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Old Sep 18, 2010, 9:59 AM   #21
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Mate went for the 450D body which he got for 220 and the place where he bought it from, Jacobs, which are a nationwide company, give 12 months warranty on all their 2nd hand stuff!!
That sounds like a good deal. Wish him luck with it.
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Mate went for the 450D body which he got for 220 and the place where he bought it from, Jacobs, which are a nationwide company, give 12 months warranty on all their 2nd hand stuff!!
Sounds like a good deal. Nice to get a long warranty on a used
camera. The 450D is a very fine camera and seems to be particularly
reliable. Will your friend be joining us on the forum?
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That is pretty great to get a 12 month warranty. Your friend should get some really go uses out for the 450d. It is a very good camera. A friend of mine brought one, and I have been showing her how to shoot with a dslr. And it is a really good camera.
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... the place where he bought it from, Jacobs, which are a nationwide company, give 12 months warranty on all their 2nd hand stuff!!
Is that a "warranty" or a "guarantee"?

A "warranty" means that if something goes wrong, they'll fix or replace it.

A "guarantee" means that if something goes wrong, they'll give him his money back.

If they just give him his money back, that doesn't help with all the lenses and accessories he bought for it.

Buying a dSLR is different from buying a P&S. When you buy a dSLR, you're making a commitment to a system that extends beyond just the camera.
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Old Sep 18, 2010, 1:31 PM   #25
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Its a 12month warranty
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Old Sep 29, 2010, 2:27 PM   #26
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Well, i am looking for a camera for my wife now!!!

Blimey, when will all this research end?

Anyway, budget is a max of 330 ish. 2 that i like are:

Sony A290

Nikon D3000

Only going to buy new. Not interested in 2nd hand.

Which one guys, and why? She will be taking pics of our daughter, landscapes. She also would like a 50mm sometime in the future. I know Nikon does not come with in body AF motor so maybe she could get a 35mm AFS?

Any idea which would be the best bet and why? Thanks
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The Sony A-290 gets my vote. The Nikon D-3000 has a very convoluted menu structure and if simple changes to the D-3000 require multiple key strokes. In short it has poor workflow.

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