Camera suggestions

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  1. NMLeakway

    NMLeakway TPF Noob!

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    I am fairly new to photography in general. I purchased the Canon Rebel Ti a while ago to get started, and I am now looking for a digital SLR camera. I do not particularly care about the manufacturer. I would prefer to spend less than $800. I have been looking at the following cameras:

    http://consumer.usa.canon.com/ir/controller?act=ModelDetailAct&fcategoryid=139&modelid=10464

    http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Canon-Digital-Rebel-XT-Digital-Camera-DIGREBELXTK-/sem/rpsm/oid/129273/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do

    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikond70/

    I have also heard good things about the EOS D60 but I have not checked the price yet.

    Could you guys suggest a good digital SLR camera? Or comment on the ones I have posted? Maybe one that has worked well for you?

    Thanks

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    I just realized this is probably the wrong section for this, sorry about that.
     
  2. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    The XT, 20D, D-70, D-70s are all good. Check them out in person, see which one you like. You aren't going to find a new 20D for $800.
     
  3. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The D60 is older technology and discontinued, I'm sure. The newer cameras have much better image quality.

    Since you already have a Canon camera & lens, I would suggest the Rebel XT. I have a 20D and it's great, but it may be more than your budget will allow.

    Nikon has a new entry level DSLR, the D50. I just read a review and while it's lacking some features, the image quality is said to be superb.
     
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    In my mind it's tough to go wrong with Nikon or Canon. You may have to up your $800 figure a bit but you'll be getting a camera you will enjoy for many years.
     
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    I would stay with a brand you know- ie the Canon. I have a 20D, and would recommend it to anyone!

    I echo the statements about upping your price a bit to get the better camera.
     

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