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Old Oct 19, 2010, 9:54 AM   #1
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I currently own a Nikon p90 . I use this camera on Manual settings 95% of the time. Its very frustrating because ur using the up and down button next to your face and its not very accurate. anyway - Im looking to switch to DSLR. I have a SLR 35mm Nikon N70 that Ive played with from time to time and I like the handle on the manual focus alot better than on my super expensive point and shoot on steroids.

I'm looking for an inexpensive entry level DSLR that is NOT A NIKON
I can't spend more than 800$ I'm a city employee, that should explain.
Comes with a couple of IS lenses, because I tend to get excited when I take photos in the wild.... dont judge me! lol
100% of my photos are shot outside mostly BIRDS, butterflies, general wildlife and... sunsets (I miss taking sunsets! my camera does not alow any filters!)
MP size is not an issue...preferably 10+
Would like to have HD video, but not a deal breaker. definitely would like to have video though.
Easy to use, controls reasonable. I don't want to have to dig through ten menu pages to find what I want.

anyhoo, if you would like to see how my shots are now and maybe get an idea of what kind of pictures i take, check out my flickr or my blog

thanks friends
I really appreciate the help, in advance.
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Old Oct 19, 2010, 10:08 AM   #2
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Hi,
Sounds like with your budget, the Canon T1i kit(15.1mp with video) would fit your ticket. The experts will tell you that the included 55-250mm is probably short for some of your wildlife, but I looked quick, B H photo and the T1i, with 18-55mm and 55-250mm included(both "IS") for $700 ish.....I am partial to Canon's, I know others will have other solutions for you.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...i_Digital.html
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Old Oct 19, 2010, 10:20 AM   #3
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WOW mark, that's the best deal I've seen so far for this particular kit. I scoped it out while at sams club yesterday. they wanted 849$
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Old Oct 19, 2010, 10:57 AM   #4
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Yeah, I did a quick search, and I spotted it, $779 with free shipping!!!
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Old Oct 19, 2010, 1:49 PM   #5
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Hey, like your camera...doesn't seem anything wrong with the shots your getting.
But, if you don't like it...what's wrong with nikon?
do you want to sell it?
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You have great shots on your flikr...great places to be, parks...find all sorts of things to shoot.
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Another great entry level kit is the Pentax K-x (excellent high iSO performance). This kit with both the 18-55 and 55-300mm lenses is under $700 at B&H... at least today:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._SLR_with.html
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Hey, like your camera...doesn't seem anything wrong with the shots your getting.
But, if you don't like it...what's wrong with nikon?
do you want to sell it?

YES I would love to sell my camera. Will be putting it on Ebay soon, unless you want it. lol
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