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They already know what a dslr is and what it can do. They've seen what I can do when I use my sister's t2i. They don't want me to spend the majority of my money which is around $500. So I just need to find a decent p&s that has a lot of manual control because the one I have, in full manual, I could pretty much only change iso and exposure. My cell phone has almost the same amount of controls Lol. I was just wondering if there was anything wrong with the model I was looking at.
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post #22 of 31
Don't bother, I'd just stick with what you have. $150 won't really buy you much.
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post #23 of 31
You could just get a used/refurbished DSLR so you spend less money.
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^

Hell, You can probably get a Rebel XT for under $200.
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I always buy first explain later, you could do worse things with that money
    
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post #26 of 31
doesn't make sense why they wont let you buy a camera...? lol
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Originally Posted by Shane1244;13507299 
Don't bother, I'd just stick with what you have. $150 won't really buy you much.

Got my panasonic G1 in almost mint condition for 200. It's a fantastic DSLR imo and I have a $2000 5Dmarkii. I use it when I want something light and fun. You will need a lens but if one really wants to cheap out instead of buying the great 20 1.7 (300), 28 2.5 (3-400) or kit lens (like 150 used) then you could get any number of ebay adapters ($15) for any number of legacy lenses which are a lot of fun.
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post #28 of 31
It'll be out of their minds after a few months...just wait and look for refurbed/open-box deals then around 2 to 3 months buy a DSLR...tell them it was a great deal and you couldn't pass it up...

I have a P&S Kodak Z8612 IS with some lens attachments and it's been serving me well...gotta weigh in "needs" vs "wants" IMHO
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post #29 of 31
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Originally Posted by SalisburySteak;13506936 
They already know what a dslr is and what it can do. They've seen what I can do when I use my sister's t2i. They don't want me to spend the majority of my money which is around $500. So I just need to find a decent p&s that has a lot of manual control because the one I have, in full manual, I could pretty much only change iso and exposure. My cell phone has almost the same amount of controls Lol. I was just wondering if there was anything wrong with the model I was looking at.
Why do you need your own camera so bad? In earlier posts you mentioned not being able to hold out, buy why can't you hold out when your Sister has a T2i that you can use when you really need a good camera, and when you don't need a good camera you can just use your phone.

Anyway, as other users have said, look at used cameras. A used Rebel XT won't cost much at all.
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post #30 of 31
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Well, I bought the refurbished Sony h55 for 150. I was going to buy an xsi for 260, but they thought it was too much money. And it's very rare I get to use my sisters t2i because she lives like an hour away. XD. By next year, I'll get an slr (most likely a canon since I would be able to share and borrow with my sister biggrin.gif. Thanks everybody.
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