1 The cameras detail

1 Canon EOS Rebel T1i 15.1 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 3-Inch LCD and EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens

Canon EOS Rebel T1i 15.1 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 3-Inch LCD and EF-S 18-55mm f:3.5-5.6 IS Lens

1.1 Description

  • New 15.1-megapixel CMOS sensor with DIGIC 4 Image Processor
  • Includes Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens
  • Full HD video capture at 1920 x 1080 resolution; HDMI output
  • 3.0-inch Clear View LCD; Live View Function for stills (Quick, Live and Face Detection AF modes) and video
  • Capture images and video to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)

1.2 The best review

 I bought this camera about a month ago and have been experimenting with it ever since. i bought it after reading several rave reviews (was rated #1 customer-purchase last year in some worldwide research). i bought the lens kit and i would have to say that if you are SLR savvy then skip the lens kit because to me the quality and output of this lens is just “average” nothing special / you can buy or acquire a much nicer lenses (i.e. I bought some inexpensive canon FD and pentax super takumar lenses from ebay and works perfect with an adapter also available on ebay).
Just this weekend, i was at a family event, took pics using the T1i plus super-takumar 50mm f1.4 lens – results were real nice; crisp quality in image and in color! i did black/white video (same lens) and it looks real sharp / like proffessional grade! i would recommend the canon eos rebel T1i with a caveat to use other lenses / not the kit lens / just my opinion; canon makes real good products and someone told me that they even use canon lenses these days to film tv productions.
Last note from me, if you buy from amazon, be prepared to see the price fluctuate (most likely you will pay more for it today than next week / that happened to me / price was $20 cheaper the following week / and amazon will not give you a refund to guarantee lowest price.

2 Canon PowerShot SX50 HS 12MP Digital Camera with 2.8-Inch LCD

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS 12MP Digital Camera with 2.8-Inch LCD

2.1 Description

  • Bright 2.8-inch Vari-angle LCD with 461,000 dots plus electronic viewfinder
  • 12.1 megapixel high-sensitivity CMOS sensor
  • DIGIC 5 image processor
  • 50x optical zoom (24-1200mm) and 24mm wide-angle lens with Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Capture stunning 1080p Full HD video in stereo sound with a dedicated movie button

2.2 The best review

There are many, many reviews of this camera so I will keep my comments short and to the point.
After a week of studying my options for a superzoom camera, the choices I had to consider were the SX50, SX60, Sony HX400V and Nikon P600 (with some Fuji models also possible). The SX 60 has a few enticing enhancements (WiFi and more zoom) but in comparisons the SX50 appeared to have better resolution at high zoom negating one of those advantages.
The Sony was a contender but was the heaviest in comparison and not quite as good in resolution or ease of use from reviews in various places inc. DPR.
Nikon looked really good until I read some of the consistent negative comments.
I am very happy with my choice. Positives are the fantastically good image stabilization. Hand held picture of the moon at maximum focus was Unbelievable and looked like it had been taken through a telescope with ridges on craters at the edge of a full moon clearly visible………..REALLY.
Bird pictures at full zoom similarly great. The biggest surprise I had was how intuitive and user friendly this camera is. Although it has LOTS o features and capabilities, finding the alternatives seems to be a lot easier than on my other Canon ELPH cameras.

With my positive rating and great experiences I need to say that I bought the SX50HS as a Reconditioned model at a great price and have given the seller an equally high 5 stars for a camera that is in 100% new condition with Amazon Prime delivery.

3 Nikon D5500 DX-format Digital SLR Body

 Nikon D5500 DX-format Digital SLR Body

3.1 Description

  • 24.2 MP DX-format CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter (OLPF)
  • 39-point Autofocus (AF) system
  • 5 frames per second continuous shooting
  • ISO 100 – 25,600
  • High resolution, vari-angle LCD with familiar, smartphone-like touchscreen for easy use
  • 1080/60p HD video capabilities allow for capture of fast-moving subjects or creating slow motion effects
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and smartphone compatibility for instant sharing

3.2 The best review

My situation may be a little different than some others on this forum. My first DSLR was a Nikon D90 and then I moved to a D7000. I had assorted Nikon lenses and equipment and having reached age 70, I decided to gear down and sell all of my Nikon equipment and buy a good point and shoot.
After looking into everything that was available in the point n shoot world, I realized that nothing would take the place of of my D7000; that is until the D5500 was introduced. Between its amazingly light weight, articulating touch screen LCD, WiFi, uniformly positive reviews, light weight collapsing 18-55 vr2 and 55-200vr lenses, as well as an under $1000 price point, I decided that this could be the answer for my purposes as a perfect all around consumer camera. Bottom line, I love this camera and as it has turned out being everything that I had hoped for and more.
Beautiful pictures, simple to use, and easy to haul around; there just isn’t any downside to owning this camera. Hope this has helped make someones decision a little easier – you just can’t go wrong with the D5500.

