Best digital cameras according to redditors

We found 5,637 Reddit comments discussing the best digital cameras. We ranked the 1,402 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Digital Cameras:

u/sasuke_so_cool · 95 pointsr/gifs

It is a Nikon CoolPix P900 amazon link

u/Kaeptn_LeChuck · 56 pointsr/RoomPorn

Amazon offers it for 530$. That's more affordable than I expected.

u/big_tuna2 · 34 pointsr/pics

Indeed - here's a caption from one of his photos:

"My new lens came in today! I bought the 17-40L lens. Soon I will buy a 5d2 and that lens will be ultra wide on the full frame. It's OK on the crop body for now."

That lens costs more than most mid-range DSLRs... Also, the Canon 5D II is about two grand. Boo hoo.

u/Panzerx · 33 pointsr/Filmmakers
  • Canon T2i
  • Rode mic
  • 50mm lens
  • Tripod

    Dslr cameras are the best thing in a price range of $4000 or less. The canon t2i is lower end but has huge bang for buck. You really do want an external recorder for them. Dslr audio is horrible but that rode mic will really improve it, just not as much as external recording. The 50mm lens is the best starting point it is very cheap but looks great. You need a tripod for a dslr because they look horrible hand held unless you have a good stabilization rig or steady cam.
u/crazymutherfucker · 18 pointsr/EDC

My Name is Ian, or CMF Metalworks, and I am a full time Knife maker. I do carry everything pictured every day.

Item 1: UE Boom 2

Item 2:Sony a6000 camera

Item 3:Blue Loctite 242

Item 4:Leatherman Sidekick- Easily my most useful tool.

Item 4:Spyderco Rubicon in S30v

Item 5: Spyderco Nirvana with a custom Mokuti clip i made.

Item 6: Ares tool kit, its okay for the price, but it has some bits i use a lot so it makes the cut.

Item 7: WIha Driver set. Best you can buy.

Item 8: 10 weight nano oil

item 9:Krazy glue

Item 10:GO PRO hero 4 silver

Item 11: Wiha 65 piece tool kit. Its like a container of magic.

Item 12: Godspeedtactical Hanky

Item 13: Macbook pro Early 2016

Item 14:GDOK EX10 inlay version Midtech Balisong

Item 15: Maxpedition Backpack

u/Specken_zee_Doitch · 15 pointsr/photography

An RX100 and a Zipshot Mini, whole kit weighs 460 grams with 20MP 10fps burst while shooting RAW on a 1" sensor.

I sold my 5D classic and shoot with this exclusively now, it has completely changed my possibilities as I ALWAYS have this kit with me. I'll likely get a 6D of 5D mkIII for video in the next year though.

u/HybridCamRev · 14 pointsr/Filmmakers

> I'll probably end up getting this or a t5i.

Glad I could help, but even if you don't end up getting the BMPCC, I would avoid the T5i.

I started with a T2i and quickly switched to mirrorless cameras.

Here's why.

Canon DSLRs in this price class lack:

u/Spectavi · 12 pointsr/photography

I'd suggest something like the Sony A6000. There are newer models out like the A6300 or A6500 but those start to get much pricier and there's nothing wrong with the A6000. It's APS-C so image quality is great and there is decent lens selection. You can snag one on Amazon with a 16-50 for $550 or get the 2 lens kit that also comes with the 55-210 for $695.

I'm sure others more familiar with that price range will chime in shortly, but that'd be my recommendation on where to start looking.

u/kabbage123 · 11 pointsr/videography

I'd take a good hard look at the Panasonic G7! It's got really impressive specs and is the best value for an entry-level DSLM. Plus it just dropped a few hundred dollars in the past 24 hours.

u/whytcolr · 10 pointsr/itookapicture

First off, congratulations OP!!!

According to the EXIF, it was taken with a Sony DSC-RX100.

I'm wondering if OP actually fiddled with the Program AE settings (half-press shutter and select settings), or just set it to P and clicked.

The composition is great, as is the lighting (which I'd guess is a lucky accident given my recent experience shooting in a hospital room). Without a good camera sensor, the image quality of this picture would've looked like noisy garbage, though. (Was noise reduction applied in Photoshop or is the Sony that noise-free at ISO800?)

u/SomeRandomMax · 9 pointsr/interestingasfuck

Seriously. And in defense of those zoom pics, they have a fucking 83x OPTICAL zoom. That is an impressive technical achievement.

u/Freddicus · 9 pointsr/funny

You can afford to keep a 3000 dollar camera always handy? I must be doing something wrong.

u/KimJongOrange · 8 pointsr/microgrowery

It's pretty expensive: Canon 5d Mark ii with 100mm macro lens.

u/Mechanicalmind · 8 pointsr/UNBGBBIIVCHIDCTIICBG
u/provideocreator · 8 pointsr/videography

Not really. Look at Panasonic or Sony if you'll get spending that kind of money. The Panasonic G85 (affiliate link) is only $100 more, and it provides much better 4K video and stabilization. Canon is far behind for cameras at this price.

u/JimboZii · 7 pointsr/videography

Maybe go for the G7 Its under your budget and comes with a lens

u/jonjiv · 7 pointsr/personalfinance

This is highly dependent on your price range, but if you're going to be in it for $500 prizes, I'm going to assume you'd like to spend less than $1000.

In that case, you can't really go wrong with a Canon dSLR, especially the t series, their entry level camera. I think the newest version is the Canon t5i, but the t4i and t3i also shoot high quality 1080p video and you'll be able to find them for cheaper.

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is increasingly popular in that price range, but I wouldn't recommend it to an amateur. It has a fantastic image but a high learning curve.

Nikon dSLR's are great too, but if you invest in Nikon lenses as a videographer, you're going to have a bad time. The majority of video camera bodies are manufactured for Canon mount lenses, so if you ever want to leave Nikon, you're kind of stuck or forced to use lens mount convertors.

With all of these cameras, lenses are arguably more important than the camera itself. With the Canon, the best bang for your buck is going to be a Canon 50mm 1.8. It's a cheap lens, but it has a great image for the price and is great in low light. If you can afford a good 2.8 zoom lens like the 17-55 2.8, go for it, but it's often near $1000.

u/DragonTamerMCT · 7 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Did a bit of googling

It's about ~$700 for this mirrorless with an OLED viewfinder. I think the res is similar (1.4mil pixels?)

Qedit: And had I spend 30 seconds longer I would've found that cameras big brother Which has an OLED viewfinder with 2.4mil pixels. It goes for about 1 grand, body only. Also this oled is about half the size of OPs iirc.

So TL;DR; You can get an OLED half the size of OP's with twice the resolution, for about ~$1000 if you don't mind buying the rest of the camera with it.

u/mkopec · 7 pointsr/photography

Around $400 brand new you can probably get like a T5 with a kit lens, 18-55mm. Pretty good camera, not the best, but for a starter camera its good, way better than any point and shoot.

I know its a gift so keeping it new is probably best, but you could get like a refurbished one from cannon site.

Those all would be pretty sweet for a beginner. She can buy some better lenses later on.

Or you could go the Sony mirror less route with a a6000. I know she wanted a cannon, but the sony a6000 is a way better camera from the get go for the money. Better processor better sensor, the ability to use tons of cheap legacy lenses of all types, wi-fi capability to sync with her phone and download pictures, even control her camera with her phone.

You could probably snag a used one of these or refurbished for about $450-$500.

u/asdfermeister91 · 7 pointsr/SonyAlpha

a6000 body only is $400 on amazon (black currently sold out) and with kit lens for $550:

u/Dtkay · 7 pointsr/photography

the rx100m3 is a great camera but is is nearly $800. the main reason i see cell phone pictures taking over point and shoot cameras is because most people already have a cell phone with a decent camera on it so they dont need to go spend $800 on another gadget to put in their pocket when they can use that money to go on trips and go more places. id rather take my cell phone to hawaii than buy a new camera and take pictures in my back yard, but thats just me.

u/Mr_Zaroc · 7 pointsr/anime

I have a Huawei Honor 6x, its supposed to have better night quality since it has an extra 2MP camera just to catch more light

Still eyeing one of those Motherf*ckers though, the zoom would be fun to play with, dont know if it good for videos though

u/TheConcave · 7 pointsr/longboarding

I want a camera for filming and editing, but my budget is around $500. My friend has a gopro, so I don't see point in me getting one. There is three cameras I'm looking at right now, but I'm a noob to this stuff and could use some help.

Nikon 1 J1

Nikon D3100

Canon EOS Rebel T3

EDIT: Forgot to mention that I'll also need money for a tripod, and that would have to come out of my budget too

u/ccb621 · 7 pointsr/photography

I shot these with my 7D (and 24-70 f/2.8L) from quite a distance from the stage. Most venues don't let you bring DSLRs or backpacks. Fortunately, they don't mind large purses, so I had my girlfriend sneak it in.

I wasn't too concerned about safety as my camera hung from my R-Strap and the crowd wasn't too rowdy. I was more concerned about being caught by security. So, yes, keep your camera around your neck or, if you put it in a bag, maintain contact with the bag. Ultimately, if you are too worried about losing gear or can't bring a camera, consider a higher-end point-and-shoot (e.g. Canon S100) so that you don't have to sacrifice too much quality.

u/scottbrio · 6 pointsr/videography

I setup and produced a setup similar to this. Here's what I used on a budget to get pretty fantastic quality IMO.

Two Sony A6000 ~$600 each

Roland V-1HD video swithcher ~$974

Elgato HD60s capture card ~$160

That's ~$2,600 but you'll still need a decently spec'd laptop, camera mounts, cables, etc.

Here's a link to the podcast so you can see the quality.

I also used a Atomos Ninja Flame and a Teradek Vidiu Pro, but those are unnecesasry for the end goal. The Ninja Flame is great for back up recording and real time color-correction, but also is an extra $700 or so...

Good luck!

u/flindaman · 6 pointsr/photography

I would highly recommend looking into mirrorless cameras. They use digital viewfinders and ditch the mirror, showing you to see exactly what the camera sees. They usually have far more features than an equally priced dslr, and are much lighter.

I love my a6000, it's in your price range and you won't regret it. I had a d3200 and honestly the d3200, I outgrew quickly from learning/practise and wanted more. The increased fps, noise quality, focus points, focus speed, and extra features like focus peaking were seriously worth returning the d3200 and buying the a6000.

u/mikeytown2 · 6 pointsr/SonyAlpha

A really good travel camera is the Sony rx100 III. You should be able to get it used in your price range. It's the ultimate pocket camera.

u/TrentonB · 6 pointsr/denverlist

Not really, it sells for over $2,200 brand new.

u/brunerww · 6 pointsr/videography

Hi /u/qsv11427 - the least expensive [used 5D Mark II you'll find is around $1000] ( - and if you have that much money to spend, there are a lot better video capable cameras on the market today.

For $500, the best video image quality you're going to find will be from a used Panasonic GH2, [starting at $457.48 in the Amazon Marketplace as of this post] ( There are also a couple available in the Adorama used store right now, one for [$399] ( and one for [$474] (

The GH3 and GH4 that /u/capri_stylee mentioned are fabulous video capable cameras (I have both of them), but they are above your $500 budget limit.

The GH2 is better than the T3i because it doesn't have the T3i's 12 minute continuous recording limit, it has a viewfinder that actually works while you're shooting video (unlike a DSLR, where the viewfinder is blanked out by the mirror during video recording), and it is resistant to the shot-ruining moire that bedevils lower-end Canon DSLRs - as seen in these comparisons between the GH2 and the Canon 60D (same sensor and downscaling algorithms as the T3i):

Here is what the GH2 can do:


[Upstream Color - 2013] (

[Musgo - 2012] (


[Whitstable Dream] (

You'll find many more examples on Andrew Reid's Vimeo GH2 group here:

In my view, a used GH2 is the best bang for the buck below $500.

Hope this is helpful!


u/rob79 · 6 pointsr/GoodValue

A lot of older DSLR's are a good deal. I mean, the T3i /u/smoothcam72 suggested is really great, but as a beginner you'd probably be just as happy with a T3 which can be had for less. ($386). That would let you squeeze in another (used) lens and still stay under your $500 budget.

The thing with a DSLR is that you should put as much money as possible into your lenses and the body should really be just "good enough" (unless you want to go pro). Not only will your lens really impact the quality of the photo (more so than the body) but they also don't lose value (as much). A good lens now will still be a good lens in 20 years, whereas that T3i (or T3, or whatever) will be totally obsolete.

Since you're hiking you'll want a good lens for landscapes I would imagine. The kit lens will definitely get you started, but you'll probably find yourself wanting to get a new lens before you want a new body.

Don't get caught up in megapixels either, the T3 is 12.2MP, but honestly, are you planning on blowing up your stuff to poster size? You could make quite a large print from a 12MP image.

EDIT: For reference, you can print a 12MP image as a very high quality 8"x10", whereas an 18MP image gives you similar quality at 11"x14". Not a huge difference.

u/Apparently_Familliar · 6 pointsr/photography

Canon S100 is one of the best point and shoots out there, and it's plenty slim.

u/umbrlla · 6 pointsr/Cameras

technically, you can, it wont look like anything though. The lens is just as important as the sensor, if not more. You can get a pancake lens that will help with portability but that'll be another 200-400 on top of what you have already paid. I would either return your camera or sell it, it doesn't seem to be what you are looking for. The Canon S110 would probably suit your needs.

u/Edward_the_Penitent · 6 pointsr/travel

I got this backpack (mine is green though) before setting off on my first backpacking trip back in 2012. Before that whenever I'd travel I always had a duffel bag, and I didn't realize I was doing anything wrong because I didn't know there was a lot to think about nor did I know that "backpacking" was a thing real people did - I thought it was just in movies like The Beach, or for rich kids who "do" Europe over the summer before/after college. Then I went on a short trip to the east coast with a friend of mine who made fun of my duffel bag and decided to investigate. I think the subsequent googling even led to my discovery of this very message board circa 2010/2011.

Anyway I typically fill that thing up and that's that. No checked bags unless I'm going scuba diving, then I have this bag which has my mask and fins, of course, as well as any extra things I can cram in there that I don't feel like carrying around.

I'll usually bring two pairs of shoes. I'll wear the bulkier ones on the plane (my comfortable but kinda stupid looking Keen hiking boots, if I am in fact hiking), and then a comfortable pair of walking/everyday shoes, which for me right now are these sick Nike SBs. Then I pack two pairs of pants (one jeans, one hiking), one pair of shorts, swim trunks, about five t-shirts, a long sleeve thermal, socks, underpants, and a windbreaker. This is all depending on weather, of course, but generally the above applies to everywhere.

Add to that my camera with two lenses, my dive computer (if applicable), a headlamp, a handkerchief, various toiletries, and a manila envelope full of a copy of my itinerary/confirmation #s/passport photocopies/etc. That, I believe, is everything.

u/BAStartGaming · 5 pointsr/letsplay

Hey Crimson! I have a pretty good amount of experience with camera work for my gaming videos!

I'm not sure what your budget looks like, so I'll start with the cheapest solutions first.

I would suggest the most easily obtainable camera for live action stuff would be just to simply use your smart phone! For example, the iPhone camera shoots with a Sony CMOS sensor in full HD! Just make sure you stabilize it on a tripod or flat surface because the auto image stabilizer is pretty terrible at times. Secondly, if you do choose this option, I would highly recommend using a different audio source. Smart phones traditionally don't always have the best audio recorders on board.

A web cam is probably your second best solution! Full HD cams can run about 50-100 bucks, but they usually get the job done. Though again, with all these recommendations, I'd suggest you use an alternative microphone for audio.

If your not willing to use cheaper alternatives like a smart phone or a webcam, then I think your best bet would be the GoPro. These products are massively popular for a reason; they can provide BEAUTIFUL footage if used correctly. You can probably find one of these bad boys USED for under 200 on craigslist. For the relatively small price tag, this is one of the best all purpose cameras on the market.

Finally, if you have a decent budget at your disposal, I'd suggest the T3i. If you only plan on using this camera for rare occasions, then I'd advise against purchasing it. However, if your hoping your channel would rely heavily on live action content, then this is it. This is your solution! It might end up running you a little over 500 bucks, but this is the camera a majority of youtube creators have been using. There is a slight learning curve, but when you get the hang of it, your videos will look fantastic.

Like I said though, never use the on board audio recorders these solutions provide for you. Buy a separate microphone if quality is a big concern for you in your videos!

u/thesecretbarn · 5 pointsr/photography

I'm sure others will chime in with different suggestions, but here's how I would spend it:

Canon T3i, body only:

Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 lens:

It's a little over your budget, but not by much. If you're willing to spend a little more, I'd upgrade to a 60D. Eventually you'd come to appreciate the extra control dial and better autofocus.

The cheap kit lens that can come with cameras will produce acceptably sharp images, but will severely limit you in terms of your ability to get good photos indoors in less than perfect lighting. A good lens that opens up to at least f/2.8 is far more important than the camera body you choose- if you go Nikon or Pentax or Sony or whatever, try to budget in a nice bright lens. I have this Tamron, and I love it. It's very sharp, and is a fantastic deal.

Whatever camera you end up with, go jump on /r/PhotoClass2013 so you know what you're doing when your child shows up!

u/Residue · 5 pointsr/pics
u/SolMarch · 5 pointsr/M43

A full frame sensor does not guarantee good image quality, so the comparison is really based on how different cameras process the video.

The GH4's 4K recording uses 1:1 sample from the sensor, so image quality is very good with low aliasing or moire. Other cameras (especially ones with higher MP sensors) may process the video differently (e.g. pixel binning, etc.) which causes more noticeable aliasing, moire, and a loss of detail.

For example, the Canon 5D MKIII's HD output is noticeably softer than the GH4's (or GH3's, or GH2's, etc.) HD output, and the GH4's 4K IQ only widens that divide even further.

At the same time, the HD and 4K output of Sony's a7S II (another camera with a full-frame sensor) is quite good in comparison to the GH4's 4K output when downsampled to HD.

u/crucialmuzic · 5 pointsr/Beginning_Photography

What's your maximum budget? Does it have to be a mirrorless camera? You might like the Canon EOS Rebel T5i

u/justfred · 5 pointsr/Cameras

That price seems too high for a 3300 kit. It's only $450 (US) new. Used, great condition, should be around $300.

I'd suggest buying online, factory refurbished, instead, or waiting till you can find it at a better price.

I'd also suggest a "prime" lens, either the 35mm 1.8 or 50mm 1.8, as a lot better way to really learn photography - they take sharper photos in less light with better depth of field, and you learn to zoom with your feet.

u/Noobasdfjkl · 5 pointsr/photography

Essentially a total newbie here. I'm looking at either a D3300 or a Rebel T5 for what will probably be exclusively outdoor shooting. I have no idea if I should get something cheaper and get a better lens (wouldn't even know where to start with lenses), or go mirrorless, or anything else.

I'd like to keep it under $500, and I know that probably limits me pretty greatly as far as equipment.

Thanks in advance.

u/PhoenixUFOhunter · 5 pointsr/UFOs

I use this to track with 360 pan and 360 tilt.

I have a Nikon P900 that's going to be added to the rig.

It can ID objects about 1.4 miles away before it gets a bit blurry and out if its range. That camera can ID just about anything.

To find the objects to tape I use a lower powered Sony HD camera at 16x.

Also next to be added to the camera rig is my phone with runs an App you can find in the google play store called "theodite". That app will give you time/GPS/Azimuth/bearing/Alt/Tilt angle. Then use a screen recorder to record what theodite sees.

If and when I pick something up I should be able to key the theodiltes tracking data over the top of the Sony or Nikon footage to show the viewer when the camera moves.

I'm waiting for 1 last piece of gear to be restocked so I can assemble it and all put the system to work.

Good luck!

u/TheLivesOfFlies · 5 pointsr/AskMen


u/CallMeByYourDogsName · 5 pointsr/videography

I’m gonna go against the grain here and say that there are plenty of cameras you could’ve gotten that are better for video than the t7i. Not to say that you shouldn’t have bought it, but I will say that you should’ve done your homework. Don’t be spontaneous with your purchases. I did the same thing as you and bought a cheap camera, because I just wanted anything to get myself started.

Here’s a list of cameras I would buy before buying a t7i:

Panasonic G85 - $700

Panasonic G7 w/kit lens - <$500

Sony A6300 - <$800

Used Panasonic Gh4 - $600? Maybe

If you could save a little, I’d go for the GH5 or the BMPCC 4K or the XT-1, or maybe a used Sony.

There’s so many options out there. I’m not trying to get you down or anything. I just think you can do better for the money. You can probably get great footage from the rebel. It is true that you have to have a good eye for film. But it doesn’t hurt to have some nice machines to help along the way. Good luck, friend.

Edit: I like what one of the people in the comments said. Go shoot your videos. It’s only a waste if you don’t use it.

u/i_enjoy_lemonade · 5 pointsr/videography

Alright, I guess I'll be "that guy" since one of us has to.

OP, those camcorders are solid. However, as a videographer, I do all of my filming on a Panasonic Lumix G7. You can get one for $600 on Amazon. If you're willing to spend a bit more, you can spring for either the newer Lumix G85 or the GH4 which can be found for around $1200.

These cameras are much more suitable for videography, here's why:

  • Interchangeable lenses. This is huge. As you continue to improve your craft, you will begin to learn about using different lenses to achieve the "look" you're aiming for. You can't change lenses on a camcorder.

  • Removable media. They uses SD cards, whereas some of those camcorders have built-in hard drives. That's fine, but if you ever find yourself "running and gunning" as I do, you will need to use multiple SD cards.

    Here are some of the images you can achieve with the Lumix G7.

    As far as audio goes, I use the Rode VideoMic Go. It's not too glorious, but it gets the job done.

    It should also go without saying that yes, these things take monster still photos as well.

    I personally edit on a Late 2016 MacBook Pro with the 2.6 GHz Intel i7 and Radeon Pro 460 graphics. You will be just fine editing on something much cheaper, like a Mac Mini or iMac.

    If you're looking for something cheaper, check out Apple's Refurbished Mac store. There also is always /r/buildapc. You could build a monster editing PC for ~$800.
u/masondaugherty · 5 pointsr/videography

I know it's been stereotypical to jerk off to the Panasonic G7, but after using it for two years as both a dedicated video and photo camera I've became extremely comfortable using it and can vouch for its superiority. This is the first camera I recommend to family and friends, and at $500 nothing can compare to it.

I'd recommend with the spare cash picking up the 25mm f1.7, its fabulous for the price and produces some amazing results.

Heres my website if you want to check out what I've done with the camera.

u/jam6618 · 4 pointsr/videography

u/pastramiswissrye is totally right in that lights, sound, lenses, and media are all more important than the best camera.

My personal favorite camera in that price range is the Panasonic G7 and a good 12-35 lens. The G7 is like the little brother to the GH4 as it does 4k and just is missing some of the more pro features and is $600 for the camera. The lens is another $600 but you could just use the kit lens and upgrade your lens later.

Continuing with what Pastrami said, you should have good audio, lights, and media storage, in addition to the camera and lens. For audio, the rode videomic pro is a good all-around shotgun mic that you can put on a boom pole for good short film on location sound, however you will need someone to help hold your boom pole.

For lights, a good reflector will help you use the sun as a light when shooting outside on location for a short film. If you are in a studio, this four socket CFL light kit will go a long way to help. I personally use one of them and they are great for the price. Just pop in four cfl bulbs and you are good to go. If you would prefer LED lights which are smaller and don't heat up as much, but are pricer, you can get this LED studio light kit.

On the media storage side of things, you are going to want to pick up a few of these 64GB U3 SD cards for use with your G7 or any other new camera you get. Especially if you plan on shooting in 4K.

If you are going to shoot in 4K, your file sizes are going to go way up and you are definitely going to need to get more hard drive space on your computer. You may even have to upgrade your computer to handle 4K video editing. It all depends on what you have and what you want to do.

