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Any Photographers or artists here? What is the best DIGITAL CAMERA out there?

 
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02/12/2013 01:42 AM
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This camera site has ALL the details on ANY camera you would want. Look here. Any Nikon 1x series (D3100, D5100) is outdated. All Canon T series are outdated. Its old technology now, old sensor old whole 9 yards. Nikon is seriously winning now, the D5200, 3200, is where you should really be looking. The D7000 is dated now also, those are old cameras. Another interesting possibility is the Fuji S-100FS, however, that is only 12 megapixels and the sensor is slightly lower grade. However the bonus with it is 26x optical zoom so there are tradeoffs.

Remember, your budget is 1,000. For a capable setup in that price range, it is pretty much D3200 with two lens kit and accessories, or bust.
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OOPS, the camera site is www.dpreview.com - they do a good job of analyzing cameras so you know exactly what you are getting before buying. They are not totally keen on the D3200, but they are sort of biased towards $5,000 flagships so take that into consideration
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02/12/2013 10:02 AM
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seriously, the Canons blow donkey cock for image quality, you will do MUCH better with a D7000 or a D3200. I am not joking, the canons were very dry with haloing issues, poor raw processing with the included software, poor metering, poor color, and bad fringing. A REAL disappointment, very high noise floor at low ISO`s the whole 9 yards. Nikon won that round, much much better, and Pentax was also a LOT better.

D3200 has 24 megapixels and the only thing you really trade off is a microphone jack, and it is not super fast. But ALL SLR´s will blow away any consumer cam as far as speed goes, they ALL work well for action.
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I agree on canon IQ. Great for Portraits and weddings, but
the color has sort of a dull gray sheen for lack of a better description.

I tried several different Canon cameras through the years and they all had it. Finally I read an article that explained it and I guess its just part of their color balance method.

That said if you can get past that, the color is very natural and if raw processed with a good 3rd party raw software and profiled the images are nice, and the color is close without too much work.
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02/12/2013 10:25 AM
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Great thread!
I started with Cannon and was blown away after using film for many years, I like the interface so I've never felt the need to try another brand. I have been using photoshop since 1996, sometimes professionally, so Everything goes through photoshop for tweeking or making into something else entirely.
Tweeking for PRINTING is the bigger issue than for the camera. Printers have more variability in quality and color adjustments. The "color balance" and histogram filters in Photoshop become very important!
Composition of a photo and lighting are still more important than anything. It's lighting that makes an image pop out with clarity. You need the RIGHT0 LIGHT weather that;s more or less or from which angle etc., and then your ability to catch an image by improvising on the spot with all the elements. A flexible, in touch attitude is key. Kinda like the Buddhist concept of active "mindfulness". But you have to know what good composition is. Study art history including Asian watercolors. Japanese or Chinese, these are the ones to teach about breaking the rules of composition to astound the viewer (and create new rules)!
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02/12/2013 10:50 AM
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If you have to ask... you don't know what you're doing.

I am not a photographer, but found myself in the same place as one once. I said, nice camera (not really knowing what I was talking about). It was a nikon dslr. I showed him mine, a cannon all in one, and said mine takes great pics too. He laughed, and we had a little "shoot off". I got some great pics, plus got a bunch of him digging through his trunk as he was saying, if I had this, or if I brought that.

I am an artist. If you asked me what the best paint brush was, I would gladly hand you the best single brush out there and have a "paint off" using nothing more than a stick and a sponge.

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02/12/2013 11:17 AM
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If you have to ask... you don't know what you're doing.

I am not a photographer, but found myself in the same place as one once. I said, nice camera (not really knowing what I was talking about). It was a nikon dslr. I showed him mine, a cannon all in one, and said mine takes great pics too. He laughed, and we had a little "shoot off". I got some great pics, plus got a bunch of him digging through his trunk as he was saying, if I had this, or if I brought that.

I am an artist. If you asked me what the best paint brush was, I would gladly hand you the best single brush out there and have a "paint off" using nothing more than a stick and a sponge.

Peace
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If I ever decided to put more interest into photography my priorities would be in this order:
lighting
software
lenses
camera
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02/12/2013 11:18 AM
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If you have to ask... you don't know what you're doing.

I am not a photographer, but found myself in the same place as one once. I said, nice camera (not really knowing what I was talking about). It was a nikon dslr. I showed him mine, a cannon all in one, and said mine takes great pics too. He laughed, and we had a little "shoot off". I got some great pics, plus got a bunch of him digging through his trunk as he was saying, if I had this, or if I brought that.

I am an artist. If you asked me what the best paint brush was, I would gladly hand you the best single brush out there and have a "paint off" using nothing more than a stick and a sponge.

Peace
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If I ever decided to put more interest into photography my priorities would be in this order:
lighting
software
lenses
camera
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24991075


Would you have any money left for the 4th and most important item to capturing images if you purchased lighting, software and lenses first?
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02/12/2013 11:21 AM
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If you have to ask... you don't know what you're doing.

I am not a photographer, but found myself in the same place as one once. I said, nice camera (not really knowing what I was talking about). It was a nikon dslr. I showed him mine, a cannon all in one, and said mine takes great pics too. He laughed, and we had a little "shoot off". I got some great pics, plus got a bunch of him digging through his trunk as he was saying, if I had this, or if I brought that.

I am an artist. If you asked me what the best paint brush was, I would gladly hand you the best single brush out there and have a "paint off" using nothing more than a stick and a sponge.

Peace
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24991075


If I ever decided to put more interest into photography my priorities would be in this order:
lighting
software
lenses
camera
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24991075


Would you have any money left for the 4th and most important item to capturing images if you purchased lighting, software and lenses first?
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without the first three, the camera wont matter, may as well get an all in one.
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02/12/2013 11:31 AM
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If you have to ask... you don't know what you're doing.

I am not a photographer, but found myself in the same place as one once. I said, nice camera (not really knowing what I was talking about). It was a nikon dslr. I showed him mine, a cannon all in one, and said mine takes great pics too. He laughed, and we had a little "shoot off". I got some great pics, plus got a bunch of him digging through his trunk as he was saying, if I had this, or if I brought that.

I am an artist. If you asked me what the best paint brush was, I would gladly hand you the best single brush out there and have a "paint off" using nothing more than a stick and a sponge.

Peace
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24991075


If I ever decided to put more interest into photography my priorities would be in this order:
lighting
software
lenses
camera
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24991075


Would you have any money left for the 4th and most important item to capturing images if you purchased lighting, software and lenses first?
 Quoting: NoNameLoser


without the first three, the camera wont matter, may as well get an all in one.
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give me the first two and a crap camera and you pick the best camera and lens without the lighting and software and see who comes out on top :)
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Bumping this as I have a choice between a Canon 600D & a Nikon D5100 {or any DSLR to the same value -$1000} as an insurance replacement :}

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