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    I have heard a lot about the Canon 750D. Any other ideas? What should I be looking out for?
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    I'd recommend the Fuji X series (what I use) but they're a bit expensive for someone starting out. The lenses especially. Canon and Nikon lenses are much more reasonably priced because they are much more mature systems.

    There's a decent list of reviews for this year's cameras here.

    To cut costs consider buying last year's model (maybe second hand from somewhere like Camera Jungle). That's what I did with my X-T1. Camera bodies depreciate quickly in value, but good lenses don't.
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    Get a bridge camera, you have many features of a DSLR, but it is a lot cheaper and easier to use! I have a Panasonic Lumix FZ82 which is really good!
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    I would say a Nikon D3300 as then you can upgrade it later on but it's still not too big of an investment
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    What's your budget?

    I'd recommend getting a cheap DSLR but a small number of reasonably decent lenses. The lenses will still be useful when you decide to upgrade the camera if you get decent ones.
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    (Original post by Manitude)
    What's your budget?

    I'd recommend getting a cheap DSLR but a small number of reasonably decent lenses. The lenses will still be useful when you decide to upgrade the camera if you get decent ones.
    Good advice. What I was trying to aim for with my "bodies depreciate but lenses don't" comment, but put better...
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    (Original post by Sweyn Forkbeard)
    Good advice. What I was trying to aim for with my "bodies depreciate but lenses don't" comment, but put better...
    Interesting! Thanks both. In that case, what should I be looking for in a 'good' camera body? I'm unsure where I'm paying for a rip-off or not e.g. a bit like buying a £1200 MacBook with £400 windows specs. I don't want to fall into that trap.
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    (Original post by Manitude)
    What's your budget?

    I'd recommend getting a cheap DSLR but a small number of reasonably decent lenses. The lenses will still be useful when you decide to upgrade the camera if you get decent ones.
    I'd say £650 max.
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    (Original post by Multifaceted)
    Interesting! Thanks both. In that case, what should I be looking for in a 'good' camera body? I'm unsure where I'm paying for a rip-off or not e.g. a bit like buying a £1200 MacBook with £400 windows specs. I don't want to fall into that trap.
    The market is pretty competitive and priced accordingly. Sony and Fujifilm are probably a little more expensive than their Canon and Nikon counterparts, but Leica is the Apple equivalent in my opinion.

    You can get an apparently mint condition 760D for £475 from the second hand site I mentioned earlier. Then you can use the rest of your budget on lenses. Unless you know exactly what kind of photography you're going to be specialising in, I recommend getting a decent zoom lens to give you some flexibility. Maybe a 28mm-135mm. Or you could get the usual combo of one 18-55 and one 55-200.

    A "good" camera body would be any one which has the features you need for the best price. Often that will depend on what kind of photography you're intending on doing.
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    (Original post by Judemayes77)
    Get a bridge camera, you have many features of a DSLR, but it is a lot cheaper and easier to use! I have a Panasonic Lumix FZ82 which is really good!
    Bridge cameras are generally just point & shoot grade superzooms with DSLR shaped bodies and extremely limited manual controls. Definitely not a worthwhile substitute for an actual interchangeable lens camera.

    (Original post by Multifaceted)
    I have heard a lot about the Canon 750D. Any other ideas? What should I be looking out for?
    What sort of photography do you want to do? Is video quality an important factor? Do you have a preference between DSLR or mirrorless?
 
 
 
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