On the editing side, I personally use Final Cut Pro X on my Mac. It is $300 but a great piece of editing software, used by pros. If you are on a mac but don't want to spend money, just use iMovie, it will probably do what you need it to do unless you edit in 4K. On the windows side, some people use sony vegas, some people use AVID, some people use premiere pro, there is a bunch of them out there and you kind of just have to choose one. (I have never used any of them)

Like he said, there is no canon r6i. I assume you mean T6i, but you still need to do some more research. I hope this helps!

u/ItsMeEntropy · 4 pointsr/photography

I was going to recommend a Canon, but I don't think there are any Canon DSLR bodies under $700 that can do 1080p@60fps (Only 30 fps). So your choices for #1 would either be the Nikon D3300 or the Nikon D5300. Image quality wise, they should be exactly the same (they use the same sensor), however the D5300 has a flippy screen (useful for video), a better autofocus system (for stills), and wifi. I don't usually recommend the D5300 over the D3300 because I don't find these three features worth the $200-300 difference in price, but in your case it's what fits your criteria: D5300.

Disclaimer for camera #2: I'm not too well versed in Nikon point and shoots (and point and shoots in general), so I don't have as much confidence in this recommendation. With that said, point and shoots, especially in this price range, tend to all be very similar in feature sets and performance. It's going to be a bit tricky to find a point and shoot under $300 with 1080p@60 FPS, I'm not sure if it even exists. The closest Nikon camera I can find is the Coolpix S7000, 1080 @ 60i.

u/krunchynoodlez · 4 pointsr/Cameras

If you're just getting into it, I would consider a camera body that costs $500 USD or less. My own personal recommendation is the Sony A6000. The body and kit lens is small and compact compared to a traditional DSLR like the Canon T6i and performs just as well. It also has the option of being able to mount vintage lenses on it due to it's smaller form factor and the lens mount being closer to the sensor. This means you can get good but cheap manual lenses from back in the day for often times $100 USD or less plus a $18 USD converter mount.

If you have any questions about this camera system (i own the A6000) or in general, please feel free to ask either through comments or pm me. Shameless plug ( for example photos)

Also. It sounds like you want to take a lot of landscapes, and for that you want a lens with a low focal length. Now, the kit lens that comes with cameras is nice and all, but if you want some real stunning pictures, you'll get a better quality prime wide-angle lens. "Prime" meaning the lens can't zoom and "wide-angle" meaning you have a wider field of view. Since it doesn't need to move, there's less glass needed, and the quality of the picture is better. Something that's 12mm to 20mm should do the trick. I'll link a personal recommendation below should you choose to go with the A6000.

Again, i want to emphasize to buy used if possible. Especially on lenses. You'll get severe discounts compared to buying something brand new. Typically people take good care of their lenses, and if you can meet the person before buying, a little legwork can save you a bundle of money.

Camera with kit lens (i recommend buying used/refurb locally if possible)

Recommended wide angle lens for landscape with the A6000:

an example of a good vintage lens:

an example of a converter to convert the mount of a vintage lens to the Sony E-mount

Guy with a dedicated blog to attaching vintage lenses to the Sony E mount system (he uses a Sony A7, which is more expensive, but the A6000 uses the same mount system, so it still all applies):

u/FrugalPrice · 4 pointsr/botwatch

Here's an example.

/u/frugalpricebot sony a6000 camera

u/leatherkuiperbelt · 4 pointsr/photography

I bought a Sony a6000 about a year ago and really love it. It's a really capable camera, and quite a bit smaller than your average DSLR. The lens ecosystem isn't as robust (especially on the low end) as Canon or Nikon, but you can fill gaps with adapted legacy lenses for not a lot of money. I have used an old manual focus 100mm Canon FD-mount lens for macro and it works pretty well on the a6000 with focus peaking and magnification. The a6000 is mirrorless so there is less noise than a DSLR, (you just hear the shutter not the mirror and shutter) but it doesn't have silent shooting mode like some of the nicer sonys. It sounds like if you can swing it one of the A7 series of cameras might work well, as they provide better low light performance and some have silent shooting, but I'm not sure which ones.

u/imnotminkus · 4 pointsr/self

$849 is the list price/MSRP: Amazon

u/UltimaGabe · 4 pointsr/Cameras

I'll give that a look! Just to be sure, is this one of the line you're talking about?

u/Photogurt · 3 pointsr/hardware

What brilliant can they make? Give me some specifics.
Here's a $470 DSLR with a lens and a bunch of pack in crap.
The lens alone is worth ~$100. A phone costs what? $400 for one with a good screen and a good cpu? How much do you think RED will sell this for? Have you seen the prices of their cameras? A few points

  1. Smart phone has a battery and the camera portion will need its own (dead phone or shit shot count).
  2. Cameras that run android already exist (and no one gives a damn about apps on a camera)
    a much better thing is a full on open OS for a camera where you can script your shutter
    or a camera that straight up runs linux.
  3. A processor running nothing but the code needed to generate images from a grid of photosensors can be far more efficient than a general purpose processor running a general purpose OS.
u/BillionBalconies · 3 pointsr/hardware

> Here's a $470 DSLR with a lens and a bunch of pack in crap.
> The lens alone is worth ~$100. A phone costs what? $400 for one with a good screen and a good cpu? How much do you think RED will sell this for? Have you seen the prices of their cameras?

You've linked me to Canon's T6 / 1300D, which is the lowest-end SLR on the market, and which comes with a load of generally quite useless accessories. I'm not sure of the point you're trying to make with that. That you can potentially get lots of low-end tat for less money than something which could compare with something high-end but for less money?

> A few points 1) Smart phone has a battery and the camera portion will need its own (dead phone or shit shot count).

Why do you think that? A modern smartphone can withstand a good 6hrs+ of screen time, and operating a lens doesn't require a great deal of energy. As we've seen in Sony's recent Alpha offerings (which are what a potential Red camera/smartphone would be presumably pitched to compete with, not some shitty 1300D), battery life is an issue, but one which is being aggressively targeted. IIRC, the A9 will do around 400 shots on a charge, and Red's offering will presumably be able to do similar from a single battery. This is a trivial point, though.

> 2) Cameras that run android already exist (and no one gives a damn about apps on a camera)
a much better thing is a full on open OS for a camera where you can script your shutter

Again, you're showing me what's essentially a toy. We're talking about quality gear, not some low-end smartphone with a gimmicky zoom lens attached to it.


Magic Lantern is great. It's exactly why a Red smartphone/mirrorless hybrid could become something market-leading. It's the benefit of having high-end hardware and an open software environment. The ML team did amazing things within the limitations of some very crude hardware and software - imagine what someone could do with a rich, modern environment. Again, we're talking 3210 vs iPhone here.

> or a camera that straight up runs linux.

Competition != negation.

> 3) A processor running nothing but the code needed to generate images from a grid of photosensors can be far more efficient than a general purpose processor running a general purpose OS.

Can be. It's extremely foolish to argue that the limitations of old gear necessarily will be an issue for new technology, though.


> What brilliant can they make? Give me some specifics.

I think your fundamental problem is that you have no imagination. The potential for a Red hybrid device is enormous. If you can't see it, that's your problem. It's not a reflection of what the product could become.

u/teamlingy · 3 pointsr/photography

Hey guys.

I'm a camera-newbie that's been shooting a bunch of pictures on my phone for the past year to learn the non technical aspects of photography. I think it's finally time I make the leap and get a DSLR.

My budget is around $500-$1000. I primarily want to use it for photos but somewhere down the line I would also want to shoot video with it. More specifically vlog-like stuff so having a microphone would be a huge plus. However I probably won't be buying anything until around black Friday for the good deals, just wanted to get a head start on research.

I was looking at this and it seems like a pretty good place to start.

Thoughts and recommendations?

u/SabishiiFury · 3 pointsr/photography

I'm trying to decide on my first camera (mirrorless), any help would be appreciated. These are the options:

[](Lumix DMC-GX7 - Used (body only) 260 Eur) - some kind of a cheap outlier.

PANASONIC LUMIX G7 4K Mirrorless Camera, with 14-42mm MEGA O.I.S. Lens - 540 eur. The lens included has image stabilization, but I'm still a little bit bummed about it not having any stabilization in the body. My always trembling hands are my worst enemy. But then I'm probably exaggerating, it can't be that bad, can it?

OLYMPUS E-M10II (Silver) + 14-42mm IIR (Silver) 579.99 €

This (and a sony 6000 + some fuji) was the only camera I got to hold and I was blown away by the way it (and sony, fuji really sucked) sat in my hand, it was just perfect and the fact that it felt secure when held by just one hand left a good impression on me. However, I didn't try any of its functions, and I don't know how good is the lens. I am thinking about this and the G7 as my first and cheapest options. The main things that I have for olympus is that I can buy it here from a physical store and the ergonomics. The G7 though I would buy because it has more features (as in my list below), but I have no clue how well it's going to be ergonomics-wise and how well will the lack of in-body stabilization work.

Fujifilm X-T20 Silver+XC 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS II Black Lens 790 €

This has APS-C (I don't really know if there's much difference between this and 4/3, but still nice), but doesn't have an in-body stabilizer. And only tilting lcd, and that's it? Wait why am I even considering this...

Panasonic Lumix G85 961€

Things that make me consider Lumix G85:

 - Environmental sealing. I Would absolutely love to use my camera in rain and snow. Or can it be done even if there is no sealing? Neither my phone or headphones had ever had any issues, and they're constantly under pouring rain.

 - Fully articulated display. I don't even know why I want this - I'm not a big selfie fan, and I don't film videos, but just the thought of someday wanting to and already being able to do so with the resources already under my possession makes me feel a tad bit "future proof"... I've never had a "real" camera so I don't know what things I could think of doing with it. What if not having such a screen would limit something I'd want to do at some point, for example taking a picture of something on ground level, or stealth mode?

 - Image stabilizer. I've read that having body stabilization is a lot better than having a lens stabilization, and I myself would feel a little bit more secure knowing that I can buy any lens and not be limited to only those that have inner stabilization.

 - Possibility that there are some new technologies in it that you couldn't find in older models (taking still shots from a 4k video, for example, or

 - Battery saving mode)

It's all good, but is it worth paying twice for all of this? 

Is there something else I might be forgetting right now? I'm leaning towards G7 right now.. I'd probably pick sony a6300 if it only had touch screen (navigating through menu with only buttons has been a pain in the ass in my experience)

I want to use it for travel and occasional portrait/landscape photo

u/Singlemalt_28 · 3 pointsr/canon

In that case I would recommend a body and lens bundle. Someone else might be better at recommending a specific camera but I would look into something like this bundle:

Canon EOS Rebel T5i EF-S 18-55 IS STM Kit for $537

u/BigFuzzyArchon · 3 pointsr/Cameras

D3300 w/ 18-55 VR II

You can also buy for $500 refurbished which is a great deal as well.

u/decorama · 3 pointsr/Cameras

It sounds like you're looking for a quality entry level DSLR. There are many to choose from. Here are a few:

u/DatAperture · 3 pointsr/photography has the d3300 with 18-55 kit lens for $364. New, it's $446.

That's about a 20% difference, the thing is though, at prices that low, a 20% difference only accounts for about 80 dollars.

u/Streetiebird · 3 pointsr/Beginning_Photography

If you're looking for something which can go underwater, then you'll either need a fairly expensive and bulky underwater housing, or one of the few models which can go underwater on their own.

I would recommend either, the Nikon 1 AW1, which can go underwater without a housing. Though only two lenses are capable of going underwater.

Or the Sony A6000 and an underwater housing for it.

The Nikon mirrorless system doesn't have as big of a sensor as its peers, but they're very small and light.

The Sony mirrorless cameras are pretty awesome, have a normal-sized sensor, and are lightweight compared to a full DSLR with a mirror. If I was going to buy a new system I would either get the A6000 or the more expensive A6300.

Hope this helps!

u/Wombodia · 3 pointsr/a6000

I haven't personally ever bought a camera used but I know there are a lot of good places to get a solid deal on an a6000 as it has been out for a while and one of the more popular mirrorless cameras. Sounds like you have a good eye on eBay.

I would check out /r/photomarket as you can get an a6000 for $300-400 depending on amount of shutter count, overall condition, and if it comes with the kit lens. You also might search your local Craigslist and Facebook marketplace for an a6000, might not have any luck but it is worth a shot. You also might check Adorama or B&H as they occasionally have them as well. Your best bet would probably be /r/photomarket thought.

If you want new Amazon usually has it on sale every few months around $400 for the body only. You can check the camelcamelcamel here. If you want the kit lens with it they usually go for $500, again you can check here regarding the historic prices on Amazon. Usually if it goes on sale through Amazon it will be on sale on other sites like Adorama, B&H, etc. If you can hold off I would personally go for a new one via Amazon the next time it goes down to $400.

u/bigboiahoy · 3 pointsr/DSLR

I have the Canon 80d and like it. It’s a good well rounder and my only complaint is the low light performance (however the lens could have something to do with this). However I will mention this is $1000. An option I see often (never have used myself) and is cheaper ($500-$900) is the Sony A6000 or the Sony A6300 (or a newer model). These are mirrorless and when you look at the viewfinder and make changes, that is what the image will look like. The A6300 might be more future proof with its 4K video if video is of interest. These would be good photo options from what I can tell (but again take that with a grain of salt since I’ve only used the 80d). If you are interested in more video vs photography another cheaper option would be the Panasonic G7 and is 4K. I cannot speak for Nikon, but they seem like good budget cameras, but may be lacking video wise. But overall the glass will make more of a difference than the camera! Any of these options would be a step up from your smartphone!

Camera links (Amazon)
Sony Alpha a6000

Sony Alpha a6300

Panasonic G7

Canon 77D (80D alternative)

Canon 80D

u/dhiltonp · 3 pointsr/photography

m43 shooter here.

Fuji makes great stills cameras. They have notoriously bad video. It's ok for personal use, but not usable in a professional context. Here is a short sample.

Even old fuji models get feature upgrades via firmware updates - the X-E2 is nearly identical to the X-E2S due to a firmware update. Fuji glass is all good. "Fuji’s 18-55mm is regularly viewed as the non-kit lens kit lens. People rave about it’s sharpness, the quality of its bokeh."

Sony makes computers that can take pictures and video. They probably take the best pictures for a given intro price, but I personally dislike their usability. I prefer physical controls to ones on a screen.


I know you didn't ask, but if you want the most compact option, m43 is the way to go. Yes, the sensor is smaller, but that means the lenses require less glass.

Olympus makes stills-oriented cameras that have ok video. Their newest camera is a rangefinder style as well, but it's $1200 without a lens.

Panasonic and Sony are competitors for the best video. The GX85 might be of interest. It is the first camera with in-body stabilized 4k video, which you might like.


u/sunjay140 · 3 pointsr/Android

> Honestly, man, how could you be okay with the camera being so shit in your beloved phone?

Because it's not shit and perfectly usable for 99% of smartphone use. This is from a Sony Xperia Z3+. If I want a better camera, I'll just buy a Sony Alpha A6000. I've never understood the smartphone camera craze. Who cares about how good a smartphone's camera is when most people will use it for Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook which ruins your photos anyway. The pictures from a Samsung may look worse than an Xperia after being uploaded to these websites/apps. Get a mirrorless camera is you care so much about image quality.

>Samsung, LG, and pretty much all OEMs are bad at rolling updates, and yes, Sony is good. But the update is not gonna magically let you take a good picture, change a just okay-ish display to a stunning AMOLED display, let the US users access the fingerprint reader.

I like Sony displays. Amoled also gets burn-in. I don't see any difference between an AMOLED and my Xperias. In fact, Samsung phones show the ugly sub-pixel matrix at low resolutions which is non-existent on midrange Xperia phones. I also don't care about the fingerprint scanner. I'm not American and the firmware takes one minute to change.

u/zomlies1 · 3 pointsr/AskPhotography

Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digitial Camera 24.3MP SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD (Black) w/16-50mm Power Zoom Lens

u/some_random_kaluna · 3 pointsr/Journalism

My college newspaper provided cameras. My --high school-- newspaper provided cameras.

$90 Sony W800 point and shoot.

$450 Sony A6000 digital SLR.

Either of these are a suitable backup in the event your cell phone gets confiscated or damaged.

u/Mr_Romo · 3 pointsr/Cameras

The Sony A6000 Hands down the best in that price range. You are going to want decent audio though so I would recommend also getting something like The Rode Video Micro.

youtube vlogging setups is also a great place to get some really good info!

u/MrMeursault · 3 pointsr/photography

I've been lusting over the A7s, it is the low light king. Not at all in your budget though. The D3200 probably isn't the best as it has troubles focusing in low light. The kit lens is a definite no no as it doesn't do well in low light. If you go DSLR go at least d5200 for $500 paired with the 35mm f/1.8 lens for $200. A refurbished d5300 can be found for $600 and would also be a great choice paired with that 35mm.

The Sony a6000 ($450 for body $600 for kit) is making a lot of noise in the mirrorless format at that pricepoint and can be paired with the 35mm f/1.8 at $400 for a total of $850, just above your budget.

u/AsleepConstruction · 3 pointsr/Cameras

Sony A6000 + the 18-105 F4 for general photography, this should be a good start and will get her a quality lens that will get her plenty of reach. This should be right around $1100ish

down the road she can add these options:

add the 35 f1.8 for great portrait photos with better background separation. Alternatively you can start her with this lens first, being smaller and lighter means she will be more likely carry it around with her.

add the 16 2.8 for hiking thanks to the compact size and theme parks, or just anywhere she needs it in a more compact size.

more size comparisons

u/eirtep · 3 pointsr/barstoolsports

what's your budget?

I think mirrorless micro 4/3rds cameras from Panasonic or Olympus are pretty great casual cameras cause they're great quality cameras packed into a small and compact body/lens system. The pansonic G7 comes to mind, but they have lower budget/entry models as well. There are other options tho - I'd check out these 3 decent starter cameras:

Panasonic m43 mirrorless:

Pansonic g7

Sony APS-C mirrorless:

Sony A6000


Canon t7i

I think a million people may have had t#i as their first budget camera. it's good but at this point that series is kinda shit for the price point imo. Canon's prosumer/pro cameras are still great for photo but Sony and Panasonic imo crush them in budget/entry level stuff and are better at any price point for combined photo+video use.

u/GuilhermeFreire · 3 pointsr/DSLR

for around this price you don't really have a lot of choices.

You can find a Canon T5 or with some luck a T6

or the Nikon 3300

And the sony offer in this price range is the 5100, that is a mirrorless, nor a DSLR.

I do prefer the Canon, but mostly because I have a Canon and lots of accessories. I bought a T6 for my sister so she can borrow what she needs.

Used market is a mess... Sometimes you get a Canon 5D for 300, and sometimes you can't even get a T5i... And you never know about the shutter, if it is busted or working fine.

Buy new or refurbished, it is "safer".

I would consider a little bit higher price point and maybe a mirrorless.

u/The_aquacats · 3 pointsr/DSLR

I'm a bit late, but I would go with The [Canon T5] ( as recommended by a few others in the comments. It's just the best deal for your price range, you'll also need to pick up a decent sized SD card. If she is new to DSLRs I would recommend sticking with the kit lens for now. Save whatever is left in your budget, and use it later down the road when she has a better feel for the camera. People often think buying great glass is the key to great photos. While it is part of the equation later on, a big portion of taking better photos in the beginning is having a good working knowledge of photography along with the camera you are shooting on. Youtube has a ton of reviews, and tutorials on the Canon T5, I would recommend checking some of those out before purchasing.

u/magical_midget · 3 pointsr/photography

Buy the sony RX100M III is great for low light, is easy to use, and the sony cameras get you really good results with out knowing any of the settings.

An other camera that would get the job done is the sony nex 5t, is bigger and has interchangeable lenses but again you can use it in auto mode and it would work well, it has also great low light performance

The sony nex 5t has better image quality and low light performance, is just bulkier.

u/Tyler927 · 3 pointsr/MTB

I don't actually own this, but I'm trying to get a Sony RX100 for riding. It has really good reviews and is really small.

u/Vinny_Karma · 3 pointsr/AskPhotography

A good starting camera that I started out with, and still use it to this today, is the Sony A6000. Takes great 4K pictures and record's in 1080p. Starting kit comes with 2 lens, 16-50mm and 55-210mm Power Zoom Lenses. Total comes to $750, haven't included shipping.

u/j-j-a · 3 pointsr/Photography_Gear

Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/ 16-50mm and 55-210mm Power Zoom Lenses

PANASONIC LUMIX GX85 Camera with 12-32mm and 45-150mm Lens Bundle, 4K, 5 Axis Body Stabilization, 3 Inch Tilt and Touch Display, DMC-GX85WK (Black USA)

Sony SEL50F18F Full-Frame E-Mount Lens, FE 50mm f/1.8

These are the easy ones to find. They also show up on Amazons Black Friday deals pages as of today as well as some others.

u/uncletravellingmatt · 3 pointsr/SonyAlpha

For this year that's a normal price, Amazon has the combo available now for $698:

u/KnowNothing_JonSnoo · 3 pointsr/UNBGBBIIVCHIDCTIICBG

Except, this isn't a dslr with interchangeable lenses, it's just a coolpix

I mean, thing's nice and all but it doesn't even support raw format...

u/InvisibleJiuJitsu · 3 pointsr/videography

I'd go for a G7 or a G85. Do you need to buy a mic etc too, or you already got one? Amazon referral links included

u/maradonuts · 3 pointsr/photography

The Panasonic G7 can shoot 4k video and it's under $600 right now with the 14-42mm lens.

u/DumbQuestion17 · 3 pointsr/photography


Newbie. I'm looking for a good camera to take good pictures & video of my son.

I've read a bit & watched videos on the G7 and I'm leaning towards it.

There are two versions of it on Amazon and both are on sale for just under $600.

  1. This one is the G7KK:

  2. This one is the G7KS:

    I like the second option because it includes a battery, bag, tripod, exc and I have none of these items.

    Is there a drastic difference between the G7KK & the G7KS?

u/dufflecoat · 3 pointsr/Cameras

> I'm interested in a camera that can shoot 1080p-4k video and possibly have autofocus during video.

There aren't any DSLRs that can shoot 4K in your price range, but the Panasonic G7 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera does and it's a bit of a bargain with great image quality and features:

u/mihirpatel14 · 3 pointsr/PanasonicG7

Good find! FWIW, it's same price on Amazon and a bunch of other retailers. In December I was able to snag it for $498 with a $50 gift card at Adorama. Granted, that was part of the holiday sale.

u/frostickle · 3 pointsr/photography

In your opinion, what does "professional quality" mean?

"Professional quality" is a very subjective description.

If you want to know what the industry says about it, it is not actually the quality of the images that is what makes the 5D a "professional" camera. It is the fact that it is supported by Canon's Professional Services. If you're a professional photographer, and your camera breaks when you're on the job, Canon will give you a camera to use. They will give you lenses to use. They will make sure your needs are taken care of.

That is what owning a professional camera is about.

Being able to guarantee that you can do your job when it is crunch time.

Also, $2500 will not get you the 5D with a lens. It isn't even enough to buy you the 5D with the standard lens.

The 5D mark II will be about $2000, and a good lens would be $2200 by itself.

I might be using the wrong adjectives here.. sorry, like I said, it's subjective. The 24-70 is an excellent lens. Probably the best lens for normal usage. And the standard lens is a very good lens. I don't think canon will sell you a bad lens to use on the 5D.

As for the "bonus features" here are a few the differences between the 5D and the Rebel:

Advantages of the 5D:

  • Larger sensor (this leads to an increase in quality, but you have to buy larger lenses, which are more expensive, and they will be heavier. You also get better control of depth of field thanks to the larger sensor.)

  • Quality - it has better noise, dynamic range, and colours.

