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Nikon D60, Canon xti, sony a200
Hey I need some help. I have read multiple reviews on all the cameras, talked with sales people, and held all three cameras. I am looking for a entry level dslr that would work well with action shots. I am a coach and am buying this to take pics of the team to update the ancient pics around the school. It will also be used to take pics of my little guy. Can some one please help with information between these three.



Thanks..

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I really don't think it matters between the Nikon and Canon. Both are great cameras with a large system behind them. Actually, I'd suggest a Nikon D40 with the two lens kit for $550. Make sure the 2nd lens is a VR lens. If you decide on the Canon, make sure you don't get the 18-55 non-IS model lens. It's a paperweight.

You can get that with the XTi as well, but you have to order ala carte..

Two other good kits would be the Olympus 420 or 520 two lens kits. Both excellent cameras. I prefer the 420 because of it's size. It's a little jewel. Though I'm a Nikon fan, I'm thinking about getting the little 420 as a pocket point and shoot replacement..

Cheers, Craig..

Comment #1

Please see link below:.

Http://forums.dpreview.com/...forums/read.asp?forum=1022&message=28620147.

Also all the entry level DSLRs will take good pictures. The Nikon and the Canon will have generally better indoor high ISO results with lower noise. However the Oly will provide an effectively longer reach then either because of the crop factor of the sensor being 2x rather then 1.5x. and is smaller and lighter..

What you need to think about is fast glass for taking shots indoors of sports and in my opinion Image stabilization. And before everyone jumps me I know IS doesn't help freeze action but it does help when you are panning with indoor action..

What sports are you looking at using the camera for? Can you use a flash?.

Jim.

Olympus E-510 and a bunch of stuff to hang on it...

Comment #2

It's no lie that the non-IS 18-55 lens from Canon is terrible..

If you go with the Canon, get the 18-55 *IS* version:.

Http://www.photozone.de/...1-canon-ef-s-18-55mm-f35-56-is-test-reportreview..

Comment #3

I've been deciding between the Sony a200 and the Nikon D40 myself..

I've tried both in the store, I like how both feel in my hand, I like what have both to offer. It's so darn hard to choose..

I'm such an indecisive person, so this is absolutely killing me trying to make a final decision...

Comment #4

Between the Sony A200 and the Nikon D40 you are chosing between a proven winner and a new kid on the block. Can't go wrong with the D40. Excellent camera..

Acktown wrote:.

I've been deciding between the Sony a200 and the Nikon D40 myself..

I've tried both in the store, I like how both feel in my hand, I likewhat have both to offer. It's so darn hard to choose..

I'm such an indecisive person, so this is absolutely killing metrying to make a final decision..

Nikon D60 18-55vr & 55-200vrSB400Casio Z750..

Comment #5

A200 provides better value due to it's in-body I.S. But you should be ready to buy a good lens to go with it..

D60 would be better if you buy it with VR kit lens. It nudges ahead armed with AF assist,sopt metring and ISO3200 option (will be helpul for indoor kid shots). For lens kit it is better value..

XTi would require an investment in good lens. Its kit lens is not among the best out there..

Nevertheless Pentax K200D with 18-250mm lens will be all inclusive package and good value with in-body VR. Its kit lens is not bad either..

Dkoontz wrote:.

Hey I need some help. I have read multiple reviews on all thecameras, talked with sales people, and held all three cameras. I amlooking for a entry level dslr that would work well with actionshots. I am a coach and am buying this to take pics of the team toupdate the ancient pics around the school. It will also be used totake pics of my little guy. Can some one please help withinformation between these three.



Thanks.

Best Wishes, Ajayhttp://picasaweb.google.com/ajay0612Thanks for your time...

Comment #6

The sport that it will be used for is wrestling. I was afraid that if I bought a 6mp camera that when I blow the photos up that they will be to grainy. I am new to this whole game so if that is an inaccurate fear please let me know..

Thank you for all the advice so far..

Comment #7

Check this link out to read up on what users are saying on the D40. You can blow the pictures up pretty large with 6mp.

Http://forums.dpreview.com/...ums/readflat.asp?forum=1034&thread=28559585.

Dkoontz wrote:.

The sport that it will be used for is wrestling. I was afraid thatif I bought a 6mp camera that when I blow the photos up that theywill be to grainy. I am new to this whole game so if that is aninaccurate fear please let me know..

Thank you for all the advice so far.

Nikon D60 18-55vr & 55-200vrSB400Casio Z750..

Comment #8

With a 6mp camera at 8x10. However all the cameras mentioned including those listed by others are over 6mp..

For wrestling any of those listed and suggested will work fine. When I wrestled (during the Nixon administration LOL) there was pretty good light in the gym and the action was not like a fast break in basketball so going 1/500+ would seldom be necessary to freeze most of the action..

Bottom line is any you have listed will work but I suggest that you also include the Oly and Pentax in your evaluations. You could shoot with the Oly 510/520 and the standard kit lenses very well for wrestling without the need for flash..

The same could be said for any of the others as well but I think the Oly kit lenses are about the best available and the glass is more important then the body. Also you can get the E510 kit for less..

Here is a side by side comparison:.

Http://www.dpreview.com/...Coly_e510%2Csony_dslra200%2Cnikon_d60&show=all.

Best advice I can give is that any of the camera bodies will do what you are asking but look at the lenses and get the best fastest glass you can afford..

JimOlympus E-510 and a bunch of stuff to hang on it...

Comment #9

Dkoontz wrote:.

Hey I need some help. I have read multiple reviews on all thecameras, talked with sales people, and held all three cameras. I amlooking for a entry level dslr that would work well with actionshots. I am a coach and am buying this to take pics of the team toupdate the ancient pics around the school. It will also be used totake pics of my little guy. Can some one please help withinformation between these three.



Thanks.

One consideration: The D60 won't autofocus with some lenses. While there are lots of lenses it will autofocus with, one of the ones that won't is the 50mm f/1.8, which is what I'd use for wrestling..

Consider the Canon XSi, or wait a few weeks for the less expensive XS. The XTi is obsolete...

Comment #10

An Oly E-510, or E-520 would be my reco, comes with a "good kit lens"and the stabilization is in the body..

Keep on shooting.....

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