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    Hey all!

    I am looking to buy my first camera (that is not attached to my smartphone) ever and need some help!
    I have a hobby in which I paint miniatures (Warhammer to be precise).
    What I want to be able to do with my camera is the following:
    -Film detailed tutorials on how to paint these models
    -Take detailed pictures of the finished products
    -Take pictures when I'm on vacation with my girlfriend or when I have a family weekend in such a way that I can be really proud of the results.

    The two camera's Im stuck at at the moment can most likely do the last point I mentioned, so Im mostly conserned about the first two.
    Since I found out that people in shops never understand what I want (and they tend to just want to sell me the brand that they get the highest margin of) perhaps this video is nice to show what I want to do with it.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IdnSTwxmoY

    This models is about 14 cm high, which is somewhat the highest model I would most likely paint. All other models are more in the 4-5cm range.

    So what camera's am I stuck at?
    The Nikon d3200 and the Sony SLT-a58
    and with the nikon I'm also stuck with: 18x55 vr or 18x105 vr? (With sony I only have a budget for 18x55)

    So the main thing I want to be able to do is: take 1080p movies of small objects that move alot (When I paint I dont keep the model fixed at one point, but I do want it to stay as sharp as possible).

    These camera's are the most I can afford so my question: Any of these two? or a completely different camera (bridge maybe?).

    Thank you very much!
    Arjan

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    Hi and welcome. I think either camera will do what you want it to do. from the clip you posted a lot of the results will be about how you light the subject. There is also a learning curve with a DSLR to get to understand how it works and to get good pictures. Have you tried any of the cameras out yet

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    Hi! Thank you .
    I understand that there is a lurning curve (should be part of the fun ).

    I did not try any out yet, I do not know anyone who has these cameras and in the shop the sales men tend to just push a camera in your hand and tell you how great it is. But won't actually let you do alot with it.
    So I'll try to find a way to test them before making a decision. Someone suggested the D5200 or the somewhat cheaper D5100 to me for even better quality, so will also look into that .
    Thank you!

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    Hi my advice is go to a camera shop not a major chain and remember when you buy a DSLR you buy into a system so make sure that system suits your needs, dont settle for i will get used to it. if it feels right then you are a long way to be it being right. Canon and nikon have the largest range of lenses and that includes 3rd party ones.
    i wouldnt go for an entry level camera as you may soon out grow it. good luck

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    which camera is better for photography NEX one's or simple dslr

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