  • Resolution - more megapixels

  • Larger viewfinder - easier to see through

  • Weather sealed - you can shoot in the rain, and it will be fine.

  • Bigger battery - take double the photos before charging

  • Less start up time - flick the switch to "ON" and start taking photos a second faster.

  • Extra card slot - use two memory cards at the same time, so you don't lose your photos from an accident.

    The Rebel:

  • Cheaper

  • Lighter and smaller

  • shoots just as fast (3.7 photos per second)

  • A lot cheaper. Equivalent lenses are cheaper and smaller.

  • Has a built in flash (The 5D assumes you're a pro who owns external flashguns)

    As for the quality of the images being "professional"... well, all of these were taken with the T3i
u/UdonUdon · 3 pointsr/photography

Um... those are not the cheapest DSLRs released in the last 18 months.

For a frame of reference, "last 18 months" begins in February 2010, and all of the ones listed include the kit 18-55mm.

u/Oilfan94 · 3 pointsr/AskPhotography

Firstly, technique and good skills will take you a lot further than simply buying a more expensive camera. So whatever you do, I would suggest that you put in some time and effort to learning the basics of photography.

That link went to the camera 'body only' for $498. I was surprised that when you click the option to include the 16-50mm lens, it was only $499. Make sure that you get a lens with it.

Personally, I'd be more inclined to suggest an actual DSLR camera. Something like THIS or THIS.

Shooting cars is actually one of the more tricky things to shoot, so it will take some learning and plenty of practice, but that will be much more important than the brand of camera that you get.

I would really suggest getting a good tripod, as that will really allow for higher quality shots, especially as the light levels get low.

u/webdeveric · 3 pointsr/photography

I have the T2i and its great. If you feel like spending a couple hundred more, you could look at the T3i. Its basically the same as the T2i with an updated movie mode and an adjustable screen.

Shopping list.

Canon T3i

Canon T2i - You can get used on Amazon for under $600.

Nifty Fifty

Canon Speedlite 430EX II

u/kelsor815 · 3 pointsr/Filmmakers

Not an expert either, but I'll give suggestions anyhow.

Camera: I currently have a T2i, it does everything I'd ever want when it comes to that "line" of Canons. The T3i and T4i don't seem that worth it for an upgrade to me. The hardware is the same, and I don't NEED a swivel screen, or touch screen. You may be different, so keep that in mind. That all being said, the T3i body is a good deal.

Lens - I don't personally use this, but I've heard nothing but good from it. Not much more to say I guess. If you want a zoom lens for more versatility during these shows, but it's all relative. I get by at the moment with a nifty 50mm.

Memory Card- I have the 16 gig version of this, and it's been reliable so far.

Audio Recorder- This is where there may be controversy. Most, if not all, people on this subreddit, suggest the Zoom recorder. Its more expensive, so it's up to you. Based on reviews, they are basically the same.

Microphone- Not sure if you WANT this. It depends on what "live audio" you want to record. If its a loud concert, getting audio to sound good will be extremely difficult. The loud volumes, and usually boosted lows, don't make for the best sounding live recording. Recording off a mic isn't the best in any live situation in a venue anyway. If this is the only thing you'd use a mic for, then I may hold back if I were you, if you know you can get a direct line-in to your Tascam recorder. That is the best solution. If not, the mic is great and I recommend it.

Rig Setup- Might want to make a PVC stabilizer, but try and make it look as classy as possible, to look professional (Is that possible with PVC?) If you want to record your Mic audio to your recorder, you'll need this and this to let the DSLR hold both at the same time. You'll need a couple quarter inch converters too. Maybe an XLR as well, if you want to get direct audio feed from whatever the venue is playing.

I think I typed enough. And I probably forgot about something. Anyway, try and make sense of my wall of text, hope it helps.

Edit: Forgot to say, this'll add up to about $1450 if I did my math right. Not including shipping and stuff.

u/MasterBaters · 3 pointsr/AskReddit
u/ltredbeard · 3 pointsr/photography

If this is the same camera then I'd go with a mid-level Nikon or Canon.

For $100 more you can get a Nikon D5100. I have the 5100 and use it for night/star photography. Best choice I ever made. Even my local shop recommended Nikon for night photography. They said Nikon's noise cancellation was superior to Canon's, but I've never used a Canon so I don't know for sure.

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/photography


Canon S90 or S95 - S90 does 480p video, S95 does 720.

S90/95 was upgraded to the S100 which is currently regarded as the 'best' P&S fixed-lens camera out there.

Powershot G series, not listing them all...


LX3 or LX5, LX5 has a lot of various tweaks that make it better than the LX3.


TL500/EX1 (regional naming) Worth noting that though not a 'big brand' camera, this one has an ultra-fast f1.8
Schneider lens, legendary optics.


P7000 or P7100, P7100 is pricey and afaik has no game changing changes compared to the P7000.


GR Digital III and predecessors.


Personally, I'd go for a S100. If I wanted that extra partial stop faster lens, I'd go for the TL500, note that the canon has more zoom range.

**more info: Snapsort it

u/Harriv · 3 pointsr/photography

Canon S100 is higher end compact camera. Small, good image quality (for a compact), GPS for geotagging, 1080p video etc.

u/NotABiscuit · 3 pointsr/videos

It says on the video description:

>Filmed with Sony a7s and Canon 5D Mark III RAW

Amazon links: A7S Canon 5d III

Lenses can cost anywhere between $300-$3000 depending on the type. Cine lenses can be a bit cheaper than photography ones since they don't need fancy features like autofocus and image stabilisation. Most video guys prefer to do everything manually.

It's amazing what consumers and amateurs can afford these days as technology progresses!

u/thenshesays · 3 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

at the time, I heard it was one of the best point and shoots you could get, the Sony RX100 I kind of love it. :)

u/Terminalspecialist · 3 pointsr/army

I got this camera and love it.

Just don't get a big bulky DSLR. A lot of point and shoots these days are shooting great quality photos with HD video. And nice and sleek to fit into a pocket. I also have a little admin pouch type thing I can wear on my kit to slip my camera and other things into so I lessen the risk of banging it on something.

u/keanex · 3 pointsr/photography

Sony RX100 is an excellent compact from reviews.

u/grant622 · 3 pointsr/videography

If you looked at nearly all vloggers and most youtubers before a few years ago, almost everyone was shooting on shooting on flip-cameras or small cameras like this.

The reason you don't see as many people shooting only with cheap cameras is just because if you are going to spend dozens of hours every week creating videos it just makes sense to have gear that makes it easier. Especially if those videos are getting you a pay check. It's like saying you can build a house with just a hammer and hand saw. While technically true, if you were actually serious about building a house you'd save yourself a ton of time and trouble getting power tools and other equipment to do the job right.

Here's a video from Casey that he shot on his iphone. Recently Samsung has sponsored a bunch of youtubers who have made videos using only their phone. In the end it comes down to whether you can tell a good story or not.

u/RedStag86 · 3 pointsr/videography

Option 1: Use your phone.

  • Get one of these ($35) and one of these ($20) to cover your stabilization.
  • Get one of these ($40) to keep yourself powered up.
  • Grab two or so of these ($38 for two) to make sure you don't run out of space.
  • And get something like this ($23) so your audio doesn't completely suck.

    Option 2: Buy a Canon S110

  • Still get the $20 pistol grip for stabilization
  • Still get some SD cards (this takes normal SD rather than micro SD so they should be cheaper. Make sure they're Class 10 for speed!)
  • Probably still get some cheap microphone.

    Edit: There are cheaper versions of things like the travel battery (though I would still stick with this brand and get something smaller), the SD cards, etc. if you want to pinch more pennies.

    Edit 2: If you're worried about durability, see if you can find an Otterbox case for the phone as well.
u/Bester2001 · 3 pointsr/Cameras

Depending on Your budget you can get something like the CANON POWERSHOT S110 $185 On Amazon
Or if you have a but more money I'd go for the Sony RX100 MK II or a DSLR like the Nikon D3200 $500 or Canon 70D $1100
The CANON S110 & The 70D have built in Wi-Fi.
I can personally vouch for the S110 and 70Ds color accuracy and image quality as I use both in my photography. like any camera it does have a slight saturation in jpeg but if you start from the RAW camera files you get a pretty faithful color reproduction hope this helps

u/J_Kenji_Lopez-Alt · 2 pointsr/FoodPorn

Oh, to expand on that, it was a Canon 5D Mark II with a 24-105 f/f L-series lens. I was shooting at around f/9, I believe, and I white balance on the camera before shooting using white balance cards. I often use a reflector as well to fill in the front, but this time I didn't.

Post processing was in Photoshop. I did just a tiny bit more white balancing using a curves layer, then I punch up the highlights and bring down the darks (a standard S-curve). I also use the shadows/highlights tool to bring up the darkest darks so they aren't just straight up black.

I then make a mask around the parts that I really want to feature (in this case the beef and the folded towel on the right), the do a minor Gaussian blur on everything else to just slightly blur it, which makes the meat and texture on the towel pop a little more. Too much and it ends up looking like an Instagram photo.

Similarly, I use that same mask to blow out the lights and darks in the un-masked sections slightly so that the beef and towel pop even more. The key is really being subtle about it though. I probably did a quick sharpen on the whole image as well.

Actually, the REAL key is good lighting. You get good lighting and you're 99% of the way towards a good photograph.

u/dinoalt · 2 pointsr/photography

> Fuj X-E2 -[1] 999

> Fuji 23 1.4 (35mm on crop) -[2] 930 Fuji 56 1.2 - my speculation based on their prime pricing policy

> Canon 5d II -[3] 3k

> 35 1.4 -[4] - 1470

> 85 1.2 -[5] 2200

> Every single one of my prices is correct, 50 dollars difference is nothing when you're buying thousands of dollars worth of equpment, thanks for posting!

The fuji 35 is $600, the 35/2 equiv is $850.

The X-E2 price is actually correct, I assumed it was launching for the same $1200 as the X-E1, sorry.

The 5DII is discontinued, the 5DIII is $3000. The 5DII if you can find it is ~$1500 or less.

The 35/1.4 has a rebate, it's $1300, or less refurb.

The 85 is also $2000, or less refurb.

u/binary_bob · 2 pointsr/pics

the mark ii is discontinued now, the next gen is the mark iii, but i'd recommend the 6d at this point. You can look up the prices for them on amazon, but for the lazy:

canon 6d

5d mark ii

u/incrediblegraphics · 2 pointsr/AmateurPhotography

(DSLR camera) Canon Rebel T3, $299 most places. 12mp, 2.5" screen, comes with 18-55mm lens.
I've had a bit of experience with this one in the past. Gives you great quality for the price, can blow up pictures to at least 20x30 poster size easily and fairly simple controls, buttons and settings (which includes a completely manual option also.)

I personally have the Canon Rebel T3i right now though. (also a DSLR) It was around $650. 18mp, flip out screen (great for filming yourself if you want to flip the screen toward yourself), video capability in 1080p HD, 3" screen on the back, comes with 18-55mm lens also but totally worth the upgrade. It's more for serious artwork if youre looking to publish, photoshop or sell anything. I highly recommend this or any of the Canon Rebels.

u/polkadotsunday · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. Canon EOS Rebel T3 SLR camera
  2. I've always loved taking pictures and deep down inside want to be a photographer. In high school I even took two photography classes and loved every second of it.
  3. No, I'd be sad. One day this or another SLR will be mine.

    Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds - great song by the way.

    Thanks for the contest!
u/traal · 2 pointsr/pics

> Only thing you lacked was a $50,000 camera and lighting kit.

Or a $500 camera, $106 lens, and $516 worth of lighting equipment.

u/alfabetsoop · 2 pointsr/photography

Canon T3

There it is on Amazon. As you can see, a little over your price range. But a quick search on eBay...

Canon T3

That's a pretty damn good deal. As a Canon fanboy, the T3 is what I think you should upgrade to for your first DSLR. Great camera and decent kit lens for that price.

u/batfacecatface · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/av4rice · 2 pointsr/photography

> one that will last me a long time

How long? Are you talking about physical longevity before it breaks? Or meeting your needs over a certain period of time? What will your needs be / how do you anticipate they will change over that amount of time?

> I've been thinking about getting this one but there is also this one which would be best to get?

Either is fine but you might as well go with the T3i if you can afford it. It's more feature-rich.

> Does it really matter the Megapixel difference?

Depends what you shoot and what you're trying to accomplish, but probably not. I shot for several years and got good results with fewer pixels than either of those cameras have. People have been able to take great photos with less.

u/Gackt · 2 pointsr/photography

Here's the deal. Upgrading to a canon g12 is cool but it's still a P&S with a crippple manual mode.

So one of your others option is interchangeable lens cameras like micro four thirds cameras or DSLRs.

Don't be scared of getting an dslr, entry level ones have automatic (P&S style) modes just like your old point & shoots and will take much better photos with the same amount of easiness so why cripple yourself if size isn't issue? You also get access to amazing lens and go manual when you need it, most of the time most photographers are shooting aperture priority/shutter priority anyway.

Micro four third cameras have much better quality (9 times the sensor size) than P&S they are kinda small but size isn't an issue as you said so the problem is than a capable MFT (micro four thirds) camera like the Panasonic GF2 cost as much as an entry level Canon (T3) which takes pictures just as good as the $1700 Canon 7D only it has slower pictures per second and worse autofocus. And you also get access to the amazing catalog of canon lenses which is much better than MFT lenses currently available, everything I said about Canon also applies to nikon I just simply don't know the model numbers. Remember DSLRs are not harder to use than MFT cameras, and in fact, in manual mode DSLRs are actually easier due to the interfaces used. Also better autofocus=easier

Sony NEX: similar to MFT, a bit better, but pathetic choice of lenses, and overpriced accessories. You can use an adapter to access the Alpha mount lenses by sony/carl zeiss but you lose autofocus and still have to deal with the shitty body. Size isn't an issue to you so something better between MFT and common DSLRs is Sony's Translucent Mirror Technology cameras, they have the same quality of DSLRs but lack an optical viewfinder so whatever you see through the EVF (electronic view finder) is delayed so not good for sports but not a problem for you, also cheaper and offers the 10 frames (photographs) per second shooting found in $1500+ cameras (hell, the $1700 7D has only 8 FPS) for the same or sligthly cheaper price of an MFT camera or an entry level DSLR.

TL;DR Size isn't an issue for you so get an entry level Canon/Nikon/Sony (preferably nikon or canon) DSLR, they have easy-mode shootings so don't worry about that and you can get cheap lenses for screwing around with no worry then upgrade later to better ones. Same quality of a $1700 dslr but less FPS and slower/less accurate autofocusing (though still faster than P&S). $150-200 more than a g12. _If you don't wanna deal with interchangeable lenses stick with P&S and get a Canon SX13IS if you need the zoom or the G12 if you don't.

Any questions please ask and I hope I helped you.

u/michaelscarn112 · 2 pointsr/astrophotography

I posted earlier about what camera would be good for widefield AP. Just found out my girlfriend has this camera:

Would this be good?

u/BillyTheRatKing · 2 pointsr/photography

If you positively cannot wait to get into a dedicated camera with manual controls and interchangeable lenses, you can get a used Canon Rebel T3 with a couple lenses on Amazon for $200. It's not the latest and greatest and your phone might actually give better results in some cases. There are some other suggestions in the buying guide too.

u/camopdude · 2 pointsr/WeAreTheFilmMakers

I was going to suggest a Canon as well, maybe you can save up for this one.

You can get it on QVC for 6 easy payments. It doesn't have an audio input, though.

u/BloodyFaceKillah · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/magus424 · 2 pointsr/photography

Well if you want to stay in the same line, the 60D is ~$880

Or there's the T3i for ~$670

Both still use EF and EF-S lenses, so your existing lens will work just fine on either.

e: I have the 60D and love it - the articulated LCD alone is quite helpful, but the T3i has that as well - my main decision maker was the button layout and feel of the camera - I liked holding the 60D much more, and thought the button layout made more sense.

u/apileofhobbies · 2 pointsr/boudoir

Let me know if this doesn't belong here

So I get asked what camera or gear people should get to start out.

My usual answer is this: anything. The camera itself won't help you with your rules or techniques. You have to develope your eye for that.

The main difference between an expensive camera and a cheap one is image quality and flexibility with your settings

I have a lot more on this but I'll leave it with that for now. I'm sure people will chime in below

This photo was taken with a 5ish year old crop sensor camera. And a $140 lens

Canon EOS Rebel T3i Digital SLR Camera Body Only (discontinued by manufacturer)

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens

u/Thrash3r · 2 pointsr/photography

Here is a T3i for well under your budget. This will leave you many hundred for lenses.

u/iCHRYST · 2 pointsr/AskPhotography

I got this recently and I love it.

I'm not a pro, in fact, I don't know a great deal about photography but it's been vary enjoyable using that camera and all the photo's come out clean and sharp with a 50mm prime lens.

u/cia1120 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. New Nikon

  2. It's a huge upgrade from the one I have now, and as we've discussed before, I have a broken flash and a broken lens... Whomp whomp.

  3. I would be okay with not ever getting it. I cant miss something I never had.

    Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds!
u/Karmakerosene · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  • It's expensive, but a nice digital camera would make spring more enjoyable! I already have one, and I can't wait to take awesome pictures when it gets warmer.
  • My favorite part of spring is not having to wear my winter jacket, not freezing my butt off when I wear of skirt, and walking outside with heels on and not having to worry about slipping on the ice!
u/jessemaner · 2 pointsr/photography

Wondering if either of these are good deals?

T2i with things for $299

Nikon D5100 $291

u/kickstand · 2 pointsr/photography

Get a Nikon D5100 and this book.

Or ... go to your local public library and look for a photography book. Dewey Decimal 770.

u/jshbckr · 2 pointsr/videography

If resolution isn't an issue and you're ok with small/blurry shots (you could still see form, it just would be on-par/lower-than SD quality, far from HD) then you could get something like the Canon PowerShot S100

I just found this clip from searching YouTube, to give you an idea of the image quality.

If you wanted to capture 200-240fps at 1080p, you'd be looking at a camera like the FS700 for $8k.

u/pinkseaglass · 2 pointsr/chicagoEDM

I'm guessing amazon decided to be a creeper after I was searching for this camera for I figured I'd share what they emailed me with. best deal ive seen on the s95 (so far at least...I'm not looking too hard lol). And this one might be the newest model in that series. I stand by the canon power shots because they've always been better than the nikon point and shoot cameras (even though I'm bred to be a Nikon DSLR kid)...and I assume having HD video is great. I'd go into a store to experience the audio quality first hand though.

Edit: typos

EditEDIT: Basically what you want are manual controls so you can handle low light situations (that 2fstop option is NICE) and a lot of flexibility with exposure while still maintaining a quality image. I know jack shit about sound but from what I understand the video capabilities on DSLRs and possibly point and shoots (esp like this one) are getting better and better as time goes on. Plus its a tiny, lightweight model...safer and easier to bring to events without breaking it.

u/toastercookie · 2 pointsr/aves

Powershot s100

It's small enough to fit in my pocket but packs a nice zoom and full manual controls :)

u/abadengineer · 2 pointsr/photography

you should check the canon S100:, but it might be over your budget.

I used a couple of sony digital cameras too, one of them on the cheap end (around 100 pounds I think), the other is around 200 pounds. (I'm not from Europe so these are just rough numbers)

I like the more expensive one (my parents'), and I sometimes borrow it even though I have a Canon 40D. I was amazed by the picture quality of the cheaper one as well, it wasn't the greatest, but for the price it was really good and much better than any other equally priced camera.

I recommend doing your own research on these, and maybe going to the shop and trying some... here is what you should look for:

  • Big sensor: some will have 1/2.3" , others 1/1.7", etc... since the number is inverted, the lower the number on the bottom the better (in this case the 1/1,7")

  • High ISO with low noise: the big sensor contribute to this, as does some other technologies, like using CMOS instead of CCD, or backlighted sensor.. I'm not an expert in this, but that's where camera reviewing sites like dpreview come in handy.

  • Stabilizer: optical stabilizer is a must for taking photos at low light conditions or while zooming.

    Maybe I missed some points, but these should be good indicators.

    Good luck :)
u/Reasonable_Roger · 2 pointsr/photography

Get her a point and shoot. Bitches love point and shoots

May I suggest a badass one like the Canon S100

u/onepennytoomany · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I can top that.

I have a Canon EOS 5D Mark III

u/TheMadOneOfSB · 2 pointsr/canon

Used 5DIII with the 24-105 STM refurbished.

I recommend the Andorama listing, they're a solid seller with a good rep.

Within your stated budget, if barely, and gets you into full frame. You could get a 6D, maybe try your luck on the Best Buy sale, but I'm not really a fan of the first gen 6D, Canon kneecapped it to protect the 5DIII.

If you can stretch your budget a little, grab a used 24-105 F4 L instead, or maybe wait until black Friday/cyber Monday and see if you can grab one on the cheap.

u/TheRambleMammal · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

  1. The Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3 MP Full Frame CMOS with 1080p Full-HD Video Mode Digital SLR Camera (Body)

  2. Because I like to tell stories. I'd use this camera for professional photography and filmmaking purposes and someday I may even start a small production company!

  3. It really depends on my situation in life. Right now, it would be an enormous game-changer in terms of my professional needs and would give me an opportunity to compete with some of the bigger players in the market. In the future, my career situation may be different. If I never got this item, I'd be okay with that... but that's because I'm usually "ok" with my given circumstances at any given moment in time.

    "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
u/Terrikly · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This is a big step up from the Canon 30D that I have now. I would love to get the quality this little baby provides. I shoot more for fun but sometimes I get a wedding or portraits here and there to do.
I will not die if I don't have this. I might die if I ever got to have it though. Not sure the following link will work.
"Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"

u/gtlogic · 2 pointsr/photography

5 seconds of searching yields...
2999 Canon 5d iii

Look at what you can do, to absolutely demolish the IQ from the fuji:

$1,573.00 Canon 6D

$899 sigma 35 1.4

$894 sigma 85 1.4

Total: $3366.

These are top of the line lenses, better IQ than the L equivalents for the 35 and very close with the 85. These will destroy the IQ of the fuji, for basically the same price.

You get better IQ, better depth of field control, better light.

u/Dani_Californication · 2 pointsr/nolangonewild

Love the use of polaroids from a real camera, not some lazy cheap digital camera

u/building8media · 2 pointsr/Filmmakers

If your don't wanna get a dslr and your just getting into Vlogging I would get a Sony RX100 - great camera, good price.

Check out Sara Dietchy's video below..its old but she talks about it and gives some good info. she's a pretty well known vlogger and she has been using it for a while (even tho i believe she recently switched) - starts talking about the camera around 8:30

Hope this helps!

u/prancerciseisthebest · 2 pointsr/AskPhotography

1st Gen - Amazing Photos and Video. $340 Used / $500 New

2nd Gen - APV + MultiShoe + Wifi and PlayMemories. $480 Used / $650 New

3rd Gen - APV +WPM + EVF - MultiShoe. $730 Used / $800 New

u/Fmeson · 2 pointsr/GoodValue

Ok, if all you want out of your camera is for it to take nice pictures on a vacation, be less than 600 USD and be portble, your best bet is a high quality compact camera like the rx100 (note there are 3 successors to it for more money of course):

Will a point and shoot take good quality pictures? Yes. Point and shoots will fall behind DSLRs image quality in 2 situations: low light and printing large images. If you want to shoot in the dark or print poster sized images, you will need to look elsewhere (and probably spend a lot more than $600). However, since you say a smart phone takes nice enough pictures, you will probably enjoy the better image quality of a nice point and shoot, but not miss the ability to print posters.

Do point and shoots fit your budget? yes, I picked one of the most expensive ones as an example. A S100 is even cheaper and still a great camera.

Are point and shoots portable? Yes. They can often fit in your pocket without discomfort (depending on your pocket size of course). That is more than I can say about a M43 camera. They are smaller than a DSLR, but not so small you can carryone around easily without a bag.

