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Nikon vs. Canon. ♥LJ Due March 17; 1 child; Ohio 4468 posts
28th Jan '13

Which do you recommend? This is my first camera. I need a very fast shutter speed&decent quality.
Both are 400$
Canon
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Canon-Black-EOS-Rebel-T3-Digital-SLR-Camera-Bundle-with-12.2-Megapixels-18-55mm-Lens-4GB-SD-Card-and-300DG-Gadget-Bag/22566416
Nikon
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Nikon-10.2-MP-Nikon-D3000-2-Lens/21556986

Dean Winchester 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Alaska 16777 posts
28th Jan '13

i have the nikon d3000
i love it.
im still learning about it and ive had it for 2 years lol... i mainly shoot in auto.. but im trying to branch out and shoot in manual.
but overall it takes very crisp photos :)

♥LJ Due March 17; 1 child; Ohio 4468 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting Dean Winchester:" i have the nikon d3000 i love it. im still learning about it and ive had it for 2 years lol... i mainly ... [snip!] ... lol... i mainly shoot in auto.. but im trying to branch out and shoot in manual. but overall it takes very crisp photos :)"

is it a long pause between click and the picture taking?

materialista cadela♥ 2 kids; Brazil 26580 posts
28th Jan '13

I think it's a personal preference.. try going to the store and picking both cameras up and see which one just feels better to you?
I've always liked Canon over Nikon.

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
28th Jan '13

I hated my D3000. It's a good starter camera but it is terrible in low light situations.



With both those links you posted, the lenses they come with are actually pretty crappy.
I recommend buying a camera body, and a 50mm 1.8 lens to start off with. The kit lenses are no better than a chunk of plastic paper weight.

materialista cadela♥ 2 kids; Brazil 26580 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting L☮J:" I hated my D3000. It's a good starter camera but it is terrible in low light situations. With both those ... [snip!] ... buying a camera body, and a 50mm 1.8 lens to start off with. The kit lenses are no better than a chunk of plastic paper weight."


:!::!:

Dean Winchester 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Alaska 16777 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting ♥LJ:" is it a long pause between click and the picture taking?"


depends on your setting.

♥LJ Due March 17; 1 child; Ohio 4468 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting L☮J:" I hated my D3000. It's a good starter camera but it is terrible in low light situations. With both those ... [snip!] ... buying a camera body, and a 50mm 1.8 lens to start off with. The kit lenses are no better than a chunk of plastic paper weight."

thank you!

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting ♥LJ:" thank you!"

:)
But honestly, the kit lens is crap.
This is from when I first got my 50mm. So it's pretty crappy in comparison to more recent pictures, but it serves its point, lol
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.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting ♥LJ:" thank you!"

Oh, and I have a D7000 now.

Later Gator. 1 child; Chicago, IL, United States 9043 posts
28th Jan '13

I love Canon and my T3!

Ashlee♥ 3 kids; Puyallup, WA, United States 68167 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting L☮J:" I hated my D3000. It's a good starter camera but it is terrible in low light situations. With both those ... [snip!] ... buying a camera body, and a 50mm 1.8 lens to start off with. The kit lenses are no better than a chunk of plastic paper weight."


I liked my D3000 as a good starter camera, a year down the road I was ready to upgrade.
:!:

♥LJ Due March 17; 1 child; Ohio 4468 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting L☮J:" :) But honestly, the kit lens is crap. This is from when I first got my 50mm. So it's pretty crappy in comparison to more recent pictures, but it serves its point, lol "


so would these 2 together be good?



http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EOS-Rebel-XSI-Body-12-2-MP-Only-2-100-Shots-674-WARRANTY-FREE-SHIPPING-/140886374942?pt=Digital_Cameras&hash=item20cd7b7a1e&_uhb=1



http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EF-50mm-f-1-8-II-Lens-for-550D-600D-60D-7D-Rebel-XSI-T1i-T2i-T3i-50D-NEW-/290707349722?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item43af8220da&_uhb=1

Later Gator. 1 child; Chicago, IL, United States 9043 posts
28th Jan '13

Camera people.. so the 50 mm is a good starter type lens? I just have my kit lens, but want something new.

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting ♥LJ:" so would these 2 together be good? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EOS-Rebel-XSI-Body-12-2-MP-Only-2 ... [snip!] ... so would these 2 together be good? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EOS-Rebel-XSI-Body-12-2-MP-Only-2-100-Shots-674-WARRANTY-FREE-SHIPPING-/140886374942?pt=Digital_Cameras&hash=item20cd7b7a1e&_uhb=1 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EF-50mm-f-1-8-II-Lens-for-550D-600D-60D-7D-Rebel-XSI-T1i-T2i-T3i-50D-NEW-/290707349722?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item43af8220da&_uhb=1"

I don't know much about Canon, but yes that'd be a good combination.
Not sure how old the XSi is though, and if you'd be able to find a newer body for just a little more. I also am leery of buying camera equipment on ebay.
Check out Adorama and BHPhoto's used and refurbished selection.