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Old Mar 5, 2007, 7:02 PM   #1
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I'm looking for a new camera, my budget is around $700. I would like good manual controls as I would love to be able to take weather photos lightning etc. If you have any ideas of which camera would suit, I understand that $700 is probably too small an amount but *hopefully* theres something out there which might suit my needs.

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Old Mar 5, 2007, 7:42 PM   #2
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Probably the cheapest high quality option would be the Pentax K110D. For a bit more, you can get the K100D which is the same except that it includes image stabilization. If you use a tripod, that won't matter though. Both are DSLR cameras and would be very high quality.

Pentax also has a lot of cheap used stuff available since it's compatible with just about every lens ever made for Pentax. I got the K100D with the kit lens and a few manual focus lenses for under $700.

You might also look at the Nikon D40 which I hear is a good deal, but it has a very limited selection of lenses for it.

A lot of the higher end ultrazooms give you a lot of manual controls, but none would give you nearly as much image quality, particularly at night.
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Old Mar 9, 2007, 9:36 AM   #3
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Nikon's D50 can be had with a decent kit lens for around $700. It has been replaced recently by the D80 which is quite a bit more money, but a lot of online camera stores still have the D50s in stock. I recently purchased the D50 with an 18-55mm kit lens for @$610and I added the 55-200mm zoom lens for another $170.

Unlike the D40 the D50 autufocus motor is in the body so there are more lens options if you require the autofocus feature. Happy shopping.
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