Based on what I have read from you, I would bet a point and shoot would serve your needs better than a M43 camera. However, if you intend on making photography into a serious hobby (i.e. willing to poor more money into it over time for better lenses and bodies) and want to take pictures beyond vacation photos, then a M43 camera might be for you.

What you have to understand is that M43 cameras and DSLRs are meant to be paired with expensive lenses. Buying a DSLR or M43 camera and not buying nice lenses is a bit like building a nice house on a shitty foundation. In a few years your nice house will start to crumble and while you spend all your money keeping it standing your neighbohr who spent more on his foundation can spend his money on a new pool.

So, ask yourself what you want out of the camera. Do you just want it to take better pictures than an iPhone? Get a point and shoot. Do you want to make photography into a serious hobby? Get a M43 camera and some starting lenses.

Here are some good starting lenses:

Can you see yourself buying 2-3 of those lenses in the next year?

u/tofu28 · 2 pointsr/Throwers

I've heard many good things about the Sony RX100. It is compact, but many people swear by it. It's powerful for both professional looking video and stills. One of the only downsides is that is kinda pricey. Here's a review.

u/master0li · 2 pointsr/Beginning_Photography

Is your moon criteria because you want to be able to zoom really far or that you feel only decent cameras can do that? I ask because if you don't need a long reach you could put more money toward a better camera/lens that's shorter.

If you don't need long reach and want a small camera a used RX100 will give you great quality for stills and video for under $400. You mention travel so I think for walking around it's great. It's a fixed lens though so you can't get more out of it down the line.

If you're thinking of it more like an investment and you'll grow into it over time you'll probably want to go with an ILC (interchangeable lens camera). Mirrorless will be smaller DSLR will be bigger. Just know that you're buying into a whole ecosystem because because lenses aren't swapable between brands. There are adapters but generally you lose things like auto focus unless you pay big bucks for an adapter.

For DSLR a used Nikon D3300 or Canon T6 is under $400. For mirrorless a used Sony a5000. There's also the micro 4/3's mirrorless systems but someone else would have to chime in for recommendations as I have no experience w/ them.

I should note that all my specific recommendations don't have a ton of reach (can't get far subjects). But what you save on that gets you incredible quality if you take the time to learn. Also w/ the ILC cameras you could get a telephoto lens in the future. You could get a cheaper body and get a kit that has 2 lenses one of which is a telephoto - used Nikon D3100 Kit or used Canon T5 kit for right at $400. You have to swap lens to go long. If you really want that zoom for cheaper or smaller overall size probably look at choices in this article.

That said if you're going to stay on auto mode all the time my recommendations are probably not worth the price premium since you won't get the most out of it. Save some bucks and get a point and shoot that's easier to travel with and you're more likely to take out and use. I will say the quality gap between camera phones and point and shoots is pretty minimal these days. You probably need to spend $300-$400 for the significant jump in quality.

u/aeturnum · 2 pointsr/Cameras

I'd suggest checking out a sony RX-100 (Mk 1, not 2 or 3): amazon link. You can check ebay for lower prices as well. It's a compact all-around camera that has both landscape and macro modes. However, its 'macro' mode is not as close up as more serious 'macro' cameras (macro == close up photography). Video example of what the Mk2 can do, all of which the Mk1 can do

u/bedlamunicorn · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

I looked into cameras several years ago before we did some big vacations. I ended up getting a Sony Cybershot RX100. I love it. It can essentially be a point-and-shoot, or you can use it in manual mode if you want to step up your photography game. This camera went to Australia, Iceland, and Finland with us and we love the photos it took. If you want a step-up from your cell phone but don’t want to go as big/fancy as a DSLR, this one is a great compromise.

Edit: misread and saw you already have a regular camera. This one still does a good job with video! It might make sense to combine picture camera and video camera into one product, less to have to keep track of.

u/doggexbay · 2 pointsr/Filmmakers

The Sony RX100 has a great reputation as a budget video camera, but it's a point & shoot so it might not make the best option depending on what you want to teach. I think you can get a couple of Canon 60Ds on your budget if you want to teach camera-work specifics.

Do you want to teach cinematography or storytelling? For camera specifics, you might want to shop for more sophisticated cameras than the RX100. If you want to teach storytelling techniques, then you don't need a 60D for video; just about any smartphone will do. Depending on the smartphone, a few 60Ds may be cheaper. :)

u/stupid_horse · 2 pointsr/Cameras

Don't know what your budget is, but a Sony RX100 and maybe a Ricoh GR would fit in your pocket.

u/L0LPanda · 2 pointsr/Ultralight

At around $400USD I would say you have three options:
Sony RX100 MkI, a Go Pro or your phone.

The S7 has decent camera quality, and while the RX100 will be more durable, I would opt to save the money instead. Image quality from the RX100 might be a little better (you'll definitely have more control over the image).

The Go Pro could definitely work. Those things are built like tanks, my mate takes one hiking and records some nice time lapses and video. However, image quality is poor (probably worse than your phone) and the fisheye effect looks out of place for a hiking video.

IMO, save the money until you have enough to get the RX100 MkIII/IV which will be a noticeable upgrade from your phone.

Edit: Also, the S7 has expandable storage, throw a 32GB micro-SD card in there and that'll be you set for storage.

u/Heather_VT · 2 pointsr/CampingandHiking

I have a Sony RX100 (first generation one), and love it. The pictures are great considering it isn't a DSLR or mirrorless camera, and it is fairly compact which makes it perfect for hiking and traveling.

u/Jensraven · 2 pointsr/scuba

You can do a shit ton with a point-and-shoot and an Ikelite (or proprietary) case with a diffuser card, without bankrupting yourself.

Completely off the cuff, here's one option, a Sony RX100

and Sony Case (40m)

For all up around ~$700USD that will do 99% of the shooting that people do.

It shoots RAW for processing (requisite IMO)

It shoots with all kinds of flash adjustment

It shoots with all kinds of controls for exposure and aperture

If you want to get super fancy, you can even add a tray and a cheap video light on an arm to reduce backscatter issues and shoot with the light and not the onboard flash.

Personally I am a fan of Ikelite cases though so I'd search out a point and shoot that can shoot RAW and has the flexibility of a DSLR, a matching Ikelite case, and a sea&sea strobe. That would be a super fancy option.

I sometimes dive with an older Canon point and shoot that only shoots JPG and uses a diffuser card on an Ikelite case for doing portraits of divers/dive buddy groups. It's real small and light and didn't cost me more than $300 used from a fellow diver who just didn't use it anymore.

I've gone away from DSLR completely and now use a CILC (a6000) in an Ikelite case with a sea&sea strobe when I want to pretend I know what I'm doing.

You don't have to kill yourself or your relationships to go intermediate.

u/Rydogalonian · 2 pointsr/videography

If you are wanting to vlog on it and record yourself, I would really look at that a6400. I have an a6300 and it is a great b camera for me on my gimbal. I have used it in the past for vlogging but you are really shooting blind since you cant check to see you are in frame or in focus. If you are on a budget I get it. Another good budget sony vlogging camera is the RX100. Those run about $400 on Amazon Hopefully this helps!

u/kare_kano · 2 pointsr/AskPhotography

Yes, a Sony RX100 mark 1 used. Those with seller "Amazon Warehouse" are backed by Amazon's guarantee, you have a return period and everything. "Very good" and "like new" are usually in almost perfect condition.

u/bradtwo · 2 pointsr/Cameras

Hello fellow Michigan(area) Person.... Lake Orion, MI here.

Remember, whichever camp you go with (Sony, Nikon, Canon, Panasonic) For the most part you're going to want to stick with that, so you can move your Lenses (the true investment) among your cameras.

All of these cameras with Shoot RAW.

Canon has the T5i which is in the price range. It has all the manual options available, plus it is very forgiving. 18-55mm Kit will set you back about $650. I borrow the T3i from a friend, it has its moments (Again, I'm not usually using Canons) especially when it came to white balancing. BUT! Shoot Raw and forget about it. I'm sure the T5i has resolved that issue. :

If you want Amateur friendly, I would (strongly) suggest the Sony A6000 series for your price range. While not technically a DSLR (its a mirrorless), Above all, they are VERY compact so if you travel a lot, they are just an awesome companion. To me, I feel that it is one of the best travel cameras that are made, given what you get for the footprint. Lacking a GPS, sadly... but one day soon. I have a NEX3 (Older version) that I've shot so many amazing pictures with. Here is the A6000 This comes with a 16-50MM range :

In the other corner, on the more video side of things (being able to shoot amazing videos)

For 800 I would recommend (as a suggestion) a GH2 kit. Beyond photography, it is a killer video camera (as paraphrased by Philip Bloom). These can be obtained used for the $700 mark on Amazon all day long. This of course is also not technically a DSLR, Micro 4:3.

u/whoneeds_sleep · 2 pointsr/photography

T5i body, 18-55 IS STM, Amazonbasics bag, Sandisk 32GB Class 10 - $749

EF 50mm f/1.8 - $125

Can get other lenses as she starts to get limited by the current ones.

Disclaimer: I might be slightly biased because I shoot with Canon :P

u/goatman2 · 2 pointsr/photography

Complete noob here. How is the Nikon D3300 1532 18-55mm?
Link below, I might pick this up, is this a good investment? Any good lenses to go with this camera, or is the lens that it comes with fine? I want to take clear/crisp/dank pictures ranging from family to scenery, maybe some animals to.
Thank guys

u/Rustychipmunk · 2 pointsr/photography

Hi all,


I am researching getting a new camera and I have never had a DSLR camera before. I want to buy something nice, but not something so entry level that I'd need to go out and buy a new one again in a couple of years. This is definitely something I will keep for a while.


Option 1: Nikon D3300
-$450 on amazon with a 18-55mm lens and accessories


Option 2: Nikon D5500
-$600 on Amazon (REFURBISHED) with a 18-55mm lens


I would also consider getting a 55-200mm lens for either option for an additional $150:


Current thoughts
--The 3300 seems to be very highly reviewed as an entry level DSLR
--The 5500 seems to be a couple of steps ahead and may be worth it to me to spend a little extra for something that will last longer and produce higher quality photos. Does anyone have experience between these two, is the upgrade worth it?
--I care more about the photo quality than touchscreens or wireless connectivity
--Any thoughts on the 55-200 lens?
--I will also search ebay for deals

u/uluru · 2 pointsr/thewholecar

Entry level DSLR's are beasts these days.

24MP equates to 6,016 x 4,000 pixels - that's a lot of detail for a entry level camera!

u/SmileyRileySurfs · 2 pointsr/photography

Need some camera buying advice.

I've been shooting for 3 years, and I don't have my own setup. I normally use my sisters' Nikon L330, or my Dad's Canon SX30IS. Both are non-DSLR, and they look like DSLR's and perform mediocre, but not quite what I'm looking for. My Mom recently gave me a Nikon B500, which I really don't like- simply because it has NO manual settings. I always use manual settings on the SX30, and so now I'm looking in to a DSLR.

I am in to shooting surfing photos/videos, and I've been checking out the Nikon D3300 since you can upgrade to a 200mm lens for just $149. (This would be down the road) On the other hand, the Canon T5 looks almost as legitimate, however it has 18MP to the D3300's 24.2. The canon T5 has a 300mm lens option at just $98, which is extremely fair priced and another purchase for down the road.

As for preference, I don't know the difference between the performance of Canon vs. Nikon DSLR's, and I'd like to hear some feedback. Since I am shooting surfing, I'm looking for the best options for focus and zoom, and long-range quality. I also take a lot of Macro shots, but this doesn't matter as much.

Any feedback is appreciated, cheers!

u/hammad22 · 2 pointsr/photography

Thinking about getting this nikon d3300 . I'm mostly going to be shooting nyc landscape and architecture, and I also want to take some low light shots of the city at night. I'm probably going to start off with the 18-55mm VR ll lens that comes with the camera but if I were to upgrade soon, what lens would be best for my situation without being too expensive (~$250, can go a bit higher if it's worth).

u/finaleclipse · 2 pointsr/photography

What's the exact wording of the venue rules? Last time I tried at a venue, they specifically stated that interchangeable lens cameras weren't allowed. Of course, that means that this isn't allowed in, but this is. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

u/darti_me · 2 pointsr/Cameras

Being realistic with you're budget, I don't think you can get a camera that fits all your wants. What fits your bill would be a Canon 5DMkIII or a Sony a7II but those cost thousands for just the body. But to try to give you some suggestions, try looking at the D3300 (amazon link) $400 on sale. It takes good photos and the kit lens bundled has VR/OIS/IS. My next recommendation would be a Fuji X30 (amazon link). Its small and light plus the lens that comes with it is really good on paper. I'm not familiar with Canon, Sony, Olympus' line up so try to search for those brand cameras within the same price point.

Now things to keep in mind with my two suggestions.

  • The Nikon's res is x2 of the Fuji's (~24 vs ~12). Now this might seem too lopsided for the Nikon but keep in mind that if you're not doing large prints or scrutinizing each pixel then high resolution is not necessary, you'll simply be able to crop more from the Nikon than the Fuji.

  • Both have VR/IS/OIS and shoot at 1080,60p. However the Fuji has arguably the better lens 28-112mm f2.0-2.8 vs 27-83mm f3.5-5.6. The implication of this is that you have more light to work with the Fuji compared to the Nikon. Aside from that with the Fuji you get more reach since the long end of the lens reaches to 112mm vs 83mm. Note that the actual lens of the Nikon is a 18-55mm but keep in mind that its a crop sensor so I simply multiplied the figure with the crop factor (1.5).

  • The Nikon can change lenses, the Fuji can't. Pretty straight forward, you can buy lenses in the future for the Nikon but your stuck with the Fuji's lens.

    Conclusion. Both are great for your level and needs (albeit no 4K video). Personally for a beginner I really recommend the Nikon one since it has an interchangeable lens system which you can build as you progress in your passion.
u/jlaux42 · 2 pointsr/DSLR

In 2015, though, we have this...

Nikon D3300 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR

u/Bulldogg658 · 2 pointsr/photography

The L840 is just a point and shoot, it won't teach much in the way of stutter speed, aperture and all of the other control you have with a dslr. It's a little above your budget but the D3300 is $396. It'll teach her a lot more and give her more cool stuff to play with, also that lens will be usable on a better body later.

u/trumps-taj-ma-wall · 2 pointsr/photography

(bought the zero shutter count one from Alissons Garage Sales;Was in brand new condition when it came.)

This is the link for the D3300 i just bought. I got this with the kit lens and also bought the wireless adapter, a bag, and this accessory kit that had everything to get started, two extra batteries and a 64gb memory card all for appx 520 with prime shipping. I hope this helps if you decide to go the D3300 route...

u/musubk · 2 pointsr/CampingandHiking

As a semi-pro photographer who owns like 6 dSLR's, I'm going to second the recommendation for a Sony NEX/a-series for a hiking camera. I had an F3 but ruined it in a crash with my drone, soon to be replaced with a NEX6, but if I was willing to spend $800 on a hiking camera it'd be the a6000 (they've dropped the NEX name in the current models). I use them with adapters so I can use my good Nikon glass but it looks like the Sony lenses aren't bad. I still carry my Nikon D610 in the pack when backpacking but it's awkward dangling around my neck.

For $500-$600, this

For $800, this

NEX/a-series main advantage is that it uses an APS-C sized sensor rather than a micro 4/3s. A bigger sensor generally has better noise and color characteristics and nicer depth of field. If you want entry or mid level dSLR quality in a compact package, these cameras will do it. My Nikon D7000 is only superior in ergonomics.

If the zoom you're talking about was 'digital zoom', it's exactly the same thing as taking a picture without zoom and cropping the image later on your computer. Don't let that be a selling point. There are optical zoom lenses for the NEX/a-series line and you can use a really wide variety of lenses with adapters since the cameras are thin enough to give the proper backfocal distance even with an adapter and the sensor is the larger size that dSLR lenses are intended to work with.

Short version, the NEX/Alpha line has good image quality, is simple enough to start with, and is expandable enough with lens adapters if you decide you need more in the future.

You will need to learn composition and exposure if you want good results no matter what you get. It's not true what people say that the camera doesn't matter, but a nice camera won't make a bad photo good.

u/bigdogxxl · 2 pointsr/iphone

Think DSLR but smaller. I highly recommend the Sony A6000 with the stock 16-50mm lens. You can pick one up less than $600 brand new on Amazon, stick in auto mode and get some fantastic shots. It's also a great camera to learn on if you do decide to keep it and want to go beyond the auto setting. Here's something I took a few months ago on auto (very lightly retouched).

The other option is something like the Sony RX100 point and shoot. Again, it's a tiny camera and on auto you will get great shots.

u/inverse_squared · 2 pointsr/SonyAlpha

It's an OK price. Full price from an authorized dealer is only $600:

Sony cameras aren't usually liked for astrophotography due to their star-eater issue:

I would also look into the Fuji X-T100.

And regardless of whether you pick the Sony or Fuji, I would also specifically recommend the Rokinon 12mm f/2 lens for astrophotography and landscapes / cityscapes. It's much wider than any lens that comes with the cameras.

u/PrimordialXY · 2 pointsr/AskPhotography

My top 3 picks under $600 would be:

Nikon D5600

Olympus OM-D E-M10 M3

Sony a6000

These are all excellent beginner cameras that'll last you through your entire amateur phase at minimum. The Nikon 5600 is currently on sale for $550 brand new (normally retails for $800+) and comes with a decent kit lens. I hope you found this useful!

u/myclownfishbite · 2 pointsr/AskPhotography

so something like will get me going you think? The only thing I notice is that it doesn't have image stabilization but it seems to check almost all the boxes!

u/Cum_Omlette · 2 pointsr/graphic_design

Just recently started getting into photography because of how influential it is in design (so please take what I say as a grain of salt). To start things off, photography in general is more equipment heavy than graphic design I will say. A lot of people will argue that you can replicate any photo style on any camera, but I typically disagree with this.

With that being said, price points can also be a be a bit subjective and relate with your experience level. A professional might consider a $1,500 lens to be cheap, while newcomers might find spending $1,000+ on a full kit to be expensive.

I might be a bit biased as it was the first camera I've ever bought, but I personally love Sony cameras! While Cannon, Nikon and Pentax have made names for themselves, Sony is quickly catching up with their market. In general, Sony's line of cameras are extremely universal, with their e-mount lenses the possibilities are endless. They've even provided lens adapters for many of the top camera companies, if you ever wanted to buy additional lenses.

My first camera was a Sony A6000, and I highly recommend it as a beginner level camera! They have a more updated Sony A6300, but it's entirely up to you and what you plan on using it for.

u/huffalump1 · 2 pointsr/photography

First search result for "a6000" on amazon ($548):

Whoever is selling you the camera for $1000 is ripping you off. There's even a bundle with the 16-50 and 55-210 for $700:

A much better bargain than the warranty is camera insurance. Here's a big thread talking about it.

u/maroon23 · 2 pointsr/photography

I'm wondering if this would be a good choice for a beginner camera.

I've been looking at getting into the basics of photography and I like the features and the premise of mirrorless cameras since I would mainly be using them outside when hiking. (Don't like the weight of a dslr nor the lack of customization of a point and shoot)

Also should I get a different lens other than the one bundled?

u/xAnomaly_ · 2 pointsr/a6000

Thanks /u/Givemesomepaypalmomy for asking some great questions and /u/frippilin for providing some feedback. So some thing like this might be a good start? Also on Amazon, I saw there are a few bundles, but I am not sure about the quality, I rather spend a little more for something good.

u/ChocolateWatch · 2 pointsr/AskPhotography

Sony A6000. $698 on Amazon, compact, interchangeable lenses if you want them, full manual control if you want it, great image quality. Perfect travel camera that will serve you well when you get back too.

Maybe throw in a Gorillapod Flexible Tripod for shots of the stars/landscapes/yourself. You can use it like a regular tripod or wrap it around posts, branches, whatever.

u/ChallengeResponse · 2 pointsr/AskPhotography

Thanks for the info. Here's the camelcamelcamel price chart showing the dip for the kit:

u/codeByNumber · 2 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

This one was taken with a Sony a6000 with a Sony E 30mm Macro.

u/CrunchAddict · 2 pointsr/photography

I recently bought the Sony a6000 with a 16-55mm and a 55-210mm lens and I also have a tripod and a polarizer filter. What other accessories should I invest in if I want to experiment with landscape photography? What e mount lenses do you recommend?
Thanks for the help.

u/SptHotFire · 2 pointsr/Cameras

I just had a buddy over helping me compare some mirrorless cameras. Check out the Sony a6000 on Amazon. Kit options, lens options, lots of features and easy to pack around if you don't want to lug around a DSLR. I'm no expert but it seems very capable to me.

u/evanrphoto · 2 pointsr/photography

It is still $550 on Amazon.

u/GeneralRevis · 2 pointsr/photography

I am just getting into photography ( I am also interested in video, but I feel like I will mostly be taking photos) , and am looking to get my first camera. Right now I'm torn between the Sony a6000 or the Panasonic G7, both are priced very well right now.

Also, is there any lens that you recommend for the camera you suggest? Will mostly be shooting nature shots.

Sony a6000 Amazon deal

Panasonic G7 Bundle Amazon deal

u/PigeonsOnYourBalcony · 2 pointsr/AskPhotography

If you want to get into photography than you'll need a mirrorless camera or a DSLR, something like a Coolpix won't cut it. Basically any DSLR or mirrorless will do the job but something more modern like the Canon T5 is a great choice.

I would recommend you skip those Amazon camera bundles because apart from the camera and the kit lens, everything else is usually crap. The memory card will be slow, the tripod will be wobbly and those lens adapters are garbage. You can get the T5 here for dirt cheap if its refurbished. Also, even those the 75-300mm lens is a genuine Canon it has a reputation for having poor image quality.

u/pigeonchase · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I'm saving up for a new Canon EOS Rebel T5 camera. It's a few years old model so it's affordable in the camera world, but still a good chunk of change. Slowly but surly though!

The other item I'm dreaming of, but more in an unrealistic way, is a KitchenAid stand mixer. Those babies are legends for baking but it's so much to drop on one appliance.

Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis When I was dead broke, man I couldn't picture this.

u/ChronicElectronic · 2 pointsr/rawdenim

Well if price isn't too much of an issue then go with the Sony RX100 mark 3. I have the mark 2 and it takes amazing pictures for a non-SLR.

u/ProbablyPissed · 2 pointsr/pics

Buy this camera, f/8 and be there.

u/Oreoloveboss · 2 pointsr/photography

If you want simple, get a Panasonic Lumix LX100 or a Sony RX100 III. I can guarantee you won't be disappointed and it will fit in your coat pocket.

Click this link to see Portrait photos taken with that Panasonic:
Or click this to see Landscape shots:

See the word landscape in the URL, change that to any other search term and it will show photos taken with that camera.

u/UUBBBRR · 2 pointsr/goodyearwelt

WSIWT: Chromepak Trumans for the baby shower. I'll update with a picture later if possible.

AOTD: Probably any number of Vibergs from the sample sale. I had just gotten into better footwear and couldn't see why they were so great. Also, I had just picked up a pair of Aldens at full retail so I was tapped out shoe budget wise. Hopefully they don't do this upcoming sample sale in Japan and I can get one of you great fellows to proxy for me!

GD: Pretty sure I'm set to get the Sony DSC-RX100M III for my camera purchase. Anyone know of a better place/price for it? My limited Googling hasn't shown much better pricing and Amazon returns make me feel good.

u/sa7abi · 2 pointsr/photography

Amazon has 20% off their amazon warehouse right now.