4 Nikon D3400 w/ AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR

Nikon D3400 w AF P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f 3.5-5.6G VR

4.1 Description

  • SnapBridge Bluetooth Connectivity
  • 24.2MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 4 Image Processor
  • No Optical Low-Pass Filter
  • Native ISO 100-25600; 5 fps Shooting. Compatability information: C firmware v. 1.10 and later ( released August 31, 2016 )

4.2 The best review

The Nikon D3400 with the new 18-55mm and 70-300mm AF-P lenses cannot be beat at the current price ($500). The D3400 camera body and compact and light for a DSLR. The 18-55mm lens is what you would expect from a kit lens and has VR (vibration reduction, the Nikon version of image stabilization). The 70-300mm is great for when you need more reach and is fast focusing.
Nikon sells a VR version of the 70-300mm lens, however, they included a non-VR version in this package. That is disappointing, as the image stabilization would be helpful at longer zooms at slower shutter speeds. I plan to use this lens primarily for outdoor sports with faster shutter speeds, so it won’t make much of a difference for me, but it would be nice to have the VR for indoor or low light outdoor situations. Also, Nikon has added software to this camera so it will not function with 3rd party batteries installed. I learned this the hard way and will be sending back the 3rd party batteries I purchased.
However, I’ve been told that there are new 3rd party batteries that have found a way around this. I’m waiting for mine to arrive to confirm this.

5 Canon EOS 50D DSLR Camera (Body Only)

 Canon EOS 50D DSLR Camera Body Only

5.1 Description

  • 15.1-megapixel CMOS sensor with improved noise reduction
  • Body only; lenses sold separately
  • Enhanced Live View shooting includes Face Detection Live mode
  • New Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction setting; HDMI output
  • Capture images to Compact Flash Type I or II memory cards (not included)

5.2 The best review

I love this camera. It would be a bit much for a true beginner to handle, the menu’s are confusing and if you don’t even know what aperture and shutter speed are for, then you may be better suited for a model from the Rebel series. The beauty of this camera lies in the ability to make it work with you, not for you.

If you do get it, then it’s so.easy to use. I picked it up the first day and don’t think I’ve stopped yet. I’m not a professional by any means. I may not even be any good (I only shoot for myself) but I love it. I got this because I wanted something that would last a very long time and give me the opportunity to learn more about photography without feeling overwhelmed. This did it.

I switched from Nikon to Canon because the ease of the menus. The top screen on this is fantastic, I love that I can see the settings I’m shooting at without turning the LCD screen on or going out of my way to find a settings menu. It’s just as easy to switch my settings too.

I do think that it took a bit to realize that a few of the menus are redundant but I guess that’s how this caters to everyone. I have not used the live view, I haven’t felt the need to yet. I do recommend a tripod if you don’t have one. It will only enhance what you do.

The speeds are fast, the pictures are crystal clear and need almost no touch ups except for a few contrast or black balances here and there. I shoot both people and objects and only for fun. This is only a hobby for me but if I ever get to the point that I want to take it up a notch..I’m covered.

Overall, great purchase and I’m more than happy with it.

6 Canon SX40 HS 12.1MP Digital Camera with 35x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch Vari-Angle Wide LCD

Canon SX40 HS 12.1MP Digital Camera with 35x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch Vari-Angle Wide LCD

6.1 Description

  • 2.7-inch Vari-angle LCD,1-Year Canon U.S.A. Warranty
  • 35x Wide-Angle (24-840mm) Optical Zoom Lens,Shutter: 15 – 1/3200 sec, Self Timer: 2 Sec, 10 Sec
  • Capture stunning Full HD 1080p video in stereo sound
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Compatible (156, 7.4v)

6.2 The best review

First off let me state that I never write reviews, but I’m so happy my doorman had this waiting for me yesterday evening. After getting acquainted with my new camera a bit, I have to say it’s truly a big step up from the sx30 (which I also own). The camera seems more responsive overall. The auto definitely works better. Pictures are crystal clear. And low light pictures are simply amazing.
I even tested ISO 3200 with a nightlight and it produced a usable image with very little noise. Also, since the camera is more responsive to low light the zoom seems to work much better because low light zoom pics are very clear and have negligible noise.. This camera is simply a wonderful value for the money. Buy it.

