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Got a bit of a dilemma, Chandler mentioned that he would like a camera for Christmas. Do I start him out with Canon or Nikon? Full frame or crop? Seems that a kit of some sort makes sense. Not a lot of beginners cut their teeth on 1DX's and D810's, but he's not a lot of beginners I don't want to over do it, but I want him to have enough of his own gear that he can get familiar and shoot stuff if my gear isn't an arms length away. I'm thinking a Rebel of some sort, or...Show more →
As you're looking at switching over to Nikon (or are you?) I would go down the Nikon road personally, in a crop body the D5300 is quite decent, well reviewed, packs a decent punch. The D7xxx line is due for a refresh which just doesn't seem to be coming.
They've been pairing the higher level crop bodies up with the 18-140 VR around these parts...not sure if that's what they're doing down there as well.
If you wanted to go to full frame something like a D610 has a smaller form factor, and still gets the 24.3 mp sensor.