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Old 03-21-2013, 07:05 PM   #11
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Honestly, I would say if you already have a computer, get a camera.

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Old 03-22-2013, 09:14 AM   #13
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iPad is 100% intuitive, while a DSLR camera is not (unless you're already familiar with photography... And not just "point and shoot" type cameras). I have both (iPad for 18 months, Nikon D3100 for 4) and while I could pull the iPad out of the box, charge it, then get to play/work, I am still having to read up on my Nikon because it is NOT intuitive for me. My photos are still mediocre (even on "auto") and I know it'll take loads more practice and time to get better.

I would take the amount of time it'll take you to master the device in to consideration. I would also weigh how many photos will you be taking and would a less expensive "point and shoot" accomplish what you want it to. Ultimately, only you can decide this, but I'd chose an iPad (and I do have a MacBook Pro as well as the iPad... So even with some "duplicity" in function, I wouldn't give up one over the other).
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Re: I can not decide on a gift someone wants to GIVE me ???

To me, if you want the gift only for you, the camera, if you want the whole family to benefit, the iPad. Me personally, I would go for the iPad, there is a lot more flexibility to take pics, video, apps, teaching etc...
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Another vote for a camera. DSLRs are amazing. It takes very little no how to capture really great pictures.
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Another vote for a camera. DSLRs are amazing. It takes very little no how to capture really great pictures.
I agree. I had only ever used point & shoots, but I was able to use my DSLR (Canon Rebel) right out of the box, after charging it! Even with knowing almost NOTHING about it, I was able to take better pictures than with my previous camera.
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Camera. You can get great tablets for $200ish, but not a dslr.
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Camera. You can get great tablets for $200ish, but not a dslr.
This. I would go with the camera. If you really want an iPad you can always check out the apple refurbished section for a deal.

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What a great choice but if you have a computer then go for the camera its a must when you have kids.

Have you looked at the prices? Is there anyway you can get a cheaper tablet & camera for the same amount as your dad intends to spend?
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Honestly, I would say if you already have a computer, get a camera.
I totally agree with this!
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