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    Default Any advice welcome

    Hi all, budget of 500 to spend on a new camera so need some advice if possible. It's mainly for either internal shots of a ski chalet where a wide angle is necessary and image quality is more important than loads of functionality. Low light performance is pretty critical. It will also be used for landscape photography so a wide angle / panoramic option would be ideal.

    Happy to go down the DSLR or CSC route and have no specific brand loyalties to worry about. Canon EOS1100D, Nikon D3100, Nikon J1 or J2 (does it really have a 10mm lens??), Panasonic LumixG3 looked a possible short-list?

    I'm a beginner level photographer so not too interested in loads of extra bells & whistles!

    Any help & advice really appreciated

    Chris
    Last edited by chalet365; 31-10-12 at 04:54 PM.

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    Hi and welcome you should get a camera for your budget. for low light you will need a larger sensor so I would look at DSLR or CSC. now the rest is up to you, as beginner you will improve so dont just get an entry level camera you will out grow it. so look at 600d 6500d d3200 d7000 from canon and nikon.
    Remember when you buy a DSLR you buy into a system so make sure that system fits your needs. get a short list go and try them dont settle for i will get used to it. if it feels right then its a long way to being right

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    Thanks for that advice Wave, the D7000 may be a bit over my budget but will take the advice & look at the others, the 3200 and 600D look a good starting point. Some camera's are advertising lenses down to 10mm and even the two listed have 18mm lenses. These seem really wide-angle so suggest I wouldn't need to buy a separate wide-angle lens, is that right?

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    Hi, because the sensors are not the same size as film, you need to multiply each lens by 1.6 for the Canon and 1.5 for the Nikon.

    http://www.whatdigitalcamera.com/tec...uivalents.html

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    Ah-ha. Top tip thanks Chris. thought it was too good to be true. So equally the Panasonic G3 that shoots in 4:3 ratio needs multipying x2 so it's 14mm lens is a 28mm equivalent. Every day's a School day.....

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    Hi Chalet365,

    I'm in a similar position, need to take interior shots, low lighting sometimes. Which camera and lense did you go for in the end?

    TIA

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