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Aug 30, 2018 13:30:16   #
Chris T (a regular here)
 
Of the following models, which would you consider to be the best, overall - for a relative newbie, to photography? ... Canon EOS Rebel T7, Nikon D3400, Canon EOS Rebel SL2, or a Pentax K-70? ... Please bear in mind, relative cost, and, of course - convenience of included features. Thanks so much!

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Aug 30, 2018 13:48:44   #
Ched49 (a regular here)
 
I know that entry level Nikon cameras have instructions in the LCD in most situations.

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Aug 30, 2018 13:51:53   #
Chris T (a regular here)
 
Ched49 wrote:
I know that entry level Nikon cameras have instructions in the LCD in most situations.


Yes, Ched, I know ... but, I think the most recent Canons, do, too, don't they?

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Aug 30, 2018 13:55:10   #
rmalarz (a regular here)
 
Chris, just about any of them are good for beginners. The part that becomes difficult for the beginner is the additional "features", which aren't photographic per se which are included. For a beginner, all that's really needed is shutter speed, aperture, and ISO.
--Bob

Chris T wrote:
Of the following models, which would you consider to be the best, overall - for a relative newbie, to photography? ... Canon EOS Rebel T7, Nikon D3400, Canon EOS Rebel SL2, or a Pentax K-70? ... Please bear in mind, relative cost, and, of course - convenience of included features. Thanks so much!

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Aug 30, 2018 13:56:27   #
frankraney (a regular here)
 
Since I'm a Nikon guy, 3400. I shoot with a 3300 and love it. I would go to your local camera store, and look away, hold, and try each one, then decide....


Chris T wrote:
Of the following models, which would you consider to be the best, overall - for a relative newbie, to photography? ... Canon EOS Rebel T7, Nikon D3400, Canon EOS Rebel SL2, or a Pentax K-70? ... Please bear in mind, relative cost, and, of course - convenience of included features. Thanks so much!

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Aug 30, 2018 13:56:37   #
PHRubin (a regular here)
 
The best is the one that makes cameras the user is most comfortable with. They should check the feel, check the menus to see which is most intuitive. Checking at a store is good, renting to decide is better.

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Aug 30, 2018 13:57:42   #
frankraney (a regular here)
 
rmalarz wrote:
Chris, just about any of them are good for beginners. The part that becomes difficult for the beginner is the additional "features", which aren't photographic per se which are included. For a beginner, all that's really needed is shutter speed, aperture, and ISO.
--Bob



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Aug 30, 2018 13:58:18   #
Diocletian
 
Sony a6000 with an 18-50 lens

Yeah, yeah, I know, OP didn’t say anything about Sony, but this is the biggest bang for the buck.

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Aug 30, 2018 14:15:24   #
Chris T (a regular here)
 
rmalarz wrote:
Chris, just about any of them are good for beginners. The part that becomes difficult for the beginner is the additional "features", which aren't photographic per se which are included. For a beginner, all that's really needed is shutter speed, aperture, and ISO.
--Bob


Yes, Bob ... all a beginner needs to know is - ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture ... oh, and Auto (or P) ...

I was just wondering what you all thought might be better to get (for a friend) ...

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Aug 30, 2018 14:17:29   #
rfmaude41
 
frankraney wrote:
Since I'm a Nikon guy, 3400. I shoot with a 3300 and love it. I would go to your local camera store, and look away, hold, and try each one, then decide....


Also the D3500 is now available

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Aug 30, 2018 14:17:36   #
Chris T (a regular here)
 
frankraney wrote:
Since I'm a Nikon guy, 3400. I shoot with a 3300 and love it. I would go to your local camera store, and look away, hold, and try each one, then decide....


Yes, Frank ... I have the D3200 ... and still use it, from time-to-time. Both the D3200 and the D3300, feature Auto Sensor Clean, but the D3400 does not.


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Aug 30, 2018 14:19:33   #
Chris T (a regular here)
 
PHRubin wrote:
The best is the one that makes cameras the user is most comfortable with. They should check the feel, check the menus to see which is most intuitive. Checking at a store is good, renting to decide is better.


I guess you're right, Paul ... I was going to spring it on her, though - as a surprise ... was just wondering what you all thought ...

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Aug 30, 2018 14:21:13   #
Chris T (a regular here)
 
rfmaude41 wrote:
Also the D3500 is now available


Does the D3500 have Auto Sensor Cleaning, do you know, RF?

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Aug 30, 2018 14:23:57   #
Chris T (a regular here)
 
Diocletian wrote:
Sony a6000 with an 18-50 lens

Yeah, yeah, I know, OP didn’t say anything about Sony, but this is the biggest bang for the buck.


No, didn't mention any Sony models, not even SLTs ... the preference here is for a beginner DSLR ... which means it's limited to Nikon, Canon, Pentax.

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Aug 30, 2018 14:35:08   #
Ched49 (a regular here)
 
Chris T wrote:
Yes, Ched, I know ... but, I think the most recent Canons, do, too, don't they?
Well, fine then, if you want a Canon then go buy a a Canon! If you have your mind made up already, why are you asking for suggestions?

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