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User currently offlineMidEx216 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 651 posts, RR: 4
Posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4777 times:

My camera recently went out commission, and I'm looking for a DSLR to replace it. I don't have the money to get the crème de la crème, but I'm looking for something good quality. Better than the 5.0 mp that I have. Canon preferred, but whatever could get me the most bang for my buck. Thanks.

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User currently offlineLAXspotter From India, joined Jan 2007, 3650 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4767 times:

Canon EOS 300
Canon EOS 350

400-580 dollars. If youre going to buy a Telephoto lens, but with the intent of saving money, Sigma.



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User currently offlineEadster From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2216 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4748 times:

Nikon D40 is under $1000 AU here and that is fairly good pricing. 6MP in the D40.

There's also Pentax K100D and K10D (which I have), 10.2 MP, Inbuilt shake resistance , which is reasonably priced. Mine was around $1350 AU with a lens.

Sigma make a fair amount of their lenses to suit.


User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3305 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4736 times:
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Look at the Olympus Evolt series as well. Less of a lens selection, but very high quality build, great price, and the kit lenses (the zoom one as well) are very, very good. I have a 90% acceptance ratio with it.

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User currently offlineMidEx216 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 651 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4694 times:

I've heard good things about the Canon 300 and 350, but I can't find them anymore. Though, the Rebel XT seems to lie right in that area. Sigma was hard to find information about, but what I did find was out of my price range. 6mp from the Nikon and Pentax are a bit lower than what I'm looking for. Olympus Evolt looks very nice, and right in the right price range.

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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9633 posts, RR: 68
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4683 times:
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There is no such thing as a Canon 300 and 350 in the US. Those are european and asian marketing names.

In the US they are known as the Digital Rebel XT (Canon 350) and Digital Rebel (Canon 300).


User currently offlineMidEx216 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 651 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4672 times:

Hmm. I've heard good things about the Canon 300 and 350, but I can't find them anymore. Sigma was hard to find

Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 5):
There is no such thing as a Canon 300 and 350 in the US. Those are european and asian marketing names.

Ahh, that explains why I've had such a hard time finding them.



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User currently offlineMonteycarlos From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2107 posts, RR: 28
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4581 times:

Quoting Eadster (Reply 2):
Nikon D40 is under $1000 AU here and that is fairly good pricing. 6MP in the D40.

Had a hard time justifying this camera. At that price, for 6mp, it just isn't a viable option given its the same price as an evenly matched 350D. Although I realise its a Canon, thus cheaper, it still doesn't justify the price. I'd save the extra couple of hundred and look at the D80 if I were a Nikon man.



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User currently offlineSluger020889 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 456 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4555 times:

Quoting Monteycarlos (Reply 7):
Had a hard time justifying this camera.

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IMO the new D40X with 10.2 mega pixels should have been the original D40, I never saw what Nikon was going for with that one.



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User currently offlinePhilb From Ireland, joined May 1999, 2915 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4537 times:

Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 1):
Canon EOS 350

400-580 dollars. If youre going to buy a Telephoto lens, but with the intent of saving money, Sigma.

The latest Canon is known as the 400 in Europe. If you are buying a Sigma lense, the 70-300 mm equivalent f4 - f5.6 DG is reasonably priced but, be aware, that this tends to be soft at full zoom and its autofocus is slow. Fine for airliners on the ground or short finals, not so good for fast jets.


User currently offlineN405MX From Mexico, joined May 2004, 1378 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4471 times:

Quoting Philb (Reply 9):
Fine for airliners on the ground or short finals, not so good for fast jets.

Good point to consider.

Here in México the latest canon is the Rebel XTi, think in Europe is the 400D, not so sure, right now my local dealer has a good offer with the Rebel, but for $120 less they are also ofering the Sony alpha 100K; but i´m not so sure.

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