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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.
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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.
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 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?
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!
Nikon D3400 with a 18-55 kit lens. Really decent for the very entry level photography [link]
The Nikon D3400 for $500 (I wouldn't suggest getting the bundle with the 70-300 as that isn't the stabilized version) would probably suit you just fine; it's quite a jump up in image quality over the D40. Essentially the D3400 is just the newest version of their entry-level DSLR, akin to what the D40 was. However, and it's not just the D3400, Nikon's WiFi system isn't all that reliable or easy to use, sadly.
Here's a tutorial on the D3400, including how the WiFi system works. Check out the description for bookmarks in the video.
EDIT: IGNORE ABOVE INFORMATION, D3400 DOES NOT HAVE WIFI
I thought the D3400 had WiFi because it has Snapbridge, but it's only Bluetooth. You'd need to move up a model to the D5600 for $650, body only, to get WiFi with Snapbridge. A few older models also have WiFi, but with an older app.
Here is a tutorial on the D5600 as well.
I've been looking to buy a new one. It has great reviews and it Nikon (IMO) is a solid brand.
Well, there are three cameras I am looking at
They all look about the same, but are each $100 more than the other. I'm just wondering if the $700 is actually worth it over the $500 one. Right now I am using an older point and shoot.
This is what I'll be using the camera for, day light shots of costume stuff I make and sale, low light rave pictures of the tails, and my bunny. Examples [link] [link] [link]
If you're looking to buy new, you can take long exposure photos with any entry level DSLR. The Nikon D3400 or Canon EOS Rebel T6 are both great starting points (I pesonally like the Nikon a bit more). They usually run $450 - $600 dollars depending on the lenses they come with. They both have good ISO ranges (ISO is the sensitivity of the sensor to light) which means you would be able to take long exposures of things like stars or see detail in very dark places.
If those are out of your price range than I would look at used DSLR's like the Nikon D3300 or D3200. They aren't gonna handle low light quite as well as the newer cameras, and high ISO images will be noisier, but they will still easily take long exposures. And really any DSLR made in the last 8 years will be able to take long exposures. If you are trying to take long exposures of things like car trails one of those would work fine. If you are trying to take photos of things like stars I would try to get a newer DSLR.