My wife's aunt bought a T3i with a Canon 55-250 EF-S lens about 6 months ago for shooting her son's soccer games. She came to me originally with a price range and I pointed her in that direction. Not the perfect combo for sports photography, but the best I thought in her budget.
She came to me yesterday saying her friend was taking "better looking shots" with a Samsung NX300 and she was considering switching. She said she liked the compactness of the Samsung and the wifi.
I wasn't really sure how to react and told her I'd get back to her. I know she is shooting in sport mode for the games and isn't doing any pp. Probably using ai. I haven't see any of her shots or her friends.
So I was going to see what you guys thought. I was thinking of giving her some tips on manually adjusting her exposure/iso/aperature for sharper images, I have no idea how good the sports mode is at juggling the settings. I'm guessing the T3i should produce better pictures but may require more work to do so. A quick glance online and I see that Samsung does make an NX telephoto lens. I have no clue about Samsung cameras/lenses. Maybe they're more idiot proof, which may work better for her.
I realize she will not being getting professional quality shots with either setup. But I'd like to advise her as best I can. Thoughts?