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Old Sep 2, 2020, 5:42 AM   #1
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So I have been using a point and shoot camera for quite sometime now, but honestly, I am ready to switch to a DSLR. But wait ho! At first I thought, well.. Canon or Nikon. Then amazon showed me some pretty slick looking sony DSLRs. And I thought.. These cannot be DSLRs, they are so thin! Apparently they are mirrorless DSLRs which is the future. Then I read in a tech article that one isn't buying a camera, but investing in a certain brand!

Honestly just tell me what to buy. My budget is $500. https://omegle.onl/ vshare

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Old Sep 2, 2020, 10:25 AM   #2
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$500 won't buy you much.

Yes, when you buy a camera, you're making a commitment to that product line. You'll end up with a collection of lenses and accessories that, when your camera dies, and it will, you'll need to replace it with a camera from the same brand so it will work with all the stuff you already have.

Different brands have different strengths. What do you generally spend your time photographing?

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Old Sep 3, 2020, 2:29 AM   #3
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G'day mate

As TCav says '$500 will not get you much for a "new system" ' .......... $5000 is more like it for a decent body plus 2 or 3 lenses. More seriously - $500 will get you a damn good 'bridge / superzoom' camera - the question here is "what are you using / upgrading from?"

It is all very well to say above that "you have been using a point and shoot camera for quite sometime now" - but what exactly?? - what is its specs and capabilities? - what sort of lens does it have?

I use and enjoy Panasonic superzoom / bridge cameras and with my many years of skills, I can run rings around many other camera club people with upmarket dSLRs. It is not equipment that determines image success - it is your personal skills and visual perception

Also if $500 is your budget then I very seriously suggest you look into the Panasonic FZ-300 as it is a very special and capable camera that has much to offer ALL users

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