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#1 eltel

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 05:12 AM


I have recently spent way-too-many hours wading through camera and lens reviews and specifications. My quest? I need a camera for basic tasks - mainly for family events (daughters wedding in December) including some video. Perhaps my cycling travels on the trails/ wildlife....

 

Image quality is important but budget is modest. I've discounted the compacts because of the small sensors and the compact system cams because they are above my budget of £350 (and most don't have a viewfinder)  I've used the excellent site - imaging-resource.com - and seen the impact of sensor size/ ISO etc.

 

I narrowed things down to the Canon 1200D/ 100D and Nikon 3200/ 3300 - and I decided on the Nikon 3300.

Then yesterday, by chance, I came across a comparison of the Nikon 3300 with the Sony A58 - the Sony certainly held it's own in this review (although I take many reviews with a 'pinch of salt'). So I checked out other reviews of the A58 and compared the specs of each camera and then went back to imaging-resource to compare image quality.

 

So it's Sony or Nikon now!

Why hadn't the A58 figured in my top 5?? I really don't know - I missed it! But it seems to tick all the boxes.

 

There's a deal here (UK) that offers the Sony A58 with the 18-55 kit lens, plus Sony 50mm f/1.8 SAM Lens and Sony DT 55-200mm f/4-5.6 Lens - all for £429. The Nikon 3300 is £318 with just the kit lens. The Sony deal seems very strong - am I missing something??

Help and advice appreciated

Thanks

Terence


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Posted 29 July 2015 - 12:54 PM

Welcome to the forum Eltel.

 

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Posted 23 August 2015 - 11:05 PM

A little late on the response, hopefully you still find it helpful:

 

Sounds like a killer deal!

Sony has recently been 'ignoring' its DSLR's and focusing more on their mirrorless cameras, so that could be the reason for the price drop. As long as you don't mind the size, that camera looks great for your needs and budget. You could probably also find a used A6000 for around $550 if you wanted faster autofocus speed, more FPS, and a more compact size, but the bundle you found seems great. Good luck!







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