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What’s the Best DSLR?

I’m in the process of looking for my first digital camera. I need it to take sharp pictures and also function as a video camera for the family and my artistic endeavors. I thought I’d open this post up to all who happen by with an opinion. What DSLR do you have and what would your recommend I get?

The model I’m zeroing in on is the Nikon D5300 with 18-55mm lens. But I want to know what you would get, if you had around $800-$900 to play with and needed a lens included.



2 thoughts on “What’s the Best DSLR?”

  1. I was hoping to hear from you Matt. It’s kind of a trick question for me. If all the specs are about even, it makes more sense to go with the better lens. Nikor lenses tend to be better than Cannon. But I intend to go out and get some hands on at a camera store to compare them all. I’m more interested in making short films than recording an entire band concert. So that won’t be too much of a concern. Thanks for your input!

  2. I have done a lot of research on a camera recently (opted for a guitar) but what I found is the the Nikon D5300 and D7000 are good midrange nikons that do HD video. I also have a friend that uses a Canon 60D. It has the flip out screen like the D5300. Due to cost, I use my wife D3200 and it is suprisingly good, though you cant slave a speedlight, nor work with high ISO’s. But for the cost of 400-600 depending on the kit, it is not bad. One thing that I did learn though, is some DSLR’s, though they take video, they only take 5-7 minute clips. Which is fine unless you cover an event of some sort. I hope this helps.

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