I'm interested in photography and I want to know what is the best quality dSLR out there right now? I'm a beginner, so I probably would need something that is user-friendly, but also the best of its kind. My price range would be anything from $600-2000. If you could recommend anything for me, that would be great!
I would also like to know, how can you tell a good quality camera from an okay one?
Alas, your budget does not remotely allow for recommendations for "the best DSLR camera out there right now".
If you specify what kind of photography you expect to be doing a bit more narrowly and what your level of proficiency is, there will be some folks chiming in with recommendations within your budget range. This forum gets very low traffic these days.
As an example, $2000 will get you a Nikon D600 DSLR without a lens before sales tax and shipping, and that is not the top of the Nikon line. Expect to pay a bit more if you buy locally.
As Station_Two comments, knowing what you wish to do, will be very helpful in determining which camera will do that for you.
There are a lot of great cameras on the market, and many will fit in your budget, but without knowing how that camera will be used, we will only be able to comment on what works for us, and in certain situations.
Though my SLR's and DSLR's are all Nikons w/ a fairly full list of Nikkor lenses, I really like the little Canon G-10 (newer models available now), that my wife gave me, when she went to a tiny, tiny Panny Lumix. As my back becomes more aged, and tired, I find that I carry the Canon, more than my Nikons, and then just "make do." However, it depends. Just pressed one of the Nikons into service for a particular shoot. All of the batteries were dead. Took about an hour to charge 'em up. However, I would not have tried to use the Canon for that shoot, with a lot of macro, and one micro shot.
Good luck, and please let us know more about how you'd use a recommended camera.
There are several things you need to decide before you make your purchase.
These are just a few of the things you should figure out. It may be that you don't even need a dSLR. An advanced "point and shoot" might turn out to be a better choice. If you do decide to invest in a dSLR, don't spend all your money on the camera body. The lens is more important. Besides, cameras lose their value over time. Lenses hold their value, and sometimes even increase in value.
My advice would be to Google "What camera should I buy" and read the long, detailed articles that you will find. You need to answer questions that you don't even know to ask yet.
Yes, Canon does produce some fine cameras. Though I am a Nikon-guy, and have been from the early '60s, the camera that I now shoot with most often is a little Canon G-10 - great little guy, but for some work, falls short of a DSLR.
I think Canon EOS 5D Mark is the best, and here I found some of the best DSLR Cameras http://www.squidoo.com/2012-top-10-digital-slr-cameras
Before you make the plunge, read some reviews and take suggestions from the forum. Don't aim too low when choosing a camera. I've never heard anyone complaining that the camera they bought is too good.
Don't rule out used and refurbished cameras from dealers and manufacturers.
According to your price range you cannot have a professional cameras as they are more costly however if you looking cameras deal and you interesting on taking pics with you regular cameras in big brands like Nikon, Samsung, Sony then you can have interesting deal by making short research on internet. Yes there is too much discount you can get on market prices but in my opinion discount is always appreciate wither its small or big.
No doubt Amazon can be shopping store where you can compare the prices on DSLR cameras http://www.amazon.com/Digital-SLRs-Cameras-Photo/b?ie=UTF8&node=301794 1 Even I Hope that your budget allow you to get best deals digital SLR cameras. Even I belong to Sir Lanka where I got deal with Anything.lk and compare prices through http://www.anything.lk/retail/cameras-lenses/cameras.html and find various prices range from Sony, Samsung, Nikon and more brands. I also appreciate comment by @Bill hunt who clearly mentioned you what could be right choice in your budget however I don’t have personal experience with Canon G-10 but I just go through review and that was really awesome.
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