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Old Nov 27, 2010, 7:29 AM   #1
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I'm currently looking to buy a DSLR and have narrowed it down to two choices either the Sony Alpha a500 or the Cannon 1000D. All I want to know is which one is better.

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Old Nov 27, 2010, 7:37 AM   #2
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In almost all respects, the Sony A500 is better than the Canon 1000D.

What do you want to shoot?

Can you go into detail about how you narrowed your selection down to just those two?
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Hi and welcome as i usually say have tried either of these cameras if not go hold them see how they feel it may influence your decision. Remember you are buying into a system. see what lenses are available for you
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At the moment I'm just starting out so I want an all round one may specialise later. Haven't had chance to hold them yet. The reason I narrowed it down to these was price

a500 - 399 1000D with IS kit lens - 369
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Also do you know of any other good ones under 400
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The sony a500 is a much better camera then the 1000d
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Old Nov 27, 2010, 4:03 PM   #7
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The sony a500 is a much better camera then the 1000d
I thought this from the specs, the reason I put the 1000D in there was the fact that I have used other people's canon DSLR's and found them easy and comfortable to use. Is the general thinking that if both feel fine to hold get the Sony but if the Sony wasn't as comfortable get the Cannon. Also future proof wise as once I've got one I won't be able to upgrade for long time which one would be better for e3xpansion and so on
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The 1000D is a much older design, it can not shoot pass 1600iso,

The A500 is a new tech, can shoot at 12800iso, but is good upto 3200iso, and workable at 6400iso. The AF is also more advance.

If you want a canon, which I shoot most the time. Look at the 550D or 500D. These camera are much better then the 1000D.
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Hi there, I would recommend the Pentax k-x for your consideration. It is prob the best entry level DSLR and should b within the price range.
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At the moment I'm just starting out so I want an all round one may specialise later. Haven't had chance to hold them yet. The reason I narrowed it down to these was price

a500 - 399 1000D with IS kit lens - 369
you absolutely need to try them before you spend a lot of time on the specs. i have the a550 and it has some good features which is why i chose it. but the viewfinder, especially if you wear glasses (like me) is far too recessed. i work around this but having looked thru better viewfinders, i know it's an issue. i cannot see all the edges thru the viewfinder at once. sometimes i miss my shot because of this. so take a look. there are other criteria which may mean more to you anyway. just wanted to point this out.
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