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 Post subject: i need mindrange SLR
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:40 am 
dear all
i need 600$ below slr
pls tell wich model is the best?
my opinion nikon d3100
and sony nex3
i confused nex 3 is slr or not?
thank u... :)

 Post subject: Re: i need mindrange SLR
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:04 am 
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Just to quickly clarrify - the Sony NEX system is NOT an SLR camera. The NEX system fits into the category called Mirrorless camera or CCS (compact camera system) Basically you can still get everything you want from an SLR and a lot of great little features like art filters. BUT you DONT get a mirror inside the camera body - you can still change lenses but in an SLR, there is a mirror.

Benefits of a mirror = you get an OPTICAL viewfinder THROUGH the lens. You can see through the lens (cameras like the Fuji Xpro1 uses a seperate view finder.) Also Cameras that have mirrors MOST OF THE TIME (And I say most in terms of not all the time) Most times SLR cameras can focus faster and take a picture soon after.

Disadvantages of using a mirror = Larger body - Live view is often left wanting in most cameras that use a mirror.

Benefits of having no mirror - Companies like Olympus and Panasonic have perfected the face detection and constract detection AF in their system being almost as good as an SLR - they are the current leaders in AF in the mirrorless system, but still not as fast as some serious SLR cameras out there. Another benefit is the small size of the cameras and the smaller size of the lenses. You get ARt filters and other little gimmiky features you may like - most cameras now come with a touch screen AND an electronic viewfinder. The touch screen can let you do point focus faster, just by touching the area you want to focus on.

Disadvantages of having no mirror - as I said, the AF is not as snappy as some other SLRs. Accessing manual functions is often difficult or limited. Buying a zoom lens often just kills the reason for buying a small camera body.

So in my opinion - Id just get a SLR if you are serious about getting a proper lens system. If its just a once off purchase for a holiday or something, getting a twin lens kit for a NEX camera is a better choice.

Hope that helps

1) Olympus OM1 [Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f/1.8]
2) Pentax MZ-60 [Sigma 28-90 & 100-300]
3) Canon 7D [EF-S 15-85 & 70-200mm f/4 IS & 50mm f1.4]
4) Leica M [50mm Summicron Pre-aspherical - Silver]

 Post subject: Re: i need mindrange SLR
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:27 am 
thx leo

 Post subject: Re: i need mindrange SLR
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:33 pm 
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To add to Leo's feedback, I don't think you should focus on which is the "best" - there's a lot of subjectivity and contentious argument in making such statements.

As Leo suggested, you should consider what is best for you i.e. consider your subject matter and when you decide whether DSLR or CSC suits you better, you should weigh up your options based on that.

DSLRs: Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Canon EOS 70D
CSC: Canon EOS M3
Lenses: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, EF 50mm f/1.8 II, EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM, Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, Canon EF-M 22mm f/2.0 STM

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