerShot?

A Canon Powershot series camera has shutter priority, aperture priority and complete manual mode that lets the user control the shutter speed and aperture Even though an Entry-level DSLR has more ...
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7answers
1k views

Can I work with ONLY a single fixed focal length lens?

I am on the edge of investing in the Sony a6000. The reason I keep straying away is the fact that people seem to hate the kit lens. I can't afford much more than either the kit lens or the body and a ...
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5answers
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What would be a good digital alternative to a Canon AE-1 from 1977?

I would like to purchase my first DSLR camera with similar features and experience to my AE-1 Canon film camera. In particular, I would like a depth of field indicator that shows the depth of field in ...
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2answers
5k views

What are the technical advantages and disadvantages of mirrorless?

The main doubt one can have about mirrorless is, I think that they do not provide ttl viewfinder. Is this a big disadvantage? In what way is it worst (or best) than classical reflex system? What are ...
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8answers
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Which camera should be recommended to the non photographers who insist on getting a DSLR for daily life photography?

Some people have asked me to suggest them a DSLR for taking photographs of their family and day to day life. These people are not interested in learning photography. It seems they are under an ...
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6answers
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High end smartphone camera vs. high end compact camera for beginner?

My friend has a natural knack for taking photos and I would like to encourage this skill by buying her a better camera along with a photography book. Currently, she uses a cheap smartphone camera ...
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4answers
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DSLR Lenses Closest to a Point and Shoot

I’ve so far worked with Point and Shoot cameras. I primarily used them to capture family moments and vacations. Nothing particularly artistic Recently, I was involved with a wedding where I was ...
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3answers
616 views

What type of lens is best suited for adventure photography?

OK, so I really don't want to sound like an neophyte asking about which lens to buy, but I've done a fair amount of research and I'm really unsure which is the best route to take. I have a D5200 and I'...
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3answers
502 views

What is the DSLR equivalent to an EOS film camera?

I currently have a Canon EOS 300 film camera and want to purchase a digital camera. What is the equivalent Canon DSLR?
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6answers
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What kind of camera do I get for my class?

I'm starting in a semester-long "Intro to Digital Photography Class" and I'm completely new to anything photography-related. The most experience I have with picture taking is on my cell phone. That ...
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5answers
555 views

Non-DSLR Beginner Camera choices

I've been wanting to get into photography as a hobby for a while (I've been restricted to getting creative with screenshots in video games in the meantime), but the main thing that's been keeping me ...
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2answers
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Is a superzoom bridge camera good for landscape and travel photography? [closed]

Does somebody know if the Canon Powershot SX60HS, a superzoom bridge camera, is a good camera (for travel)? Needs: We like making landscape pictures (stars, moon, river, mountains...) so the colors ...
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2answers
2k views

Which camera should I buy? DLSR or SLR [duplicate]

I'm planning to buy a camera for myself, where I came across the term DSLR and SLR. I'm a novice in photography thus, not knowing the actual meaning of both the term. Would like to know more about ...
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2answers
2k views

Should I upgrade from a Canon 550D to a Canon 5D mark II? [duplicate]

I've been into photography for almost 7 years now and have been using the Canon 550D all along. I love it and have recently purchased a 1.4 lens which makes my photos even better. However, with my ...
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3answers
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What features should I (as a beginner) look for in cameras to photograph esp. cities, landscapes, and night shots?

I am not very experienced in photography and wouldn't call myself a really passionate hobby photograph either, but I keep getting disappointed by my cheap phone camera when I want to take nice photos (...
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1answer
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Beginner DSLR decisions [closed]

I need your help/ expertise... I want to get a DSLR so I can practice my photography I love taking pictures for family and when I travel (maybe for vlogging too), and eventually do engagement ...
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4answers
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Camera, trek, hike, autonomy and weather

Hello Stack Exchange ! I am looking around for a camera, and I have to admit my knowledge is quite basic and all the features and technical aspects of each review I read are melting my brain. I will ...
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1answer
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I'm a beginner photographer and I want to buy a new camera, can anyone give me some suggestions on what to look for? [duplicate]

I have a Nikon Coolpix L810 (which I know is a very basic camera, but hey, I was just starting out and didn't want anything too complicated.) Now I feel like this camera just isn't doing it for me. I ...
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4answers
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What type of photography lens minimizes background blur? [duplicate]

I'm in the market for a lens I can use for portrait photography as well as nature. I hate background blur. The portrait photography I do and get a great response from, are the ones where I frame the ...
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1answer
455 views

Is a superzoom fixed-lens camera or a DSLR better to get started with for wildlife/nature photography?

I am a beginner photographer and have been told I have a knack for it. I am looking to buy a new camera and hope to be able to sell the images. The point and shoot camera would probably be the Canon ...
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1answer
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Help choosing between a Panasonic DMC-FZ200 or Canon EOS 500D?

I'm looking to upgrade my equipment, on a tight budget so shopping in the second hand market. The camera will be used mostly for holiday photos but I'm also looking to give astrophotography a try. I'm ...
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1answer
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Amateur photographer unsure what camera to buy; would also like the ability to take high quality videos [duplicate]

I am an amateur photographer and filmmaker, it is now time to buy my own camera. I have had my eye on the Canon 760D but I was wondering if there were more models I could consider without spending so ...

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