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Hey guys I want to start getting into photography. Gf wants to try modeling and I have always wanted to take pics an learn all the stuff and then get into the photoshop stuff, plus wanna take build pics so I feel like now is a great time to buy a cam so if you could recomend one that would help me a lot.

$300 price range would be great since its will be my first one
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I think it would be best getting a DSLR for things like that or at least a camera that has the ability to shoot in RAW.

Do you mind buying used?
    
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I guess used isnt bad raw means like better quality then a compressed photo im thinking?

Wanna learn as much as I can as I go along. Dslr does seem nice.
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RAW is an uncompressed format. Captures more dynamic range as well. Making it easier when you post process. Like if you were to overexpose or underexpose an image you can brink back the details without losing too much information.

You could get a used Canon XT, Nikon D40, D50 and a lot of Olympus Evolt DSLR kits for under $300 used. Nikon D70, D60, Canon XTi for just over $300 with lens.

With Canon's loyalty program you can get a refurbed XS for $350. The Sony A230 was also $300 new for a while. Less than that at Frys.
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What should I be looking at in dslr cam spec wise
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What should I be looking at in dslr cam spec wise
At the $300 price range I'd ignore specs; at that range all the cameras are going to be very similar when it comes to features and specs anyway. Instead, head out to a camera shop and hold some of them in your hands. Find out which ones you like the best, then shop around for a good deal.
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At the $300 price range I'd ignore specs; at that range all the cameras are going to be very similar when it comes to features and specs anyway. Instead, head out to a camera shop and hold some of them in your hands. Find out which ones you like the best, then shop around for a good deal.
Yup, that's true. Nikon and Canon are always butting heads together.

All of the cameras I mentioned are consumer level cameras. Except for the Rebel XS and A230 which are entry level.
    
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