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Old Apr 2, 2010, 11:47 PM   #1
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so here are my options i want to spend 500 $ as a start
i was going for m43 but my budget wont cover a good system
so i am intersted in canon xsi 530$
nikon d 5000 refurbished adorma 525 $
or pentax kx 500$
refurbished t1i 600 $
i live in egypt and there is no pentax customer service so thats abad thing 4 pentax
what is your recommendation
i really loved the idea of light camera with video for my child but my budget restricts me
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Old Apr 3, 2010, 1:40 AM   #2
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What do you want to shoot?
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Old Apr 3, 2010, 1:47 AM   #3
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It really depends what you like to shoot.

If you do allot of low light shooting the XSi would not be an ideal camera. But if low light is not a big issue. Then it is a good option like the d5000 and the T1i.

As there is not to much pentax support in you home country. The K-x is a bad choice even though it is a great camera with allot of nice features.
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i will b shooting my child mainly
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Old Apr 3, 2010, 6:42 AM   #5
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my few days from surfing the net tells me that the best deal rightnow is to buy nikon d3000
very good price 450 new (no need for refurbished i guess)
and amazon have very good bundles
http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-Digital-...0293428&sr=1-3

http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-Digital-...0293428&sr=1-4

http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-Digital-...293428&sr=1-12


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i really dont know is a dslr even necessary if i dont intend to invest in lenses later
coz sometimes i think that i will buy the camera kit and wont invest in any extra lenses is that a wrong thinking

i know that my english is bad
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Between the D5000 and the 450D, I would go with the 450D. Will give you more lens options. And the 450D/XSi has a great sensor that produce excellent resolution in the photos. Also it will give you greater lens option over the d3000.
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For sports/action shooting, Canon's entry level dSLRs have a better autofocus system. It would do a better job keeping an active child in focus, all other things being equal. If you plan to shoot in good light, and don't need the video option, the Canon XSi (450D) would save you some money that you could put toward lenses and accessories.
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Perhaps you ought to explore a very good, full featured, point and shoot camera that would provide many features. You have not expressed a need for multiple lenses. This new strategy could save you money and greatly reduce the size and weight of your camera kit.

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Perhaps you ought to explore a very good, full featured, point and shoot camera that would provide many features. You have not expressed a need for multiple lenses. This new strategy could save you money and greatly reduce the size and weight of your camera kit.

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i walked that road in my first days of search and my search lead me to this
why get a point&shoot when i can get a dslr for the same money
the thing is i have to stick with this camera for a long time
and i want good pics (previous experience with sony t20( a friend's)was bad )
and i want to learn bit by bit although my finance wont help me for now but may b later
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For sports/action shooting, Canon's entry level dSLRs have a better autofocus system. It would do a better job keeping an active child in focus, all other things being equal. If you plan to shoot in good light, and don't need the video option, the Canon XSi (450D) would save you some money that you could put toward lenses and accessories.
i want video for my wife she wants to shoot video of mychild
frankly i dont care about video
if just the olympus e30 had video its very highly rated and reasonable price

do u think its stupid to buy a brand not supported in my country
coz pentax kx sounds like the perfect camera for me
canon is pricer than nikon so if i had 2 choose i will go with canon
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