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Choices >$700 w/RAW and IS
Befroe the final decision based on how each feels in-hand, can anybody suggest any cameras I missed from this list that meet the following criteria?.

And, all things being equal, suggestions for 6MP Pentax and Nikon vs. the others with higher MP?.

+6MPimage stabilizationunder $700RAW (4.3 that works with CS3 Photoshop).

Canon: EOS 350D (XT)w EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ISCanon: PowerShot G9Nikon: D40 w 18-55 mm F3.5-5.6G VROlympus: EVOLT E-510Panasonic: DMC-FZ50Pentax: K100D SuperSony: A100.

Brian..

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BLawson wrote:.

Befroe the final decision based on how each feels in-hand, cananybody suggest any cameras I missed from this list that meet thefollowing criteria?.

And, all things being equal, suggestions for 6MP Pentax and Nikonvs. the others with higher MP?.

First of all the G9 and FZ50 are small sensor cameras and are not of the same class as each other let alone the DSLRs..

The DSLRs will all make mincemeat of either of those..

If you want a compact stop reading and get a G9..

If you can carry something the size of an FZ50 you may as well carry a DSLR..

+6MPimage stabilizationunder $700RAW (4.3 that works with CS3 Photoshop).

I don't know of a RAW that doesn't work with CS3 ( ACR is technically what does the work on RAW )..

IS and > 6 Mp gets you ONLY the E-510 or A-100.

IS and = 6 Mp gets you the K100D.

The Nikon and Canon's can use IS lenses, but you have to buy a lens with IS in it to get that and it costs extra. Having said that IS won't make or break your photography unless you're (a) depending on it for a living or (b) obsessed to the point of mania about image quality. In case you don't know this IS does not remove the need for a tripod..

With kit lenses any of these are about equal in potential quality. You can't really use that extra resolution unless you're planning some major cropping and/or some HUGE enlargements. Even then only the best lenses and shooting would give you much difference..

They are all good, don't get hung up on Mp or IS. As much as I'd like to look down on lowly D40 users ( just kidding folks ) with their non-IS bodies, the fact is it has limited utility compared to learning proper technique..

Pick the DSLR based on which one you like holding and looking through the viewfinder of. That's the business end of things and if you're uncomfortable with that or find the buttons and your hands get in each others way, then it's the wrong camera..

Canon: EOS 350D (XT)w EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ISCanon: PowerShot G9Nikon: D40 w 18-55 mm F3.5-5.6G VROlympus: EVOLT E-510Panasonic: DMC-FZ50Pentax: K100D SuperSony: A100.

Brian.

StephenG.

Pentax K100DFuji S5200Fuji E900PCLinuxOS..

Comment #1

Sjgcit wrote:.

BLawson wrote:.

If you can carry something the size of an FZ50 you may as well carrya DSLR..

Add on the weight of the lenses to match the zoom range, speed, and quality of the FZ50 lens, and the rig becomes a lot heavier. Besides, the cost of those lenses will drive the price to at least double the stated $700 limit..

Joel Orlinsky..

Comment #2

Have to agree with you. When you factor in the potential dust problem from changing DSLR lenses, and the extra cost for a selection of lenses, and the issue of bagging and hauling all that stuff around, plus higher cost for the "base" camera, I think that outweighs the sensor size issue and assumed IQ issues. I've printed the dp.com test images 11x17" at 300dpi for all these cameras, and I see no significant difference. I think it really does come down to which feels the best in-hand.Brian..

Comment #3

BLawson wrote:snip.

And, all things being equal, suggestions for 6MP Pentax and Nikonvs. the others with higher MP?.

Snip.

Forget the megapixel race unless you have very specialized needs to print very very large (In which case start saving up for a 30K$ medium format system). 6MP is more than enough to print 8x10 or 8x12 inch with your eye up against the print. How much larger you can go depends on the subject, the lens, and whether you used a tripod or not. A 10-14MP sensor can get you a bit bigger enlargement but not 2x. All other things equal the lower megapixel camera will give better results in low light because each pixel will capture more light (hence less noise)..

The Nikon and Pentax 6MP sensor are both made by Sony. The features and ergonomics of those camera's are different but both good...

Comment #4

It will probably start shipping this month, and will have faster Autofocus, lower noise and more compared to the existing A100..

JimChttp://www.pbase.com/jcockfield..

Comment #5

Joel Orlinsky wrote:.

Sjgcit wrote:.

BLawson wrote:.

If you can carry something the size of an FZ50 you may as well carrya DSLR..

Add on the weight of the lenses to match the zoom range, speed, andquality of the FZ50 lens, and the rig becomes a lot heavier. Besides,the cost of those lenses will drive the price to at least double thestated $700 limit..

I dunno. Given what I remember of the image quality of the FZ50 when I looked at it briefly, I would match the E-510 with the 2 lens kit to the FZ-50. Sure, the Olympus kit lenses are f/5.6, but they are really sharp, even wide open. The FZ-50 has a 2 f/stop advantage over the E-510, but I think the E-510 at ISO 400 would beat a FZ-50 at ISO 100 in terms of image quality..

Another area where the E-510 beats the FZ-50 is in wide angle shots (the FZ-50 is equivalanet to 35-410mm on a 35mm film camera, while the 2 lens kit is 28-300mm). I remember with my UZI that was 38mm equivalent, that often times I couldn't back up to take indoors shots). Of course you do lose on the telephoto end. It depends on what kind of pictures you take...

Comment #6

For a couple of months and buy Sony A200. It is expected to have good high ISO performance and kit lens is good too. With twin kit lens it is bang for the bucks at $900..

BLawson wrote:.

Befroe the final decision based on how each feels in-hand, cananybody suggest any cameras I missed from this list that meet thefollowing criteria?.

And, all things being equal, suggestions for 6MP Pentax and Nikonvs. the others with higher MP?.

+6MPimage stabilizationunder $700RAW (4.3 that works with CS3 Photoshop).

Canon: EOS 350D (XT)w EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ISCanon: PowerShot G9Nikon: D40 w 18-55 mm F3.5-5.6G VROlympus: EVOLT E-510Panasonic: DMC-FZ50Pentax: K100D SuperSony: A100.

Brian.

Best Wishes, Ajayhttp://picasaweb.google.com/ajay0612..

Comment #7

Ajay0612 wrote:.

For a couple of months and buy Sony A200. It is expected to have goodhigh ISO performance and kit lens is good too. With twin kit lens itis bang for the bucks at $900..

On the other hand, there will always be something new in the horizon. If you wait too long for something that is coming in the future, you will have missed the chance to take pictures now...

Comment #8

1. It is going to be cheaper than A100 and better it on it's only nemesis viz. high ISO performance..

2. Two months is not such a big time and the assumption does not hold true for such definitive outcome. It would have been waste of time if one was waiting merely based on wistful thinking..

Michael Meissner wrote:.

Ajay0612 wrote:.

For a couple of months and buy Sony A200. It is expected to have goodhigh ISO performance and kit lens is good too. With twin kit lens itis bang for the bucks at $900..

On the other hand, there will always be something new in the horizon.If you wait too long for something that is coming in the future, youwill have missed the chance to take pictures now..

Best Wishes, Ajayhttp://picasaweb.google.com/ajay0612..

Comment #9

And the lenses are WAY better than what Sony pawns off as theire kit lenses..

Sony 18-70 = the worst lens photozone ever tested (IMO). Take a look at it's performance, it's beyond awful..

Gene..

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