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16-06-12, 01:55 PM
Hello new to this camera stuff so need a bit of advice

been offered brand new with lens a Nikon3100d for 315 or the Canon eos 600d for 500

Like i said brand new with the standard lens you get with these- so the question is which is the better buy ?


Chris Cool
16-06-12, 04:24 PM
Hi and welcome.

Both are capable cameras. The Nixon D3100 is a good price but is more entry level Review here (http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/nikon_d3100_review/)

I would get the Canon Review here (http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/canon_eos_600d_review/) just for the articulated screen and higher resolution making it easier to see if images are sharp.

See the differences side by side Clicky (http://www.dpreview.com/products/compare/side-by-side?products=canon_eos600d&products=nikon_d3100)

If you want 'touch screen', the Canon 650D is now out Clicky (http://www.photographyblog.com/news/canon_eos_650d/) meaning the 600D will come down in price.

You may like to see this visual :
Beginners DSLR, CSC or Compact tutorial to get you on the right track!
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Click for tutorial (http://web.canon.jp/imaging/enjoydslr/index.html)

And don't forget. Post processing is an important part of photography and should be used to sharpen and enhance pictures taken with your camera. If you don't have an imaging editor, then use the one in my signature below. There are 32 video tutorials to get you started. The most useful is the Adjusting levels (http://ictpublish.com/pixlr/Videoes/06_Levels/06_Levels.html) and for even more adjustment. The Curves tool (http://ictpublish.com/pixlr/Videoes/07_Curves/07_Curves.html) is a must (it's my favourite all-in-one adjuster). My Resize-Crop-Sharpen tutorial below, will get your pics ready for the internet or whatever :cool:



16-06-12, 05:05 PM
Thanks for that. I just thought that 185 was quite i big jump, if the d600 was about 100 cheaper then i would have gone for that - I also wanted another lens and a flash gun and i didnt want to go to mad at first. I think i will take your advice and see if the canon comes down cheers