DSLR - Your thoughts on this camera please?

Discussion in 'Arts, Literature & Photography' started by Acer89, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. Acer89

    Acer89 James

    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Can any of you camera buffs help me out here please?

    I'm no expert where photography is concerned. Currently I'm a compact user Canon Powershot SX230HS
    I've seriously been think about purchasing my first DSLR with the added convenience of built in wifi

    After much research I've found one that interests me and for a reasonable price. Its the Nikon D5300 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm VR II Lens Kit. It has good reviews and appears to tick the right boxes especially considering my budget.

    I've yet to understand all the bells and whistles but I can get the camera with AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens for under £400

    Just to thow a spanner in the works, I'm also looking at the
    Canon EOS 700D Digital SLR Camera (EF-S 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens, 18 MP, CMOS Sensor, 3 inch LCD) which is also within my budget.


    In your opinion which would be a better choice for my money?

    Before I take the plunge, your thoughts would be very much welcomed. Thank you
     
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2016
  2. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Retro Razor Junkie

    If you can hold out for a few more months, I would wait for a Black Friday or Cyber Monday sale. That's the best time to purchase a new DLSR camera.
     
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  3. Acer89

    Acer89 James

    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Good advice... @PLANofMAN Thanks. I was also thinking about an Amazon warehouse deal. They have some new unused but damaged box with full warranty.

    Was hoping to spend not much more than £400. Its just so difficult trying to choose.
     
  4. JamieM

    JamieM Forum GOD!

  5. Rowlers

    Rowlers Massive Member Staff Member

    I bought the D3300 over the D5300 simply as the 5300 didn't add anything that interested me over the 3300, and I got the latest af-p VR lens, which is faster and quieter... I'm very impressed so far...but I am a DSLR noob!
     
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  6. DevonStan

    DevonStan Forum GOD!

    Location:
    West Country UK
    Have you seen the other thread in 'Photography' started by Rowlers, Acer? Entitled Where do I start?

    It seems to have fizzled out but maybe there's some bits in there which might help.....
     
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  7. Acer89

    Acer89 James

    Location:
    United Kingdom
    THanks ...Going to check it out now
     
  8. ManicDee

    ManicDee Forum GOD!

  9. Acer89

    Acer89 James

    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Hi @ManicDee . Thanks for the reply but this thread was created in August 2016. I've since purchased a Nikon 7100. I appreciated your input though.:thumbsup:
     
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  10. ManicDee

    ManicDee Forum GOD!

    Yep but they Still stock and offer great offers.
    I bought it for the wife, best money I ever spent.....She is Always OUT :laugh:
     
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  11. Ventriss

    Ventriss Well-Known Member

    Great camera wish I could afford it :)
     
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  12. Acer89

    Acer89 James

    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Ended up with a Nikon D700 with several prime lenses. Excellent camera and the prices are dropping.
     
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  13. R181

    R181 Grumpy old man

    Congratulations, the D700 is an excellent solid camera. Had mine since they came out and am not tempted to "up grade" to a newer model. Hope you enjoy yours.

    Bob
     
  14. Ventriss

    Ventriss Well-Known Member

    D700 also a very capable camera, may have to start saving the pennies, ie no more shaving stuff :)
     
  15. wooky114

    wooky114 Legend In His Own Lunchtime

    Location:
    Peterhead
    Got a D700 and a D300, both work well, do everything I need and are built to last.
     
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