7 Nikon D5100 16.2MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 3-Inch Vari-Angle LCD Monitor (Body Only)

Nikon D5100 16.2MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 3-Inch Vari-Angle LCD Monitor Body Only

7.1 Description

  • 3-inch, 921,000-dot Super-Density horizontal type Vari-Angle LCD Monitor
  • In-camera Special Effects Mode and HDR (High Dynamic Range)
  • Stunning Full 1080p HD Movies with Full Time Autofocus
  • High Resolution 16.2 MP DX-format CMOS sensor
  • Includes rechargeable Li-ion battery, quick charger, rubber eyecup, USB cable, AV cable, camera strap, eyepiece cap, and shoe cover

7.2 The best review

I have had this camera for several months now. I knocked it off of a boat into a fresh water lake over Labor Day. The camera with an Ultra SanDisk 16gb SDHC card and a Nikkor 18-105 lens was recovered in about four minutes from 4 feet of water. The water was immediately shaken out and the camera placed under a hair dryer at low heat for 2 hours and then placed in a plastic bin with a pack of No Damp moisture absorber purchased at WalMart.
It was left in the continer for 20 hours. And now two days later the camera is working just fine with no apparent problems or water marks on the sensor or on the screen. The Ultra San Disk SDHD card was dried off and the photos downloaded to a laptop with no problem. The Nikon battery was shaken to get water out of the contacts and then dried with the same procedure as the camera and it is charing and working fine.
The lens is still has a small amount of moisture in it so it will be left in the No Damp bin for the next day or two. I don’t know if corrosion will set in but it is amazing that this camera is working again in all respects. I will only use San Disk cards and Nikon cameras in the future. All items were purchased from Amazon.

8 Canon EOS Rebel T2i DSLR Camera (Body Only) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Canon EOS Rebel T2i DSLR Camera Body Only Discontinued by Manufacturer

8.1 Description

  • 18.0-megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor; DIGIC 4 Image Processor for high image quality and speed
  • Body only; lenses sold separately
  • ISO 100-6400 (expandable to 12800) for shooting from bright to dim light; enhanced 63-zone, Dual-layer metering system
  • Improved EOS Movie mode with manual exposure control and expanded recording 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
  • Wide 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor; dedicated Live View/Movie shooting button
  • New compatibility with SDXC memory cards, plus new menu status indicator for Eye-Fi support

8.2 The best review

Excellent camera, though a bit expensive – worth every penny.

– The 18-135mm lens is a nice upgrade to the standard kit 18-55mm lens. Especially if this is your first DSLR, and you don’t want to spend more money on lenses. It is also good for trips, taking pictures of kids, or in any other situation where you don’t want to change lenses. (And you save about $100 when purchasing this kit, compared to body + 18-135mm Canon lens).
– Performance. Minimal shutter lag, good low-light performance, nice video.
– Relatively light (about 1 kg / 2 pounds with lens), again good for trips.

– Price
– Built-in flash is not so great. Also when taking pictures on wide angle setting, lens creates a shade.
– No autofocus when zooming while taking video, pressing shutter button half way focuses the picture.
– Focus in live picture mode is slow (even slower than on most point and shoot cameras)

Other Recommendations:
– Make sure to get UV filter (mostly for protecting the lens), and a spare battery (I’ve got the Opteka one for ~$13).

9 Pentax K-50 16MP Digital SLR Camera Kit with DA L 18-55mm WR f3.5-5.6 Lens (Black)

Pentax K-50 16MP Digital SLR Camera Kit with DA L 18-55mm WR f3.5-5.6 Lens Black

9.1 Description

  • 16 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor. A high performance 16 megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor strikes the perfect balance between resolution and image quality. DA-L 18-55WR lens included
  • ISO Speeds up to 51200. High sensitivity shooting up to 51200 ISO range improves noise performance throughout, even in low lighting.
  • Eye-Fi Card Compatibility with Eye-Fi wireless SD cards, the user can send images to a smartphone. Users can enable automatic transmission of images to a smartphone for sharing. Users can even select favorite images and resize before transmission.
  • Innovative In-body Shake Reduction (SR) Mechanism. The PENTAX in-body, sensor-shift Shake and Dust Reduction technology ensures sharp, image stabilized, auto-leveled, and dust-free imaging with any mounted lens.
  • Weather-sealed, Dustproof, Cold proof Design. With 81 weather seals your K-50 ensures use in any weather condition, be it rain or sand. The K-50’s rugged, cold proof design is also made for use in freezing, wet, snowy winter conditions (-10C, 14F).

