New Camera: What should I buy?

United States
October 23, 2011 9:25pm CST
Hello! I LOVE photography, and am actually pretty good at it. I used to own an Olympus E500, but recently sold it, and am now looking for a new one. I really like Nikons and Sonys, but haven't decided yet what I should get. What would you suggest? I want a DSLR, not point and shoot, if that helps any. Thanks so much for your help!
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• United States
24 Oct 11
My husband has a degree in photography and everything I know he has taught me. When we went digital before our twins (who are now over 2) were born I had him pick out the camera. What he chose was a Nikon Rebel Xti (or something like that with initials at the end). It's a DSLR that is the professional version. We got it on eBay. That was the best deal that he found for one. I would recommend that when you get the camera you get a couple of lenses, making sure that at least one of them is a telephoto lens so you can get close up detailed shots and be far enough back that your shadow won't interfere with the picture quality.
• United States
24 Oct 11
Thank you for your response! Did you mean the Cannon Rebel xti? It's actually one I've been looking at! If that's not the one you meant, I didn't know Nikon had a rebel, but I will definitely look into it and see. I just can't make my mind up with which one I want. Thank you for the advice on the lens! I only had the stock lens with the last camera, so definitely planning on getting some that will help me out this time.
• Philippines
7 Nov 11
isn't rebel xti a canon? well its really called canon eos rebel xti.
• United States
25 Oct 11
I have a sony alpha dslr camera and i absolutely love it. im now learning the different functions of it.
• United States
26 Oct 11
I'm leaning towards a sony as of right now. It keeps switching, but that is probably what I will end up going with.
@ardoy0731 (6866)
• Philippines
24 Oct 11
I love taking photos too and dlsr is really quite too expensive.And this hobby really need a lot money hehe.I think Nikon and Sony will has the best recommendation for me,but still try to ask the help of experts.
• United States
24 Oct 11
DLSR's are pretty expensive, but you end up getting your money's worth out of them, really. Especially when you p;an on taking pictures for money, as I do. I've already got a photo-shoots lined up, just have to get the new camera!
• Philippines
7 Nov 11
here it goes pal... if want an up grade it really depends on you. first is do you have enough money? if you choose between sony and nikon well nikon is a bit cheaper compare to sony, body alone. the lenses are totally will break you... but sony are doing crazy stuffs lately buy making what the call new breed of cameras the SLTs. "The designation 'SLT' stands for single lens translucent and it's the 'translucent' bit that's the key to what differentiates these new models both from conventional DSLRs and mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. The SLTs do have mirrors, but they're mirrors that let the majority of the light pass straight through to the sensor, rather than having to swing out of the way to allow exposure. As a result they are fixed in position, always reflecting a portion of the light emerging from the back of the lens onto a phase-detection AF array housed in the top of the camera. (A newly-developed 15-point array in the case of these two cameras)." from http://www-dot-dpreview-dot-com/reviews/sonyslta55/ new sony SLTS are alpha 33 and alpha 55. you can still use the old sony dslr lenses that you have. and yes i am using a sony alpha 33. just make sure that before you buy a dslr or SLTs that you will test it for factory defects by changing the aperture, shutter speed and iso. and try to test it using different lenses... don't worry too much on the lens as this early stage. just by something that has a kit lens on it first... and when you have a hang on your new camera then its time to by a lens that will fit your needs.
@ardoy0731 (6866)
• Philippines
24 Oct 11
I love taking photos too and dlsr is really quite too expensive.And this hobby really need a lot money hehe.I think Nikon and Sony will has the best recommendation for me,but still try to ask the help of experts.