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Old 07-31-2012, 02:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Which Camera?

Link #1

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I'm leaning towards the bottom of the two, but the top one also beckons because of the price. So, which would you pick? And please, no "neither, you should buy a xxx" replies, unless the reason is because these two cameras are terrible and not worth the time/money. I just want a cheapish, yet good, camera I can take recreational photos with. If I decide to start taking more and more photos, I'll probably upgrade, but for now my price range is sub-200.

What I REALLY want is a Nikon D40 because it's what I used in school so I'm familiar with it, but I haven't seen one for less than $300.
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Old 07-31-2012, 02:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I just want a cheap DSLR I can take recreational photos with.
The top one then? The bottom one isn't a DSLR, it's a mega-zoom point and shoot. I love the SXX IS lineage. I own a S20IS now and I love it, but getting the top one seems to be a better to me if you want to work up the photography ladder. You don't get the massive zoom, but it will give you the option to slowly upgrade your gear as time goes on. The S5IS, you can throw on an external flash and get a lens filter mount to slap filters on, but thats it. Also, it doesn't have focus and zoom rings on the lens, you have to work buttons to manually focus.
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Old 07-31-2012, 02:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The top one is a film camera, the bottom one is a glorified point and shoot camera. Get a proper DSLR, that is what you want and I think you'll be disappointed going for any less than that.

Canon DSLR EOS Rebel 300D Camera

This fits your budget, needs, and wants.
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Old 07-31-2012, 02:57 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Yes but it's silver. Ew.


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Old 07-31-2012, 03:09 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:46 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Rebel XTs can be had for ~$100 if you hunt around. I grabbed one a few months back to add to the remote pool.
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:53 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Hmmm... If anyone has a Nikon DSLR they don't need, I have an in-grip 12 gram changer phantom I can part with....
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