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Old Jul 22, 2011, 2:31 PM   #1
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Default Entry dslr under 600 for car photography

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Budget: 600 w/ lens
Types of car pictures: night, day, motion shots, car w/ scenery background.
MP: preferably 12 or above. 10 will probably be fine if necessary.

I would like to pose this question as finding out a good entry camera for car photography. I mainly will be using it for car photo's and occasional scenery shots here and there, but mainly 70% percent of the shots will be car photography.

If at all possible I would prefer a rotatable screen, but not necessary. For this budget, so far I've looked into the pentax k-x mainly because of the amount of compatible lens' available and it's great price point that occasionally I can find a refurb on woot for 400. Other than that, I've looked at the t1/2i from canon.

Going over my budget, I have looked at the Canon T3i and the Nikon d5100/d5000 hoping to land a great deal on it although it's above the budget.

Can you suggest any other camera's that I can look into or recommend anything else I should consider for what I want to use the camera for. Thanks for reading.
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Old Jul 22, 2011, 10:53 PM   #2
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When you say "car photography", are you talking racing or show? For car show photography just about any dSLR would work (including the KX), though I think you might want to consider about getting something wider than the kit lens sooner rather than later. The nice thing about a dSLR is that you don't have to get everything all at once.
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When you say "car photography", are you talking racing or show? For car show photography just about any dSLR would work (including the KX), though I think you might want to consider about getting something wider than the kit lens sooner rather than later. The nice thing about a dSLR is that you don't have to get everything all at once.
No, not necessarily. Just cars but some shots will be of racing/show shots.
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Old Jul 23, 2011, 12:16 AM   #4
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canon t1i or t2i form the canon refurbish store. As you need night shots and moving shots at times. Or if you have a cheapo canon point and shoot, you can get them even less with the canon loyalty program at 20% of the refurbished price. All you need is any canon camera, working or not. Here is their number 866-443-8002. Only available in the US with the canon loyalty program.

If you go the direct route you may want to look at the canon refurb at adorama, they come with a 1 year return to adorama warranty vs 90 form canon refurb. Here is what canon refurb store currently have.

http://shop.usa.canon.com/webapp/wcs...0051_-1_29252#
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canon t1i or t2i form the canon refurbish store. As you need night shots and moving shots at times. Or if you have a cheapo canon point and shoot, you can get them even less with the canon loyalty program at 20% of the refurbished price. All you need is any canon camera, working or not. Here is their number 866-443-8002. Only available in the US with the canon loyalty program.

If you go the direct route you may want to look at the canon refurb at adorama, they come with a 1 year return to adorama warranty vs 90 form canon refurb. Here is what canon refurb store currently have.

http://shop.usa.canon.com/webapp/wcs...0051_-1_29252#
Hm, the canon loyalty program sounds like a great idea and if I can wait out for a t3i refurb, that would be a steal. However, I'm the only one I know that has a canon and I'm not ready to part with my current Canon.

I looked up adorama and saw the d5000 for 500; which I think would be a great deal? The biggest deal breaker of course is the swivel screen.

Do you guys have any other recommendations besides what I listed? For an extra 100 at 700 is there any other that is superior or better?
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ebay a broken canon for 5 dollars, it works also with the canon loyalty program
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the nikon d5000 has a low res swivel lcd. And it will not use all nikon lenses, you need to get AF-s lenses for it to focus. And it is getting old, the t1i, and t2i are newer generation camera then the d5000 with a better AF system, and they take all eos lenses.
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PS the nikon refurb only come with a 90 day warranty form adorama. They only offer a 1 year with canon refurb products.
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the nikon d5000 has a low res swivel lcd. And it will not use all nikon lenses, you need to get AF-s lenses for it to focus. And it is getting old, the t1i, and t2i are newer generation camera then the d5000 with a better AF system, and they take all eos lenses.
I will really have to keep an eye out on this. I really would prefer a t3i. I did a little more research into the program and found that it is dependent on the broken camera you would send in to see what refurb they would offer?
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if is is still working it is a bigger discount,
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