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My 10 yr old has shown an interest in photography and I have agreed to get him his own camera. I used to have a t3i that he has used, but sold that not too long ago. He's also used my NEX gear, but said the he'd like a DSLR. I'll be buying used and would like to get him a Canon so he can use my lenses (when I let him). I'm struggling, however, with what to get, especially with used XXD bodies going so cheaply now. He may prefer (for now) the smaller rebel body, and might like the video capability of the newer rebels if I can find one in my price bracket.

I'd be interested in hearing what others considering this have done. Thanks




Feb 07, 2013 at 09:54 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Camera for 10 yr old


The XSI is small and light weight. If broken or lost you won't lose a lot and yet it has all the features he needs to learn, produces very nice pictures and gives room for him to grow in knowledge. Any of the early Rebels would be a good choice.

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Feb 07, 2013 at 10:01 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Camera for 10 yr old


40D is a bargain now and has good IQ and focus



Feb 07, 2013 at 10:05 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Camera for 10 yr old


I'd stick with an earlier Rebel, these are also pretty cheap if you buy used, and they are small and light, and you're more likely to find video capability in your price bracket

I think the XXD bodies are too big and heavy for a 10yo (but if he gets a chance to handle one he might decide he likes it). If you want video capability you'll need the 60D (I don't think the 50D has video). I've never needed video, but that's just me.



Feb 07, 2013 at 10:25 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Camera for 10 yr old


i also like the rebel series for the hands of a 10y/o. I'd recommend one with video and live view so he can learn how to use those features over time. That's why i recommend the t1i


Feb 07, 2013 at 10:29 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Camera for 10 yr old


1dx, then you get to show him/her how to use it!

dorian



Feb 07, 2013 at 10:32 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Camera for 10 yr old



Dorian, I want to mentor my son in his exploration of photography, not to get divorced...



Feb 07, 2013 at 10:45 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Camera for 10 yr old


I vote for the t2i. Great little camera, much better sensor and video implementation than the t1i.


Feb 07, 2013 at 11:37 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Camera for 10 yr old


T4i with 18-135 STM, add the 40 f2.8 pancake...maybe the 270ex II flash and grip for xmas.
Why, the T4i has a touch screen like his phone/tablet, the 40mm is for you
Jerry



Feb 07, 2013 at 11:46 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Camera for 10 yr old


what is your current gear? are you shooting crop or full frame? if you are shooting full frame, get on one of the deal from ebay, t4i, 18-55, 55-250 fro 699 I think. If you already have cropped camera and lenses, then get a t2i for around 300. the new prices bundled with lenses are so cheap now though that its worth consideration


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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Camera for 10 yr old


I've got a nice kit, including a 5d2, 7d and a full complement of compatible lenses. I'd prefer not to go through the hassle of selling off extra lenses to cut costs or to worry that he's destroy a $500 camera (though it's unlikely).


Feb 08, 2013 at 01:48 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Camera for 10 yr old


Kids can be rough on gear I suggest 1Dx .


Feb 08, 2013 at 01:56 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Camera for 10 yr old


T3i or a T4i.
My 9 yr old uses the T2i/T4i. Here is some of his work

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1179020/0?keyword=9,yr,old#11239202



Feb 08, 2013 at 02:21 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Camera for 10 yr old


I gave my old XT to my 10 year old. He just got a mint EF 35-70 to go along with it.


Feb 08, 2013 at 02:33 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Camera for 10 yr old


t1i. T2i if you can find a great deal. Video for a 10 year old is going to be a fairly cool addition. If he has 0 interest in video, the xsi is a great camera too. 10 year old hands don't need a 30 or 40d.


Feb 08, 2013 at 02:35 AM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Camera for 10 yr old


lucas lumiere wrote:
I vote for the t2i. Great little camera, much better sensor and video implementation than the t1i.


+1



Feb 08, 2013 at 02:36 AM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Camera for 10 yr old


I'm also going to put a vote in for a t2i. Great camera that is small, light, and has great image quality.


Feb 08, 2013 at 02:41 AM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Camera for 10 yr old


For a 10 year that is starting to show interest in photography i would buy the lowest priced of those options. He/you can always upgraade it in a couple of years if still haviing this interst.


Feb 08, 2013 at 02:44 AM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Camera for 10 yr old



Thanks for the thoughts, they helped me in my decision. As much as I leaned towards a used 40d (which was my camera of choice for years), I think a smaller body will suit him better, so I just picked up a t1i off buy/sell... I would have gone even cheaper, but I think he will appreciate the video option.



Feb 08, 2013 at 03:40 AM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Camera for 10 yr old


svassh wrote:
+1

+1



Feb 08, 2013 at 03:48 AM
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