Looking for decent budget camera

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  1. TomThumb

    TomThumb TPF Noob!

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    I'm interested in getting into photography but don't want to spend too much on a camera until I know the ropes a little bit. I'm looking to spend around £100 but could spend up to £150 if necessary (around $200-300).

    Any recommendations?
     
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    If you have a good on going budget for processing and film you can get a very very nice 35mm used slr for that these days. In digital I have no idea.
     
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    Mike_E No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    For that kind of money film is your best bet.

    Let me ask you; what, right now, would you be happiest taking a photo of?

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    To be honest I'm not really interested in going down the film route, what would be the cheapest you could get a decent digital camera for?

    And I suppose I'm most interested in taking photos of people. Sorry if thats too vague... :confused:
     
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    For $200-$300 you could get a small point and shoot. I would recommend Canon because you can do more creatively controlled pictures, granted not as much as with a dSLR but more than with just a simple auto/pre set scene function P/S. Canon still has manual controls on their p/s's while nikon doesnt at least on their lower end models.
     
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    I tend to agree that a Canon P&S is your best bet.

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