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  1. eskimoquinn810

    eskimoquinn810 TPF Noob!

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    hey folks,
    I'm looking to get a bit more of an advanced camera. I currently have a crappy $150 point and shoot. So I'm in high school, i don't get much from my parents, and i pay for other things too (car, concerts, etc.) so i'd like to keep my budget at around $300-350. What I'd like to know is what kind (and how good) of a camera i can get for that price point. And if anyone can recommend a good place to buy a camera (preferably online) that would be great.

    Thanks in advance,
    Quinn
     
  2. IgsEMT

    IgsEMT No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Quinn,
    for your budget, I don't believe you can get an SLR camera that is new. Best advice is google B&H or Adorama, look in their used department and call them up on sunday to see what else they have in new and used departments that you can get.
     
  3. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    One of the big advantages of a DSLR is the ability to easily change lenses.

    If you decide on moving up to a DSLR you'll also have to consider the quality and cost of a lens.

    Right now the least expensive, new, main stream DSLR is probably Nikon's D40. Amazon has them, (with a pretty good lens) today for $461.39, They have 3 that have been 'refurbished' at $379.95 (Cameta Camera is Nikon's Authorized outlet for refurbished gear), and 15 used starting at the same $379.95.

    Amazon.com: Nikon D40 6.1MP Digital SLR Camera Kit with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Lens: Electronics
     

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