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    Default Re: what segregates a entry level, intermediate range, and pro/advance range DSLR Cam

    Quote Originally Posted by coolthought View Post
    "what segregates an entry level, intermediate range, and pro/advance range DSLR Cam"

    it is segregated by who is using the camera. If it is use by a professional, then it is a professional camera. If it is use by a beginner, then it is an entry level camera. How do I know, is by looking at photo that was taken with it. Professional looking photo and beginner photo.
    Yes, any DSLR can be a pro, semi-pro or begineer camera depends on the person that use it. Pro and semi-pro is bigger and have more tough features but once put in a begineer hand, it is becomes a P&S camera with the picture they produce. It does not means entry level cannot do pro jobs. Been doing that most of the time.
    I have known people who bought a semi-pro camera but cannot take a single picture. Just a rich cameraman. I have students who use entry level camera but produces wonderful professional works for money and competition.
    Yes, it is the person behind the camera that is entry-level, semi-pro and pro that counts mostly

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    Woah! Thank you guys for the invaluable inputs... seems like i am in for an extensive research...

    Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9ay1983 View Post
    Woah! Thank you guys for the invaluable inputs... seems like i am in for an extensive research...

    Thanks again!
    what you need is a budget that should include a camera body, lens (get the basic kit lens first)(uv filter for front element protection), sturdy tripod with a good head, camera bag, dry box, (get these later like flash, filters, a 2nd lens, etc)
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    The category of a camera is not affected by the user. The quality of pictures that come out of the camera is affected by the user, but the camera itself is not. A professional camera always remain a professional camera, regardless of time period or the user. A D2 series camera, like a D3 series camera, will always be a professional camera.

    All this talk of the user affecting the camera, such that a "noob" user of a D3s makes it an entry level camera, and a "pro" user of a D3000 makes it a professional level camera is bull. A D3s is a professional camera, and will always remain that way. A D3000 is an entry level camera and will always remain that way. If a D3000 in the hands of a pro makes it a pro camera, there would not be any working pros using a D3.

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    An entry level camera provides some measure of controls over basic essential settings, an intermediate range camera provides more controls and more features, a pro camera offers excellent build quality, controls and non-gimmicky feature set (i.e. no Auto mode, creative filters etc). This is what separates them. The user affects the photos that come out of the camera, but the user does not change the camera. Image quality is not what separates the pro bodies from the entry levels (otherwise nobody would buy the D300s over the D5000), but rather, better accessibility to controls, better camera grip, battery life, build quality etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brapodam View Post
    The category of a camera is not affected by the user. The quality of pictures that come out of the camera is affected by the user, but the camera itself is not. A professional camera always remain a professional camera, regardless of time period or the user. A D2 series camera, like a D3 series camera, will always be a professional camera.

    All this talk of the user affecting the camera, such that a "noob" user of a D3s makes it an entry level camera, and a "pro" user of a D3000 makes it a professional level camera is bull. A D3s is a professional camera, and will always remain that way. A D3000 is an entry level camera and will always remain that way. If a D3000 in the hands of a pro makes it a pro camera, there would not be any working pros using a D3.

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    An entry level camera provides some measure of controls over basic essential settings, an intermediate range camera provides more controls and more features, a pro camera offers excellent build quality, controls and non-gimmicky feature set (i.e. no Auto mode, creative filters etc). This is what separates them. The user affects the photos that come out of the camera, but the user does not change the camera. Image quality is not what separates the pro bodies from the entry levels (otherwise nobody would buy the D300s over the D5000), but rather, better accessibility to controls, better camera grip, battery life, build quality etc.
    Agree with this, a pro grade camera will remain a pro grade camera no matter who uses it. If a noob cannot fully utilise a D3s, it does not make it an entry level camera, it just that the noob cannot fully utilise a pro grade camera.

    Same for a D3000, if a pro can produce wonderful images with it, it just means that the pro know how to use an entry camera to produce great results, it does not make the D3000 a pro grade camera.
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    I'm more incline with brapodam's opinion. Hand a noob a D3s doesn't makes it lose auto-focus motor. Hand Joe McNally a D3100 doesn't let Joe shoots @ 9 FPS. We should stick to what a camera can provide to determine it's category. Or probably dun bother categorizing them at all and focus more on shooting.
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    Default Re: what segregates a entry level, intermediate range, and pro/advance range DSLR Cam

    I agree with brapodam as well.

    Equipment is equipment. It is the absolute constant. So whatever level the equipment is, will stay that way. They are just tools. A good tool will always be a good tool.

    But the resulting work is largely dependent on the skills of the user. Lousy user with a good tool, will result give accurately lousy work. It might sometimes show your weaknesses more than an entry level tool. ;P

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