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Hey everyone. Im planning on buying myself a new camera over the next few weeks but I'm not sure which one to go for..

My budget will be around 350 possibly more dependent on how much better the camera is..

I mainly use my camera for taking photos of Cars & motorsport events but would also like to get more into landscapes..

I have at the moment narrowed my choices down to 3 cameras - Canon EOS 350D, Fujifilm FinePix S6000 fd & the Olympus E410..

At the moment I can get a deal on the Olympus camera with a 40-150mm lens..

A friend of mine has the Fuji camera & seems very happy with it, it's also the cheapest option..

I want a camera that I am not going to outgrow within a year or 2 and need/want to upgrade to a better camera..

Which of the 3 Cameras are more suited to my needs? Or maybe you can reccomend a different model?.

Is a tripod essential.

Thanks In Advance..

Comments (5)

The Fuji is a bridge cam or a near-DSLR camera, so it's a little different than the other 2 cams. I think it's going to depend how much you want to get into photography. I don't have experience with the Fuji or Oly, but have the 350d and can attest to that camera. I love it. I don't think you'll outgrow it in a year or two. I'm sure you can shoot with this cam for a while.

Down the road, you may want more FPS for the motosports you are shooting..

If you think photography is something you want to get serious about, I'd recommend getting one of the SLRs. I've heard great things about Olympus in general but never have used the particular cam you have listed. I would recommend handling the cams too to see which one suits you. Some people have complained that the Canon Rebels are too small. I don't think so, maybe if you are a pro I can see that, but you can pick up the extended grip and have a better size. Downside of SLR is that it's not as easy as the P&S, it takes practice and more practice.

And finally, it's expensive. When I started this past summer, I said I'll I'd want for a long while is the cam, the kit lens, and maybe the 50mm and that's it. Then I said that I would need spend more than a couple hundred dollars on a lens. But now that I've seen how much better the 50mm I have over the kit lens, I know want high quality lenses. SO I have a longing for more lenses and more gear.

But, if photography is something you are really interested in, it's well worth it. Also, one advantage you'll get with the SLR over the Fuji and P&S and you won't have that delay in taking the shot. SLRs snap the pic near immediately while there is a noticeable delay w/ P&S. So that may be advantage for what you are shooting..

As to the tripod, you can get away without having one but at some poitn you'll probably need it. Its great ot have for landscapes and low light. If you get zoom lenses, you'll either need IS or a tripod more than likely as well. Its probably not immediately necessary. I have cheap canon tripod that serves it's purpose for now, but I don't trust it too much. A tripod is on my growing list of what to buy next though.Just trying to learn.

Blog: http://novicephotog.blogspot.com/Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/9778447@N07/..

Comment #1

DSLRs focus faster and have true live-view (Optical Viewfinder), essential for sports/action shots. High ISO performance is also much better. E410 with twin lens kit should be a bargain (check out if price differential vis a vis equivalent kit of 350D is $100+). The performance will be much better than P&S like Fuji S6000fd..

IanMP wrote:.

Hey everyone. Im planning on buying myself a new camera over the nextfew weeks but I'm not sure which one to go for..

My budget will be around 350 possibly more dependent on how muchbetter the camera is..

I mainly use my camera for taking photos of Cars & motorsport eventsbut would also like to get more into landscapes..

I have at the moment narrowed my choices down to 3 cameras - CanonEOS 350D, Fujifilm FinePix S6000 fd & the Olympus E410..

At the moment I can get a deal on the Olympus camera with a 40-150mmlens..

A friend of mine has the Fuji camera & seems very happy with it, itsalso the cheapest option..

I want a camera that I am not going to outgrow within a year or 2 andneed/want to upgrade to a better camera..

Which of the 3 Cameras are more suited to my needs? Or maybe you canreccomend a different model?.

Is a tripod essential.

Thanks In Advance.

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

Comment #2

Hi,.

I found myself in a similar dilemma this week and posted on both panasonic and olympus forums for advice. Eventually decided to go for olympus e410 twin lens kit from digitaldopot .co.uk. at 329 (you actually pay 379 but claim 50 cashback from olympus. It gets favourable reviews and my local camera shop also said it would be excellent camera to learn with. They also said I should snap their hands off as it was such a good deal. Expecting delivery this SaturdayIan..

Comment #3

I ended up going for the Nikon D40. I went to a local shop and played about with all of them for a bit & the Nikon felt the best '..

Comment #4

D40 is fine camera. It has the best low light performance among consumer DSLRs..

IanMP wrote:.

I ended up going for the Nikon D40. I went to a local shop and playedabout with all of them for a bit & the Nikon felt the best '.

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

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