Yesterday, a friend was interested in purchasing a dSLR at Costco and asked me which he should buy: a Nikon or a Canon. I get asked that a lot.
“Uhh, the Nikon D3000.”
“Well that’s because they stopped selling the other dSLRs there.”
“Yeah, I noticed that. Why was that?”
“Partly because the Canon 1000D is old. Everyone expects it to be updated.”
“It’ll be updated?”
“Most likely if Canon wants to sell any cameras. It’s been a year and a half, which is a long time to have a camera in that category. The D3000 just came out.”
“You know what camera I really like? The Nikon D5000. In fact, I ordered one the other day. It’s arriving this evening.”
It sounds strange that someone who owns a Nikon D70IR, Nikon D200, and a Nikon D3 would purchase an entry level Nikon dSLR. Over the next week, I’ll explain why by going over the Why, What, How, Where and When of a good first dSLR purchase.
And don’t worry. While my experience is with Nikon, I won’t give the short shrift to the other brands.
Table of contents
- Why dSLR?: Why a dSLR produces better images than a pocket digital
- What dSLR?: Don’t buy a dSLR that is too much dSLR for you
- What dSLR? (2): The Pentax, Sony, and Olympus dSLRs and about entry dSLRs compact size
- How DSLR?: The Canon and Nikon dSLRs, a big spreadsheet, return policies, and what I bought
- Where dSLR?: About first lenses and things to buy with your first dSLR purchase
- When dSLR?: About books, videos, and classes
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