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      08-15-2017, 10:08 AM   #23
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I picked up Sony a6000 mirrorless with 50mm f1.8 lens after debating DSLR or mirrorless.

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Deciding Pros: Smaller, LCD screen that shows what the pic will look like b4 takeing it

Major con: battery sucks ass

Do your own research.. but from what I gathered the decision is place on preference.
All the DSLR canons have an LCD screen.
But you have to snap the photo b4 you see what it turns out to be right? That was my understanding but I'm a noob
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I've never had a camera other than my cell phone. I see awesome pics here which I'm sure were taken with a DSLR but upon checking the prices of DSLRs they are way too high as I'm no professional photographer.

So what camera would you recommend for someone like me who likes to take photos occasionally but with a decent quality.

I like how some shots have the car in focus and the background blurred out, don't know what camera or what effect does that but please keep that in mind in your recommendation.

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Hey buddy. DSLRs are indeed great cameras especially when you're looking to step up your game from the norm, but often there are many point-and-shoot cameras that are just as powerful as DSLRs; if not, better.

If you're looking for something that allows you to freelance and just enjoy taking pictures wherever you go, I would highly recommend the Sony A7r.

There are too many features with this camera, but one main thing that offsets this gem from the other is the ability to take pictures in extreme dark environment. This is especially crucial for beginners as most of them have limited knowledge of how to manually work the camera to compensate the lighting situation. The Sony A7r would essentially allow you to take pictures ANYWHERE, in short. From your daily blogging photos to timelapse of milky way. This is THE camera.

I have shot with many cameras from 5D MarkII, MkIII, 1D, 60D, 70D MkII. I gotta say for everyday use, you can't beat what this little gem can do.

Good luck!
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All the DSLR canons have an LCD screen.
And they have a little hole you can put your eye up to, and magically see what you're going to take a photo of!
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And they have a little hole you can put your eye up to, and magically see what you're going to take a photo of!
of course lol but from my understanding the effects you set on camera you cant see on the photo until you take in on the dslr..but mirros less i can for example see the aperture on the screen before taking the pic.
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I personally have a Canon 5D Mark III and a Sony A5000. The 5D Mark III, coupled with L lenses, takes gorgeous photos. If I want a pro quality look and feel photograph, this is what I grab.

However, it's large and heavy. When I'm by myself, it's not an issue. But I have a kid, and when he wants to be picked up or I have to push his pram, the 5D gets in the way.

So I picked up the Sony A5000 and although it's nearly at the same level of the 5D, it takes wonderful photos.

Having both gives me the best of both worlds.

The A7R is a lovely camera, but I'd still have to put it in the "bulky" category in the fact that it gets in the way. That's why I chose the A5000.
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of course lol but from my understanding the effects you set on camera you cant see on the photo until you take in on the dslr..but mirros less i can for example see the aperture on the screen before taking the pic.
You can do this on a DSLR. Use live view and then hold down this button:



I use it all the time.
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You can do this on a DSLR. Use live view and then hold down this button:



I use it all the time.
You don't even need live view. Just look through the eyepiece and push the button. The aperture on the lens stops down from maximum to whatever you've set it for, and you can see a DOF preview. Admittedly, its often fairly dark, depending on what f-stop you're at.
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I like how some shots have the car in focus and the background blurred out, don't know what camera or what effect does that but please keep that in mind in your recommendation.
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There are several ways to get the "blur"...

For things that are moving, you can do "panning" : https://digital-photography-school.c...ooting-action/ . For beginner it's easier with a camera with good autofocus.

For things that are static, it's easier with camera with larger sensor, longer lens, and larger aperture.

These days some phone with dual cameras (e.g. iphone 7+) can simulate that effect, but from my experience the tech is still new and result is typically not so great yet.

Either way it point to DSLR. I'll just get the cheapest nikon/canon entry model DSLR with kit lens, it will be plenty of a camera for you to grow into for several years... Mirrorless are also getting good these days, but if price is your concern, you tend to get more of camera for the cost with DSLR compared to mirrorless. With mirrorless you are paying extra for a slightly smaller camera, a little more easy to carry around, but it's not like it will be able to fit in your pocket anyway. So again with cost in mind, i'd rather take a DSLR...
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