DSLR Camera and Equipment Reviews

As we go through numerous steps in our journey of discovery of the camera.  I will give you my opinions and my personal thoughts on some of the many items and do dads that are available to aid in your photography. I will be doing numerous beginner DSLR camera reviews.

Well lets start with what I believe is a great starter DSLR camera for the Nikon enthusiast the Nikon D3400 kit bundle, if you are just starting out and have no other equipment. This kit will give you a second zoom lens.  I checked the price and I think this is a great value.

But if you are just wanting to start out with the camera and one all around lens I would suggest the Nikon D3400 body with the 18 – 55mm lens.

Here are the company specs for the Nikon D3400 with a few of my notes.

  • 24.2 MP CMOS DX-format sensor — This will give you adequate file size when set to large fine for enlargements
  • 5 frames per second continuous shooting — The 5 frames per second mode when you hold the trigger and shoot rapid fire on a moving object, person or animal.
  • 11 AF points with 3D tracking — helps with fast focusing
  • ISO 100-12800 (expandable to 25600) — range for shooting in a variety of lighting situations
  • 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps) HD video (MPEG-4/H.264/MOV)
  • 3 inch LCD with 921,000 dots — for clearer preview of images shot
  • Expeed 4 processing
    • Easy panorama mode and beginner-friendly Guide mode  — I think this an excellent helper for the beginner to get acquainted with what this camera can do.
    • Wi-Fi enabled with WU-1a Wireless Adapter and compatible smartphone or tablet (not included)
    • This is a neat feature so that you can view or send your images to your smart phone or larger table screen 
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC memory — Standard memory card readily available to purchase

you will need to check your manual to find out the recommended size and writing speed.

So now if you are a Canon fan, my recommended starter camera would be the Canon Rebel T5 with the 18 – 55mm lens or again Amazon is great for putting together full starter packages such as this Canon T5 bundle package

Here are the company specs for the Canon Rebel T5

  • 18 megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor with DIGIC 4 image processor
  • EF-S 18-55mm IS II standard zoom lens expands picture-taking possibilities
  • 3-inch LCD TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor for easy viewing and sharing
  • EOS 1080p full HD movie mode helps you capture brilliant results
  • Features include continuous shooting up to 3fps, Scene Intelligent Auto mode, creative filers, built-in flash and feature guide

As you can see these two cameras have very similar features and are about the same price base.

My opinion is that either one of these cameras would be a great starter camera for any new DSLR photographer.

2 thoughts on “DSLR Camera and Equipment Reviews

  1. Hello!

    This is such a nice review of DSLR camera and equipment. By reading this, one could make sure that he has chosen the right camera and thus have lesser or no regrets of having it. This is complete with specs and thus can be a very helpful read for one who searches the best beginner DSLR camera.


    1. Thank you I am glad that you found my review helpful and informative. Will be adding more reviews down the road so please feel free to check back.

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