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Old Apr 29, 2010, 1:19 PM   #21
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The Nikon D3000 is the least capable of all the entry level dSLRs, especially for what you want to do.
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Old Apr 29, 2010, 1:24 PM   #22
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The D5000 is better as it has a updated sensor. It will shoot to 6400iso. And has a little bit better AF system then the d3000.

But the D5000 is not as good at the pentax k-x, but slightly better then the olympus e620 or the canon XSi.

Also it suffers from the same issues as the d3000. That it does not give you full access to the nikon lens line up.

With nikon. The D90 is the better choice, but it is a way more expensive camera.
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Old Apr 29, 2010, 1:36 PM   #23
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Exactly, cameras here are pretty expensive and for a first dslr buying D90 will be too expensive. The choices that I have are:
Canon D450
Nikon D3000
Nikon D5000
Sony alpha 230
Canon 1000D
Olympus E520
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Exactly, cameras here are pretty expensive and for a first dslr buying D90 will be too expensive. The choices that I have are:
Canon D450
Nikon D3000
Nikon D5000
Sony alpha 230
Canon 1000D
Olympus E520
Without a doubt, for what you say you want to shoot, the Canon 450D, would be the best choice. But some of what you want to do will require extra lenses, and those can big, heavy and expensive for the Canon, so the alternative would be the Sony, since there are lots of Minolta AF lenses available on the used market that will all work, and be stabilized on the Sony body.

Nothing else on your list will serve your purposes as well.
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I complete agree the 450D is the best out of the ones listed. To bad you can not get the pentax k-x where you are.
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Actually I found the Pentax K-X here and it costs about 750$ (with 18-55 lens) but Pentax is not very common here. Is it that good?
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All three of us have said that the 450D would be an excellent choice, Oren are you listening?

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Actually I found the Pentax K-X here and it costs about 750$ (with 18-55 lens) but Pentax is not very common here. Is it that good?
The Canon is still the best choice.

The Sony and possibly the Pentax would also be worthy of consideration, but only if you can find a good supply of used AF lenses for them.
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Well I would not say the the 450d is the best choices. If you push into the low light realm, the k-x is an excellent camera. And the k-x almost as good as the 500D. But given your location, the camera support issue. The 450d has an advantage.
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Oren-

It seems like your location works against the Pentax KX. The Canon 450D is a very good camera.

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