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Hello all,.

I am taking a 7 week trip to Germany this summer, and I want to take pictures of the area. I own a Canon A540, and the camera takes good pictures, but I am looking to perhaps move up to something better. I want to make prints that may be as large as 17"x23"..

I am a student, so I have very little $$$. It seems like my best options for cameras are something like a Nikon d40, Rebel XT, or Oly e410..

I don't know much about cameras, but I'm learning as I go. I'm pretty technically savvy and I'd like to get into photography - I already shoot a bit in manual with my A540..

What is the cheapest way for me to move up to a good camera and take some great shots this summer?..

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Tarentinos wrote:.

I am taking a 7 week trip to Germany this summer, and I want to takepictures of the area. I own a Canon A540, and the camera takes goodpictures, but I am looking to perhaps move up to something better..

Better... what do you wish/need to be better (compared to your A540)?.

I want to make prints that may be as large as 17"x23"..

-can be done with $200 or $2000 camera..

I am a student, so I have very little $$$. It seems like my bestoptions for cameras are something like a Nikon d40, Rebel XT, or Olye410..

So, you decided for dSLR, which doesn't go with very little $$$. But, because you didn't say why you think needing dSLR, It's hard to comment further..

I don't know much about cameras, but I'm learning as I go. I'm prettytechnically savvy and I'd like to get into photography - I alreadyshoot a bit in manual with my A540..

I'd like to encourage you for dSLR, but "a bit manual with A540" won't help much for using dSLR. I don't want to be "smart a**", but manual mode on such camera(s) is more gimmick than feature -at the end, no matter what manual settings you use, results are almost the same..

What I'm tryig to say is, dSLR is needed to be learned (at least to some degree) -otherwise, you may be dissapointed with results. If you're prepared to learn (and there's enough time till your trip to Germany), then that's the way .

What is the cheapest way for me to move up to a good camera and takesome great shots this summer?.

-that's another story .

Not knowing what your future ambitions are: get better P&S camera! Something like Canon G9 or Canon S5 (because I'm familiar with Canon -you may pick another brand). Inluding memory media, spare batteries, camera bag... it's about $500 max. -and you'll bring home good summer photos..

Greetings,BogdanMy pictures are my memorieshttp://freeweb.siol.net/hrastni3/..

Comment #1

As Bogdan suggested, one of the better compacts would do a good job. If you prefer the DSLR route, which has a steeper learning curver. the three models you suggest are all very good value - also, if you can find one, Pentax K100D super. It doesn;t matter too much which one you get, they are all good..

You could probably get the Oly E410 twin lens kit for a good price (the lenses are very good). MOst important thing: get the camera well before you go and spend a few weeks practicing (and reading the manual) so you know what you are doing when you are on holiday..

Best wishesMike..

Comment #2

Tarentinos wrote:.

Hello all,.

I am taking a 7 week trip to Germany this summer, and I want to takepictures of the area. I own a Canon A540, and the camera takes goodpictures, but I am looking to perhaps move up to something better. Iwant to make prints that may be as large as 17"x23"..

Well. That size would need 35MP+ camera for lab quality prints .

I am a student, so I have very little $$$. It seems like my bestoptions for cameras are something like a Nikon d40, Rebel XT, or Olye410..

In good light, you can get worthy output from G9 (especially by shooting in Raw mode. As you are considering DSLRs, you must be ready for that)..

Among DSLRs E510 with twin-lens kit will provide maximum value for money (compact, I.S., good lenses)..

What is the cheapest way for me to move up to a good camera and takesome great shots this summer?.

G9 or E510 twin-lens kit (if size doesnot matter)Best Wishes, Ajayhttp://picasaweb.google.com/ajay0612..

Comment #3

Okay, now that you guys mention it, I don't really know why I want a dSLR. I just assumed that they were more professional cameras. Maybe I would be happy with a P&S, and maybe my A540 will serve my needs...

Comment #4

Have a look at the Ganon G7 or G9 for a better P&S..

The DSLR will give you better images if you plan to take a lot of low light or night shots..

My gallery - Feel free to C&Chttp://www.DiniOnline.com..

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