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01-16-2010, 12:40 AM
father wants to know what i want for a late birthday/christmas gift. ive always wanted a DSLR camera but ive never been able to obtain one myself. @ this point and time i can get one, but id be taking a mild hit financially.
there are tons of photographers on this forum as i have seen, so my question to you all is....whats a half past decent DSLR setup in the $400-$450 range? im very amateur at this seeing as how i barely know wtf im getting myself into, im really good with point and shoot camera's and im looking to step my game up a bit, but its all apart of learning and adapting. any help or suggestions would be most appreciated:D
01-16-2010, 01:32 AM
I know that around your price range you can get an entry level dslr new, eg a canon rebel or something similar. Depending on your skill and experience however, one of these smaller dslrs can seem limiting, especially in the kit optics. I would hunt around at local camera shops, craigslist and others and try to get a used dslr that is a bit above entry level, within your price range. That being said, any dslr is going to feel like a major step up from whatever point and shoot you are comfortable with. If you find some deals link them here and im sure anyone that knows their cameras on here could tell you if its a good deal or an appropriate camera.
01-16-2010, 02:45 AM
at that price point id buy a g11
01-16-2010, 10:21 AM
Heres some shots ive taken in the past with a point and shoot i have. panasonic lumix dmc fx55. its nothing special, but the point im trying to make, is that i think im ready to move forward.
All my pictures are taken with a canon xsi with a kit lens. Its a fantastic starter camera. Ive learned everything on it. You can get an XS (the one before it) for your price range.
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