Why you should never ask me which DSLR to buy.
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You see a lot of questions about which DSLR to buy, and comments from those trying to help people. Here is by far the best answer I can come up with.
You might get a camera similar to your friends or family’s so you can work together and help each other.
You might consider that the more you spend the more complex and generally heavier, the camera.
Does the camera and its controls fit comfortably in your hands. Comfortable fit is not ergonomics, although that is certainly an issue. The important question is can you reach the dials and buttons you need to?
You also need to know whether the brand you choose has sufficient options for growth.
Brand X makes the best macro and birding lenses, but if you find it hard to hold and difficult to control than it’s probable that the disadvantages outweigh the advantages.
So there you have it – what your friends own, the cost, the weight, the feel, the ease of use, all are personal questions someone else cannot answer for you. Weigh any advice you’re given, bearing in the mind that is it very likely others advising you have their own preferences (oh and the local camera store has incentives to sell one camera over another too, if only because the vendor himself is a fan of one brand or another).