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Old Sep 16, 2010, 12:04 AM   #11
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Mate your beter off investing in a DSLR have a look at canon 1000d as a starting point it wont disapoint..
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Old Sep 16, 2010, 6:51 PM   #12
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Please tell us exactly why the Canon 1000D/XS is the best choice for an entry level DSLR.

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Old Sep 19, 2010, 7:39 AM   #13
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Hi Sarah , firstly, the canon Eos entry level cameras are light weight.. Im sure it weighs about 450 grams good for lugging around, not feeling weighed down by a bulky body, yes its plastic, however i find i can hold it for longer periods, waiting for that perfect shot, without feeling strain on my hands and wrists. Secondly, ease of use.. I and many of my peers find it to be user friendly, with easy to use features, thirdly, for an entry level Dslr, its perfect for people just getting into the photoraphy field, with no fancy gimicks.. ohh and lens compatibility is something i was sold on buying it..
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Old Sep 19, 2010, 12:26 PM   #14
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Thanks for telling us your opinion on the Canon 100D/XS camera. IMO the problem is that the price of the 450D/XSi and the Pentax Kx are both very close to the 1000D/XS model and the XSi and the Kx offer more solid features.

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Old Sep 24, 2010, 9:46 AM   #15
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When SX30IS coming to India ?? Any chance to get it before 20th of October ??. I will be going to a tour to Himalayas from 25th October . I am confused now , whether to buy SX210IS or wait for SX30IS .

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Personally, I would not purchase the Canon SX-20, SX-30, or the Nikon P-100 at all. They are either ISO limited or have received poor professional and user reviews. My choice would be the Panasonic FZ-35 or FZ-40.

Now I know that Panasonic cameras are expensive in India, due to a distribution problem in India. So, as a result you should consider a DSLR camera which would be more useful to you in the long term future.

If I remember correctly, there is good distribution of Canon, Sony, and Nikon cameras in India. Therefore your more realistic consideration may indeed be a Sony A-230 or an A-290, followed by a Canon 1000D/XS model. I would stay away from the Nikon D-3000, and the new D-3100 will probably be too expensive.

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What are the pros and cons of SX210IS ? . After watching demo of SX210IS and 1000D , I'll purchase
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It really depends on what priority you have place on zoom. The 20X optical zoom of the SX-20 would be expensive to replace on the Canon 1000D/XS camera.

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he can get 300mm (no is) sigma @ 9k ($200). this way the total 1000d pack gonna cost 50% more than sx20is.
and sony entry levels are more expensive here than canon/nikon.

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Finally SX30IS launched in India . It is time to search in which store it is available .

http://www.canon.co.in/p/EN/112-Digi...rShot-SX30-IS/
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