Basically I want some sort of starter type dslr, and from the research I've done so far I think I would either want the canon t3i, or nikon d3300, but I'm open to new suggestions. I also don't know how much of a price reduction there is for used cameras, but I think it's a good idea to buy used. Again input is more than welcome
1) What is your budget? How much money can you spend right away, and do you think you can get more money to invest in the future?
I want to keep it under $400, I will pay up to $450 though if it makes sense. I will be able to invest more money in the future, not exactly sure how much though. less than $200 I would assume.
2) What experience do you already have with cameras? Have you ever even used one before? Have you helped your friend out with his camera? Have you owned your own?
In terms of photography, I've taken the photo1 class (we worked with dslr) at my school so I know basic techniques (aperture, shutter speed, composition). I've used a mix of camera's, mainly my friends t5i and mom's canon powershot. In terms of film, I don't know as much. I've looked at tutorial videos and such online and experimented with both previously listed cameras. I want to learn more though.
3) What gear, if any, do you currently have? (tripod, old camera lenses, mics, etc)
A tripod, and many sd cards.
I want to get a mic and stabilizer.
4) What are you planning to shoot and how do you want to use your camera? Are you going to use this with the sole purpose of shooting skiing? or do you think you might try other stuff as well (movies, documentaries, short films, etc)
I will mainly use it for skiing, probably 50/50 filming and taking pictures. I will do other photography besides stop action, but all of my filming will most likely involve movement.
5) Do you want a camera that you can hand to your friends, that could or could not have film experience, and let them shoot you? or will you be doing all the filming?
It will most likely be only me.
6) When filming skiing, how do you tend to shoot? (follow cams, leave it on record on a tripod and hike, film from a tripod, etc)
I want to try to use both a tripod and stabilizer at some point.
7) What computer do you currently have/use to edit (if not currently editing, what would you most likely use)? If you can provide specifics, such as hard drive space, RAM, processor size, that would be great.
I right now have an hp envy m6, but am getting a better computer for college.
7) What program do you currently edit on? How familiar are you with it (1- just learning; 10- I can make tutorials and know the keyboard layout)
I know nothing about editing. I think I have cyberlink media suite or something like that on my computer? I'm decently well versed in computer science and technology in general, so I think I can figure it out. I also have friends who can edit. Suggestions for software are welcome.