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Best Camera Under £350

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    Hi Guys

    I'm looking for a new camera to buy - I'd consider myself a beginner when it comes to photography, but I really want to start getting to grips with it.

    Any constructive advice would be greatly appreciated,
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    (Original post by illuminati786)
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    Are you willing to buy second hand?

    When you say 'want to get to grips with it', I'm presuming you mean by doing things like choosing your own settings and processing it all yourself?
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    Are you willing to buy second hand?

    When you say 'want to get to grips with it', I'm presuming you mean by doing things like choosing your own settings and processing it all yourself?
    Second hand ones are fine, obviously as long as they're in full working condition.

    And yes, getting to grips meaning, learning how to use it effectively.
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    Im assuming you want a DSLR ? If so definately take a look at a Nikon which you could get for just under £350 on amazon, my family own a Nikon D3000 which has served us well despite none of us being any good with cameras, but I've heard Canon is also a good brand.

    Here's the link in case you want to check them out
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    (Original post by illuminati786)
    Second hand ones are fine, obviously as long as their in full working condition.

    And yes, getting to grips meaning, learning how to use it effectively.
    Don't worry, I wasn't going to suggest a broken one. :p: However, a quick look on Amazon shows that you can also get a new one.

    So, if I've got this right, you're interested in a DSLR (the same sort of camera most professional photographers use, although you wouldn't be getting a 'professional' model) - they provide the best images once you know how to use them properly, and they have the most ability for you to control the settings used.

    Canon 1100D - the current Canon entry-level DSLR.

    Nikon D3100 (it's £13 over budget, but I have linked it anyway) - the entry level Nikon DSLR until April, when it was replaced by the D3200.

    Both are very good, and with either you'd be buying into a good manufacturer (because, once you start accumulating kit, it's hard to swap because lenses that fit a Canon won't fit a Nikon and vice versa.) The difference comes down largely to personal choice - try and get somewhere to have a hold of them, I know my local Jessops has both of them out on display.
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    (Original post by TheSownRose)
    Don't worry, I wasn't going to suggest a broken one. :p: However, a quick look on Amazon shows that you can also get a new one.

    So, if I've got this right, you're interested in a DSLR (the same sort of camera most professional photographers use, although you wouldn't be getting a 'professional' model) - they provide the best images once you know how to use them properly, and they have the most ability for you to control the settings used.

    Canon 1100D - the current Canon entry-level DSLR.

    Nikon D3100 (it's £13 over budget, but I have linked it anyway) - the entry level Nikon DSLR until April, when it was replaced by the D3200.

    Both are very good, and with either you'd be buying into a good manufacturer (because, once you start accumulating kit, it's hard to swap because lenses that fit a Canon won't fit a Nikon and vice versa.) The difference comes down largely to personal choice - try and get somewhere to have a hold of them, I know my local Jessops has both of them out on display.
    I thought as soon as I wrote "as long as they're in working condition" I was leaving myself open for jibe

    Those are the two I've been looking at leaning more to the D3100, as well as the more expensive Fuji X10.
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    (Original post by illuminati786)
    I thought as soon as I wrote "as long as they're in working condition" I was leaving myself open for jibe

    Those are the two I've been looking at leaning more to the D3100, as well as the more expensive Fuji X10.
    Well, glad I didn't disappoint.

    The Fujifilm is a very nice, top end compact and don't discount it. However, I usually caution people expressing an interest in photography that they may find themselves limited by a compact a bit down the line when they've got to grips with the basics and desire more control.

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