@thejustache I have a somewhat old Canon Rebel T5i. (I bought it at Sears back when they had cameras, that’s how old)
Full manual controls are definitely crucial and it’s better than the also old camcorder I have, but I must say the resolution has always been disappointing. Plenty of MP but the images just aren’t that sharp even in 1080p video, seemingly no matter what lens I’ve tried.
@essextee Screw-on macro lens is the only accessory I have for my D5200, but overall I really like it. I love walking around in our yard trying to take photos of small animals that people normally ignore.
It makes me strangely happy to think about how in ten years or so, COFL will be a grizzled overland badass leading bigger and crazier trips, rescuing new drivers left and right, and exploring even further afield.