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Nikon D810?

Howdy All,

We have had another addition to family and I really want to get a DSLR to capture all the fun times (and take some amazing and artisitc shots of the car).

I am the type of person who goes all out. I don't mind spending for good quality but i also don't want to be wasteful.

I have done a lot of research and have been stuck on getting the Nikon D810. This will be my first DSLR.

I know you guys are passionate about photography so i will lean on your expertise.

Is this overkill also looked at 5d III, D7100, soon to be D9X00. Thoughts?
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It depends on what you shoot, how portable you want to be, and your post-processing workflow. 36 MP is a lot on a camera, and unless you need to crop a lot (and often) I wouldn't get one.

If I were you, I would go to your local camera shop and try out some Canons and Nikons and see which ergonomically feels good in your hands. Which features must you have, and which features are optional? Also, depending on what you're shooting, Canon or Nikon may have the better set of lenses for your needs.
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the d810 is on the pro side of the scale in the DSLR world. I have a d800 and im happy i didn't start with it. its a lot of camera with a lot of options. Takes wonderful photos theres no denying that. but there is no real "auto" function, so if you have never owned a DSLR idk if the D810 is a good starting off point to learn with. there are many other options that are more friendly to those who are learning. i started w a point and shoot, then D80, D300s (still have an has 250k shutters) and now the D800 w about 40k shutters
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Whoa a D810 for a first time DSLR user? I wouldn't recommend it. It's a pro level camera with a steep learning curve.

If your heart is set on a full frame camera, I'd recommend a D610 or Canon's equivalent. Camera technology evolves so fast and becomes obsolete relatively quickly. It's the lenses that are the true investment and should last you many years so I would spend less on the camera body and invest more in good lenses. A great camera body is only as good as its lens (and its user).

Another good resource is dpreview.com - check out the user forums. Word of warning: set aside some time as there's a massive amount of information there!
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yakuza70 sounds like sound advice. I will head to the store this week and see how it goes.
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Can't Go Wrong With Nikon D810

If you have the money to spend and a computer fast and big enough to handle the files then why not. I'm a professional photographer, and I just picked up this camera last week. It's an amazing camera. Lots of feature, but if you spend enough time reading and playing with it, I'm sure you can get amazing results. Great IQ, focusing, and color rendition. So many great features. KenRockwell did an indepth review on it. Look in youtube and you will find some reviews as well. Check out my facebook page and you will see some of my work with Nikon D4 & Nikon D810.

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nice photos Kevin!
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