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Old May 3, 2010, 3:43 AM   #1
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Hi,

I have joined the forum very recently. And I need a lil bit of help from you to understand which DSLR should I go for. I am a beginner and any help will be great.

Currently I am looking at Canon 1000D and Nikon D40 and 40x. Can you please tell me which do I choose budget wise as well as quality.

I need the following from my camera:

1. Should be able to take pictures in low light
2. Should be able to take pix of a moving object
3. Should have a good zoom
4. Should be able to take portraits as well as landscapes
5. Shouldn't be too expensive.

Also it will be great if you can give me the price of the cams in India.

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Old May 3, 2010, 4:03 AM   #2
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The 1000D has the best AF system between the camera under consideration. But for low light you only have 1600iso with all the camera also. So for really low light, you will want to use a tripod and long exposure.

This shot was taken with a 500D with the ISO at 1600, f1.8, at 1/8 of a second. It was at my limits of being able to hand hold. The kit lens will not be nearly as fast. F3.5 at it's widest. So you will need to shoot with a tripod for lighting this low or lower without a flash. And the built in flash will not work for a scene like this. It is only good up to 10ft
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with the zoom, the ef-s 55-250mm lens is a good general purpose zoom, it is pretty sharp, and will take some action. But not good really for sports. It is not to expensive either.
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I agree with shoturtle. None of the cameras you're looking at would be particularly good at what you want to do, but the Canon 1000D would be best for sports/action/wildlife, and it could do low light photography with an appropriate lens at an additional but not too great an expense. Canon's 50mm f/1.8 lens (~$100 US) and 35mm f/2.0 (~$330 US) could let you take acceptable photos in very little light, even on the 1000D.
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Old Nov 22, 2011, 7:06 AM   #5
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if u raise yor budget i will say,NIKON D5100, the best...
the option u put , those are too novice cameras...rather u choose canon 1100d instead...
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go to flickr.com and type camera name modelno..and look the difference of image qual. by yorself..!
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Do you guys realized this is from may of last year?
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I wondered why the model's were a little out of date....!
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