To learn photography you can start with any camera. Even the smartphone camera can be used to learn composition, framing and perspectives.
But if you want to take photography as a pro or serious hobby, start with any camera with manual ISO, aperture and shutter speed, settings.
And once you decide to go with DSLR, any camera that you can afford is the best camera. You can also go with Canon 1100 or Nikon 3100, if that’s what you can afford. Use the basic kit lens initially as long as you learn, then upgrade the lenses.
Once you now what you want to shoot, you can decide on a camera. Part of choosing a camera, you’re also looking at the particular options of the lens. Many people choose Canon or Nikon because they have a wide variety of lenses. Sony,too. In my opinion, Canon has the best lenses in general. The Nikon lenses are best suited for third-party lenses. Remember, finding a niche and knowing what you are about to shoot will help you decide which camera and lenses to use.
On the subject of lenses, I think good lenses and lighting are more important choices than asking which camera to start. Good lenses and good lights will last a long time because the technology does not change drastically. However, the camera technology changes so quickly that deciding which camera to buy should not be a major decision until you develop your style and can afford one of the best and most valuable options.
Here is the order of thought when you start:
First, decide what you like to shoot. Look at all your photos and photos online and in magazines. Restrict your attention to a niche, and then to a sub-niche if possible.
Second: Find out which combination of camera and lens will work best for your sub niche. Choose a good lens or two, such as a 35mm f 1.8 or 50mm f 1.8, or an F 2.8 of 24-70mm or 24-105 F4.
Third: Decide if you need artificial light or if you prefer to use natural light. If you need artificial light, buy a good flasher or a monolight.
Fourth, choose a camera with the money you left. Do not go bankrupt or in debt to buy the best camera possible. Remember, you must have spent most of your money on good lenses, and a light or two (if needed), and then buy the camera.
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D + EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM-The best DSLR right now, with the beginner’s focus, but a lot of space for growth
Type: DSLR | Sensor: APS-C | Megapixel: 24.2 MP | Bayonet: Canon EF-S | Screen: 3-inch pin, touch screen, 1,040,000 dots | Maximum blast speed: 5fps | Maximum video resolution: 1080p (Full HD) | User level: Beginner
Guided screen options
Swivel Touch Screen
Max Iris Lens Kit F/4 only
The AF system has only nine points