DLSR cameras

cameras - dlsr
Philippines
July 30, 2012 2:37am CST
Hi guys. What do you think about DSLR cameras? they are all the rage right now that's why a lot of people have them. but they are so expensive. I would want to buy one.. Do you think it is practical to buy one? I hope to hear your views!
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13 responses
@emdjay23 (1575)
• Philippines
30 Jul 12
I always wanted to buy Nikon DSLR but ten again here in the Philippines is so expensive costing it for about 48,000 pesos.. It is practical for those people who has enough money to buy it but for people just like me who doesn't have enough money I guess it's not practical.. If you're planning to really pursue photography I guess you should buy DSLR because it gives you more learning while using it.
• Philippines
4 Aug 12
there are 20k you just need to go to sulit(dot)com... some are selling around 18k for old bodies... i have some friends that sell it... but it's sony.
• India
25 Aug 12
@emdjay23, you are really correct. Not just Nikon but so many other good DSLR are so costly that it is really impossible for normal guy to purchase it. I am also looking to buy one Canon DSLR camera from last 3-4 months but I have not yet decided and reason is just because the DSLR price. Which DSLR r u planning to buy?
• Philippines
7 Sep 12
if you don't have a bob then don't buy something that is brand new and latest (unless your are a pro photographer). hubbyist should buy something that is reasonable (that means that won't cost a fortune). remember guys you are just new and still familiarizing with what a dslr. i wonder if you even know the basic composition of photography. if you do then i still wonder why there are some rants about dslr. remember don't put too much effort on the camera bodies it's the lens that you should invest on to. well bodies can be up date every six moths but the lens is immortal you can always use it to other bodies. a friend of mine is using an entry level camera and still he can take wonderful photographs though it's pretty old (don't have a video mode). but hey he just place 9th a last year's canon photomarathon. so remember it's not the bloody body it the 9 inches behind the camera.
@godwinnv (58)
• Philippines
12 Sep 12
if you are serious and willing to learn from basic to advance photography then you must buy one. But if you're feeling that you want one coz other people had it then it's not practical to buy DSLR. I don't know why do people think that they could shoot a good photo when they will gonna use a DSLR cam. Better to practice on compact cameras than you jump to DSLRs.
@nhieleiko (109)
• Philippines
9 Sep 12
It is ok to buy a DSLR, there are Entry-level, Mid-range level and Professional level of DSLRs. You should start first in buying an entry-level camera to practice your shooting skills. A camera is a great investment. You will not regret buying it because if you will learn how to use it properly, then more profit will come. :)
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
5 Sep 12
The way they are making newer point and shoot cameras today many will get near DSLR pictures for most people. It all depends on what you are going to photograph and what you plan to do with your work. For most people the DSLR is too much camera. Do your research and you may find a point and shoot camera that will do everything you want to do with a camera.
@Torunn (2810)
• Norway
6 Aug 12
I've got no idea whether it would be practical or not, but I'd definitly say it is worth it for me :-) I would be very bored without my Canon 7D. I've got a Canon 30D too, it is too old to be worth anything so I can't be bothered trying to sell it. I reckon it is good to have an extra camera in case something happens to the one I use most. I wouldn't be happy with only a compact camera I think, as you don't have as many things to chose from, different exposures etc.
4 Aug 12
It is not practical to buy one unless you are in the photo industry. Furthermore, these cameras depreciate fast and they always produce a new model quickly. So your money's worth declines fast, and hence, it is not practical.
• United States
31 Jul 12
Basically, it depends on what you are wanting to do with it. If you are a "professional" and know how to properly use one and have occasions to use it, then it is worth the cost to have one. But for an amateur photography or someone who is just wanting to take photos of every day things (or vacation photos or I enjoy taking photographs at concerts and community events) there are what are called bridge or ZLR cameras that take fantastic photos and are only a fraction of the cost of an SLR model. I have a GE x500 and I love it. I'm looking into going back to school to learn photography at which point I will need to upgrade to the more expensive SLR camera but for now... I can take my camera anywhere where someone with a "professional" style camera cannot. It's small and I don't have to worry about extra lenses.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
31 Jul 12
I actually got my DSLR five years ago tomorrow as an anniversary gift from my husband. This was something that I had wanted for a while and also something that I've gotten my money's worth out of. You see, instead of taking my children to the portrait studio like I did when my daughter was really young, I take the majority of my pictures myself. If you are a person that takes a lot of pictures on a regular basis, then I would suggest getting one. However, if you think that it is going to be something that you would only use occasionally, then I don't know if I would be able to justify the price.
@youless (91492)
• Guangzhou, China
31 Jul 12
I like to have a DSLR camera. I am interested in photography and I like taking quality photos. A DSLR is good to take photo shots. But you have to know that it is also bigger and heavier. It may not be so convenient to use it when you go out. If you don't mind it, then I suggest you buy one. I love China
30 Jul 12
it actually all depends. i actually really really want one so badly, beacuse they make all you photos look so professional if you know what your doing. But then again if ur not interested in photography then its a waste of money because i know one of my friend who has a great DSLR camera but she rarely uses it. i for one use my digital camera on a regular basis so its different. So i just want to give u some clear advice; 1.Make sure u do your research!( there are so many cameras out there with different use make sure the camera u choose has all the features u need) 2. Make sure the price is affordable for you. you can always start saving little by little 3. imagine urself that u have the camera r u going to be actively using it? Hope this helps!! :)
@arunr175 (1680)
• India
30 Jul 12
I brought Cannon EOS 550D few days back, I new to using DSLR cameras, I cannot say much about cameras but buy DSLR cameras if is important and want to learn about photography....
@Raine38 (9117)
• United States
30 Jul 12
It all depends on your budget and your needs. If you are a serious photographer or a hobbyist, or trying to make a living out of it or an enthusiast and you have enough dough to blow, DSLR is a good buy. You can really see the images clearly and "coming into life". If however it will be just for personal use, to capture family moments and basically just to have something to take pictures with and you are on a tight budget, a point and shoot camera is enough. Besides, there are also lots of digicams which have advanced features, like wifi capability so you can get your picture uploaded immediately to your social networking sites even without a computer. I personally have a Nikon 5100 DSLR. It is a good investment and since we constantly travel and take pictures of sceneries or places that we don't know when will we be able to return, this is serving our purpose well.
• Chengdu, China
30 Jul 12
My honey. You can't take any pictures without cameras/lens. DSLR couldn't do anything even it has a super COMS/CCD or high speed countinous shooting. choose the right camera that you can afford. You will save the time and money and without any tangle. trust me, I have played more than 10 cameras, buy new one then sell in l low price to buy a better one. I cost lots of time to compare with the cameras in price, focal length, aperture size, fixed focus lens or zoom focus lens, quality... But ridiculously, less time in taking picture. trust me, buy the one that you can afford. then focus on how to take a gorgeous picture..