Picking First DSLR Camera?

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What camera should I buy?

  1. Nikon D3400

  2. Canon EOS Rebel T5

  3. Canon EOS Rebel SL1

  4. Other

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  1. crimbo2047

    crimbo2047 TPF Noob!

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    well the OP can correct me if I had made an assumption that what they are looking for is their first interchangeable lens camera rather than a DSLR specifically

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  2. shuemer

    shuemer TPF Noob!

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    Ok, I admit I am no photography expert, haha! I have taken basic classes, though, so I am familiar with different types of cameras. I am hoping to get into DSLRs, but thank you for your suggestion! If I ever decide to purchase a MILC, I will definitely look into the EM10.
     
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  3. crimbo2047

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    My apologies for the assumption

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    shuemer TPF Noob!

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    Is there a noticeable difference between the two camera's photo quality, or is the D3300 a better pick? (i.e. is the extra $50 worth anything)
     
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    chuasam Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    What is it you plan to get with Your DSLR that you don't get with a mirrorless? I have a D810 with a full regalia of lenses but when I travel or do anything leisure related I inevitably reach for a mirrorless or compact camera.

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  6. shuemer

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    I actually already own a quite expensive digital camera (the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100) that I have used for a couple of years now. While I love that camera, I am not looking to buy the next level up, as I am most interested in learning how use a DSLR. The decision has less to do with what type of camera is better (DSLR vs. compact) - since I already own a relatively strong point and shoot - and more with the fact that I would simply like to get into the "DSLR world."
     
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    I don't think you'll notice much image quality differences between the D3300 and D3400. But...what you will notice is the increase in battery life haha.
     
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    For 50$ extra then get the D3400 its sensor is slightly better with more dynamic range, not a big difference but 50$ might as well get the D3400
     
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    I agree, a Canon T6i may be the best "bang for the buck" but you should look at mirrorless cameras from Sony, Fuji, Canon, etc. Mirrorless has all the features of a DSLR but are smaller and lighter .... and they can use the big DSLR lens
    www.flickr.com/photos/mmirrorless
     
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  10. chuasam

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    I use a D810 but if I had to start from scratch I would seriously consider an A7R II instead.
     
  11. shuemer

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    Ok - so I think I have narrowed it down to the Nikon D3400 and the Canon SL1 (as I love this camera for its size and touch-screen feature).
    Does anyone know if there is a big difference in quality between the two cameras?
    Thank you everyone for your advice so far! :)
     
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    No problem, I definitely should have been more clear in my original post!
     

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