Beware: Canon’s Newest Beginner-DSLR Won’t Work With Cheap Flashes

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Most DSLRs up to this point have a single metal pin in the hot shoe metal. You can think of this metal pin like a micro USB cable for phones, which ensures you can use your friend’s charger regardless of what type of phone you have.

This metal pin essentially ensures everyone can use any brand of flashes. 

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But, in Canon’s new DSLRs, this pin no longer exists. This prevents major third-party flashes, like the very popular (and cheap!) options from Yongnuo, from being able to talk to your camera.

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We recently wrote about the Nikon D3300, which came out 5 years ago but is still a powerhouse for a beginning DSLR. It helps that it’s priced at just $499.99.

 The Nikon D3300 is equipped with a 24.4-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor. It also has an Expeed 4 processor and can craft 1080p Full HD videos, all while shooting up to 5 frames per second. 

Plus, it has a Guide Mode for beginning photographers which helps you to become acquainted with the camera and photography as a whole.

For more beginning-level DSLR options, check out our article on the best entry-level DSLR cameras of 2019. 

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