There's a good deal on used/like new Sony A6000 at Amazon warehouse!:


Sony A6000 body + 16-50mm + 55-210mm : $585.44 -20% = $468.35

Sony A6000 body only: $385 - 20% = $308

u/solitarysen · 2 pointsr/photography

I started out with the a6000. Got the bundle with 2 lenses, the 16-50mm and 55-210mm, which costs 750$ (I know 300 dollars more for your budget is a lot) Although, if you do intend to keep on taking photos, this is a great deal and will definitely last a long time. Here's a link for the camera bundle at Amazon in case you want to check it out.

u/LukeOnTheBrightSide · 2 pointsr/photography

> I get 5% cash back on Amazon right now also for the next $700 I spend and 1% after that so seems like a good time to buy.

Yes, let the justification flow through you. That $35 you save sure beats the fact that it was $100 cheaper last Christmas. Although I'll give you that the Sony seems to be priced well.

Not that I didn't load up on some stupid shit this month, so I can't really knock you for that!

You've picked an interesting two cameras. The Pentax K2's are, supposedly, some of the most durable and weather-resistant DSLRs around. Sony, meanwhile, has some of the best tech - but isn't exactly known for durability. Choices, choices.

If durability is really important to you, and you like the Pentax, I'd go with that. If portability is needed, go with the Sony. Take a look at the lenses you'd most want (assuming you have enough experience to know) and price them out.

Sony is doing awesome, incredible things with their newest cameras... but the pace of improvement is so rapid, that it's hard to look at the couple years old model. Nowadays, the A9 and A7RIII seem to be just as good as DSLRs... but from what I understand, the A6000's era was still balancing pros and cons.

This sounds like I'm knocking Sony, but I really like them. Their image quality is just excellent, and there will be new lenses for the E-mount. That seems way more future-proof than the A mount, and probably even Pentax. It's just that for when these cameras started, if the smaller size isn't critical, I think the Pentax has fewer compromises and a few advantages.

u/MrSalamifreak · 2 pointsr/photography

> will the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G work on my Nikon D5200 flawlessly?

Yes. I'm mostly shooting on a DX camera with this lens as well :) It get's even better in this case, since the DX camera only uses the "inner part" (remember the crop) of the FX-lens, it only uses the sharpest part. Most lenses are sharper in the middle and get a bit less sharp on the outside. In this case, the smaller sensor actually becomes an advantage!

The 50mm 1.8g is a great lens. Really very good for portraits and everyday photography. Very sharp and the bokeh is delicious. Just keep in mind it will get a little bit tight for indoor scenes. Outdoor is no problem, because you can always move further back, but inside, -for example a group shot - can get a bit difficult.

> can also be applied on small sensors like the ones on mobile phones and digital compact (who always are showing off with their g2 aperture ) at this rate it will become f1000 hahaha

Yes, totally! Actually, with the compact point-and-shoot cameras this is sometimes kinda regarded as a "scam". They are using the physical aperture as an advertisement (f2.8) as well as the crop factor when it comes to focal length (a maximum 2,000 mm), but they don't mention that the crop factor has to be applied to the aperture as well for the bokeh and iso performance. They basically only mention the positive sides of the sensor...

Of course there is no 24-2000mm F2.8 - F6.5 lens with a minimum focussing distance of 1cm like they are suggesting. That is simply physically impossible with a 35mm sensor size. Those numbers only apply to a very tiny sensor and are therefore worthless

> would it be a good lens for videos too

To be honest i'm not into video. I can tell you the autofocus is fairly silent, I can barely hear it at all. If you want reliable information on the video side of things, I recommend asking over at . They will probably tell you to manually focus but just ignore that and read what they say about the lens lol.

u/RazsterOxzine · 2 pointsr/conspiracy

No... This "UFO"

See the video, starting at 40s.

Note that the 4 arms have something spinning. Motors

The Navy there needs better equipment. Hell even a Nikon P900 could have seen what it was.

Video of what the Nikon P900 can see. Some on Navy use some better tech!

u/ntime60 · 2 pointsr/Nikon

Why not just get a Nikon P900? It is well within the budget and great for starting out without all the investment in glass.

u/Large_Dr_Pepper · 2 pointsr/Unexpected

I know next to nothing about camera lenses, but I honestly expected the lense to be a lot bigger than it actually is.

u/Ostomesto · 2 pointsr/photography

2 questions regarding photography in general.

  1. When is flash best used. I often find the issue that when taking quick shots of people (As in they are not posing or set up for the photo) the flash often ruins the image with excessive brightness, surprising the subjects, among other things. When shooting outdoors or in dark areas flash seems to completely ruin the mood of the scene and return a extremely bright and awkward photo. Could someone aid me with flash usage, compensation, and necessity of it. Also the use of a slave flash.

  2. I just recently got my first DSLR and lens. Canon T6 and kit 18-55 lens. I am not yet focused on what kind specific scenes I will be shooting. What would be the best investment for my next lens? Macro: I do enjoy doing macro photography and I'm aware that these lenses can double for portrait photography, a wider range telephoto lens: something like a 75-300 mm lens that would allow better portrait shots and allow me to have a wider range of shots I can take, or a wide angle lens: something along the lines of 10-18 mm wide angle, I am in an area that allows for great landscape photography and amazing views.

    I am unsure of which lens would be the best investment for my next step. I will be looking towards lower end lenses as I am in college and have limited funds. Any advice, recommendations, tips, or general information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!!
u/paroxyst · 2 pointsr/photography

I was thinking about getting my dad a "nice" camera for Christmas. Neither of us really knows anything about cameras or photography. Lately, my dad has been into taking nature photos using his phone camera. I really want to encourage it as a hobby because he has a lot of mental health issues and issues with alcoholism. Getting him outside and in the world and away from his demons will be better for him than sitting in his apartment by himself.

I have no idea what to get though. I came across [this] ( bundle, but I'm not sure if it's worth it or if there is something better I could get for the price.

He won't need anything top of the line, but I'd like it to be a 'photographers' camera, not just a nice one for taking pictures of the family. He is very cognizant of the 'image' of things, and I think having a camera that projects the 'image' of a photographer will cement the hobby a little bit more.

Any words of advice are welcome, I have no idea what I'm doing. Ideally, I'd like to stay in the $500 or below range.

u/JustDoTheThing · 2 pointsr/Filmmakers

I've had some guys grab some of the Canon Ti series (this is a cheap kit) cameras for things like this that came out well. You say you're not worried about lenses, but always worry about lenses. Your glass will completely change the feel of what you're filming. I would sort out what type of shots you want, and then see what lenses make sense (wide, medium, cu?). Whatever camera you go with, make sure you're lighting is on point because that will make even the worse camera/lens option look much better.

For indoor shoots I tend to lean towards booms if you have someone to run it, but lav's definitely work as well, especially if you're a one man crew.

u/Loli_Collector · 2 pointsr/photography

Hello /r/photography !

My sister is looking to buy her first camera for Photography AND Video. She has a budget of 600$ CAD, is there anything good at this price?

I was looking on Amazon Canada and I found some Best Selling camera and I was wondering if those were good for Photo and Video:

u/apmauj · 2 pointsr/uruguay

No sé cuál es tu presupuesto, pero por Amazon Global te podés traer alguna sin mucho lío, yo compré a fines del año pasado una Nikon d3400, y si sos team Canon hay un bundle con la EOS Rebel T6 a $449.00 + $196.06 (envío).

El plus de la Nikon es que trae 2 lentes, ahora sale $546.95 + $163.27 (envío), yo la pague como 50 dólares menos, supongo que si no tenés apuro podés estar al tanto de cuando salga alguna oferta y recién ahí entrarle.

En camel podés hacerle un seguimiento del precio, y por lo que veo, 496 fue el mínimo y se ve que le pegué justito :D

u/SLV1430 · 2 pointsr/photography

Hello all, Need equipment advice on what to purchase URGENTLY

Requirements: Photos for Website and Print for local magazine start up.
Budget: $500 - $800
Preferably from Amazon as we have an Amazon credit card which will enable us to finance. We will use this subreddits affiliate link!

Background/Why we need:
So while the magazine will have dedicated photographers on staff eventually or hired for certain events, to start up me and my business partner need a DSLR to get us started. Although we will eventually have more experienced photographers on board who will have lots of equipment, we still want something that will grow with us, not something too outdated. Video is not a huge concern for us as we have a 4k camcorder. However we will use the DSLR for some limited video shooting. To ensure there isn't glaring differences if we were doing a two camera shoot, SD video will probably not work.

I have taken some college level photography classes, but it was a while ago and I have forgotten most of it. We are both quick learners though but "auto focus" and different "camera modes" will be a must.

Needs/what will be shooting:
Lots of "around town" photo shooting in a sunny beach town.
The ability to shoot sports/fast moving images (i know lenses play into this)
standard photography of people we feature in stories
low light environments (we will be shooting a lot of different things in night, so a built in flash/low light capability will be big)

We would like to find a bundle package that includes at least a two lenses. Please keep this in mind.

While most of it will be going online, we need quality good enough for print (non glossy newspaper)

So that's our needs. Please please offer us some help as we have interviews with some people we are featuring starting next week and we also have some stories that require us to compile some general photos of the area we are writing about.

Please let us know what would be best for us to get, remember we want something that will last and grow with us.
What we have looked at so far: although it's all Canon that we are linking, its purely what we have looked at on amazon so far, we are in no way saying we only want canon suggestions

Canon T5i 18-55mm IS STM Lens + Kit Includes, 58mm HD Wide Angle Lens + 2.2x Telephoto Lens + 2Pcs 32GB Commander Card + Battery Grip + Extra Battery + Backpack Case
link here

Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR CMOS Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens Bundle (from canon so I imagine all bundle equipment is quality.
link here

Canon T6I EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens + Slave Flash + 58mm Wide Angle and Telephoto Lenses + 32GB Deluxe Accessory Bundle (Are those extra lens' crap?)
link here

Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR Video Creator Kit with 18-55mm & 55-250mm Lens + 32GB Accessory Bundle - Another accesorry kit, but shockingly cheaper price for the t6i
link here

Canon EOS Rebel T6
DSLR Camera Bundle with Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens + Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens*

  • Now the second lens that this kit includes would be good for sports shots right?

    Another Rebel T6 This one with other bundles but what caught our eye is the wide angle lenses it includes, however are we right in thinking they are not official canon lenses?
    link here

    Please help us guys! We are needing to be able to start shooting photography for articles already being written and for interviews coming up next week!

    All help will be greatly appreciated!
u/mrfixitx · 2 pointsr/Cameras

For camera's it really depends on what brand and how old you want to go. You can typically find a used Canon/Nikon DSLR for $100 or less and a kit lens for $50-100 but they might be 5+ years old. They can still take great pictures but just know that your not going to get the latest and greatest. They are both good brands with large lens selections and a healthy used market.

As for tripods my main advice is try to find a used quality tripod and avoid new tripods that are offered in kits or bundle packages, or that are under $150 (in general there might be some good deals out there). Many people myself included buy an inexpensive tripod and then end up realizing how crappy it is and have to buy a second quality one later which then will last us decades. Whatever tripod you buy should have a removable head and given your price range should be solid aluminum. If the tripod looks like something from this bundle avoid it. Its junk that will only frustrate and disappoint you if you try to use it for anything requiring precision or frequent use.

As for Cameras that will probably be in your price range for Canon (since thats what I know) look for a 40D/50D or a Rebel from the T series ie T2/T3/T4 etc.

u/roland23 · 2 pointsr/photography

I'm looking to buy a camera for my girlfriend, but know very little about what's good and what isn't. She's not a photographer so beginner gear is fine and I'd like to spend around $500 but could go higher if it makes a significant difference in quality. A second lense may be a cool addition but that would push the budget up so a nicer camera is higher priority.

These camera + accessory kits on Amazon look pretty appealling but again I'm uncertain about the camera quality.

Any recommendations?

u/Opandemonium · 2 pointsr/photography

Hey guys...I recently bought THIS Canon EOS Rebel and I need help!
Here is the downlow! (Humble brag) My son is a Freshman and he started wrestling in December. In January they promoted him to varsity! (OMG, I know, this mom is gross.) Anyhow, he is now going to VARSITY sectionals. I used my Bday money to buy this camera, because the boy wants Mom to take pics of him. I'm so lost. I'm trying the "action" shot photo option, but when I travel to sectionals on Friday, he's going to be about 300 ft away on a mat, moving his ass off.

What are the best settings to do his awesomeness justice with what little resources (and zero experience) I have?

(PS - I've watched hours of youtube videos and I'm just not a photographer, so DUMB IT DOWN FOR ME.)

u/GartNJ · 2 pointsr/AskPhotography

I got my first camera, Canon Rebel T5i kit, used, on amazon for roughly $250 (US). It's served me super well for a couple years now. If it's your first one, you might as well get a used camera. That way you can see how you like it and still get some great shots, without breaking the bank.

Even something like this used Canon Rebel T6 would serve you well... for $245+shipping:

Happy shooting!

u/1armedfreak · 2 pointsr/Cameras

My recommendations

All of these meet your resolution and frame rate requirements.

this camera is very conveniently sized. it has a non interchangeable 24-70 lens but it is a really good lens. In your case it would be great since its small, light, and takes really nice photos and video. It also has image stabilization and insane auto-focus. One of the reasons this camera is so popular is the slow motion capabilities. If you want interchangeable lens the a6300-and a6500 carry the same sony auto focus that is just rediculous.

Finally this camera is geared more towards video people. It has the least mega pixel count of the two but with the no low pass filter it still can go head to head in pic quality with the other above. One of the biggest features of this camera is the image stabilization, it will blow you away. In addition to IBIS it also has great auto focus and the best touch screen available of a camera, its also sealed and can with stand a "camping" environment.

u/MasterU571 · 2 pointsr/Filmmakers

I think you could greatly benefit from something like the Panasonic G85. It's the camera I'm currently saving up for. It's got those great mirrorless benefits, but without that price tag. Currently at $1k.

u/AKMurphOG · 2 pointsr/videography

but the best price i can find on amazon without the bundle that ships to alaska is This one here. It is the same price and i dont get the extra batteries and the grippy tripod which i could use maybe. Also the SD card.

u/tirsoan · 2 pointsr/Cameras

PANASONIC LUMIX G7 4K Mirrorless Camera, with 14-42mm MEGA O.I.S. Lens, 16 Megapixels, 3 Inch Touch LCD, DMC-G7KS (USA SILVER)


Nikon D5300 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Auto Focus-S DX NIKKOR Zoom Lens (Black)

u/southphoto · 2 pointsr/FFXV

I attempted to answer this question in another thread recently and found this post.

Here are my suggestions;

Not a Rangefinder (No window to look through in image.)
Based on what I am seeing, getting any silver body with a vented hood is your closest match visually.

Based on where the eye piece is and the way he holds the camera I'd vote, one of the following;


For DSLR; (more photos for charge)

  • Nikon Df

    Mirrorless; (smaller, but less photos)

  • Olympus Stylus 1 or OM-D

  • Fuji X-T2

    Best Bang for Buck;

  • Panasonic Lumix

    I'd say the lens is a 35mm

u/CameraRollSoundSpeed · 2 pointsr/videography

Panasonic G7 and Rode VideoMicro would be best for you. The Panasonic G7 shoots killer 4k, does 1080p at 60fps (for slow-motion potential), is compatible with a wide variety of lenses and if you live in the U.S. can be had for $699 brand new right now from Amazon with a lens included, or, if you're okay with like-new-in-box, B&H Photo/Video has it for just $599 with the same kit lens. Even if you don't live in the U.S., you can usually get a good deal if you shop around. I live in Canada where it normally costs $1000, but I got mine for $700 like-new-in-box.

As for a microphone, the Rode VideoMicro is cheap, small and great-sounding for the price. It can be had for $59.99 from Amazon if you're an Amazon Prime subscriber, or, if you're not, B&H also sells it for $59.99.

That combination would be the best way to go for people looking to get into video for under $1000.

u/tclemstudios · 2 pointsr/videography

I live stream podcasts with multiple angles. Someone recently asked me about all the gear I use to do it so I made a list.

Program - This is the program I use to broadcast. You can stream and record at the same time.


Dummy Battery for cameras

Capture cards - These are used to connect the cameras to the PC

HDMI to MICRO HDMI - capture card to camera

Audio Interface


u/sharkie002 · 2 pointsr/videography

Lumix G7 - $500

Won't find a better camera at that price...

u/zvoidx · 2 pointsr/Panasonic_G80_G85

Same with the G7 and 25mm F1.7

u/Liquid_Fire_YT · 2 pointsr/Filmmakers

I'll let someone with more experience in those matters answer the first 2 questions, but I think I can really help you with the third question.

If you don't yet have a camera, I would recommend getting one and spending a few weeks getting really familiar with the manual controls and the exposure triangle. Start by filming everything in sight (Nature, People, Cars going by on the road, etc.) and also watching tons of tutorials about exposure / framing / editing / color grading / etc. on Youtube before attempting to shoot anything with a narrative. This is just my personal opinion, and I'm sure some people will disagree with me, but I've found that process worked for me to get the basics down rock solid so when I wanted to shoot my first 2 minute no budget short film with a narrative, I had a much better idea about what to do with Audio / Lights / Framing and was able to pull it off much better because I knew what I was capable of with the Camera. This is just my 2 cents, feel free to jump head first into making a short film first if that's what you are set on.

Here are a few good tutorial videos:



Recording Audio:

There are plenty of other amazing tutorials on youtube and all over the internet. If you have any questions about filmmaking, chances are there is a detailed youtube video explaining it.

As for the Camera itself, I would highly, HIGHLY recommend the Panasonic G7 Mirrorless camera. You can find it here on Amazon:

I currently use it as a beater camera to shoot Youtube with, but that doesn't mean it's a bad camera at all. It's actually a really amazing little device. It is an amazingly sharp and versatile little camera that packs way more punch than a camera of its size should be able to. It shoots extremely crisp 4K video at 100Mbps, and the little lens it comes with is amazing for an included kit lens. Even if you don't have a 4K monitor or plan on delivering content in 4K, it still really helps due to the increased bitrate of the files and the increased clarity and sharpness of 4K video, so when you downsize it to 1080p, it can look really, really good.

Here is the pansonic G7 operating at its very best:

I would probably recommend not getting a consumer camcorder like the one you posted, due to its fixed non removable lens and possible lack of critical manual controls, but I've never used that camera so I can't speak more than that. In my opinion it would be better to go for a real DSLR or Mirrorless camera for film making instead of a consumer camcorder. I haven't used any of the Canon DSLR cameras for filmmaking, but I'm sure any highly rated ones on Amazon or BHPhotoVideo are just fine.

u/nevermore369 · 2 pointsr/Photography_Gear

70% Video 30% Photo: Lumix G7

70% Photo 30% Video: Used Canon T6i

100% Photo: Used Original Sony A7
Sony 28-70

I have used all of these cameras and this is what I feel would be the best way to get started if any of these ratios are relevant to you. One thing to keep in mind is the 100% photo combo goes a bit out of your budget but it’s the cheapest full frame I could find that isn’t 10+ years old. It may not mean much to you now if you are just getting started but if you use that camera and get used to it over years, you’ll be glad it’s full frame once you start to understand the technical things about photography.

Please ask questions, I love answering them.

u/wheresmywonwon · 2 pointsr/Cameras

Just bought this camera myself but in a bundle with lenses because that's what I wanted. Watch some YouTube videos on Panasonic g7 reviews. Might help.

u/bondjaybond · 2 pointsr/videography

Panasonic G7 - $597.99

u/UnenthusiasticCat · 1 pointr/EarthPorn

Sony alpha a6000:

Panasonic lumix G7 4k:

Then again i dont know if they are the same type of mirrorless.

u/Syfilms64 · 1 pointr/SmallYTChannel
  1. My channel/business is called Scrapyard Films. I primarily create video editing tutorials for Magix Vegas Pro but also sprinkle in other tutorials for various other programs. I also have sub categories for my channel including my Let's Play series called Scrapyard Plays which I'm just starting to take more seriously and I'm also going to be doing more game reviews in a category called Scrapyard Reviews (Only reviews 1 game so far). I've had this YouTube account since YouTube was created so I have a bunch of other random videos on there that I created over the past 10 years that don't fit in the niche I'm now focusing towards.

  2. Gear and stuff:
  1. I'm uploading consistent videos to a schedule (every Tuesday and Friday). I'm interactive with all my subscribers. I'm providing the highest quality Vegas Pro tutorials on YouTube. I'm hosting easily winnable, monthly giveaways. I'm trying my best to make you laugh when watching video game videos.

    YouTube channel:

    Thanks for doing this and sparking interest in people, allowing them to share their content!
u/TrueJacksonVP · 1 pointr/space

Honestly, for the price, look into mirrorless cameras like the current Sony alpha series or Panasonic lumix. They’re great cameras, I’ll link a few in a minute here.

Brands like Rokinon make fairly affordable lenses too.






Seconding what the other commenter said about buying used. I have a Sony A7s ii that I picked up used for just under a grand and it’s been a great camera for both video and photo purposes. Saving up for a Panasonic GH5s next.

Just make sure you research the the camera best suited for what you’d like to do (video, photography) and make sure the lenses you get fit your camera body or you have an adapter (Sony uses E mount lenses and the Lumix cameras take G or micro 4/3s, for example). Get the right speed SD card (if you get a 4k camera - the write speed should preferably be higher than 95mbps) and figure out the kind of lenses best suited to you (zoom lenses are versatile, but prime lenses tend to have better aperture ranges and depth of field).

There are also tons of blogs and videos that can explain everything you need to know.

u/Balensee · 1 pointr/PanasonicG7

It's a great deal, but it isn't a flash sale, and it's not exclusive to Best Worst Buy.

The price dropped at all of Panasonic's official retailers a few days ago.

Amazon, B & H, Adorama, and all the other official Panasonic retailers have it for $497, many with free shipping and no tax.

Adorama even offers a version with a free accessory bundle. Currently on backorder, but can be ordered now for delivery when back in stock.

u/always-there · 1 pointr/videography

At $500 the Panasonic G7 would give you a nice still camera and 4K video. It will also grow with you as you wish to add lenses, microphones and more. Like when your little tyke starts playing sports you can get a Olympus 75-300 and get shots like this.

u/xiongchiamiov · 1 pointr/photography

I've heard good things about the Panasonic lunix g7 for video. It's at $600 with kit lens on Amazon right now. I have a different m43 camera, and the lens selection for that group is the best of any of the mirrorless systems.

u/arcticrobot · 1 pointr/M43

If you are thinking to get a video capable m43 camera in this price range you would better skip any Oly camera and go straight for Panasonic G7. It has the same price and bundled with free Audiotechnica mic($250 value)

u/trwest77 · 1 pointr/photography

Is $500 a good price for a new Panasonic G7? I just got a notification from B&H that the price has dropped and it's the same price on Amazon. I have a Nikon D3300 but I really want to start shooting video.

u/rayven1lk · 1 pointr/photography

Hi guys I was looking for a new camera and across these 2 options on Amazon:

PANASONIC LUMIX G7 4K Mirrorless Camera, with 14-42mm MEGA O.I.S. Lens, 16 Megapixels, 3 Inch Touch LCD, DMC-G7KK

Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/ 16-50mm and 55-210mm Power Zoom Lenses

I usually try to shoot some landscape/wide angle shots and want to also try some portrait stuff with great bokeh. Which one do you think would be more suitable?

