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Old 10-11-2008, 07:38 PM   #1
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Entry-level camera?

Been looking over this section for a bit, I'm about to pick up my first camera. I want something that's suited best for still shots of cars. I plan on picking up a tripod to keep the camera still for the shot. I'm looking for something good to learn on, but that can still be used even as i grow more knowledgeable. Any recommendations?


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any rebel series from canon. i learned on an XT and its just fine!
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Screw Canon. If you want a good entry level, get a Nikon D40. You won't be disappointed.
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damn you guys......I want an SLR, but all I have is a Kodak M753 point and shoot that I got in December 07..... it's taken a beating, and about 7K pictures (no lie ) it can, however produce some great still shots mm but I still want a Nikon D60 or 90
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There are a lot of issues involved when choosing a camera.....first is the price range. Next the features, then the battery type......after that the reputation of the particular brand.

Many of the features can only be analyzed after you buy the thing. There are a lot of web-sites that may be useful. But experiences you read about may not mirror your own. For instance.....most Nikon cameras are great. But the cheaper versions (around $130) get very bad marks.

I prefer a camera that uses AA batteries.....easy to find, cheap, and if your battery goes dead on a trip, no big deal. And I like cameras that use SD cards, rather than a special card like a Sony.

I'm currently using a Panasonic DMC-LZ8. Has more features than I'll ever use.
Cost $130, has image stabilization, numerous special modes, a big screen, etc. Recommended by me.....
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There are a lot of issues involved when choosing a camera.....first is the price range. Next the features, then the battery type......after that the reputation of the particular brand.

Many of the features can only be analyzed after you buy the thing. There are a lot of web-sites that may be useful. But experiences you read about may not mirror your own. For instance.....most Nikon cameras are great. But the cheaper versions (around $130) get very bad marks.

I prefer a camera that uses AA batteries.....easy to find, cheap, and if your battery goes dead on a trip, no big deal. And I like cameras that use SD cards, rather than a special card like a Sony.

I'm currently using a Panasonic DMC-LZ8. Has more features than I'll ever use.
Cost $130, has image stabilization, numerous special modes, a big screen, etc. Recommended by me.....
The AA batteries thing......that is a good point. Last time I was at an auto show I took 440 pictures in about 2:30 hours with my point n shoot before the rechargeable battery died on me... I wished I'd had another battery, but what could I do?
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luckily DSLR's dont really run on AA batteries. and you could always buy a grip for the camera to hold two batteries if desired
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There are a lot of issues involved when choosing a camera.....first is the price range. Next the features, then the battery type......after that the reputation of the particular brand.
Well as far as price range goes, I'm looking for between $200-$300. Modes I'm very new on and have little knowledge of. I'd like something that can handle pictures in motion. In case I ever try to capture shots of moving vehicles and of the sort. Though I'm sure a majority of everything I will be shooting at will be still.

I seem to be drawn to the Cannon Powershot SX100 IS
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