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Saturday, 21 May 2011

Choose Your DSLR

This chapter will be updated from time to time. ^^ Let's begin.

Most newbies do not know what should they focus when they buy a DSLR. Well, I only think of one thing. 

--"What will I shoot in the future?"--

There are a lot of model and brand of camera in the market. Most salesman are telling you the same thing, or give you some advise, which do not sounds advise to me. No offence ^^.

Do you think you should buy the BEST camera, even you are a newbie now? No, you can't find or buy the BEST because the best camera DO NOT EXIST. And Yes, you should get a higher spec camera so you won't waste your money in outdated camera.

You can buy your camera online now because they deliver to your door and save your time. You still got your camera warranty even you buy it online.  Especially camera gadget and accessories, I prefer buy them online because those accessories are cheap and small, why waste my time to buy in the shop?

However, I would say the best photographer makes the camera BEST. There are still certain GOOD camera and quite popular recently. But you need to know your purpose in order to choose a SUITABLE camera for yourselves.

I make the list simple so we can see what we need to consider when we choose a camera. Of course, this is not a good review because I do not consider specific control, those depends on the user. 

What do we have today?

--Canon T2i and Canon T3i--

Lens = EF-S 18-55mm IS f/3.5-5.6
Max Shutter Speed = 1/4000
Min Shutter Speed = Bulb+30
Max Resolution = 5184*3456
Min Resolution = 2592*1728, 480*480
Pixels = 18.0M, 18.7M
Hot Shoe = Yes
Built in Flash = Yes
Video = Yes
Video Max Resolution = 1920*1080
Video Min Resolution = 640*480
Weight = 530g, 570g

To be honest, T3i and T2i are about the same. As you can see, the differences between T2i and T3i are something NOT IMPORTANT for me. For those who like higher Pixels, you gonna love T3i because it has 18.7 MPixels. Also, it can set a lower resolution to 480*480.

The price of T2i and T3i are about the same as well. But recently there are different offer and promotion, these offers make T2i and T3i different in price. :) Both camera original price around $899.00, depends on the promotion or with different lenses, I can't tell the exact price here.

However, try to order your DSLR when there are offers, it definitely cheaper and worthy compare with normal season. :)

For EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens,  Canon T3i got great deal now:
Canon EOS Rebel T3i 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera and DIGIC 4 Imaging with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens

For EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens,  Canon T2i got great deal now:
Canon EOS Rebel T2i 18 MP CMOS APS-C Digital SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD and EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS UD Standard Zoom Lens

--Canon 50D and Canon 60D--

Max Shutter Speed = 1/8000
Min Shutter Speed = Bulb+30
Max Resolution = 4752*3168, 581*3416
Min Resolution = 2353*1568, 480*480
Pixels = 15.1 M, 18.0 M
Hot Shoe = Yes
Built in Flash = Yes
Exposure Compensation = -2EV to +2EV, -5EV to +5EV
Video = 60D
Video Max Resolution = 1920*1080
Video Min Resolution = 640*480
Weight = 730g, 755g

Another "about the same" camera, Canon 50D and 60D. ^^ For those who like to have video recorder, Canon 60D definitely your choice. 

But, to be honest, I would not buy a camera with video recorder because it REALLY consume battery and memory, especially HD video. 8G memory card will only last for around 30 minutes or less.

50D is an "old" camera because Canon just launch a few camera, and 50D should be 3-4 years old by now :) Still, most people will choose 50D for mid level camera. 

The price of Canon 50D and 60D are about $200 different, I'm talking BODY ONLY. Since 50D is an "old" camera, they will sell 50D with different lenses, or I would say this is some kind of "offer" or "promotion". However, depends on what you wanna shoot, choose your SUITABLE DSLR.

For EF-S 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens,  Canon 50D got great deal now:

For EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens,  Canon 60D got great deal now:

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