Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty (Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area)

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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Oh My... that seems like a great deal Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers .  I have the  Rebel T2i and paid just under $1,000 at Costco, which was a good deal at the time.  But, that's been several years ago and I know prices have changed.  Stil, with all the accessories, it sounds great.  I have been very happy with Rebel.

FYI:  Costco currently has a Rebel T6 bundle for $449, but not with the same accessory package.

Dec 22, 2016 07:41 AM
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Tony & Suzanne - You might want to take a look at the Canon Powershot SX-50 - it's not a true SLR (no mirror), but it does have an optical zoom to 1200 mm!, with image stabilization, is easy to use, takes video and has a ton of useful features. The photo quality is excellent, and it you ever shoot wildlife, the zoom will get you pictures you can't afford on a true DSLR. I recommended it to Gayle Ric-Boxman and Debbie Laity and they both love it.

Dec 22, 2016 12:33 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Estate Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I am not the one to ask about a "sophisticated" or higher end camera. I prefer the highest end point and shoot.  I hope you get the data you are looking for. 

Dec 22, 2016 07:56 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I think that is a great decision.  I have been toying with pulling the triger on this one for weeks. If you have not already done so check out some videos on youtube.

Dec 22, 2016 07:47 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Seems like a good deal. I have a Rebel T5 and am pretty happy. Still learning all the features.

Dec 22, 2016 07:21 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

My thoughts on cameras are that if it does not fit comfortably into my pocket it will not get used.

Dec 22, 2016 05:10 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

ask Roy Kelley for his opinion....

Dec 22, 2016 12:06 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Less money and more stuffs?  Sounds great!  I don't have any experience with DSLRs, but my friend who is into photography swears by them.

Dec 22, 2016 11:56 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers My last Canon camera was a 35mm. In my opinion, it is a good deal for the money. I've heard good things about the Canon EOS Rebel.

Dec 22, 2016 10:55 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This looks like a lot of equipment for the price. 

Do consider the weight of carrying all of this stuff and where you will keep it in your vehicle. 

I use a lighter weight camera with a single zoom lens. Canon PowerShot G11, now an older model.


Canon PowerShot G11 10MP Digital Camera with 5x Wide Angle Optical Stabilized Zoom and 2.8-inch articulating LCD $299 on Amazon

Dec 22, 2016 10:02 AM
Toronto, ON

It would depend on what type of photography you intend to take.  Different types of photography requires the appropriate type of equipment.

Dec 22, 2016 10:02 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I'd say Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 gave a really answer to your question.

Dec 22, 2016 09:31 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Sounds good. Have a Canon my wife bought years ago and still works for us!

Dec 22, 2016 09:22 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

The better half got the deal last year and even I (steal) it now and then!

Dec 22, 2016 08:28 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

It is a good deal. However, it is only a good deal based on your intent.

Since you will not be using this camera in your business, that suggests the use will be based on impulse. This ensemble is WAYYYYYY to cumbersome for impulse use. It's a throwback to 1980 when the auditorium was filled 'borg-like' fathers recording their child on stage.

Most of the accessories are never going to be used. especially the tabletop tri-pod.

I can not tell if the wide angle is 18mm or 58mm. The latter useless as a wide angle.

Now, if the intent is to start an 'on-line' retail business and the purpose of this purchase is the create images of what's for sale, that 'could' work. However, as in all photography, illumination will prove to be the Achilles heel.

My recommendation:

Find a multi-format camera with primary intent to be video. (the rebel you identified works) Accessories are: Floor mounted heavy duty tri-pod, 3 led illumination panels, wireless microphone system. An inexpensive post production software package and you will be ready to rock the world.

Again, if the purpose is spontaneous picture taking, go with a smaller, more portable camera.

I use a big camera like the rebel, simply because the display is big enough for me to read AND because actuating the 'shutter' on a small, lightweight camera creates movement and destroys image quality when tri-pod is not used.

Let me assure you, if such a suite of camera tools were under the tree with my name on it, I would do the happy dance, then complete the set with what will be needed. And at 469 including shipping, the value is present.


Dec 22, 2016 08:11 AM
Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

I am not sure I understand yiur question. If you use a professional photographer then why buy a new camera? 

Dec 22, 2016 08:04 AM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

That's a sweet package - I have no xp with it, but grats and good luck with it

Dec 22, 2016 07:54 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I have owned both Cannon and Nikon and prefer Nikon...

Dec 22, 2016 10:09 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Don't  you wish you could test it out for a while. In tennis, we get to "demo" rackets before purchasing.

Dec 22, 2016 07:29 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

That was my 3rd choice.  I went with a Nikon D5100.   I just liked what I read about it more

Dec 22, 2016 07:16 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Camera sounds good.  Price sounds to good to be true.

Dec 22, 2016 05:34 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I always check the prices on 42nd St. Photo.  It's hard to beat their prices.

Dec 22, 2016 05:19 PM
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

It sounds like a great deal. I am currently checking out NikonD7200, but might switch over to Canon. 

Waiting to see Roy Kelley 's answer.

Dec 22, 2016 09:23 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I think they weigh a ton.  I rarely use my big Nikon unless I need one of the fancy lenses.

Dec 22, 2016 09:20 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Sounds like a great buy!  I think I'll go and check it out!

Dec 22, 2016 08:23 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good luck.

Dec 22, 2016 08:06 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I use Nikon so I would be the last person to give you advice about Canon.

The lens choice is not optimum for real estate use. Get a 12-24. I would also price out each item separately to see how good of a deal you are really getting. I use a commercial flash unit sine the OEM flash units tend to overheat and not illuminate a room properly with a great deal of vignetting as a result

Dec 23, 2016 08:06 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
Avant Garde Residential Management Services - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

do it

Dec 23, 2016 06:59 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Since I don't own a camera and know nothing about them, I can't help you here. This is all Greek to me!

Dec 23, 2016 04:52 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Holy guacamole - that's a sweet deal!  Have you held the camera before in a camera store locally?  Some are just not as 'comfortable' in the hand as you expect them to be.  Good luck and let us know if you get it and what you think of it!

Dec 22, 2016 08:11 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Looks like you have plenty of great advice

Dec 22, 2016 08:04 PM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

I was looking at this one:

seems a touch cheaper, yet very similar.

Dec 22, 2016 04:11 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers - I love Canon rebel - I have i5!

Dec 22, 2016 03:37 PM
Sean Casey
Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate - Newark, DE
Greenville, Hockessin, Newark & Bear Homes

I love my canon, but you probably won't use a lot of those accessories.  Still, it definitely looks like a good deal on a Canon T6.

Dec 22, 2016 01:44 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

I have purchased Cannon cameras since early 2000's - started with the 20D - 40D and now the 5 D.  

You specifically said you use a Pro for listings.  I personally like a full frame camera like the 5D Mark series.  But it is heavy and more expensive.  My husband shoots my listing pics with that camera.  I help him with the shoot. 

The Rebel is a very popular model and with the bundle - how can you go wrong?  I bought a GX 3 because it is great for traveling.  

Dec 22, 2016 01:32 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Sounds good to me. Canon and Nikon are my go to brands.

Dec 24, 2016 11:53 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sounds like some choices, and let us know which you decide on.

Dec 24, 2016 10:44 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I scrolled down to see if Dick Greenberg had posted anything here. He did recommend the Canon SX50, and it's one of the best purchases I've made. I really enjoy this camera. It's very easy to use, too. The pictures come out great. I think I got the camera, bag, memory card, extra battery and two chargers for just under $300. I also got a tabletop tripod with that package. 

Dec 23, 2016 04:31 PM