9.2 The best review

I much prefer this camera to the Canon and Nikon competitors I tried. I imagine a lot of people will look at the comparatively lower megapixel count and write it off, but 16 MP is plenty, and yields great image quality. Unless you’re going for large prints, it won’t matter anyway. All the major DSLR cameras at this price point, for hobbyists anyway, will deliver great image quality. It’s the small things that set them apart from one another.

The ergonomics of this camera are excellent. The Pentax has a much clearer and brighter viewfinder than the Nikon D3300 I used before this. It’s easy to hold in hand for long periods of time. The standard eyepiece on this model is also much, much easier to use with glasses. Front and rear control wheels (which other DSLRs don’t have) seem like a small difference, but make a big difference in every day usability.

The other big reason to choose the Pentax is legacy lens support. Just about every Pentax lens made for the K mount (from around 1976 onwards) will work on their new DSLR bodies. Optically, a lot of these lenses are truly excellent, and can be bought used for pennies on the dollar. The on-board image stabilization, (Canon and Nikon build theirs into the lens instead) means you can benefit from the stabilization while using legacy glass. If you don’t mind doing everything manually (and honestly, if you just want to hammer away in autofocus, a DSLR isn’t the best choice anyway) you can have a very rewarding hobby without spending too much. There is a focus assist feature built into the body, that lights up and chirps when the center of the viewfinder is in focus, so even without autofocus you’re not totally left in the cold. This feature helps a lot with macro work.

Weather sealing is another great feature that you can’t find on other DSLRs in this price range. Keep in mind, that without a weather-sealed lens you’re not getting the full protection, but the extra effort made in build quality is obvious.

I learned to shoot on an old Pentax K1000 (and still use my old lenses now on this new camera), and the basics of what made that camera so great (rugged, reliable, straight-forward to use) are all still kicking in the K-50.


10 Nikon D3300 1533 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR with Auto Focus-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II Zoom Lens 

Nikon D3300 1533 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR with Auto Focus-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f:3.5-5.6G VR II Zoom Lens

10.1 Description

  • 24.2 MP CMOS DX-format sensor
  • 5 frames per second continuous shooting
  • 11 AF points with 3D tracking
  • ISO 100-12800 (expandable to 25600)
  • 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps) HD video (MPEG-4/H.264/MOV).The D3300’s 11-point Autofocus System locks onto your subjects as soon as they enter the frame and stays with them until you catch the shot you want.
  • 3 inch LCD with 921,000 dots

10.2 The best review

This was my anniversary present in October and I am extremely please with this camera! I previously had a Canon advanced point and shoot, and was wanting to delve into the world of DSLR’s, but knew that I didn’t need anything super fancy. This camera allows me to have greater control of my pictures through the manual settings and lenses, but is not too overly complex that I can still pick it up and throw it into auto mode if I want to just take a few snapshots.

The price was at the lower end of the DSLR spectrum, which is nice because, like I said earlier, I am not a professional photographer, just wanted to take better pictures. I like that it came with 2 lenses, so I can play around with closer and long range shots. This camera comes with a rechargeable battery and so far, I have been pleased with the battery life.

We took this camera on vacation with us to Disney World, and I could take it around in the parks for the entire day and still have plenty of battery life left at the end of the day. The case is also very nice, not too bulky, and is a nice, safe place to store my camera when I’m not using it. Overall, I really like this camera!


2 The cameras list

Produce Price


1 Canon EOS Rebel T1i 15.1 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 3-Inch LCD and EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens $259.99 ★★★★☆
2 Canon PowerShot SX50 HS 12MP Digital Camera with 2.8-Inch LCD


3 Nikon D5500 DX-format Digital SLR Body


4 Nikon D3400 w/ AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR


5 Canon EOS 50D DSLR Camera (Body Only)


6 Canon SX40 HS 12.1MP Digital Camera with 35x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch Vari-Angle Wide LCD


7 Nikon D5100 16.2MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 3-Inch Vari-Angle LCD Monitor (Body Only)


8 Canon EOS Rebel T2i DSLR Camera (Body Only) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)


9 Pentax K-50 16MP Digital SLR Camera Kit with DA L 18-55mm WR f3.5-5.6 Lens (Black)


10 Nikon D3300 1533 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR with Auto Focus-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II Zoom Lens