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Old Apr 22, 2010, 10:54 AM   #1
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First of all hello everyone,

I am Mark , I currently live in The Netherlands (EU) and I love traveling and because i will no longer be joining my parents on there trips i will need a camera. I have some experience in photographing , my parents use a Panasonic tz5 and a analog SLR.

I have been researching the Internet and this forum but can't make up my mind just yet. I am looking for a DSLR,
because I think i won't be using the large zooms of a Bridge camera. The problem is I am not sure what brand and model to get with my limited budget (600 to 700 euros). The subjects i think i will be photographing are architecture ,nature and people.
One more thing i don't really get is the lens part which lens would be best for these conditions?

So does anyone have any tips?

Thanks for the time, Mark

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Old Apr 22, 2010, 10:56 AM   #2
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I forgot to mention that i was thinking about a Nikon D3000 or a Canon eos 450D or a Canon eos 1000D.

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If size is of a priority, you may also look into the micro 4/3 camera. They offer sensor sizes of that of a dslr without the size (due to lack of mirror). I have the Olympus E-PL1 and have been constantly impressed (and i am hard to impress) with the image quality in a camera of this size. Another choice in m4/3 would be Panasonic's G1 if you prefer more traditional dslr form and permanent EVF.

If you do prefer the traditional DSLR, the 450d is the better camera of those you mentioned, but you should also take a look at Pentax's KX.
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I have to second Hards, my family travels 250,000 miles a year, and after going from point and shoots and dslr for regular travel for work. The compact micro 4/3 cameras are the best travel option for traveling. The olympus EPL-1 or the Panasonic GF-1 would be the best option for dslr control with compact size for travel.

If you want something larger the 450D, 500D and pentax k-x are very good options
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I have a 500D which is the same size as the 450D and 1000D, but if I am not on vacation. The compact DSLR is still a bit big for traveling.
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The Pentax K-X looks really intersting. The thing that worries me thou is that is really hard to find a seller for it there are like 20 retailers for it in the hole country. Is there a reason pentax is so unknow/unwanted?

Is it also possible to use 3th party lensen like from sigma or something? because i can't find alot of lenses for the K-X
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It is not the big 2, that is all. canon and nikon are the 2 biggest, then sony and olympus, and follow by pentax, then sigma and ricoh.

But I shoot the 500D next to the pentax k-x and it is very comparable to the 500D. If you shoot more action the 500D would be a bit better, if you shoot night and low light the pentax has a slight edge.
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PS these are all the interchangeable lens system camera.
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Is there are diffrence between the Canon 450D, Panasonic g1 , the Pentax k-x and The olympus EPL-1 in quality of picuters of architecture ect. or does it just depand on the person making the picture?
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MarkNL-

When comparing the Canon 450D, the Panasonic G-1, the Pentax Kx, and the Olympus EPL1, it really, in large part, depends on the photographic competency of the person behind the camera.

There is a small difference in high ISO capabilities, but that is a smaller component of the equation than the photographer.

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