Well I have the Pentax K10D and I have been very happy with it. You can get it for a very good price these days. That would be my choice!.
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I don't have a pentax k10d but coming from a film SLR, I was very tempted to get one since the controls struck me more like a camera and less like an electronic gadget. Also thought about a Nikon D80 or used D70S. In the end, size won out and I got an Oly E510 2 lens kit (using live view with it hooked to a telescope also influenced my decision)...
Have you considered a Sony A200?Val.
New owner of A700/16-105, Maxxum 7 & & 600 si Minolta film cameras, Olympus C765 digicam and now a Canon 650is...
I'm studying audiovisual communication and I want to buy a digitalSLR camera!the question is? Which one?!.
I was thinking about Nikon D60, or Pentax K10D, something like that...I don't want to spend on it much more than 700 euros, so, I'm hereasking for suggestions!.
Here is my advise, the more money you are planing to spend, the higher percentage you should spend on the lens..
Also just discontinued models usually have much better performance/price ratio than a new model. Olympus e410 for example, is basically an e420 but alot cheaper (without the dust buster thats ablout it.).
Don't expect the high mp model has better high ISO performance than the lower mp model it just replaced. A lot of time this is not true. So find out whats more important to you first, high ISO or high resolution..
I suggest a zoom that does 80%+ of what your need. So if you like wide angle, check out the $300-$400 ish 16/17mm-50/70mm zooms from whatever monut your pick, or a Sigma/Tamron offering, they are usually much better and faster than the kit len. If you don't care about wide angle but like superzoom, check out the Tamron 18-250mm. I am not familiar with normal to long zoom so you are on your own. .
Happy shooting. ..
And what do you think about Olympus E-510 kit with the 14-42mm and the 40-150mm??.
And what about Sony A200?.
You really can't go wrong with the DSLR's available today. I feel the best thing to do is go to a camera store and look at them. Hold them and see how they feel in your hands, see if the controls make sense to you.Douglas Film..
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You really can't go wrong with the DSLR's available today. I feelthe best thing to do is go to a camera store and look at them. Holdthem and see how they feel in your hands, see if the controls makesense to you..
Yes! And don't consider any more options or you will go crazy...and drive us crazy with your ceasless questions. .
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Also just discontinued models usually have much betterperformance/price ratio than a new model. Olympus e410 for example,is basically an e420 but alot cheaper (without the dust buster thatsablout it.).
To clarify/correct, e410/420 doesn't have in body IS. ALL of the e series dslr's from olympus have the anti dust reduction system..
As has been said, let your hand lead the way. Oly has great kit lenses though for the newb, better than any of the others and moving from there a great lens line up to move to..
Any of them will more than do the job though.
Buy one and enjoy..