Recommendation for a camera around 1000$

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  1. fotkar

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    Hi,

    I am pretty new to photography and would like to ask you experts for help.

    I want to buy a camera and a lens (small 18-55) in the 1000$ range. Later on I would add additional bigger lens.

    I am for the moment looking only at DSLR market as I do not have experience with mirroless. If you think you have sound advice also for mirroless please ad it in your suggestions.

    I would also like to ask you what are VR lenses?


     
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    Just to give you also some additional info:
    1. Currently I am using my Galaxy S8 phone cam for all my pics. Some time ago I bought Canon G7 but now it is completely outdated.

    2. I have solid skills with DSLR cameras but they are still from before digital age.

    3. I intend to use this camera for all more serious picture taking instead of my phone camera.

    I am also not aware how to usefully user advance functions of new cameras like Wifi, bluetooth etc. What of this is really important?
     
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    At that price point, my choice would be the Nikon D7200. It is a crop sensor camera but has one of the best sensors around. Unless you just really want the Wifi/Bluetooth etc., I don't think it is that big a deal. It has been added to a lot of cameras to capture the I-phone crowd. The D7200 kits now seem to come with the 18-140 mm Nikkor lens. This is the lens I use about 80% of the time. It is much better than the kit 18-55 mm and has a lot more range. There are some refurbished kits around that are close to $1,000. List price is a little over $1,200.
     
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    For me, those features are not important at all. The reason is; I always like to verify/cull/edit my photographs on my computer. I don't ever feel the need to send a photograph to the internet without at least a minimum amount of editing, so I never use WiFi to send photos.
     
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    I agree about the D7200. Very capable camera and has options the lower cameras don't have. With holidays coming up. And the D7500 being the newest one. I suspect the price might be lower this holiday season.
     
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    why would you pick a DSLR solely because you have no experience with Mirrorless?
    Also, Olympus OMD EM10 III
     
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    I find Wifi VERY useful when I travel. I can push the photos straight to my iPad and edit on the road. I also use a SD Card reader (which is faster)
     
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    yes, mirrorless is smaller and lighter and can easily use big DSLR lens .... very nice
    www.flickr.com/photos/mmirrorless
     
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    Another vote for the Nikon D7200
     
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    Thanks for all suggestions. I really like the Nikon D7200 suggested here but for sure need more googling.

    What would be mirrorless camera of same category as D7200?
     
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    Probably a Fuji xt2 would be an equal of the d7200, it probably surpassed it in some ways
     
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    I am doing some more research: what about D7500? What do I gain/loose with it compared to D7200?
     

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