Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Which Camera Do You Use?

I'm in the market for a new camera. I've been researching and looking and shopping and reading lot of reviews. For someone that is not a professional photographer, I have read that the Nikon D5200 is one of the best camera's on the market with really good reviews. Almost everyone that has this camera loves it.

What Camera do you use? Do you like it? Would you recommend it?

As you know Black Friday is coming up, and I've only recently started taking advantage of the online deals. If I can find someone that has this camera on sale... I will even wait outside at 4am until the store opens :) Yes, I will be THAT person. Currently this camera lists at $800-$900. I am going to devour all of the sale papers for Black Friday and look for this camera on sale.

Please... Let me know what you think...
Happy Wednesday! Tammy x

14 comments:

  1. I use a Nikon D40 camera body with a variety of Nikkor lenses. We also have a D300, which I don't use as often. We've been happy with them. I think Nikons are good cameras. A lot of people really love Canons too.

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  2. I just looked up the specs on this camera and they're really good! It's the Nikon equivalent of the Canon I use now, just two years newer! :o) I hope you can get a good deal on it. Before you purchase it, go to Best Buy (or any electronics store) and see how it feels in your hands. I was convinced I was going to buy a Nikon until I held both a Nikon and a Canon and realized the Canon felt more natural with my hand shape. And for something you're going to be holding for hours at a time, you're going to want it to fit like your favorite pair of jeans!

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  3. No advice at all I'm afraid Tammy, I use a little point and shoot as that is all I have. I would love a great camera like this though. I expect the advice to go and hold them and have a look is good, as I know I find the buttons on my camera quite fiddly and would love to have been able to play around before I got it, as I might have chosen something else if I had been able to "have a feel". Hope that you get what you want. xx

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  4. I wish I could help you but I don't know anything about cameras-as is evidenced by my own pictures- xo Diana

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  5. I have a Canon 1100D. When I did a photography course a while back, the tutor was equally complimentary about Canon and Nikon. If you already have any lenses for Nikon it makes sense to stay with them. I think both cameras produce pretty good images, the technology is so good now. I hope you get what you want, I'm looking forward to seeing your pictures.

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  6. I just have a handheld digital Canon with a 12x zoom. I'd kind of like to upgrade but not to anything massive. I want to be able to fit it into my purse! Would I recommend it? Yes -- it was great before I dropped it on its head too many times. Now I have to color correct and sometimes the focus is wonky. Hate to blame the camera, though...

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  7. I have a first generation Canon Rebel and I am thinking of upgrading to the latest camera body (T5i or similar) so I can keep using my Canon lenses. I'm not enough of a photographer to justify a higher-end model.

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  8. I use a Nikon D40 camera body with a variety of Nikkor lenses. We also have a D300, which I don't use as often. I'll suggest Best cameras

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  9. As you know, I recently bought a DSLR. I went for the Nikon D3100, a decent entry level camera. Have you used a DSLR before? What I would say is that you've also got to be prepared to buy different lenses for it and they don't come cheap, I'm saving up at the moment. The lens they come with doesn't have a very good zoom so I find that I go back to my bridge camera if I know I'm likely to need a zoom on my photos. There's some great bridge cameras about and many are very reasonable, they're convenient like a point and shoot but come with many of the settings and features which a DSLR has. Eleanor wants a new camera for Christmas, she's keen to learn more about photography so we've bought her a Nikon bridge camera. We got a great deal on it, it was just about half price so I snapped it up. Looking forward to hearing what you decide to go with.

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  10. We have a Nikon 60D. It's a good camera, but I have to say that I love our newest camera even more. My husband is in media and often does photography for his job. He did a ton of research and found that he now had to have an Olympus OMD EM5. I've been shooting with the Nikon and he shoots with the Olympus and I prefer his photos. Maybe that's more to do with the fact that he is a better photographer, but I notice it captures color so much better and doesn't need as much editing. Plus it's compact comparatively. Here is a great review video of it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlngvkBxLME&feature=youtu.be Happy shopping! Hope you find exactly what works for you!

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  11. Good luck with it all. It looks good and that is as far as my knowledge goes I'm afraid. I'm really happy with my camera on my iphone 5s - I just need some equipment to go with it.

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  12. I have a Cannon 450d and love it but really want to get a 650d as it comes with Hd video. I bought my Cannon 3 years ago from Ebay for 500 but the 650d is now the same price so hoping to trade mine and with a little extra upgrade! x

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  13. What's Black Friday???? I don't have a 'proper' camera.I'm an iphone lover too.I think it'll be a long time before I even think of changing.I hope you get a good deal :D

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  14. I have a Fuji FinePix 750EXR - I'd love a DSLR but know I'd never carry it with me all the time. My Fuji is small enough to fit in my bag or pocket but packs a decent punch for a compact point and shoot.
    Black Friday is the US Thanksgiving holiday sales Aly, when there are knock-down bargains to be had - kind've like the Boxing Day sales in the UK.

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