go TK Foto instead.
wonder why TS mentioned Canon and Nikon but no Sony..Pentax..Panasonic...Leica...
is it because friends of his/hers all using one particular brand and just wanna follow the band wagon?
Have seen so many 'newly bought cameras' being sold over at B&S...haha reasons quoting no time for shooting..etc...(why buy in the first place?)
Can you wait for a while longer before jumping into getting the camera? Maybe you wait for a while longer you can get the newer 650D which is definitely a better camera as compared to the 600D and 550D. (I know the 650D is already out in the market - I think, but you might want to wait for awhile to see if there is any problem with this cameras which I believe people will be happy to do test on).
And maybe after a while, Canon's mirrorless camera would be out too.
Think the proper reply to TS should be go read, read, read up the articles in Newbie section first
Also 9 af cross points has made canon 650D a baby 60D. Digic 5 is a good improvement, shall look forward to noise test.
To TS: If your main aim is to take photos of people, landscape then I would not recommend 7D due to its size and also articulating screen might be more useful to you than 8fps and 19 cross af pts. If I am you I will choose between 650D or 60D, not sure what are the main differences because at first glance the specs are similar.
No need to rush into buying many equipments etc, as for flash you see if you use it often before getting one. No hurry right? Shoot more then get additional gear should you deem fit. Is there a 18-70 lens? You might want to invest in additional battery and a dry cabinet to take care of your gear first.
Different people have different ways of picking up photography. What I did was to read lots of books / magazines and go out shoot, practice the theories that was mentioned in the sources. The first set of books I read was Scott Kelby's Digital Photography book 1,2,3 (now there's 4 volume out). Lots of pictures, not too length words good for beginners. After that I moved on to read various articles online, reading magazines such as Practical Photography ( I still do now ) for ideas of things to try.
2) faster fps (very very important in my opinion)
3) Touch screen (a good to have)
4) Faster contrast AF (I would believe with the new processor and hybrid sensor - very important in my opinion when I am shooting at weird angle)
5) Digic 5 processor
Well the abovementioned points are good enough and value for the increase in price tag (if there is any).
Last edited by rhino123; 21st June 2012 at 09:36 AM.
Well, I can say it is up to you what you want to take first. Once you have the idea, go down and take a look at the camera, feel it. I was like you a few months back. I go to the shop and feel the cameras for myself. Ended up, I get 600D to be my stepping stone cause I'm cheapo. Want to get 550D but saw there is a dry cabinet free with 600D. So get that 600D. heheheheee....
Last edited by NicoYap; 21st June 2012 at 12:58 PM.
Ah my bad on that comment..too much panadols...can't think straight.
On my Blacklist. u should blacklist this too.
Frankly... I don't see why TS cannot be a president of the photographic society in Junior College. There are pretty large different between using a film camera to a DSLR and some of the terms we used in DSLR nowadays are not the same as film camera. Plus, the functioning of today's DSLR can be pretty confusing to people that are used to film.
I have quite a number of friends who are only using films up till now and they have some problem over the transition (of course I am not saying everyone would face that problem, but some would), and are we going to questions these peoples on their photography skills?
How long do you think a 600D will last before it dies?
Do I need a dry box? I remember the humidity will cause fungus to grow. Can I just put it in the bag instead?