Good amateur entry level DSLR?

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  1. Skyclad

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    I am just curious as to what would be a good amateur entry level DSLR camera for a person on a really tight/limited budget?
     
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    Define really tight budget..... that can vary drastically from person to person.
     
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    It maybe helpful if you define "really tight/limited budget".

    My tight budget maybe a lot different from yours.
     
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    What's limited?

    $300? $500?

    You can find used Canon 30D's for under $400 and a 50mm f/1.8 for $100ish.
     
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    Jinx. You guys owe me shots of Turkey.
     
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    :lol: Look at the time on all 3 replies.
     
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    Say about $300. $500 would be way above budget unfortunately.
     
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    Unfortunately, the newest used DSLR you'll find for that price may be a Nikon D40, and that's most likely going to be just the body and not the lens.
     
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    I was afraid of that. Looks like until I can afford the $500 plus for a DSLR, I should stick with the high end P&S cameras such as the SX120IS (in my budget), and the SX20IS (which would really be stretching my budget currently).

    Thank you all :)
     
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    I have this p&s, and I am happy with it. Until your budget grows, I think you will be pleasantly surprised what you will be able to do with this camera.

    Once you buy it, post for us...
     

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