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I am planning to buy a DSLR. The range would be somewhere around 30-40k. I really like Canon 660d but I am confused. Somebody is suggesting me to buy Sony A37. I am a beginner, and I don't want to make a wrong choice. Help me out?

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Hey Dakshyani

I'm really sorry for the late reply, but the festive season was too hectic and thus the delay.

The Canon 550D (you mentioned 660D) is an amazing camera and i would wholeheartedly suggest the same as well. In case the choice is between the Canon & Sony, the Sony would have an edge in terms of the following features:

1. Higher Continuous Shoot (7 FPS vs 3 FPS)
2. Better Low Light Performance (ISO 16000 vs ISO 6400)
3. All Lenses Stabilized, thus lesser cost (In Body Stabilization vs Lens based)
4. Faster focus during Live View for Stills/Video & no AF during video in Canon (Phase Detection       vs Contrast Detection)
5. Focus Peaking during Manual Focus for both Stills & Videos. The camera will highlight the area in focus in your choice of colour.

There are several more advancements in the Sony, owing to the SLT Technology, making it a better future ready product. As a beginner, the Sony would help you learn faster and understand the concepts of photography easily. The lower cost of lenses and stabilization in all the lenses would also be big factor.

Please feel free to get in touch in case of any further queries.

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Vipin

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I can answer all questions related to buying/choosing a Digital Camera, SLR Camera, Lenses etc. I will help you choose the best product with a holistic approach, keeping in mind your requirement and budget.

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I own 4 Retail showrooms in NOIDA & Delhi, where we deal in Smart Phones, Digital Cameras, D-SLRs & accessories. We have been in the business for over 16 years now. I have gained my knowledge over a period of time by using and comparing the Cameras first hand and understanding the intricacies involved by testing them myself. I have been conducting personal training sessions for my DSLR customers and otherwise, at a cost. I have written an article in the newspaper on 'How to buy a Digital Camera' (vipin-joshi.blogspot.com)and have been interviewed on a news channel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmN7WsmKgSE)

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JOSHI SONS 232, IInd Floor, The Great India Place, Sector-38-A, NOIDA Ph: 0120 4312711, 09811900477 F-8, Ist Floor, Savitri Market, Sector-18, NOIDA Ph: 0120 4312700, 09811900400 G-32, Savitri Market, Sector-18, NOIDA Ph: 0120 4312700, 09811520880 183, New Lajpat Rai Market, Delhi-110006 Ph: 011 23269866, 9811900477

Publications
Dainik Jagran, City Plus (October 15 - October 21, 2011). Posted on vipin-joshi.blogspot.com Video of my GIP showroom coverage with my expert comments on How to choose the right camera (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmN7WsmKgSE)

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I completed my schooling from Delhi Public School (NOIDA), Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Delhi University and PGDBA (MBA) from Symbiosis, Pune.

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Canon Privileged Partner SONY Alpha Flagship Store Exclusive Nikon Showroom Nikon DSLR Zone Olympus Zone Fujifilm Priority Partner

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NTPC, ONGC, Indian Oil Corporation, Meinhardt Singapore Pte Ltd, Indian Army, Precision Pipes (PPAP), Russian Embassy, NDTV, Zee News, HCL, naukri.com, Technip, NDTV, AAj Tak and several others.

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