Open to other options (including something you may recommend besides kit lens) as well as long as they are mirrorless. Budget is around $800. Thanks.

u/teenagers_SS · 1 pointr/SubredditSimulator

But, I strongly recommend the Panasonic G7 for you and will be really easy in the comments.

u/abitipie · 1 pointr/Cameras

Can you stretch to $600? If so the Panasonic G7 will have you covered for years.

u/moneybagmeisenheimer · 1 pointr/videography

Panasonic g7 PANASONIC LUMIX G7 4K Mirrorless Camera, with 14-42mm MEGA O.I.S. Lens, 16 Megapixels, 3 Inch Touch LCD, DMC-G7KK (USA BLACK)
does 4K at 30fps and 1080 at 60fps lens for this camera come relatively cheap.
You could easily pick up a nice prime lens PANASONIC LUMIX G Lens, 25MM, F1.7 ASPH, MIRRORLESS Micro Four Thirds, H-H025K (USA Black)
this cost $147
Everything can be found cheaper used on eBay and the kit lens will probably work fine for what your doing.
And you can dabble in photography on your free time with this setup no problem

Edit: does have mic input options for this camera if you wanna bump your sound quality up

u/jiqqaman · 1 pointr/PanasonicG7

Amazon also has the 14 - 42mm kit on sale.

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G7KK DSLM Mirrorless 4K Camera, 14-42 mm Lens Kit (Black)

u/thenotoriousFIG · 1 pointr/videography

Everyone here loves the Panasonic G7 for a budget camera. But the newer version, the G85, is probably the best image quality in terms of a budget camera.

u/fludy7 · 1 pointr/teenagers

message me for more details, but the best bang for buck pro-type camera is this one when on sale and a cheaper one is basically this one. you could go cheaper but it depends.

u/Ambitionlessness · 1 pointr/videography

I do plan on shooting outdoors as much if not more than I shoot indoors. You've set my heart on experimenting with the shotgun mic now.

I like the Canon. I was looking at the t3i and now looking at the t5i. This one was the first that popped up. What do you think about it?

It seems lighting is far more important than I expected so that's going to have to be considered now. I'm going barebones in this department for now.

You've sold me on the white balance card too.

And yeah I didn't even think about the bag but I'll need one as well.

I'm not dead set on the fun focus effect yet, I think getting wrapped up in fancy stuff before I've gone out shooting a single thing yet will be a mistake.

Thank you so very much for being so helpful and comprehensive.

u/Synister0 · 1 pointr/Winnipeg

Thanks for the response. I was looking at a t5i on Amazon.
i was also looking at this Nikon package,
They were on black friday sales for $600 and $800 and I'm hoping they do a comparable sale for Boxing day. I've heard the quality of kit lenses aren't that great though, so maybe it's not the best way to go.
I'll keep reading reviews and try to hit Don's photo in the next couple weeks and see what they can do for me.

u/the_spectacular_wow · 1 pointr/Filmmakers

Thanks for helping! I don't have a lot so far, but I'm in a position where I can buy more equipment.

If you can provide with a list of stuff I would need to reproduce something of similar quality, ideally for fairly cheap, I'll happily give you gold for your troubles!

u/xtremedeo · 1 pointr/videography

Definitely would want to get the [Canon EOS Rebel T5i EF-S] ( Ranked as the best low budget camera at your suggested price. It has excellent customer reviews with a 4.7 out of 5 star rating.

u/cccpspetznez · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

It's the Cannon Rebel T5i EF-S here.

u/CROMEBOi · 1 pointr/photography

Disclaimer: I'm right with you, I'm a total noob. However, I have put in a good 10-15 hours of research solely on DSLR cameras for beginner and I am also focusing on landscape photography. After all the research I ended up purchasing the [Nikon D3300](Nikon D3300 1532 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II Auto Focus-S DX NIKKOR Zoom Lens 24.2 MP Digital SLR - Black

u/AzuLL · 1 pointr/photography

Hello Reddit, need some advice on camera purchase. Narrowed it down to the Pentax K-50, the Nikon 3300, and the Panasonic Lumix G6. I want to get into low-light, time-lapse photography, action not necessarily a priority. I like the Pentax due to weather sealing, pentaprism. Nikon has good reviews, no low pass filter (is this important?), good lens selection (although not a factor for me). I like the G6 because shoots good video, functions for time-lapse, wifi. I like the idea of mirrorless cameras but according to research they still lag behind in image quality, which is my main priority. Any thoughts/suggestions?

Edit: Priorities are Stills, low-light, landscapes, time-lapse, but video is handy, budget is under $900 including lens package.

u/FloatFreely_ · 1 pointr/youtubers

I use a Nikon D3300 for all of my videos. It's not really known as being a video making camera, but I have it set up on a tripod and I get great 1080p quality.

If you go this route, I recommend snagging an external mic to mount on top for better audio quality.

So far, I have had absolutely no problems with it, and don't see myself needing to upgrade anytime soon.

u/carpb202 · 1 pointr/photography

Do you have a link to the $450 2 lens kit? The only one I'm seeing from Nikon is this one: 18-55 & 55-200

u/OhOhOhMyGosh · 1 pointr/OkCupid

My birthday is not too far off. If I can lose 30 pounds by the actual day I'll be so proud of myself. So far it's only been five pounds that I may or may not have gained back over the past weekend. So far I'm starting to watch my carb and sugar intake. I was trying on my summer dresses from years past and noticed that one fits a little loose than it has previously.

As for work, still working on gaining more responsibility. Weird to say that it's almost been a year since starting. Time has certainly flown.

As soon as I obtain the money I'll work on getting the camera. I've narrowed it down to a Canon or a Nikon. Kind of leaning towards the Canon. I liked the weight of it, but the Nikon has ultra-clear images.

u/Haematobic · 1 pointr/TekSyndicate

Found it! It was this one.

Mind you, I'm by no means an expert, and considering how vast the photography world is, I could really benefit from a video titled "photography for dummies".

So far I've settled for a Nikon D3300 and a 35mm f/1.8G lens (which I'll be getting in the near future), which considering my "amateur" status, should be more than enough.

I felt that this video made a better job explaining the differences between ISO levels than his, for instance.

u/crimsonskunk · 1 pointr/SonyAlpha

Without saying anything about lens quality here are some price comparisons.

[Nikon D3300 w/ kit] ( $447, [35mm 1.8] ( $177, [50mm 1.8] ( $197


Sony A6000 w/ kit $650, 35mm 1.8 $450, 50mm 1.8 $250

I'm not trying to say one is better than the other, just making a comparison. On the Sony you get OSS with the lenses which drives the price up. If you are trying to save money though, OSS might not be that important.

u/Praelium · 1 pointr/photography

I took a class recently and used the Canon T5i Rebel, which I really enjoyed. But now that I'm buying my own camera I'm struggling to find the right skill vs price balance.

Is a $600 camera too much for a beginner who just wants to photograph landscapes, night scenes, and everyday objects? In class we used manual mode exclusively -- something with a lot of versatility in that aspect would be great. I also want the basic features so I can learn and explore this hobby without accidentally paying extra for luxuries only a highly experienced photography could use. But I also don't want to be kicking myself 1 year from now for buying such a limiting camera, you know?

I visited a local store and the owner recommended the Nikon D5300.

Nikon D5300 - $500

Nikon D3300 - $450

Nikon D3000 - $150

\^\^\^ I found those other two by reading through this thread.

On top of this I'll need a lens, tripod, case, and SD card. But the issue isn't really price but rather overestimating the quality of camera I realistically need.

If anyone can offer some guidance I'd really appreciate it, because this is stressing me out. Thank you.

u/svengeiss · 1 pointr/photography

I took photography back in college and was pretty decent at it. I'm looking to jump back into the hobby and am looking at DSLRs. I'm looking to get this nikon to start out with. Is this a good choice or do you have another suggestion?

u/Samsuxx · 1 pointr/Filmmakers

I'll link you to this post where someone asked the same thing.
>if your principal interest is video, you should avoid Nikon DSLRs in this price range.
>They lack:
>- Focus peaking for razor sharp manual focus
>- The ability to change aperture in Live View (video) mode
>- a built in intervalometer for time lapse
>- a usable viewfinder when you switch to Live View
>- compatibility with silent, video optimized lenses ([here] ( is the problem with noisy Nikon autofocus motors)
>Instead of a [$496.95 Nikon D3300] (, you might want to seriously consider the [$515 (with 14-42mm kit lens) Panasonic G6] ( instead [Referral Links].
>The Panasonic G6 has an electronic viewfinder you can actually use for shooting video outdoors in bright sunlight (when a DSLR's LCD is likely to be washed out), a built-in intervalometer, focus peaking, full manual control of exposure in video mode and compatibility with Panasonic video optimized lenses with silent autofocus motors.


u/ahcomochingas · 1 pointr/mexico

yo compre una nikon D3300 en amazon por 6 mil pesos hace como 2 meses. te la recomiendo.

los precios en este modelo fluctuan mucho. checala todos los dias, eventualmente la vuelven a poner en 6.

u/Surrealle01 · 1 pointr/Beginning_Photography

If portability is the concern, there is the option of a mirrorless camera.. Again, you could pick something up within that range (though I will say I'm not as familiar with those options, but plenty of other people around here are if you ask.)

Honestly, with cell phone cameras being what they are, I think mirrorless would be a better option for you. They're emerging tech, while P&S is starting to go the way of the dinosaurs.

Just a thought :)

Edit: Here’s an example of one, reasonably close to your price range, that appears to take gorgeous pictures and still has a small body:

Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digitial Camera 24.3MP SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD (Black) w/ 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens

Again, I’m not an expert in this (or any photography field, really) but I just want to point out things you may not have considered before you spend that much money on tech that is limited to what you pull out of the box (as opposed to expandable with better lenses) and fairly widely regarded as becoming obsolete.

u/Thr00wavvay · 1 pointr/videography

I know a number of YouTubers start out with the Sony Alpha a6000 which is currently $598 on Amazon.

u/hexydes · 1 pointr/remotework

Want something basic? Just get a cheap Snowball and any Logitech HD webcam.

Next level? Get something like the Blue Yeti, Sony Alpha a6000, and Elgato HDMI capture adapter.

u/AskMeAboutMyCatMeg · 1 pointr/photography

> Something like this is what I'm looking at, but I'm so out of touch I don't know if it's what I need or too much.....

u/poochyenarulez · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Well, there are three cameras I am looking at

They all look about the same, but are each $100 more than the other. I'm just wondering if the $700 is actually worth it over the $500 one. Right now I am using an older point and shoot.

This is what I'll be using the camera for, day light shots of costume stuff I make and sale, low light rave pictures of the tails, and my bunny. Examples

u/PictureYouThis · 1 pointr/photography

Have you considered a mirrorless camera? They are more portable and older Sony models are in your price range. You can get a Sony a6000 on Amazon for $600 with a 16-50 mm kit lens. It's a great camera with a high burst rate and excellent image quality.

EDIT: Grammar

u/BlauweKaasstengel · 1 pointr/photography

Looking for a camera with great video and photography capabilities in low light while still being small and not too expensive. My question is: does anyone have any experience with insert one of the camera's listed below both with video and photography? I'm very interested in the Sony A6000 but I'm open for other suggestions.

Sony DSC-RX100 (Able to get it for € 385,00)

Sony Alpha a6000 (Able to get it for € 594.00 with lens)

Canon EOS M3 (Able to get it for € 459,00 with lens)

u/Angry_helper · 1 pointr/Cameras

A mirrorless camera with a wide angle lens is probably what you want. You can get something like a Sony a6000 Body and a Rokinon/Samyang 12mm f/2. You could also use a kit 16-50 lens instead of buying the separate body and lens kit link

The a6000 is pretty good with low light (although a full frame camera is almost always better, but more expensive). The camera has decent wifi functionalities. A smartphone app allows you to transfer the images and/or control the camera like a remote.

You can save more money if you buy the body and then get used lenses, which is great for mirror less cameras.

u/tjl_p · 1 pointr/photography

None of the cameras you listed are that compact unfortunately. Look into the a6000, it's at the top end of your price range.

To be honest, I'd suggest something like an RX100M2 instead of an interchangeable lens camera. It'll last forever and it has everything you need in a super compact package. It's more capable than any of those Canons and it has NFC in addition to Wifi.

u/themakeuplife · 1 pointr/Indiemakeupandmore

I just got the Sony A6000 as a graduation present.

u/bo_ob · 1 pointr/photography

Hi everyone!

I'm looking to get back into photography after having a run with a dslr years ago. This time I'm looking in to trying mirrorless and wanted some help picking a camera.

What would I use it for? mainly portrait work but I would like to take urban landscape type shots and nature landscape shots when I travel.

Budget? max 700 (i know, one link is above that amount) but would prefer to keep it max 500

I have looked at the buying guide and some of the posts on here with recommended cameras and in all honesty I'm even more confused now.

So far these are the options I am looking at:

(Is this a worthwhile deal for the alpha 6000+lens?

I am planning on buying more lenses farther down the line (and possibly flash if required... clearly I'm new at this) so any recommendations for that as well would be great.

Thanks in advance ☺

*edit: I'm in Canada if that matters in terms of pricing.

u/jakemoney3 · 1 pointr/EarthPorn

No problem!

I used a Sony A6000 with that 16-50 kit lens. It's been a wonderful starter camera.

u/marsofwar · 1 pointr/photography

Definitely talk to your fiance about what she wants to do. A lot of people want to get into photography cause they see the image quality and the pretty bokeh and/or blurry backgrounds but the reality of it is, not everyone wants to lug around a hefty piece of equipment everywhere.

Does she just want some better quality pictures to put on social media sites (FB, instagram, etc..)? Or does she really want to go around and look for nice angles and composition?

If you can borrow someone's camera for a week that'll be a great way to start. If not, and she just wants better quality pictures, maybe start off with Canon S series or the G series. Very solid cameras and small form factor make them ideal to carry around.

For a beginner dslr, as others have stated, thats a good bundle to start. Or go up to the t5i.

Or for a little more, you can get her Sony a6000. Very solid camera with good image quality and small as well so its easier to carry around.

u/Zaerr_gaming · 1 pointr/photoclass2019

Hey Peter, thanks for the chance to improve all of us here on reddit in our photography skills!


Most of the online gaming community calls me Zaerr, but my real name is Christian. I live in New Hampshire right now, but I was born and raised in New Jersey. I work sales for a plumbing supply company right now, and I've had this a6000 mirror less camera for a while now, and really want to do something with it. I recently went to PAX EAST in Boston, and decided to bring my camera to take photos of cosplayers and my friends and really had such a great time. My photos were not the best, but I feel like this is something I can really learn and pursue. I have never been particularly good at many things in my life, but I had so much fun that it sparked a fire in my soul.


I really enjoy macro shots, and portrait shots.


This is my favorite shot :


u/everyone_calm_down · 1 pointr/photography

I'm considering buying a sony alpha6000:

and I have an old canon eos 10D a few lenses for it. I'm wondering if my Canon lenses would be compatible on the alpha6000 or whether I should just sell them. The two lenses I have are "Canon Zoom Lens EF 75-300mm" and "Canon 28-80mm"

u/perceptibledesign · 1 pointr/Cameras

If you can spend a little more I'd get a Sony A7 which is full frame or get the lower priced a6000 which would allow room for you to get another lens in addition to the kit lens. Both options will allow you to change lenses which will allow you to upgrade lenses down the road. Full frame is nice but the a6000 is sweet. Also get two spare batteries because they use them quickly and when hiking you may need the extra juice. Get at least a 16 or 32GB memory card and you'll have plenty of room for a bunch of photos and video too.

Edit: In this price range nothing will be rugged but can take being jammed in a pack for a day.

u/iserane · 1 pointr/photography

They're nationally set.


Not a single vendor on Amazon has had it at $500 until this past week. $550 for the past month. The body only has been $500 several times this year.

You are either mistaken or it is a pricing error. I'd bet money you are simply mistaken.

e: From BestBuy's own website, 1 month ago, $549 for the 16-50 kit. Another 2 weeks ago, also $549.

u/pagerphiler · 1 pointr/SonyAlpha
u/pedrocr · 1 pointr/photography

To complement DatAperture's answer the other option in the mirrorless market is Sony. The tradeoff is probably a bit better quality (the same sensors as in APS-C DSLRs) versus larger size and less lens selection.

For your budget you could get a very nice body:

  • A6000 648$ (24MP, latest model, supposedly very fast next-generation autofocus)

    Or a cheaper kit:

  • NEX 3 with 16-50 lens $398 (16MP older model)

    and then complement it with some lenses:

  • 16/2.8 $248
  • 20/2.8 $348
  • 35/1.8 $448
  • 50/1.8 $298

    The Sigma ones are also available in Nex mount:

  • 19/2.8 $199
  • 30/2.8 $199
  • 60/2.8 $239

    For my kind of shooting, on a backpacking trip of Europe I'd go for A6000+19/2.8+50/1.8. Fits in your budget. Is light and small. Gets you a wide angle for scenery and a 50 for everything else, including low light. If you prefer zooms you can get the A6000 with the 16-50 kit lens plus a 55-210.

u/americano528 · 1 pointr/itookapicture

This was an "ugly" day in the south eastern corner of Fakarava Atoll in French Polynesia. After a frustrating day dealing with leaks all over the boat, this was the beautiful sunset we were gifted after it passed through!

Want more pictures and info about this particular island? Check out this blog post

More photos? on Instagram

The full story? Check out our youtube channel

Camera used: Body and Lens

u/mrgnw · 1 pointr/SonyAlpha

I got a body from Amazon warehouse deals for $385 a few weeks ago. It said the screen was scratched but I didn't notice any issues. (Looks like prices went up a little though).

Lenses: I just bought an adapter for some old manual focus Canon FD lenses I had laying around. The adapter was $15 and the 3 lenses probably cost me $100ish on eBay.

So I just bought an SD card, 2 batteries, and a dual charger for another ~$50.

I do plan on getting newer lenses later, but so far I'm enjoying the manual set up. A lot of bang for your buck.

Focus peaking can make it easier to focus manually. It highlights what's in focus like this.

u/GrowDoctorGuides · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I have a sony a6000 with 50mm prime lens. You could get the macro version but this makes for a killer all-around lens with beautiful bokeh. I used 26mm extension rings to get it to focus at close range

Lighting is very important too. The best shots are not taken directly under your grow light

u/brokenblinker · 1 pointr/SonyAlpha

I got mine for $400 from Amazon brand new earlier this year, so i know they drop at least that low periodically.

Edit: Here is a link to the Amazon price history, may provide some nice info on when you could expect it to happen again:

u/Joeeeeeey · 1 pointr/photography

Ok, ok. What do you mean exactly with kit lens? Is it just a regular lens? And why not just buying the body + the kit lens all in one?

Here's what I found:
For example if I choose the canon 1200D camera, here it's the body + 18-55mm:

Then I would buy the 50mm f/1.8 lens additionally:

Or do you mean I should just buy the body:

Can you explain me what you mean with shooting in raw?

I would be very thankful if you could check the canon 1200D out :)

u/anthemredit · 1 pointr/photography

So ive always wanted to get into photography since i was like, 9. 7 years, 2 jobs later, and ive decided its time to purchase my first "camera."

My budget is 600$(maybe 10-50$+) ive looked at two cameras so far but i dont know which is better, what to look for, ect. If someone could help me and give me a few more cameras to choose from(with some explanation) it would be very appreciated!

cameras i was looking at:

u/elijahf · 1 pointr/Cameras

T5 and Nikon D3300 are both $400 new on Amazon, however the D3300 has substantially better image quality.

u/silverblackgold · 1 pointr/trees

Canon EOS Rebel T5 Digital SLR Camera Kit with EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens

It was on the "approved cameras" list. I should note that I don't have any interest in photography; this was the only available online class that fulfilled my degree requirements this semester.

u/Bossman1086 · 1 pointr/canon

If you want to buy new, you can get the Rebel T5 with kit lens for around there. You could also go with a used 60D. But that is without a lens.

u/paisleyterror · 1 pointr/AskPhotography
u/silvermavrik · 1 pointr/Gunpla
u/xrjon0609 · 1 pointr/photography

I have the Canon T3i which is a nice starter. And now they have the Canon T5 which is comparable. I would call them both entry level and you can get the T5 in a nice combo pack with a normal lens and telephoto for like $450 on Amazon Prime.

Check it out

u/itsdageek · 1 pointr/teenagers

Saving for College/ Car, imo. Or a camera, if the money is burning a hole in your pocket. (1200D)

u/kosherpuppy · 1 pointr/space

Here's the equipment I used for this image:

Telescope -> Celestron Advanced VX 8 inch ($1199, but smaller scopes are much cheaper, you just need the equatorial mount)

Camera -> Canon Rebel T5 (currently $375)

I also used a free trial of PixInsight for image processing

u/zsaile · 1 pointr/AskPhotography

I wonder if it might be a better idea to get something like this:

Like you said couldn't hurt to have the same model as them since they have a zoom lens we could borrow.

u/pburgh36 · 1 pointr/photography

Is this a good deal for the Canon Rebel T5? I'm wanting to get into astrophotography and am wondering if this is a good place to start. I posted earlier but it kind of got buried.

u/ethanbrecke · 1 pointr/ExposurePorn

Looked around some. Is this a good Camera? Click Here

u/tdoger · 1 pointr/AskPhotography

This is what I currently use. About to upgrade though. It's definitely good enough for your first few years. And then if you start enjoying photography you just buy a nice lens.

u/snuflswasmyslavename · 1 pointr/AskPhotography

I would suggest a high-quality compact camera like the RX100 line from Sony. The Mark III is $750. If you want to save money you can get the mark I for $450 (the III has a better lens). Don't get the mark II, it's an in-between model not worth the extra money.

Another outstanding camera is the Fuji X-T20 with 18-55mm kit lens for $999. The extra $250 over the RX100 M3 is worth for the excellent colors that come out of a Fuji (everybody is in love with them) and the ability to change lenses if you'll ever need to.

00You can also get the RX100 M1 for $250, RX100 M3 for $400, RX100 M6 for $900 and the X-T20 for $900 from Amazon Warehouse. They're open box items in very good condition, with Amazon's money back guarantee.

u/TheToyBox · 1 pointr/PacificCrestTrail

I'll make it easy for you: You want a (used) Sony RX100 III.

The RX100 was the beginning of Sony's takeover of the entire camera market, from enthusiast level all the way up to full-frame pro cameras. They somehow now have a bigger market share than Nikon OR Canon. I don't know what possessed them to decide they wanted to be The Best Camera Company, but right now they're it, and the RX100 is one of the reasons.

In your shoes I'd go for the RX100 III, they switched from a 28mm-equivalent to a 24mm-equivalent on the wide end which is a non-trivial difference for taking landscape shots. It's $650 new but you can find a ton of used ones for $400ish.

Obviously the RX100 IV, V, and VI have upgraded features but I don't think any of them would be worth it for you on that tight of a budget.

u/f0rtytw0 · 1 pointr/travel

They are using this camera for a lot of their shots


Basically if you want a good point and shoot you get one of the Sony rx100 models. The 1" sensor is much bigger than most other point and shoots.

u/rtananis · 1 pointr/AskPhotography

wonderful cameras... very small... can put in your pocket.

I have the rx 100 iii and its a challenge for me to use... I have large hands and 64 year old eyes .... when I have my reading glasses I can see the settings a bit better.... but this is probably the best pocketable camera out there for that price range.

Assuming u are a lot younger than I am with good eyes... its a nice deal for you if you want to travel light


amazon warehouse has a whole bunch of em used for under 500

u/Socialyawsomepenguin · 1 pointr/Cameras
u/LeviPerson · 1 pointr/photography

Newbie here. Looking for a good camera I can also take when I travel. Should I get the Sony Alpha a5000 or Sony DSC-RX100M III?

I was originally oogaling the DSC-RX100/B but the M III has the flip-up display which I want. It's also +$300 more than the /B. This Black Friday Ad shows the /B on sale for $50 off, which is a pretty piss-poor sale. But it shows the Alpha a5000 for $100 off, which is more appealing. Should I grab the a5000 or is the /B or M III much better?

u/cfoster5 · 1 pointr/AskTechnology

Here is a link to Amazon for those that are curious in specs.

u/G-3PO · 1 pointr/photography

I apologize for the "what should I buy" question that gets asked all the time, but here we go.

