Free Shipping on ALL Products
camera reviewsbest cameraslens reviewsphotography tipscamera forumvideo toursphotography bookssupport me
It is currently Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:00 pm

All times are UTC

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:44 pm 
Hello peeps!

I've capped my budget at £400 for a new DSLR...considering the Sony SLT-A33, Canon EOS550D or Nikon D3100 which can all be found within budget.

I'm liking the A33 with it's small size, flip down screen (A35 too much and has lost this feature anyway) and it's impressive feature set. Feel perhaps as a long term investment, the 550D might be better and should have a better image quality than the other two, but is it so much better that I should go without some of the features it misses when compared to the A33 and D3100?

General use, friends, wildlife, etc...and possibly some astro-photography (just bought a telescope!).

Any advice welcome!


 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:20 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:58 pm
Posts: 831
Location: United Kingdom
With those three cameras, the image quality is far more dependent on the lens you're using. The 550D with a soft lens will give you far inferior pictures than either the a33 or the D3100 with a sharp lens. The 550D in my view isn't a clear winner over the other two if you look solely at image quality.

If you feel features absent in the 550D give the a33 and D3100 advantages then perhaps those are the two you should look at...

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

Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 

All times are UTC

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

All words, images, videos and layout, copyright 2005-2012 Gordon Laing. May not be used without permission.
/ How we test / Best Cameras / Advertising / Camera reviews / Supporting Camera Labs

Webdesign by Alphabase IT
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group