Question by BMTH: choosing a digital SLR camera?
A 35 mm digital or film single-lens reflex camera with an in-lens light meter and manual control of aperture, shutter speed and focus is required. (No point-and-shoot cameras)
Students are required to purchase film.
i need a camera for a school (10th gr) digital photography course,
i definitely want a digital SLR camera (very impatient, and waiting for film to be developed is something that makes me wanna tear my hair out haha) .
so i heard Nikon D3100 or the Canon 500D are great for beginners,
what are your opinions? i just want a digital SLR camera that meets the requirements of my school, and takes very sharp pictures. what lenses would i have to get? or should i get?
Answer by Andy Green
Look at the Nikon D3000 camera. Their entry level camera. The Nikon D5000 is even better if you got the money and will really get into this. Either camera comes with a 18-55 lens in the kit which is great for your school. You will basically have everything you will need.
Also Canon makes good cameras and look at their website for their entry level camera. If you are getting one, choose either Nikon or Canon. If this is just for school then you can look on ebay and buy a used one and if this is something you really, really enjoy then you can spend the money and get a new one down the road. Good luck!
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