I'm looking at the RX100 M3 and the A6000 with 6-50mm and 55-210mm lenses

I'm a 100% total beginner and I want a camera to capture basically everything (travel, family, outdoors).

From what I can see the RX100 is only better for portability, and I'm 100% okay with a bigger camera for better pictures, but are the two lenses included enough? I'm okay with potential buying one more, but I would like to keep it to the two.

I'm also open to other suggestions!

u/julesbagules · 1 pointr/Austin

It was this camera and lens -

I don't know much yet about photography, the camera did all the work!

u/KILROY_ · 1 pointr/videography

$598 on Amazon

Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/ 16-50mm and 55-210mm Power Zoom Lenses

u/vaxt · 1 pointr/canon

For Canon I would suggest picking up a used 80D.
You could get a 2 lens kit for a Sony A6000 as well, within your budget:
If you want 4K Video you can get the Sony A6300 with a kit lens, though you might have to get that used as well.

u/gaaaaaaaaaaav · 1 pointr/photography

Think I'm pulling the trigger on an a6000 for my first mirrorless. Would it be better to get the camera body only, and then pick up a lens, say a Sigma 19 or go ahead and get the package with kit lens + 55-210mm?

I like the idea of skipping over the crappy kit lens, but at the same time, for just $50 I can have the larger lens as well, assuming it's not garbage.

u/mr_frankenstein · 1 pointr/Cameras

The sensor is smaller and it will make a difference. Also, keep in mind that the E-M10 is a low-end camera, while the A6000 is currently the best thing you can get from Sony's E-mount (with an APS-C sensor).

If you don't mind a 2-lens setup, then what do you think about this:

It's an A6000 with 16-50 and 55-210mm lenses. It's a $100 difference, but I think it will be worth it.

Personally, I've made the mistake of grabbing a low-end camera and this will never happen again. I have a D3200 when I could have bought a D5200. The difference in quality (image and build) is huge and worth your money.

u/ficus16 · 1 pointr/Cameras

sony a6000 kit

Not sure if this helps you or this kit is available to you but it's what i bought in march and I like it very much!

u/circlenone · 1 pointr/photography

Hello /r/photography !

First time poster here. I'm sure you guys get a lot of posts like these here, so sorry for that. I'm very seriously considering purchasing my first camera over the holiday season, perhaps like a Christmas present to myself. I've always been interested in photography, took a few classes in HS/college, but I've never actually owned a camera before.

I'm actually a retail associate at a store with a sizable DI department and I've found myself hanging around there checking out some cameras and lenses during my lunch breaks recently. I've been doing what research and reading I can but as a potential new photographer its a bit overwhelming to start. Even some of the menus and settings on the DSLRs are confusing.

Anyway. Right now I'm eyeing the Sony a6000 as my gateway into the world of photography. I've picked up and held most of the cameras in our shop and I definitely appreciate the smaller compact design of a mirrorless versus the traditional DSLRs. I'm sure I would be fine with a DSLR and in the end the lenses will be the same size but I would prefer a mirrorless, I think. At this point, my major reservation with the a6000 is what I've read about the E mount lens selection being quite small.

From what I understand Sony is still adding to this lineup but there is a much smaller selection of compatible or native lenses for the E mount series compared to, say, Canon or Nikon. I'm wondering if this might be a reason to consider going with a different camera. I checked out the EOS M3 as well, which I believe is a similar price/specs to the a6000 but I think I would prefer to have the EVF the Sony has. However, I'm assuming the M3 has a much larger selection of compatible lenses.

For what its worth, we have a bundle similar to this in my store which also includes a 50mm prime (I believe its this one ) open boxed for $599 on the tag, and could possibly get it cheaper. I'm not sure if an open box item qualifies (I would have to ask) but I do also have access to Sony's Premier Rewards program which I could get up to a 40% rebate on the a6000.

However, for the sake of finding some alternatives to look into, lets say my budget is about.. $700 USD before taxes. Could possibly flex it to $800. I can probably get similar accomodations on most brand of cameras and lenses that my store carries. For me, this would be a very large purchase and I want to make sure I get the best fit and I would probably be using this camera for at least 5 years and adding lenses/accessories as I go.

What are some good alternatives to the a6000 in this price range? I'd prefer mirrorless if possible but I'm not totally opposed to a standard DSLR. I like the manual controls (was considering a5100 originally) on the a6000 even though I don't know what most of them do. Prefer to have a viewfinder. APS-C sensor.. not convinced on m43.

My endgoal is to be shooting macro but at this time I don't think I can afford the investment into a 90 or 100mm macro lens as a total beginner photographer. Mostly interested in doing flowers/mushrooms and inanimate objects but being able to shoot small creatures would be cool. Was considering tubes or maybe a reversal ring in the meantime. Also interested in general nature/city photography.

Any suggestions you guys might have would be great. So far the a6000 seems like the best fit for me but I want to explore all my options before making any purchase. Sorry for the long post. Cheers!

u/ladiesman2196 · 1 pointr/photography

Awesome! How about this?
I can get a brand new one for 625$ for this camera with two lenses. I am a complete novice so forgive me for asking this question. Is one of those two a prime lens? If not, what are their use cases? Thanks :)

u/SWVAGuns · 1 pointr/longrange

Another option is a dedicated superzoom camera such as the Nikon P900.


u/Giancarlo456 · 1 pointr/intensezoom
u/puphenstuff · 1 pointr/interestingasfuck

Thank you, I bought mine for $489, I think, cheaper than a Nikon DSLR with the standard lenses! Here it is on Amazon:

u/mynameisnotjacob · 1 pointr/interestingasfuck

According to Amazon $596.95!

u/cocomojo4991 · 1 pointr/Cameras

In that case, you have a few options you could play with. As 2013orBust mentioned, you could conceivably purchase the Blackmagic Cinema Camera (2.5k RAW). You could also pick up a 5dMkII, a Panasonic GH3, or even a Sony a99. However, I would highly recommend investing in a mid-priced DSLR (maybe a 6D, 7D, GH3, something along those lines) and save up the rest for some good primes.

As for audio equipment, the Rhode VideoMic Pro shotgun mic can be attached in the hot shoe and works well. You could also invest in a Zoom H4N, or Tascam DR-100mkII, or Tascam DR-40 (those are just some of the more popular, but there are some other options; my personal favorite is the DR-100mkII).

Head over here and look through the comments to see some awesome recommendations about some other gear you could potentially invest in at different price levels.

EDIT: Mistakenly thought the Blackmagic could only record RAW at 2k, changed that to 2.5k.

u/withchemicals · 1 pointr/AskPhotography

I definitely don't mind a refurbished camera and don't mind an older camera model. I do agree that that kit seems to have a lot of things that I probably won't need. Is the best website the Canon website for refurbished/used items? Perhaps this?:

I also can't believe I could purchase this one with just a little more money refurbished:

I hope to do night sky photography, but in the beginning, I will probably just take photos of things in everyday life. I might like something that is more environment resistant though. Not too many photos that will require macro lens. It will mostly be photos of buildings, landscapes, and everyday life.

Do you think a refurbished camera in the same price range as that bundle with the plastic fantastic will be a good start? Just those two items?

u/CricketPinata · 1 pointr/Filmmakers

Here are some cameras i'm used or that i've worked with footage from that are in the "affordable" range I think. This is a decent cross-section I think of a lot of the DSLR and Camcorders out there.

It really depends on if you just want a really basic camcorder to just use as a learning platform (I would consider a used DVX or something if that's the case), or if it's something you want to try to use as a professional rig, and if so what do you want to do with it? Narrative work, documentaries, videography work?

Depending on what you're planning some cameras on this list will be good choices, some will be bad.

If you don't mind spending more, maybe think about the Panasonic AF100, or consider looking into the Black Magic:

Or maybe even a used Scarlet or something.

Sub-$1000 Range:


T4i/650D, $600-800 depending on kit and reseller.

-Sample Videos:

60D, $600-900

-Sample Videos:

Canon HF-G10 $900

-Sample Videos: - Various cameras are used in this one, but gives you a general idea to the quality of Canon Camcorders


Nikon D5200 $800

-Sample Videos:

D7000, $700-900

-Sample Videos:


Panasonic GH2, $565-950

-Sample Videos: - Trailer for a feature-length film shot with it.


Sony NEX6 $800-900

-Sample Videos:

$1000-1800 Range:


7D $900-1200

-Sample Videos: - Trailer for feature-length film shot with it.

5D MK.II, $1400-1800+

-Sample Videos:

Some 5D/7D comparisons:



-Sample Videos:


Panasonic GH3 $1200-1500

-Sample Videos:


Sony NEX7 $1140

-Sample Videos:

$1900-2500 Range:


XF100, $2500

-Sample Videos:

5D MK.III $2500+

Sample Videos:

D600 $2000-2500

Sample Videos:

D800 $2500+

Sample Videos:

HMC-150, $2100-2500+

Sample Videos:


Sample Videos:

VG20 $2200

Sample Videos:

A99, $2500+

Sample Videos:

u/fotolyfe · 1 pointr/videography

Ahhh, my bad. I just googled and saw a few price tags and thought that's what their general price range is just above a thousand. 8 and 0 looks awfully similar out of the corner of your eye.

Just found a used 5Dmkii on amazon tho

Edit: Used 5Dmkii for 1075.

u/qrpyna · 1 pointr/AskPhotography

What's your budget?

You can get an used 5D Mark II for around $500 and a 50mm f/1.8 for about $100.

u/rsmichaud · 1 pointr/photography

Stupid question, I'm very new to photography. I know my way around my Canon Rebel T3, but that's about it.

That being said, will this lens be compatible with my camera? I'm pretty sure it is, I just want to be certain before I place my order. Thanks in advance guys :)



my camera:

u/sweetbeauty · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I'm saving up for this camera. I've also stated doing MTurk, so hopefully that will help speed up the process. Money is pretty tight right now for me though, but I hope to get it by my birthday! :)

u/flamebirdstudios · 1 pointr/hardwareswap
u/MagicalHoneydew · 1 pointr/photography

Thanks for this GREAT advice on looking for a T3 instead of a T3i. This immediately knocks out $200 or so in price and saves me alot!

I have some questions:

buying used lens does it have any issue vs. new ones?

I looked at T3 just for a quick browse and came across these two T3s. I don't understand exactly what is the difference between the two, could you help me?


u/blacktoad · 1 pointr/astrophotography

18-55mm IS II. It was [bundled with the camera] ( when I bought it.

Is this something you would recommend upgrading?

u/mathematical · 1 pointr/AskPhotography

> recently I won an cheap Samsung P&S worth $80 which won't charge anymore.

What model is the camera? Can you pull the battery out or do you have to plug in the camera to charge? You can usually pick up a cheap china battery on eBay for $10 or less. It's good to have an extra point and shoot for snapshots when you're not lugging around a nicer camera.

>The camera can be a P&S if you find one better than a mirrorless, since there's no DSLR for $300.

Definitely look for used. I'm not sure how big your hands are, but I shoot a Canon 40D, and I got the Camera + memory cards + portrait grip for $300 over a year ago. With the clearancing of the Canon 60D, they're most certainly cheaper now. I see in another comment you were looking at a T3. You can actually buy a new one right now on Amazon for $299.99. Just as a heads up.

u/kolosok17 · 1 pointr/photography

Hi guys, I am not sure whether this is a good place to post this, so please feel free to delete if it violates the rules.

I am looking to upgrade from a Canon T3 to a smaller, potentially mirrorless, camera. I would like to sell my T3 + gear and use that cash toward the new camera.

What is a reasonable price to ask for this stuff:

Canon EOS Rebel T3 Digital SLR Camera DS126291

Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS II

Tiffen 58mm UV Protection Filter

Case Logic SLRC-201 SLR Zoom Holster (Black)

AmazonBasics Backpack for SLR/DSLR Cameras and Accessories - Black

Generic 58mm Hood

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens - Fixed

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS II Telephoto Zoom Lens


u/The_8_Bit_Zombie · 1 pointr/astrophotography

I have a Canon EOS Rebel T3 and a Celestron 114LCM Newtonian telescope. Would this product be all I need to succesfully attach my camera to it?

u/fiskiligr · 1 pointr/AskPhotography

> here's a hibiscus flower at roughy 1:1.


That's amazing ...

I have a few other examples of the kinds of pictures I have taken:

u/RAGEBIKEATHON · 1 pointr/bicycletouring

just got a brand new canon rebel T3 for 370$. the store i work is going out of business!

u/spandex_shmandex · 1 pointr/photography

Thank you!

It’s her first camera (besides her phone) and so I’m not sure of size preference.

Also, thanks for the links! I only Reddit on mobile, and never see the sidebar. I really like the chart showing options per budget.

You mentioned the 600d, which I had heard before in my other post. What do you think about the T3? I found one w/ lens for under $200. Since it’s fulfilled by Amazon, I get free shipping, and if there are any defects, Amazon takes care of it.

Canon EOS Rebel T3 Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens (discontinued by manufacturer)

u/Eyemajeenyus · 1 pointr/photography

Hello r/photography!
I recently saved up enough money to buy my first serious camera. This Cannon EOS Rebel T3 caught my attention and I keep reading in the reviews that it is an excellent entry level camera. Is that a true statement? I would be willing to shell out some extra money for this T3i if it would be a better buy.
This Cannon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 or this Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 seem like good lenses to go along with them, but are they too much to soon?
Again, this would be my first major camera purchase. Would this be a solid purchase or is there another cheaper camera that would be just as good?

u/caraeeezy · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Probably the nice camera I have had my eye on. I never added it to my WL because, I mean shit, it is expensive. But I have a passion for live music and the culture that surrounds it. I would LIVE behind a camera if I had one that was nice enough. But mostly, those pure moments when an artist is on stage, pretty much bearing their hard work, their art, their soul to you; those are the moments I wish I could capture (on a device better than my phone).

Then on the other hand, I am an avid people watcher. When I lived closer to the airport, I would go for lunch and sit and watch people pass by and imagine what their lives are like. Or go on campus at a school to the main outdoor area and watch the students bustle by.

And let us not forget the most pure form of beauty there is; nature. I have wanted to do a project where I go to the same place, every day, and take a picture. Same angle, same exact time. And do it for a whole year. I just wonder what it will look like in a time lapse.

u/VKilledTInternet · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I'm a Canon man myself

u/kmfoh · 1 pointr/chicago
u/LeRadioactiveNarwhal · 1 pointr/photography

> canon t3i

thats a bit on the expensive side for me. I jusrt spent $250 on a new mic setup is this one good for a beginner?

u/filemeaway · 1 pointr/pics

Oops, yeah, you're right. Although, the ole T3 is only $450. Still not something I'd necessarily recommend.

u/stevensgroupinc · 1 pointr/photography

This camera has such a huge discount on it.

What am I missing? Looking to buy my father an SLR from Canon.

u/scratchnsniff · 1 pointr/photography

So I'm seeing something really strange.
Just noticed something fishy going on with Amazon.

Go to this amazon link

You should see this $100 discount...

Now go to this Amazon page for the exact same thing

There's no one hundred dollar discount.

u/vlmodcon · 1 pointr/AskReddit

It all depends on your budget. I would do this.
Rebel 3Ti Body...just the body:

with this lens - Sigma 50mm, f1.4:

You can learn everything you need to become a great photographer with this combination.

u/BobbyDash · 1 pointr/photography



And this.

If you don't foresee yourself getting into videos, save some cash and go back to the t2i. The articulating screen is honestly the only advantage with the t3i, especially if you throw magic lantern on an sd card.

u/zeisss · 1 pointr/teenagers

Canon T4i is a great choice, but the T3i is almost as good and cheaper!

as well as the D3200.

It really depends on your needs, but they are both great cameras! Do some research into them. I think that this video might help.

u/rkwong123 · 1 pointr/photography

well the t3i is $579.95 for the body only on amazon, the t2i is $599.00 (but you can definitely get it cheaper somewhere else other than amazon or if you buy used)
here's the 50 mm lens

magic lantern is free. its basically a different firmware that you can place onto your canon dslr.

u/harbinger146 · 1 pointr/videos

the camera

I think this is the same gimbal either way it could definitely work on that drone with that camera. The gimbal I use is cheaper, but requires more work on our end.

the lens

I couldn't find the drone he is using in that image, but the one I have was built from scratch and was around 2k. All in all, this stuff can be super expensive, but you can also find much cheaper set ups that get the job done. For a BBC documentary I wouldn't be surprised if each rig is 50k or more, but you can do it at home for under 10k.

Edit: Also, gimbals aren't lens specific. The only upside to having multiple gimbals for each lens is that you wouldn't need to waste 5 min restabalizing it with the change in weight/center of gravity.

u/kingofnima · 1 pointr/AskPhotography

Just to compare, here is a selection from the Canon side of things with Amazon used prices:
Canon 7d - $990
Tamron 17-50 2.8 - $340
These two are a great basis to work off off and get you to $1330.

If you want to spend some more you could add the following:
Canon 50mm f/1.8 - 100
Canon Speedlite 430EX - 235

But to be honest, if your wife is just starting out and money is a bit tight, don't go out spending $900 or more on a body. As most people will tell you, picture quality is mostly due to lenses. Canon t3i, Canon t4i or 60D as well as Nikon 3200 and 5100 are all excellent bodies and have more than enough features to keep her happy. If you get either of those bodies and a decent 17-50mm lens as well as a 50mm prime she will have great tools to learn on with space to grow.

Just like daegon I would recommend to buy used. Most Photographers look out for their things quite well and most of these lenses and bodies are made at quite good quality levels. I hope this helps.

u/SkittlesDLX · 1 pointr/photography

I need a DSLR for a digital photography class. I'm trying to find a cheap one and this seems to be the best so far. I'm a little worried about the age though. Will that be a problem? And is there a cheaper camera I should go for? I want to go into film, so I'd like to have a camera, but I want to do post-production and vfx, so I don't need anything too fancy. Just something to tool around with.

u/mlysne · 1 pointr/youtubers

I use a Nikon D5100. I'm totally a noob and this was an old camera, but it seems to be able to do some "okay" videos...I'm sure the pros out there know way better ones, but this one you can get used in the $250 range.

u/dancemasterv · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. Technically, the most expensive thing on my list is an amazon gift card since it goes up to $2,000, but I think that's cheating lol. So the most expensive item on my list is a Nikon D5100 DLSR Camera .

  2. I want the camera since (like many others) I really enjoy photography and taking pictures. I don't have a camera atm except for my phone. Although the phone gets the job done, a nice camera would definitely be ideal.

  3. Yes, i'd be fine if I never got the camera. I'm a fairly simple man who believes that people don't need a lot of things. Heck, I don't feel I need anything on my wishlist at all, even the shampoo. They're all wants. I think it'd be great to have some of these things, and some may make everyday living much easier, but none of it is necessarily needed. I definitely want it, but I don't need it.

    Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds!
u/magicweasel7 · 1 pointr/photography

Photography newbie. Looking to get started and I've decided on a d5100:
Is this two lens bundle or a good deal? Or am I better off getting just the camera and some other len/lenses?

u/shadowdev · 1 pointr/photography

I was wondering if there was any downside if I buy my camera from Amazon or Best Buy. I live in some what small town but there is a Best Buy in town and the financing looks good on the camera - 18 months no interest. Or I could just buy it outright from Amazon. I'm looking to buy a Nikon d5100 amazon link

u/Accipiter · 1 pointr/Nikon

Can someone with this lens tell me where the filter diameter size is located?

I already know what it is, I just need to know where it's printed/etched on the lens.

u/coffee_obsession · 1 pointr/photography

Nikon D5100. Buy used and throw the rest of your money at a tripod.

u/uncertainness · 1 pointr/photography

Hm, that's not bad. Although on Amazon it's running for over $250:

Also, according to this, Windows Movie Maker doesn't support .MOV files:

Any other ideas? Is that camera part of a "family" of other lower priced similar cameras?

u/synacl1 · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

I have a Canon S100

u/Dr_Terrible · 1 pointr/photography

Are you committed to getting an SLR? For your budget, I'd think about the S100. This is a very versatile point-and-shoot that offers a high degree of manual control and also makes a great travel companion with its built-in GPS.

u/EaterofSoulz · 1 pointr/photography

Hello Everyone! I need advice on buying a camera. Please and Thank you in advance! I am going to Thailand for my honeymoon in April. I have a 7 year old Samsung Point & Shoot that is very slow. And I don't want to rely on my phone to take pictures. So therefore I want to buy a new camera. I want something that takes good quality pictures, Zoom really is not THAT important to me IF it takes a lot away from the quality of the image. I also want to take HD video as well. I have looked at the Buyers Guide and it seems a lot of the cameras that I am interested in fall into the "Super Zoom" Category, (such as the SX-700) which seem to be limited in picture quality if I understand it correctly (Correct me if i am wrong). I am looking to spend about $299. Is there anything in between the S-100 and S-120? I don't need to stick with Canon, if someone has some good recommendations i would love to hear them.

Canon S-100

Canon S-120

Canon SX-700 HS

u/SenileTopModel · 1 pointr/photography

Used Canon s100 is a nice one.

u/vanillawafercaper · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I'd love an amazon gift card for my camera fund. I've been saving up for this camera for years now and if I end up booking this wedding, then I'll only be about $200 short of my goal! Thanks for the contest! <3 <3

u/Langly- · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

... Someone said it was an EOS 5D MARK III or so, look at

"EOS HD Video with manual exposure control and multiple frame rates (1080: 30p (29.97) / 24p (23.976) / 25p, 720: 60p (59.94) / 50p, 480: 30p (29.97) / 25p) with 4 GB automatic file partitioning (continuous recording time 29 minutes 59 seconds), selectable "All i-frame" or IPB compressions, embedded timecode, manual audio level control while recording, and headphone terminal."

u/raven12456 · 1 pointr/funny

Cameras and lenses. Its all insured, but it would still really suck.

u/artandmath · 1 pointr/photography

A good tool for shopping on Amazon is Camel Camel Camel, which gives a breakdown for a products price history including lowest and highest price of that item.

Here it is for the Canon 5d MIII, which is at it's lowest price right now. It's a good buy if you are in the market for it.

u/talkincat · 1 pointr/gadgets

Given that you specifically asked for "cheap", I think the people recommending SLRs for you are probably out of your price range.

If you want a really good point-and-shoot that will take reasonably good low-light photos, I'd go with the Sony RX100:

If you're going to be doing a lot of outdoor photography that requires an extended zoom range, I'd go with one of these two, depending upon your schedule and your budget:

u/enexene · 1 pointr/photography

I'm having trouble choosing the correct camera for me. I am a student who travels a lot and want something powerful, yet portable. My choices so far:

-Sony DSC RX100 MI

-Sony DSC HX300/B

-Sony alpha a5000

Which one should I get?
Thank you in advance!

u/kitkatkingsize · 1 pointr/photography

Sony Alpha a6000 ($750) vs Sony DSC-RX100/B ($500) vs Olympus OM-D E-M10 ($550)?

I'm a total noob and looking to get my first decent camera. Mostly just need a camera for when I travel - nothing fancy.
In order of importance: Durability > Ease of use > Portability.

Amazon links: Sony-RX-100, Olympus OM-D E-M10 and Sony a6000

Is the price difference to the a6000 worth it?

u/Logical_Phallusy · 1 pointr/photography

I have owned the Canon S90 (most recently replaced by S120), Sony RX100, and Ricoh GR. My personal favorite is the Ricoh GR due to its large sensor and superior all-around performance. However, my recommendation would go to the Sony RX100 since the Ricoh GR has a fixed lens (28mm equiv). If price is more of an issue, the Canon S110 is a great pocket camera and going for only $250 now, which is half the price of the RX100.

u/s95 · 1 pointr/travel

Get the Sony RX100 - amazing amazing point and shoot camera and it's tiny. Here's a sample image:

u/YouWillHaveThat · 1 pointr/IAmA

Trust me. I used to carry the whole kit in my Camelbak (3 lenses, filters, tripod, ect.). This gives you 90% of the shots with 3% of the kit.

u/Hyzer__Soze · 1 pointr/photomarket

Is it this? Says that it's 1.41 thick. That's pretty close to the perfect option for me provided it's thin enough.

u/scoobysnatcher · 1 pointr/Cameras

This is the one I mean, but in the "Compare To Similar Items" section, it looks like the are multiple, more expensive, iterations with the same DSC-RX100 model number. Is this one a good buy?

u/ja647 · 1 pointr/Cameras

DSLR: Nikon D3300.

