Post # 1
I know there are lots of you buzzing around that know a decent amount about cameras, so I was wondering if anyone knows of a great Digital SLR Camera for someone who doesn’t yet know too much about fancy photography? Thanks!
Post # 3
I’ve heard the Nikon D-60 is excellent but $$$. The Canon Powershots are great too I hear. I’m curious to see what others say because I’m looking for the best bang for my buck 🙂
Post # 4
Ooo i got a pentax K-7 but it was kinda pricey. Like a paycheck and a half pricey. I don’t know much yet, but it also does a lot, including HDR video!
Post # 5
The Canon Rebels are good cameras. Or get a 30D/40D, which would be less expensive now that the newer model is out.
Canons are known for their low noise/grain.
Entry-level Nikons struggle with noise, but their color SOOC is amazing.
Once you select a brand, you’re with it for life since the lenses last forever and are great investments.
The best advice would be to go and hold them. One may just feel better in your hand.
Post # 6
I have the Nikon D40. I think it is as basic and inexpensive as they come (under $500, which works for me). My sister has the D60 which is more, but better if you have the money and want to invest. Both are a nice way to learn an SLR and you can upgrade and change lenses, and learn the ropes. Relatively user friendly. If you want to take pictures of people, buying a nice flash will make all the difference. I would just factor it into the original cost, it ends up being so important to taking ANY indoor or night shots.
Post # 7
Oh I love my canon xsi. It is a great entry level dslr, the new version (xti) has hd video too. I highly recommend canon. I believe the camera with the kit lens is about 700 right now on amazon, not cheap but totally worth it in my opinion. Also, if I did it again, I might consider getting the body only and starting with a better lens, but it depends on what you plan to use it for. Please feel free to pm me with more q’s! I have had my photography hobby for a couple years and I love it!
Post # 8
I asked my husband about it (he’s a camera nerd) and he suggested the Canon Rebel. According to him “It’s the best intro SLR, hands-down. There isn’t another camera that comes close.”
Post # 9
I just bought a Nikon D90 for my future hubby as a wedding present.
Post # 10
I also have a Cannon XSi. I’m still learning to use it, but I love it so far!
Post # 11
I have a Nikon D80, and have plenty of room to grow but can also take great shots with it now!
Post # 12
We have the Nikon D90 which has the option for video and the pictures are incredible…it’s just a tad pricy but we think it’s worth it.
Post # 13
Nikon D-60 is what we have. We have very little knowledge about specific settings and all our pictures have come out wonderful. Its also not as pricey as the more advanced ones.
Post # 14
@ doctor girl: SOMEONE WAS IN GLACIER!!!! 🙂
Post # 15
The other folks commenting are right – Canon and Nikon both make excellent intro SLR cameras. Personally, I prefer Canon, but they’re both really good. The Canon Rebel or the new xti are both fairly reasonably priced for what they offer, especially if you buy them in a kit. To see and try them out in person, I would recommend Best Buy – also because they will match any advertised price!
If you’re not totally set on having a brand new camera, I think getting a used SLR would also be a great option. Lots of people upgrade as soon as a new version comes out, and models that are a few years old are still excellent cameras that offer all the features you really need. For good quality used cameras, check out B&H Photo online.