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Looking for digital SLR Camera
« on: November 23, 2012, 08:02:25 AM »
If anybody comes across a great deal on an SLR camera please let me know! Been looking for one for a surprise for my wife for a while now but the good ones are so expensive! Thanks!! Also does anybody have any insight on which ones to consider quality-wise?

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Re: Looking for digital SLR Camera
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2012, 08:10:17 AM »
Got this email from buy.com, not sure is its a great/good price,

Canon EOS Rebel T3 Digital SLR Camera + 18-55 IS II Lens + 8GB Memory Card + SLR Starter KitPhotographers looking for an easy-to-use camera that will help them create their next masterpiece need look no further than the Canon EOS Rebel T3. The next in a long line of phenomenal compact DSLRs, the EOS Rebel T3 continues the Rebel tradition of easy operation, compact design and no-compromise performance.

$399.99**After $25.00 Instant Rebate 
 

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Re: Looking for digital SLR Camera
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2012, 08:30:45 AM »
looking for the same but i think ill splurge for the t3i or t2i. I think the "i" has video recording capabilities.

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Re: Looking for digital SLR Camera
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2012, 08:45:09 AM »
had a t3 its horrible and the i is ok  but honestly i wouldnt go for it, if u search the forum ull see my review i bought a d5100 nikon, and i love it so far, this is a very solid deal for this camera, or u can buy refurbished for less also
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Re: Looking for digital SLR Camera
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2012, 08:49:47 AM »
Easy to use? I am not a camera guy, just want to take quality family pics

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Re: Looking for digital SLR Camera
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2012, 08:49:50 AM »
Not an SLR, but the S100 on sale today at Amazon has full manual controls:
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/26018
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Re: Looking for digital SLR Camera
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2012, 08:51:48 AM »
Easy to use? I am not a camera guy, just want to take quality family pics

i would go with dan, if ur not crazy into pics then go for a good point and shoot, but if u are very into pics whether it be family portraits or scenery i would suggest a slr
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Re: Looking for digital SLR Camera
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2012, 10:00:59 AM »
I don't care for manual controls as much as being able to take a quick crisp high quality picture.

I've never had a point and shoot (and I've been through alot) that can do half as well as any SLR I've seen.

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Re: Looking for digital SLR Camera
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2012, 10:05:40 AM »
CLP is the way to go.
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Re: Looking for digital SLR Camera
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2012, 10:20:49 AM »
CLP is the way to go.

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Re: Looking for digital SLR Camera
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2012, 11:23:37 AM »
Yes.
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Re: Looking for digital SLR Camera
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2012, 11:25:06 AM »
I'm not sure you know how to use it if you think it was horrible. The Rebel series cameras are one of the best for entry level Dslr's
had a t3 its horrible and the i is ok  but honestly i wouldnt go for it, if u search the forum ull see my review i bought a d5100 nikon, and i love it so far, this is a very solid deal for this camera, or u can buy refurbished for less also

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Re: Re: Looking for digital SLR Camera
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2012, 11:35:54 AM »
I'm not sure you know how to use it if you think it was horrible. The Rebel series cameras are one of the best for entry level Dslr's

+1 unless you really know what you're doing and are extremely critical then yes, the newer SLR cameras by Canon don't take as nice shots as older models unfortunately. But for the average person an SLR should take nicer shots (especially children shots) than a point and shoot.
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Re: Looking for digital SLR Camera
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2012, 12:54:37 PM »
Lots of high end P&S cameras will give you good quality photos. The reason you saw great photos from SLR's is because generally those who use SLR's are more knowledgeable in the art of photography. If you don't know much about photography, a good SLR will not make you a professional photographer
I don't care for manual controls as much as being able to take a quick crisp high quality picture.

I've never had a point and shoot (and I've been through alot) that can do half as well as any SLR I've seen.

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Re: Looking for digital SLR Camera
« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2012, 12:58:33 PM »
Incorrect.
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