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Old Nov 16, 2010, 3:03 PM   #11
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Noise is your big thing, the pentax k-r or k-x. If detail retention is most important, canon T1i with the 2 lens kit. If action is not that big the 18-55 and 55-250 will work very nicely. For indoors you can add the 95 dollar ef 50 1.8, and it will make a good portrait and indoor lens.
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Old Nov 16, 2010, 9:03 PM   #12
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i recently bought the pentax k-r and I love it. It is $899 for the body+18-55+55-300. Great camera, great quality shooting in low light, easy to use.
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How would the Hon'ble senior members rate the following Cameras given the laid down criteria (best IQ overall) and fast > 4fps, Nikon D90,3100,5000, Pentax K-r/K-x or Canon T2i ?
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The T2i is better then the k-x, k-r, d3100 and d5000. As the T2i has the better AF system, better HD. The d90 and t2i are very evenly match canon has the edge in high iso and HD, the nikon has the faster burst rate. The d90 is the higher end camera. IQ is pretty even on all of them.

Growth wise the d90 and t2i gives you the best progression path. But if you are not going to be a avid action shooter the pentax is the better value.
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Can the following Sony's b compared to the above regarding overall IQ & speed ? Sony SLT-A33Y,DSLR A-550L,@33,@55,@580(@=alpha)?
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The SLT have heat issues with HD video, and since it is a EVF, you are basing all your shots 1/10 of a second behind the live action. It can be a big hinder to action shooting. Also the is a 1/3 stop of light lost with the translucent mirrors. So I think the A580 or A560 would give you a bit better high iso performance. No one mention it yet as the slt's are very new. Not sure how cleaning mirror will be down the line. I know when canon used a translucent mirror in the past, it was not the easiest thing to keep clean with allot of lens changes.
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The Kx two lens kit is available for around $600. That is an outstanding value for an outstanding camera. I have been shooting it professionally for a local newspaper and it is extremely versatile. A lot of bang for the buck.
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HI Shoturtle,
I had narrowed my choice down to K-r but U say that t2i has better iQ overall (video quality/performance doesn't count), while the sensor on the t2i is smaller than that of the K-r and is slower. What option of 2 kit lenses would U recommend with the t2i for someone who is nt going to go beyond them.
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The t2i has better in retaining detail then the pentax. The pentax is better in noise control. IQ is very close. If you want more details, go with the canon, if you want better noise control go with the pentax. Both are good cameras.

If you are not shooting action, the 18-55 and the 55-250 would be a good general photography kit.
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If you are not shooting action, the 18-55 and the 55-250 would be a good general photography kit.
and the 18-55 / 55-300 for the Pentax.
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