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Idan Feb 14, 2006 4:01 PM

[align=center]Let us know and help others to decide. VOTE NOW !

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[align=center]Please explain why you choose a specific camera over the others (positive and negative comments will be greatly appreciated and if you can try to keep it like the style below,straight to the point!)[/align]

Idan Feb 14, 2006 4:21 PM

[align=left]1) Olympus E-330

[+] Many manual controls, Dust remover, Live View, Great realistic colors, Well built, Probably lower noise at higher ISO compare to previous versions (E-500, E-300)

2) Nikon D50

[+]Cheap , Good construction, Lower noise in high ISO (Best in category), Responsive, Recommended by many reviews over the web.
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[align=left][-] No DOF preview button

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[align=left]3) Waiting for new announcements
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[align=left][+] Will yield a drop of prices on current (old) versions[/align]

[email protected] Feb 14, 2006 8:30 PM

On a tight budget ===> KM 5D

Pro upgrade path ===> Rebel XT

You just happen to like Nikon ===> D50.

There you have it!

-- Terry



mtclimber Feb 14, 2006 9:02 PM

I certainly agree with Terry!

Why has there been no consideration given to the KM 5D. It is an excellent dSLR and it offers the user real value, and the biggest bang for the buck.

MT

wisely_foolish Feb 15, 2006 1:11 AM

would you say the XT is superior to the D50 terry?

peripatetic Feb 15, 2006 2:59 AM

My personal picks.

Tight budget ---> KM5D (or 7D if in UK, prices insanely low here)

Mid-range -----> Canon 20D (or successor).

High-end ------> Canon 5D


Of course if you have a bunch of high-quality lenses then you should just stick with that manufacturer. My brother and best friend both have a range of Nikon lenses and went for the D50 & D70, both are very nice cameras.

If you have a few cheap lenses then don't worry about switching systems.

audioedge Feb 15, 2006 3:21 AM

would buying the KM range of cameras restrict your future upgrades?

I know Sony have taken on there business but theres no guarantees that your going to see the next KM8/9/10 or whatever

Whereas Canon/Nikon will obvioulsy upgrade there range giving you a path to a more serious camera when/if needed.

JimC Feb 15, 2006 5:28 AM

audioedge wrote:
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would buying the KM range of cameras restrict your future upgrades?

I know Sony have taken on there business but theres no guarantees that your going to see the next KM8/9/10 or whatever
Yes, no guarantees. But, Sony and KM announced plans for Sony branded DSLR models using the Maxxum/Dynax lens mount a long time ago. This is not a new thing.

Only that KM is exiting the camera market for KM branded cameras is new. They'll still be making DSLR models for Sony. We should see the first model hit this summer.

Sony wants to capture 25% of the DSLR market, and they didn't decide to buy some of KM's assets for the fun of it. Minolta has produced some 16 Million lenses in this mount, so there are a lot of potential DSLR customers for new models using it. ;-)




Idan Feb 15, 2006 8:17 AM

Do you think the price of the Rebel XT will drop down after the announce of the new Canon DSLR this month ?

And Terry what do you like about the Rebel XT - I've heard that the kit lens is just horrible, is it right ??

mtclimber Feb 15, 2006 8:34 AM

For what it is worth, I bought my husband a Canon 350D/XT with the kit lens. The camera grip is pinched, but the camera is great. The kit lens is pure JUNK!

We teach digital camera professionally and we own:

The Canon XT

The Canon 20D

The Nikon D-70

The Pentax 1st DS

The Olympus E-300 & E-500

The KM 5D

The best camera/best valuein the group without a single doubt is the KM 5D!

MT


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