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Old May 14, 2009, 7:42 AM   #1
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Hi guys,

i need help.
I'm very interested in buying a Canon EOS 450D ( AKA Rebel XSI )
But it is still to expensive for my wallet

And i was wondering in all of your professional opinions wicho of this trhee you would think is the best choice:

Canon EOS 450D ( AKA Rebel XSI)
Sony DSLR 350
Sony DSLR 200
Nikon D60

Please help.

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Old May 14, 2009, 7:49 AM   #2
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What do you want to shoot?
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Old May 14, 2009, 8:00 AM   #3
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From nudes to landskapes, photojournalism, and most of art forms, including stock for photomanipulation.

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If you really are looking at getting into this sort of photography the body isn't going to be the main part of the equation but the lenses. Yes you want a good resolution but all do an OK job at that so nothing too much to worry about.

If you want photos that are good enough for stock/pro work then you want glass that allows good creative control and high resolution.

The other major part of the equation that you need to nail is the squidgy organic part behind the camera, it won't matter what kit you have if you don't have/learn the skills to make your work sell.
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Yeah. That. What he said.
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But with that said, Canon has the best selection of lenses, including some of the best lenses in the industry. The 1000D (Rebel XS) is also a fine camera, and there isn't much that distinguishes it from the 450D for your purposes, except for its lower pricetag.
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ok, thks, i'll make the effert to buy the Canon 450D, after all is the one i like best to .
I was more in 2nd thinking to buy the Sony 350, but i don't know... Sony in SLR does'nt inspire much trust to me... my opinion...
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that didn't tell me wich camera would you think as the best buy?

Canon EOS 450D? ( AKA Rebel XSI)
Sony DSLR 350?
Sony DSLR 200?
Nikon D60?
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that didn't tell me wich camera would you think as the best buy?
The Canon 450D is 12MP with 'Live View', a very good autofocus system for sports/action/wildlife (none of which you expressed an interest in), a very good kit lens, and a great selection of lenses.

The Sony A350 is 14MP with 'Live View' on an articulated display, a smaller selection of lenses (though it includes some excellent choices), but among these, the optional kit 18-70 lens is the least good.

The Sony A200 is 10MP without the A350's 'Live View' but the same selection of lenses as the A350. The downside is that the mediocre kit lens is not optional.

The Nikon D60 is 10MP without 'Live View', and with the least capable autofocus system in this group, and the smallest selection of autofocus lenses in this group. While Nikon makes some great lenses, many of those will not autofocus on the D60.

As for a 'Best Buy', I'd say the Canon 450D. It's high resolution, has a very good kit lens, and an excellent selection of additional lenses.

The Sony A350 has a higher resolution, and some excellent lenses available, but the kit lens isn't very good, and a suitable replacement will be expensive, damaging the 'Best Buy' criterion.
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Thank's A bunch!!!
I've made up my mind

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