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    Default Nikon D3100 or Canon 550D?

    I'm trying to decide which to buy - it's my first DSLR and I've been researching for a while and have narrowed it down to these two but now keep going round in circles. It would be great to have some advice from someone who knows more about them, as to which you think I should get.

    The 550D is obviously a great camera and I really like the idea of 18mp as I intend to enlarge my prints and want the detail. However I know the kit lens isnt too great, and with the price of the 550D I wouldn't be able to afford to upgrade the lens for a while.

    The Nikon is about 200 cheaper, but doesn't have the low light capability of the Canon. I don't know what the kit lens is like. I'm having real trouble deciding whether it's worth the extra money to get a fantastic camera like the Canon which will last me ages and keep me learning for a long time, or whether the D3100 (which also is a great camera) will do fine for what I want.

    I mainly want to photograph landscapes and artistic images that I can magnify... if this helps.
    I will be so grateful if someone can advise me!!

    THANK YOU :-)

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    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    NW England


    Hi and welcome first the thing is the canon kit lens is not a bad lens so you could just use that and then see what you need.
    When you buy a dslr you are buying into system so check what lenses are available to you, next is how it feels in your hands thats a big point if its comfortable then it goes a long way. Hope this helps


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