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Old May 25, 2014, 10:09 AM   #11
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I'm a moderator for the Sony Camera Club on Flickr. One of the duties of a moderator is to review the photos submitted to the Pool of our Group, to make sure they meet Sony's requirements. The Club has been around for 4 years now, and we've got over 200,000 photos in our Pool. The Club started out with 6 moderators but it didn't take long for the number to dwindle down to 3, so I'm confident that I've approved about 50,000 of the sample photos in the Pool, and rejected about 30,000.

I can state without hesitation that sample photos available on-line give absolutely no indication of the quality of the camera they were taken with. I've seen great photos taken with smartphones and I've seen poor photos taken with 36MP cameras like Nikon's D800 and Sony's A7R.

Get the best camera you can with the best lens(es) you can, and if you can't take a decent photo, it's your own fault.
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Which brings up an important subject: What do you want to shoot?

That will help determine what lens(es) you need, and from there, what camera you should get.
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TCav- I'm intrigued by your role as admin for the Sony/Flickr group...
What does "meet Sony's requirements" mean...?

Back to the T3i- I have a T2i currently in my posession(same sensor/processor as T3i)- and I also have a D3100...
Although I prefer using the Canon,the D3100- whilst being a lower end,lower resolution model- does have better IQ...!
The DR seems similar,but the processor and sensor yield better fine detail and noticably better high iso performance- and given that the later 16mp Nikon offerings yield even more of an advantage- a compelling case for stills only goes to the Nikon.

Yes,the Canon might have a more logical interface in my opinion- however, if you're starting out in the DSLR world- ALL of them will feel unfamiliar- and as such one could get used to any system just as easily..!
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TCav- I'm intrigued by your role as admin for the Sony/Flickr group...
What does "meet Sony's requirements" mean...?
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