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Hi guys, I'm sure you get a few treads like this so sorry.

I have been using my point and shoot for some time and really gotten in to it but feel the camera has reached its limits.

I'm looking for a cheap beginners DSLR that comes with a half decent lens thats a good all-rounder(I take photos of anything and everything)

I don't care about lens compatibility as I will only buy new lenses if I really get into this hobby and at that point I would buy a new camera anyway.

When I say beginners DSLR I still want as many options as possible when it comes to taking the picture, I want to learn and don't mind a steep learning curve.


Absolute max budget £650 but only it is really worth the extra cost, would prefer something closer to the £450 mark.
No real budget but I want bang for buck, Don't mind saving for something thats worth it but don't want to pay silly amounts for my first camera.

I was thinking of this, any thoughts.
Edited by pyra - 4/18/11 at 7:46am
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I would really recommend looking into Canon's Rebel series, from XS to T2i, since you didn't give a budget. They will last you quite some time and will give you the chance to see if you are really into photography.
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I would really recommend looking into Canon's Rebel series, from XS to T2i, since you didn't give a budget. They will last you quite some time and will give you the chance to see if you are really into photography.
Is the Canon 1000D the same as an XS?

Was also looking at this one.

I think I will add a budget to the op, will make it easier on everyone.
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Why not consider Nikon?
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post #5 of 27
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Why not consider Nikon?
I have nothing against Nikon, care to suggest a model?

Edit:

I think I have it ruled down to Four, (unless you guys tell me they are all crap)
Nikon D3100 £424.99
Canon 1000D £354.99
Nikon D3000 £319.99
Sony A290 £284.99

The canon and the nikon D3000 both have 10.2 Mpixel sensors while the sony has a 14.2 Mpixel.
Now I know its not all about the res when it comes to DSLR but this seems like quite a large difference to me.
Which do you think will have the best image quality overall?
Edited by pyra - 4/18/11 at 8:20am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pyra View Post
I have nothing against Nikon, care to suggest a model?

Edit:

I think I have it ruled down to three, (unless you guys tell me they are all crap)

Canon 1000D £354.99
Nikon D3000 £319.99
Sony A290 £284.99

The canon and the nikon both have 10.2 Mpixel sensors while the sony has a 14.2 Mpixel.
Now I know its not all about the res when it comes to DSLR but this seems like quite a large difference to me.
Which do you think will have the best image quality overall?
I just mentioned Nikon since I shoot with Nikon.
For 450 this fits your budget.
http://www.digital-cameras.com/produ...roductID=16941
As for the Sony, I have no clue. I never even bothered looking into Sony for anything.
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post #7 of 27
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I just mentioned Nikon since I shoot with Nikon.
For 450 this fits your budget.
http://www.digital-cameras.com/produ...roductID=16941
As for the Sony, I have no clue. I never even bothered looking into Sony for anything.
I like the look of that, full 1080 video too.

I was only looking at the sony because of the price, have no idea what the image quality is like.

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post #8 of 27
Definitely go for the Nikon D3100 over the D3000. A host of improvements at the same price point.
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Definitely go for the Nikon D3100 over the D3000. A host of improvements at the same price point.
I am really liking the look of the D3100 but, is it really £135 better than the sony A290?
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Excuse me.. But I suggest that you ignore Sony. Canon and Nikon are better (as more reliable, longer establishment ect) for a lot of reasons.
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