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Help me by suggesting a proper beginner's camera

I have used Nikon S610 till now..and I do almost a fair job with it..now I want to advance to DSLRs. My budget would be around Indian Rs.50,000 - 60,000(1000$-1200$). My options seem to be Canon EOS550D, Canon EOS600D, Nikon D5100, Nikon D90. I want to practice manual focus. Kindly provide tips for effective photography too.KINDLY SUGGEST. Thank You.

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Comment by Sharif on January 16, 2012 at 3:05am

Go for D5100 - it will cost u around 40 k..but on your budget margin D7000 is an excellent one..

Comment by Daryell Smith on January 14, 2012 at 1:27am

I would recommend the Nikon D5000 - I am using the 3000 currently and plan to upgrade.

Comment by Kinshuk Shrivastava on January 11, 2012 at 9:24am

Thank You

Comment by M. Torres on January 10, 2012 at 12:08pm

I am a beginner and I just got my first DSLR it is a Nikon D5100 I love it very easy to use and great pictures.I use it in Aperture and Shutter Priority modes. Still learning hopefully I will learn Manual Mode one day. You can compare cameras here  http://www.dpreview.com/products/compare/cameras  this is where I went to help my choice.  :D

Comment by CameraClicker on January 10, 2012 at 11:31am

If the price is fairly close, a 600D has a couple of extra feature the 550D does not and otherwise they are the same.  I have a 550D.  If I were purchasing now, I would get the 600D instead.  But, that is me.  I have a collection of Canon lenses and bodies so I would not be looking at Nikon in the dSLR class.

You should hold the cameras you are thinking about.  Look at the buttons, the menus, the weight, the balance, the general feel.  Get the one that speaks to you.

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