Pocketable-smaller: Best Sony RX100 version you can afford. This package comes with two batteries. You will need at least two.

Advantage to a dslr is better pictures (in theory and mostly) disadvantage is size - you won't want to take it out to regular events.

u/PTT_Derp · 1 pointr/pics

No Whale Whisperers :O?!

It's this year's Traveler photo contest's winner, and the photo was taken by a now 400 dollars RX100.

Edit: Well, it seems that they're only from the "Your Shot" contest :P

u/ASnugglyBear · 1 pointr/dragoncon

I went with a

It's very small, does low light well, and can do pretty decent zoom. It's what I'm bringing to con

This thing fits in a pocket so easily.

Unfortunately, it plus a large memory card is going to way bust your budget. Then again, since getting it, I've taken it many places I'd not have done so beforehand.

I recommend this book on it if you do get one:

You might be able to find a used 5N and some cheap lenses of Ebay, but that's going to take some work:

and will be a bit of an issue to lug about.

Now, if this is really more of a hard budget than a "trying to save money on a hobby", something like a will get you the zoom shots (it's not a DSLR, but looks like one), but I have no idea on any of the rest of your requirements.

Perhaps visit a camera store near you that stocks both, and check them out?

That said, read a book about shutter speeds, etc, so you learn how to eek out every little bit out of your camera. A little knowledge will make your camera considerably better than it's 'mode' settings may do for your condition. Practice before the con.

u/sabado225 · 1 pointr/photography

Got my t3i DSLR a year ago, and learned the basics of photography (iso, aperture, shutter rate) with it. Loaded it with magic lantern. Bought it off keh for $300 and getting offer to sell it for $160

haven't relaly used it for the last 3 months or so. got a tripod etc, been losing weight and plan on taking some photos with it after my cut is done for dating profiles.

Three features I loved about the camera: well suported, after market parts, Magic Lantern, dual ISO and hdr video are so cool.

However the biggest downside is when I travel especially at national parks, rugged terrain having such a big ass heavy camera clipped to my backpack (peak design clip) just throws me off balance. it is both physically and mentally taxing

I wanted to sell this but keep my canon efs zoom lenses. I want to buy a mirrorless instead

What is a commensurate lighter mirrorless I can buy? How much would I have to budget to keep my canon lenses? <$450 used for the mirrorless that will take into consideration all these things, coming from the t3i

u/adamk1234 · 1 pointr/Cameras

I'll second /u/Bester2001 and say the S110 is a great camera. It looks like you could get it for $200 right now. If you want to upgrade a bit more, I would pick the Sony RX100 (link: It's more expensive ($500) but I think it's significantly nicer. It's still pocketable and small so no problems there. The great thing with this camera is you can get really great depth of field pictures. You know when you see pictures and the background is blurry? This camera can help you get some of those shots if you want. All in all, it's a great camera.

You can definitely keep either of these cameras for a few years and they're great for families.

u/szor · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This is one that I really like!

This is an updated version of the camera I used to have that was rockin'. There's probably an even better version, but I didn't do any research. :)

u/urban_ · 1 pointr/Cameras

Canon S110. It fits exactly what you require. I have the S100 (older model), and it's a beast.

If you can find another $150, the Canon S120 sells for $450.

u/papatonepictures · 1 pointr/AskPhotography

What kind of DSLR should you buy? A used one. Don't be too precious about brand names. For the first year, you're not going to know much about what you're doing, you're just going to be figuring it all out (well, I shouldn't speak for you...but that's what it was like for me. I'm a sloooooooow learner. ;) I'm a Canon shooter, and I've had good luck with them. You can get a used Canon t2i to get you started. Photography is less about the gear. It's more about the person behind the camera. Start simple. Save your money. Then, later, when you genuinely know what kind of shooter you are, what features you need...then blow a big wad of cash. I started simple and was glad I did.

If you want something smaller than a DSLR that travels well, consider the Sony NEX line, or other good small cameras that are all manual include the Canon s110 which will help you learn about about getting your camera into manual mode, which is where you can make better pictures. It's super small, and I carry it on my belt so that I have a wide angle camera with me even when I'm shooting on my DSLR with a zoom lens.

Keep in mind, there are plenty of great used DSLRs out there that will get you started. Here's a tutorial about buying a DSLR for less than a hundred dollars. Good luck, and happy learning! :)

u/ocelotpotpie · 1 pointr/photography

For what it's worth, you can get the S110 on Amazon for $249 US.

The S90 is a great camera, and the S110 builds on that. If you aren't looking to jump into an SLR or an expensive mirrorless camera, simply upgrading your S90 to an S110 might yield results that make you happy.

It depends on what you're looking for, though. If you want to drop some more money and get something that's a bit less "point and shoot" and a bit more "control over the end product" then something like the Fuji X100S might scratch your itch.

u/gravityrider · 1 pointr/MTB

I just ordered the Canon s110 to get around this problem. Amazon is blowing them out at a ridiculous price right now ($159.00)-

I'm extremely paranoid about falling and either damaging a lens or the camera mounting spot from the torque. It's to the point where I either ride so carefully the ride ends up being wasted anyway, or I scrap it and hike in. The s110 shoots RAW and has a 5x optical zoom, so I'm hoping that will hold me for most shots.

u/starplaya · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

I'll second the Sony RX100 suggestion. If that's out of your budget, here are some less expensive alternatives: the Sony DSC-HX9V or it's newer sibling the Sony DSC-HX50V. Also the Canon S100 or S110

u/choaskachoo · 1 pointr/RomanAtwood

This is one of the cameras Roman gave away to fan and one that he used to use. I own one and all i can say is that is a really reliable camera. I believe that it will be a good starter vlog camera. Link

u/dressedAsDog · 1 pointr/Cameras

I've had a Canon s95 for two years now and it's an amazing camera. It has a shorter battery life that I was used to, but that was solved with a spare battery.

The new model s110 seems to be on the same line, it has auto mode, but also full manual control, plus all the in betweens, AV, TV...

Also, GPS, that you seem to like.

Here it is in Amazon.

u/ExpertNewb · 1 pointr/Cameras

Thank you very much for the detailed response. I was considering S110 or S120 which is compact and cheaper while it has the same sensor and image processor as the G15/G16 and has many of the features from G15/G16 however I saw online reviews mentioning "lens error" (which seems to be a common problem for S1XX line) among other problems which is why I am not considering it as an option. This might be a non-issue though?

>micro 4/3rds

Sony, Canon and Nikon are the only companies which have authorized stores and service centers in my area. So I will prefer these. Micro four thirds seem to be manufactured by Olympus and Panasonic only. I don't know how they are different from Nex 6.

From your suggestion, I think I should rule out G16 since it isn't pocket-able anyway, costs the same and doesn't offer anything better (or does it?) except for slightly better portability compared to Nex-6.

u/oxforddude1 · 1 pointr/Cameras

I have a Canon EOS Rebel and love it! I was in the same boat when I bought it as it was my first DSLR, and I found it really easy to learn how to use it and the pictures come out well.
For your budget I would reccomend the t5i over the 600D. It is a little more expensive, but it has video autofocus, shoots faster, better boost ISO, less startup delay, and a touchscreen.
I dont see the prices in pounds, but it falls into your budget.

also, I've found this website to be helpful in selecting a camera:

u/MegsHusband16 · 1 pointr/Cameras

I fell in love with photography the exact same way! Started with my first iPhone which was a 5s and I was in love hah! Eventually decided to buy a canon rebel T3i. A few photographer friends of mine all suggested this camera and it was a GOOD buy! I had it for at least a year before I upgraded to a canon 7D. To this day I still use the T3i alongside my 7D.
Though the T3i is a discontinued camera you can sill buy it on amazon or eBay for pretty cheap along with a kit lens that will be enough to get you started.

I STRONGLY recommend buying something used! Especially for your first camera. Cameras and lenses hold their value and quality for YEARS so there is usually no worry when buying a body used in good quality. Both my T3i and 7D, along with almost all my lenses including my L series lens I got all used! No problems whatsoever.
This is a Canon Rebel T5i it’s an upgraded version from the T3i, which is discontinued and pretty old at this point. The T5i will be a GREAT starter camera! It’s a little out of your budget brand new but scroll down and click USED to see many other used options all within your budget. Select one that’s “very good” or “like new” and you’ll have no problem! Along with the 18-55mm kit lens that comes with you’ll want to purchase one more lens.. the Canon 50mm f1.8 aka ‘nifty fifty’. This is the suggested first lens purchase by thousands. Literally ask a thousand photographers what’s the first lens you should buy and that’s what they’ll tell you the nifty fifty! And it’s only $125 brand new! (The only lens I’ve bought new), though you can get it cheaper for used.

This is a phenomenal professional grade starter DSLR that will last you years! And I promise oh won’t be disappointed with it.

Finally you’ll want to invest in an Adobe Lightroom subscription. For $10/Mo you can get both Lightroom and Photoshop. Lightroom will be your hub for organizing photos as well as editing them. The program is super powerful and can be a bit tedious to learn, but follow some YouTube videos and tutorials like some from Anthony Morganti and you will learn quick! I’ve watched almost all of his videos (there’s hundreds) and every video I learn something new!

Best of luck to you and I’m excited for you to get started in such a great hobby!

edit: oh BTW! Once you get a DSLR you will have total control over all settings in your camera, which you probably didn’t have before on your phone. So the first step with a DSLR is learning how Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO interact with each other. This is how you can get those awesome short depth of field shots you mentioned with the background blurry and bokeh’d. this is a great video to help understand the “focus triangle” and learn how those 3 settings interact with each other! That’s also another great tutorial YouTube channel so I suggest subscribing to them and watching some other of their videos as well.

another edit: btw the 750D you mentioned is a newer version of the T5i. 750D is called the T6i in America, also another great option! I didn’t suggest it because it’s a bit out of tour budget but again I’m sure you can find it used in your budget! If the T6i fits your budget then definitely opt for that option as it’s newer and has a few more features upgraded features, but the T5i is great as well!

u/Toronto_man · 1 pointr/photography

I'm looking to get a digital SLR, and am looking at the Canon Rebel T5i. I have so many questions. Should I get a body only, and invest in lenses later?

I would like the camera to be able to take the weather; be it rain, dirt, and a bit of abuse, as I plan to use it mountain biking and for winter sports. The reason I was looking at the t5i is apparently they have a better processor? Or does that even matter? I'm looking to spend around $400-$600. the link is what I am tempted to buy. And what should I know about warranties if I buy stuff online regarding photography gear, is it still all based on a manufacturers warranty?

u/rrobe53 · 1 pointr/blackfriday

What about the T5i? It seems to have some holiday bundles today.

I'm not a huge aficionado of photography, but I want a good camera that will last several years for vacations, family pictures, and outings etc.

u/L3ED · 1 pointr/photography

Now you're gonna hear a lot of people say to go with Nikon as they have better sensor tech, which is true, but as a Canon shooter, I'm recommending either the 60D or the T5i.

Both are really fantastic cameras that will give you plenty of room to grow into.

If you want to go Nikon, maybe the D5300.

u/Cupcake_Bitch · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Oh jeez. I couldn't go that high. This is the one I want.

u/AMBULANCES · 1 pointr/PanasonicG7

I just bought one today for $550 over at /r/hardwareswap. I have been checking prices on this camera and it seems like it dips every now and then with the lowest price being $497 on amazon June 10th, 2017.

Check this for prices ->

Try and find a good deal online or wait till it goes on sale! No need to spend $797 for this camera.

u/MechaWill · 1 pointr/youtube

DSLR I keep reading seems to be the way to go, provided I can learn a fair bit about them as I am no camera expert. I'm not sure how much you know about camera gear, but I've been eyeing this deal on Amazon, (Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR + Lenses, Memory & Extras for 499.99), would this be comparable, or just a good buy in general? Thank you!

u/franks28 · 1 pointr/WildernessBackpacking

That is a great suggestion. I do know to take full advantage of the money spent on a full frame one needs an equal lens. right now there is a deal on amazon for a cannon Eos Rebel T6 with the standard 18-55 +55mm Wide Lens, 2x telephoto lens and a bunch of accessories for only $470. how would that compare to the SL1 you suggested.

my other thought based off some research would be Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens with Sigma 30mm F1.4 Contemporary DC DN Lens this combo is about 1000. At that money though i am tempted to start looking at the Cannon EOS 6d but thats like 1400 and still no extra lens. Can you help me wade through and give me your opinion. I am willing to carry the weight, my backpacking trips are essentially just big photo shoots for me.

u/InjunJ03 · 1 pointr/AskPhotography

Awesome thank you. Last question, im looking through 4 kits for the STM 18-55 and I'm not sure if any of these have it? (1, 2, 3, 4)

u/WoollyOneOfficial · 1 pointr/NewTubers

The issue is that's a bit too much for me. I don't really want to get into the $500s at all. That's why something like the RX 100 III that doesn't require an extra lense but is a good quality appeals to me.

EDIT or the T6 kit on amazon. But I just don't know how good it's going to be.

u/SemperWolf21 · 1 pointr/photography

What would be the best camera for someone who's just breaking into photography and need something for great shots up close, far away, and has most of the options to edit?

Edit: How's this bundle and camera?

u/jkernan7553 · 1 pointr/photography

Really need help buying a many different options. Originally I was hoping to stay under $500, but that can be extended if necessary (i.e. if the camera/kit is significantly better). Absolutely no more than $800.

Currently looking at this kit. But I'm not too sure if that's the best way to go. Refurbished sounds great to me because of the lower price and little to no risk of a bad product, but the camera itself is worrying me. Is 18MP really enough? Also not all reviews of the camera seem to be spectacular. I'm a beginner so I don't need something absurd, but I'd really like to be able to take profession-looking shots. Touchscreen and a movable screen would be nice too.
Mainly planing to do landscapes, cityscapes, sunsets, and the occasional portrait/closer range stuff.

Advice/thoughts? Thanks!

u/kirkland171 · 1 pointr/Cameras

I would defiantly recommend the canon t6, its a great price shoots amazing photos and videos and also is very easy to use. -

u/nuckingfuts73 · 1 pointr/photography

I can recommend something like this. Great starter camera. Just be warned, try not to get discouraged. There's a steep learning curve where you'll wonder why anyone bothers with dslrs at all and why they don't just stick with their phone camera all the time.

But once you get over that hurdle, you have greater flexibility and capabilities

u/GalaxyPhi · 1 pointr/photography

Hello! I am looking into getting a camera for my wife and myself. I haven't had the time to fully research cameras and look though all the guides available here since we are preparing a baby. We would be using this camera for baby photos and family photos, a general/casual use. I wanted to get a camera that is worth the investment with a budget around ~$500.

Ive been looking at bundles such as this Camera and accessories bundle Is it worth it to bundle though? I'd say that this is on the high end of my budget but its not unreasonable if it is worth the bundle. I don't have anything for a camera right now and if I buy a stand alone camera, I need to buy all the accessories as well.

Are there any other Cameras/ bundles that you would recommend?

u/Ilongboardandplaycs · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

No idea if you mean an SLR camera but this should be good. Comes with lenses and filters.

u/Slarm · 1 pointr/AskPhotography

You can, but you can't include anything after the actual item number including I think reference links.

So for example a link like
would not be okay.

A link like
should be fine.

You can pay a lot less on eBay for the same kit, but really, most of that lot of stuff is junk. The telephoto and wide angle lenses (converters) will sort of do what they claim, but at great cost to image quality. Everything other than the camera and 18-55mm lens is essentially bottom of the barrel.

The lens and camera together retail for $450 from reputable sources. Whether the listing you were looking at includes a manufacturer warranty is questionable. For the $30 less you'd pay for one of those kits, you could get a better SD card and a probably slightly better tripod, and a probably better warranty.

u/Bro_Dave · 1 pointr/Panasonic_G80_G85

80 and 85 have to do with which market is sold in.

Here's the g85 on Amazon (USA)

I think besides the market origin, the 85 comes setup with NTSC and the 80 had PAL.

I believe they can be changed regardless. But I may be wrong.

u/TygerWithAWhy · 1 pointr/videography

That was extremely helpful! Heres what I've got so far.

I'm torn between the G7 with a 12-140mm lens and the G85 with a 12-60mm lens. They are the exact same price (if I get the G7 with 14-42mm it's half the price) But from what I've read and watched, the G85 only seems marginally better and people say it hums whenever its on. Would getting the older G7 that comes with a better lens be a better purchase? (Links

G85, then G7) In your opinion, does the newer attributes of the G85 outweigh the much larger range lense of the G7 option? This video ( ) makes the G85 stabilization seem very impressive. But I'm still on the fence, the 140mm capability of the G7 seems like it could remove the need for a long/tight shot lense.

As per the video you linked, I'm looking at getting the rode lavalier that the speaker mentions due to its convenience and price. I also subscribed and will be watching more.

And for room/atmosphere sound I was curious if you use a shotgun mic, or a traditional supercardoid boom mic more often if it is attached above the camera.

If there is any way I could repay you for all the help you've given let me know. You've saved me countless hours of research and hundreds (if not thousands) in mis-bought goods. When I got into recording and mixing I spent weeks researching mics and audio interfaces on forums, reviews, and asking people at my university for their opinion; but the information you have imparted has cut this time significantly in my pursuit of filming. Thank you very much.

u/MontyManta · 1 pointr/photography

Sorry I can't give a technical explanation for what I need in a camera, I guess I shouldn't be a beginner. I though giving my ultimate goal IE botanical photography and 3 cameras with lenses and asking if people though any of those combos were better than the others for my purpose was enough.

Also the g85 is under $700 on amazon with the 12-60 mm lens I mentioned in my post. For reference, Amazon's current listing:

Thanks for nothing and being off putting to a newcomer to the photography community.

u/JDiculous · 1 pointr/videography

Panasonic G85 is the standard suggestion. $1,000 at B&H and they're doing a promo right now where it comes with two lenses, the 12-60m and 45-200m. It's like the G7, but with stabilization. Last couple vids on my channel were shot with the G85 (link).

u/video_descriptionbot · 1 pointr/videography

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u/g-flip21 · 1 pointr/videography

yeeah I agree with @kabbage123 but I prefer the [G85] ( better than the a6500 b/c of the flip screen

u/Jyrobotomus · 1 pointr/photography

Yeap, 16-60mm is equal to 24mm-120mm on FF.

Excellent price for a rock solid camera if you are not printing your prints at hella large sizes.

u/theonlysaviorCOD · 1 pointr/videography

Have you considered the Lumix G85 (amazon affiliate link that goes towards funding my college senior thesis film). I think this would be a very good camera for you because of the 5 axis stabilization, which would be great on trail runs and the run and gun style I see in most travel videos. It's mirrorless so it's very lightweight, and can be put on any number of hand grips to help stabilize it even further. In addition to the one I linked above having a zoom lens, the body has a micro four thirds interchangeable lens system, which means that you could get a prime lens to record yourself at home. It also has a microphone input so you could get a shotgun mic that would be an incredible step up in audio quality.

u/inkista · 1 pointr/AskPhotography

Camera prices depreciate, even while a model is new. What the initial MSRP is tends to get lowered over time as the street price. The easiest way I've found to figure out what the current street price of something is, is to check Amazon, B&H, and Adorama prices. :D

The price has been at $800 since August, according to, which graphs both new and used Amazon prices over time (G85 graph). But B&H is saying the $200 off deal is until Nov 21st, so could be a Black Friday deal is in the offing. But there's never a guarantee.

u/Musicman821 · 0 pointsr/photography
u/Bitzooka-Mato · 0 pointsr/aww

Sony Alpha a7II with a 16-35mm f4. I'm sure you could replicate it with a much cheaper setup, however.

u/ericdeeran · 0 pointsr/videography


If your looking for a great camera that can do both photos and video I would recommend the sony a6000

It has great image and video quality for the price point and you could pair it with DJI ronin S


I'm actually putting together a course for beginner videographers on how to start making money creating video content for brands if you're interested:

u/Alex_Tro · 0 pointsr/photography

Which one of these three should I get? I'm going on a trip to Europe and would like to have a dedicated camera for pictures and ocassional videos.

Canon EOS M3

Sony A6000

Olympus OM-D E-M 10

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G7KS DSLM Mirrorless 4K Camera

u/odd_affiliate_link · 0 pointsr/AskReddit

It is - There is a bit of a paradigm shift going on right now with videography. DSLRs are about to become (IMO) a very disruptive force in the market.

From FreddieW's (the guy who made the video you linked) FAQ (emphasis mine):

>What camera should I buy?

>Rule 1: If you can borrow a camera, just borrow it! Otherwise, get the nicest camera you can afford. I’m super jealous of all you guys nowadays because almost any camera you can buy is about a thousand times better than what I used to use. Otherwise, look for a camera that shoots HD, and a camera that ideally doesn’t record to tape – that way you don’t have to deal with capturing from tapes, which can be a pain.

>DSLR cameras are currently the best blend of being affordable while still providing a professional quality image. If you don’t take a lot of still photos, I recommend the Canon T3i or the Canon 60D (T3i is slightly cheaper). If you do take a lot of still photos, look at the Canon 7D or 5D. Alternately, the Lumix GH2 is another really good DSLR camera.

u/cmVkZGl0 · 0 pointsr/AccidentalRenaissance

> The 2010s will be known for their 0.2MP selfies or 2MP blurred photos, with instagram or Snapchat filters. Or you have a 1000$ canon because you're rich and your photos are artsy.

Ok this is some disinformation I need to immediately squash. I bought a Canon Rebel XTi in like 2007 with a lens for like $700. Even today you can get old APS-C size sensor cameras for extremely cheap. Some examples

u/whomphoto · 0 pointsr/photography

This would be a great starter camera.

u/patrophoto · 0 pointsr/photography

forgot to add, what're you using now?

maybe a 7d ii? it's a crop but has decent low light, good autofocus, and good weathersealing
new 1500
used 1100

you can try to find a used 5d iii around $1500 these days

if you're rich get a 1dx haha, maybe a 1d iii?

for nikon no clue.. but i might go nikon if i started over haha

u/NotaHokieCyclist · 0 pointsr/gadgets
  1. A proper camera like The RX100

  2. Raspberry Pi

  3. AirPods

  4. Qi charger/battery/case
u/bitflip · -2 pointsr/photography

I've been at it for a little over a year. I wish I'd found this before I got a DSLR:

It has a better sensor and processor than the 60D, has a Manual mode so you can set exposure/aperture/iso. It's smaller, so you're more likely to carry it. It does wide angle as well as zoom.

I would've gotten a DSLR, anyway (its about the lenses), but I would've waited a lot longer to do it.

u/mcpoopybutt · -4 pointsr/photography

Last time I checked, it was $3,499.00 for just the body.

u/GoetheDaChoppa · -5 pointsr/photography

So if LOTR ticket price was $9, and LOTR II was $13... you would be ok with that?

It's not $500. It's nearly $1500.

It's not like we're going from the 5D to the 1D...we're going from the 2008 model to the 2012 model of the same camera.

With the mere price difference b/n the two models you can practically buy yourself a 7D with that money.

You're supporting your argument by saying that the Ipad followed with a pricing structure that would match what I'm requesting, then you go on to say the iPad's pricing structure is irrelevant to the discussion.

I can plainly see I'm not exactly going up against a master of logic and will refrain from taxing your mental resources any further.