When buying a DSLR, does the camera model really matter? Or do the lenses determine the picture quality?

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  • When buying a DSLR, does the camera model really matter? Or do the lenses determine the picture quality?


Answer #1 | 22/12 2013 12:16
If you can afford the latest camera then you will gain the benefits of any advances in software that have been introduced. Better video, touch-screen, higher ISO potential etc. However if getting a less expensive camera means you can afford a better lens then your image quality will have a chance of being better. Also, you can learn how to help the older camera to get better results; this will probably be where the software on the new model has automated the process.
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Answer #2 | 22/12 2013 18:43
When buying a dSLR, brand depends on loyalty. If you have no brand affinity yet, you will most likely will be persuaded by aggressive salesmanship. That is if you don't know what you're doing. What model exactly you will get depends mostly on your budget. Features usually go with price. The better the price, the more features to yearn for. If you know exactly what you are doing, you will be able to handle the most difficult dSLR's - the entry-level models. Lens again is a matter of budget. If you know exactly what you are doing and you don't have the money (like moi), you will survive (even professionally like me) with just the 18-55mm kit lens. If you have more to splurge on, you either get what you hear works best or if you know what you're doing, pick the right lenses for the job at hand. Picture quality depends mostly on user skill. The camera and lenses are only tools. Better cameras and lenses only make the job easier if you know exactly what you are doing although hardened pros will swear by their lenses.
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Answer #3 | 09/01 2014 15:55
DSLR does matter but not as much as the lens and the person behind the camera. So if its your first camera than go for Canon T3i you wont regret.
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