MidEx216 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 655 posts, RR: 3 Posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 5258 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.
ANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3328 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 5217 times:
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.
www.stellaryear.com: Canon EOS 50D, Canon EOS 5DMkII, Sigma 50mm 1.4, Canon 24-70 2.8L II, Canon 100mm 2.8L, Canon 100-4
MidEx216 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 655 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 5175 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.
Monteycarlos From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2107 posts, RR: 27
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5062 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.
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.
N405MX From Mexico, joined May 2004, 1378 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4952 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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