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Which would be the best of the three?
I'm in the market for my first dslr and I think I have narrowed down it down to the Sony Alpha 100, Nikon D40x and Canon Rebel XTi. I'm really looking at the Sony but I'm not too happy with the noise in the higher ISO's and I'm afraid of the future Sony is going to have in the dslr market..

In general I'm looking for something with easy to use features on the body, image stabilization (whether it be in the body or lenses) and short lag time with quick start up..

Any ideas will be greatly appreciated, thanks!..

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I agree with your concern about the future of Sony. So far as image stabilization is concerned, most pro photographers use a tripod or fast lenses that enable satisfactory shutter speeds in low light. I have minor hand shake, and I have never felt the need for an image stabilized camera or lens. The best of the three? I would go with Canon or Nikonthey both make fantastic cameras..

Jerryhttp://jchoate.zenfolio.com/..

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Your concerns about Sony are felt by many; they - like Minolta before them - have been far too slow in marketing new models to inspire the customer confidence necessary to carve out a major slot in the DSLR selling market..

That leaves you with Canon or Nikon without the IS unless you acquire it expensively in lenses. Both should be equally feature proof so why not visit a camera store and handle them side by side..

If it were me making the choice at that level it would be between the Nikon and the Pentax K110 (which has IS). I'd also be waiting to see what the new Panasonic L10 would handle like as that has a reticulating LCD with live view - a feature often missed by people moving up from digicams..

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If it were me making the choice at that level it would be between theNikon and the Pentax K110 (which has IS). I'd also be waiting to seewhat the new Panasonic L10 would handle like as that has areticulating LCD with live view - a feature often missed by peoplemoving up from digicams..

John's post has a small but important typo in it: the Pentax K100D (6MP) and K10D (10MP) both have image-stabilisation; the K110D doesn't (it's basically the K100D without IS)..

Best wishesMike..

Comment #3

Thanks so much for the input! I think I'm going to go towards the D40x. I just have no clue about lenses and now have to start researching those!.

Thanks again,Marian..

Comment #4

D40x will go well with the kit lens (18-55mm) and a 55-200 VR lens. Now if you won't like to be changing lenses them only get the 18-200 VR lens, but it is expensive. you can buy the D40x with 18-135 lens too..

Another thing, why don't you consider the D80 instead?.

Marian22 wrote:.

Thanks so much for the input! I think I'm going to go towards theD40x. I just have no clue about lenses and now have to startresearching those!.

Thanks again,Marian.

'Practice doesnt make perfect, perfect practice doesnt make perfect. Practice makes improvements and improvements lead to excellence!'Just practice!.

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I hadn't taken a look at the specs of the D80 until just now. I didn't find a real difference other than the price. Is there something that I missed? I haven't gotten to handle a D80 yet but I certainly will...

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