I only have about $300 and I'm looking into a digital SLR, Where do I find a cheap 1?

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    I have about $300 and I'm looking into buying a digital slr. I need it to have a lens with it, and I'd prefer it to be new or refurbished.

    I have been looking into the Nikon D3000 and D5000 but I don't have enough money. If I can find either of them for under $300 with a lens, I would get it, used, refurbished, or new. I need one soon for my new job. Please help me. Thanks! :mrgreen:
     
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    What new job is that, that you need an entry-level beginners dSLR?
     
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    Good question.
     
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    Wedding photographer? :lol:
     
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    I've seen the original digital Rebel on B&H used for around $200. Then you can get the 18-55 IS for another $100. It's a pretty good start. You could also pick up a 50mm 1.8 for another $100.
     
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    Excellent!!!:lmao:
     
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    Like New Olympus Evolt E500 Body only $165 [ame=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BK393Y/ref=ord_cart_shr?ie=UTF8&m=A3QDCRBP3ZRV0H]Amazon.com: Olympus Evolt E500 8MP Digital SLR (Body Only): Camera & Photo[/ame]

    Refurbished Olympus 40-150mm f/4.0-5.6 ED Zuiko $80 [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Olympus-40-150mm-4-0-5-6-Digital-Cameras/dp/B000Q639S8/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&m=A36DL6WLK2RE7O&s=photo&qid=1278815155&sr=1-4]Amazon.com: Olympus 40-150mm f/4.0-5.6 ED Zuiko Digital Lens for Olympus Digital SLR Cameras: Cameta Camera[/ame]

    Total = $245+tax, shipping
     
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    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Its possible...but not new...

    My Samsung Pentax *ist DSLR rebrand job was purchased several years ago from an pawn shop ebay auction for $200

    It takes some patience and willing to buy used several generations old
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    ^^^+1

    You're not going to get a new anything for $300. Especially with a lens.

    Check eBay, craigslist, the classified section of the paper, etc...

    You could probably find a used kit for that price, but it will be a few years old.
     
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    Lots of used DSLRs on ebay. I saw a Canon D60 for $169.99 + free shipping (body only), or a 300D like mine with the 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 kit lens for $275 + 16.95 shipping.

    There's a bunch. Here's a search that arranges them by price lowest to highest. Definitely read the descriptions. Don't buy "As-is". Here's the link:

    DSLRs on eBay
     

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