I am looking at becoming more proficient in photography. I currently own a Canon T3i. Yes....quite old, I know, I am looking to upgrade and have done a lot of research. I do have a limited budget but have been considering the following. Canon T7i, Nikon 5600, Pentax K1 or KP. What do you all th9ng about these and are there better options that I should be considering?
Teresa, welcome to the Hog!
I was in your shoes in 08.
For me, it became very clear, very quickly.
I'm not one to buy everything new, as some are very prone to do so.
But, I looked at craig's list and there is simply TWICE as much used Canon gear than Nikon, let alone the smaller manufacturerers.
Next, Canon has the most complete system compared to any other brand, which includes lenses, printers, inks and papers.
3rdly, Canon's customer service is better than any other.
Lastly, more pros shoot Canon than ANY other brand. What do they know that some don't???
That doesn't tell you which body to buy, but buy it in the Canon line and buy what you can afford, either new, refurbed or used!
Again, welcome and good luck.