B747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17538 posts, RR: 10 Posted (6 years 12 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 6315 times:
I really want to buy a new camera for daily use, but mostly for aviation. I have currently Canon Power Shot A530 (yeah, I know, it sucks) but I want a new one, so I need advices from you guys. I am looking for a camera that costs at most $300, but most grateful for a good camera around $200. I know that you cant get the best camera out there for $300-200, but what is the best you can get for that price range? I am looking for something that is good for spotting and that is easy to handle. And is it the best time to buy a new camera now or should I wait for another month or two?
Hernan From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 93 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 12 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6227 times:
A higher zoom Canon with IS will do it and keep you within budget, check out the S5 IS or G9, you'll have aperture and shutter controls that will prepare you for your first DSLR,(I just got mine) but my carry everywhere cameras are the A720 IS or the S2 IS, good luck!
Par13del From Bahamas, joined Dec 2005, 8597 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (6 years 12 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 6182 times:
How about a Sony DSLR, say the A-200, less than $500.00, has inbody stabilization which works for every lens, a higher model is the A-700, but I agree with posters in another thread, get a cheap body and an expensive lens. The A-200 has most if not all features you will use as a beginer, and with the money you save on the body you can get high quality glass. Presently I have a 70-300, called the Big Beer Can, the G version of this lens is more costly, but the lens on my camera most of the time is a 18-250, the quality is good and the range covers most any shot I need on a daily basis.
Just putting in a plug for Sony, been a SLR / DSLR customer since 1992, no regrets so far.
Not quite. A 28-210mm lens will always be just that, nothing else. The crop factor does not give a 35mm equivalent of 1.5 or 1.6x. If you compared a shot taken with a 35mm SLR at 315mm to an identical shot taken with your Sony at 210mm the field of view etc. would be quite different.
DeltaBravo90 From Canada, joined Dec 2008, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 6000 times:
Have you considered the Nikon D40? I'm not sure what they are going for right now but it's probably the cheapest DSLR out there. Also how do you feel about buying used? You could save quite a bit going that way.