Best 'bang for buck' digital SLR?

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  1. TBel

    TBel TPF Noob!

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    Currently I'm using a Sony DSC-v3, which is a decent camera but I'm looking to buy a digital SLR. But, I'm looking to recieve it as a Christmas present, so it can't be too too expensive, but I still want high quality.

    I'm looking for a quality DSLR at 600 dollars or less, any suggestions?
     
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    you wont find a new DSLR for that price. or if you do, it will be body only, no lense (which will cost you additional money).

    IMHO, go with a canon XTi. amazing quality, and wont put too much of a dent in your pocket.

    the other option is to buy second hand.
     
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    Nikon D50, hands down. Last I checked it was four or five hundred cheaper than the Xti and takes fantastic pictures.

    An alternative would be the Pentax *ist DL, but it doesn't have NEARLY the system of glass and accessories behind it as Nikon and Canon do.
     
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    would you consider a D50 good enough? I got mine for just $550 from Wolf Camera.
     
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    i didnt realize the d50 was so cheap (pricewise). $550 is definately in your budget. if all youre looking for is a cheap slr to learn on, then youll be fine with a d50 for now.
     
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    I got it with the Quantaray 28-90 lens. It was the cheapest D50 package.
     
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    The d50 actually leaves a lot of room to grow. Aside from the frame rate(2.5 fps) and lack of a finger dial, there's not much to complain about.
     
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    ill keep my comments to myself ;)
     
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    I was just looking up the d50 and it looks pretty promising... but would it really be worth it to drop 500 dollars on it when I already have a high-end non-SLR digital like the DSC-V3?
     
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    depends who you ask
     
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    Well, what if I was asking you?
     
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    it depends what you want. ANY slr will give you more flexability in your shooting. if youre looking to take your photography up a notch, then any slr will do as far as allowing you to learn more. but if youre looking to get serious, id say save for a good camera, not the cheapest one on the market. the have those price tags for a reason.
     

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