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Is this camera good if I want to take nature shots? Will be used for hiking and backpacking(longer battery life needed).
I've been reading reviews and guides and I'm clueless. I would love to get a quality camera, but am hesitant to buy because I know so little. Other recommendations are welcome. Thanks so much!
I am getting ready to start photography, Ive been experimenting with friends/families gear for a bit and I have been looking at this deal :[link]
However, it looks like the lense that comes in the two lenses version of this deal for 100 bucks more is actually almost 400 dollars by itself. Would it be a good idea to just pick it up now for the extra 100?
You need a fast prime lens for selective focus and low light as well as a stepper-motor kit lens for videography and general work. A Sony a6000 with those lenses would not be easy to find anywhere near your budget. Otherwise a good choice. A good alternative would be the Nikon D3400 bundled with the AF-P kit lens (=silent focusing during video), which is on a fire sale now for $400, and then shop for a used Nikon 35mm f1.8G DX prime lens when you have a bit more cash ($150 or less). That combo would give you both 1080/60 and great low-light performance. Pass on Canons. The Canon T5i on up would be better for video (better focusing tech), but any Canon in your price range will be a much worse performer in low light. The Sony sensors in the Nikons are simply much better.
I don't think a point and shoot will do too well with indoors and low light, at least not for fast moving things like pets.
Have you considered a DSLR like the Nikon D3400? It has a larger sensor with much better high ISO performance, more suited for indoor stuff.
You could later on pair it up with a 35mm f/1.8 lens and you'd have a pretty good setup for low light indoor photos.
It was at $400 and went up to $446 currently with the kit lens:
I'm sure the price will fall again. Looks like prices are going up either for the holiday season or because they're finally discontinuing it in favor of the D3500.
What were you waiting for?