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Initial post: Nov 27, 2012 11:17:19 AM PST
BeADIva says:
Is a dslr the best for taking pictures of a baby on the go. I need a camera that takes the picture when i click the button.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2012 11:34:28 AM PST
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yes compared to other option like a P&S/bridge camera. Not all dslr are created equal either. Some have faster AF system and you need the lens too match. The Nikon D3100 D3200, Nikon D5100 16.2MP have a basic AF system. The Nikon D7000 16.2MP DX-Format CMOS Digital SLR with 18-105mm has 39 af point and makes things easier. But if you got good skill you can get shots from the d3100 and d5100 also. Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras and Nikon 50mm f/1.8G AF-S NIKKOR FX Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras would be nice baby lens.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2012 6:21:16 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 27, 2012 6:27:06 PM PST
Neo Lee says:
DSLR is definitely the way to go if you need the fastest focus. Basically, a DSLR has dedicated focus sensors to determine the exact distance your baby from the camera. Using some fancy phase-detection algorithm, the camera will quickly and precisely focus on your baby, that is if there is enough light. A typical compact camera does not have dedicated focus sensors; therefore, it has to rely on slower contrast-based algorithms to focus.

Assuming that you just want a camera to quickly capture your baby, you shouldn't need an expensive semi-professional DSLR. Canon Direct Store has a refurbished Canon Rebel T3 with its kit lens on sale for $352 (Link: ). To get a faster focusing speed, you may want a lens that collects a lot light and that also has a faster focusing motor. Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Standard & Medium Telephoto Lens for Canon SLR Cameras should be the perfect lens for baby photos especially indoor photos.

DSLR has its learning curve. If you have time, you should read a short DSLR book. If not, put your DSLR in P mode and shoot away. Try putting the ISO to Auto if you can. Don't use the internal flash because the light is too harsh for any photo to look good, just turn on all the lights in the room and open the windows to let sunlight in.
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