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I have 0 knowledge to anything related to cameras. I am trying to start up with a 600$ one but have no clue on what specs to look for what brands are better. Can i get some info?
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at the moment i believe the best camera in your price range will probably be the nikon d3100/d5000 ($650 @ bhphoto). you can also pick up a pentax k-r but it isnt as mainstream so finding support might be a problem. the canon t1i is also an option but its slightly older and personally i dont think its as good as teh nikon.
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Check out this sale at tiger direct. they got a nice Rebel EOS T2I

http://www.tigerdirect.com/email/WEM...3-_-tigeremail
    
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D3100 is a nice snapper. My gf works at London Drugs in the camera department and she's been selling a ton of 'em. I can't justify the upgrade from my D40 but if I were looking at a DSLR right now it would be the D3100.

Canon T2I is nice as well. Warranty is not comparable to Nikon though.
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Originally Posted by MCBrown.CA View Post
D3100 is a nice snapper. My gf works at London Drugs in the camera department and she's been selling a ton of 'em. I can't justify the upgrade from my D40 but if I were looking at a DSLR right now it would be the D3100.

Canon T2I is nice as well. Warranty is not comparable to Nikon though.
How does it not? Both companies offer one year warranties on new cameras.


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I have 0 knowledge to anything related to cameras. I am trying to start up with a 600$ one but have no clue on what specs to look for what brands are better. Can i get some info?
As mz-n10 said, you could go with other companies like Pentax, but you'd have a harder time finding support, accessories, and lenses than you would for Canon or Nikon.

If all you want is a camera for photography, I'd recommend the Canon Rebel XS/1000D. If you want video, I'd recommend the Nikon D3100 or Canon Rebel T1i/500D.

I'd also set some money aside for lenses as well, as you may find that you'd need another lens to supplement your kit 18-55mm, like a cheap prime for low light or a telephoto for long shots.
Edited by r31ncarnat3d - 12/17/10 at 5:44pm
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Nikon = 2 year on body, 5 year on lens

Canon = 1 year on body, 1 year on lens
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Nikon = 2 year on body, 5 year on lens

Canon = 1 year on body, 1 year on lens
The lens is five years, but I can't find any place that lists current camera models as insured for 2 years. All the ones I looked at (D3000, D3100, D5000) are one year.
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post #9 of 19
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Nikon = 2 year on body, 5 year on lens

Canon = 1 year on body, 1 year on lens
Wrong, it's one year for Nikon bodies. Right side of the page:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...LR_Camera.html
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I would say to go to a local target or best buy and hold the nikon d3100 and the canon t1i/t2i and go from there. Both cameras are great and I personally went for the d3100 because of the feel of the camera.
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