Digital SLR Camera help/suggestions please..

  1. I'm in the market for a digital SLR camera. Does anyone have any suggestions or recommendations?
     
  2. Same here!
     
  3. If you really want to read a lot of in depth info, this site is very useful:

    http://www.dpreview.com/

    I have a Canon PowerShot SD500 and love it because of its small size. I bought it last summer for about $400. The model is probably now obsolete, but in general I really like Canon digital cameras. I did try models from Sony, Pentax and Casio, but always went back to the Canon for best color.

    I'm definitely no camera expert (still can't figure out a lot of features on my camera!) but just love digital cameras! And I really do prefer buying them at Costco (see that other thread on Fendi Spy at Costco!) as if there is a problem, you can return it and there is no crazy 30 day return/restock policy like some other stores!

    Good luck!
     
  4. I have a Nikon D100 and it takes fantastic photos. I love it!!
     
  5. the nikon d50 is pretty good too and cheap. 650 with a lens.
     
  6. Oh..and I already own a Canon powershot s400. I love it, but looking for an SLR camera!
     
  7. www.beachcamera.com

    http://www.beachcamera.com/shop/product.aspx?sku=NKD50

    looks like they only have the body now. you have to purchase the lens separately unless you want to get the package for 900. bleh.

    i got my bf his for 650 with the lens for christmas. i think they must have ran out of stock for it.

    but for 500 just for the body is pretty decent. you can just buy the lens elsewhere.
     
  8. i never tried the olympus brand. i usually like sticking with nikons...
     
  9. i have an olympus e-300 which I bought when it first came out and that's what i used to take my choc paddy. it's a bit cheaper now.
    i also have a canon Powershot SD550 7.1MP Digital Elph Camera that i have in my purse all the time. amazon.com has reviews on cameras by users. good luck looking for one!
     
  10. What about the Canon Rebel? I'm in a Creative Photo Group w/ some really talented gals and they SWAER by it!
     
  11. I have the Canon Rebel XT and it's wonderful. The body is so much more lightweight than a traditional SLR. The auto setting is great, and is what I use most, but you can do all kinds of arty, low-light things with it too and it's wonderful. I especially like that I can focus on incredibly close things. I couldn't get with a foot of anything with my Sony Cybershot.

    I have to take photos of houses all of the time as part of my job as a real estate agent, and this camera really delivers. It takes great snapshots of my soon-to-be four year old too!
     
  12. Thanks all! I'm going to do more research and will look at the Canon Rebel XT!
     
  13. That is a great camera. I have alot of friends who have it (having taken Photo-J) My next camera purchase will most likely be the Nikon D2X. But at the moment I shoot with a Nikon D1 which has been discontinued. Its a lovely first digital camera, as far as professional camera's go.
     
  14. Canon Digital Rebel is great! Good luck on your search :smile: