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I have been using this Camera for more than a year. Its good but....
28 November 2017
I bought this camera in September 2016 and been using it for more than a year. Following are some useful points for those who are really interested in photography:
1. Excellent battery life
2. Super fast focusing
3. Weather-sealed body gives you confidence to shoot during rains and wet conditions.
4. Great choice of lenses(any Canon camera would have this advantage)
5. Excellent from-camera JPEG images(which most Nikon users feel is a disadvantage for them and often prefer post-processing)
6. Good shutter speed
7. Amazing live-view for shooting and focusing( This is where it does better than Nikon cameras. Video mode has Dual-pixel CMOS technology for focusing. So gives you cinematic effect)
8. Touch-screen gives you better control during focusing if you are using Live-view(for both stills and videos) and also helps you to navigate through menus and images faster and review the images in a faster way
9. Kit lens has good zoom range of 18-135 mm (which most of the other same priced also provide)
10. Inclusion of time-lapse feature is boon for many enthusiasts and travel photographers
11. Full articulated screen has helped me many times during hand-held shots of macros, landscapes and portraits.
1. Poor low-light performance compared to other same priced DSLRs
2. Kit lens zoom range is good but unlike other Canon cameras you don't get kit lens with zoom upto 250mm. This is a disadvantage for wildlife/bird photographers.
3. Dynamic range is poor. Lots of details lost when shooting images with bright highlights and dark shadows.Although camera has in-build HDR mode, the quality and sharpness of the image is very poor. My Nikon 5500 performs much better. It has good Dxo Mark rating for HDR
4. Image quality detirorates rapidly after ISO2500. This is where Nikon D5500 performs much better.
5. RAW Image quality is poor compared to my Nikon D5500 and lesser details
1. For first time DSLR buyers:
-Well I feel this is too expensive buy for first-time buyers. Most of the first time buyers often end up giving their interest in photography and their cameras soon end up in OLX or Quickr with hardly being used. So I suggest buying less expensive DSLRs or buying Nikon cameras if you dont need touch-screen and twivel-screen or don't shoot live-view.
2. For those who are upgrading:
There are two categories here. Upgrading since they already Canon Lens and those upgrading from beginner to enthusiasts without any preference of brand. For those upgrading from Canon and if you already have good canon lenses, this is the right option. For those who don't mind the brand, I would suggest Nikon D7200 but again if you are doing lot of video and using screen for shooting and want flexibility to review images like the way you do with your smartphones, this is good option