Sony dcs-H50(choice)

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  1. Martines93

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    Hi all !

    I want to buy a new camera. I think about Sony DSC-H50 but i don't know whether is it a good choice.

    If it's not so, what camera should I buy?

    I've got about 400$ to spend

    Help me :D!!

    Sorry for my English ;D
     
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    get a nikon d40 stick to the good names when your getting into photography... sony is not a good name, its just a name.. nikon and canon are the standard.. and you can get a base model for around 400
     
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    Just a name that makes the imaging sensors for "good name"' cameras, including the oh-so-incredible D40... :roll:

    My issue is more with the fact that that's still not a DSLR. No point spending $400 on a camera that isn't.
     
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    Name isn't important :D I only want to have a good camera for dilettante of photography.

    D40 mhhh maybe is a good choice but I'm not sure about this one.

    So, dsc-h50 is a bad choice. isn't it??
     
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    Do you primarily want a point and shoot?
     
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    If you want a point and shoot, but still want some of the versatility of owning a DSLR than why not the Canon G10. It's $499 with free shipping! :)

    [ame]http://www.amazon.com/Canon-Powershot-G10-Digital-Stabilized/dp/B001G5ZTPY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1223644922&sr=1-1[/ame]
     
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    i dont think anyone is saying whether it's "good" or not. I think the point is that if you're going to spend that much money on a camera, you might as well spend a little more and get a d-slr, if you are looking to get into amateur/hobby photography.

    But then again, it depends on what you are looking for. if you are looking for portability, and convenience, and ease of use, you want a p&S. If you want to get into photography, you want to be able to control every aspect of your exposure, so you go with a d-slr...and the quality of the pictures is also superior w/ a d-slr.

    But it's hard to tell what you want, since the model you chose, the dsc-h50, is a zoom p&s, but it's not exactly tiny and portable. So it seems you would be fine w/ a big bodied d-slr, but the camera you're looking at isn't close to one.

    If it were me, I would rather spend a little extra and get the d-slr.
     
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    i bought the H10 for my wife a couple months ago, and she loves it.
    she's not as into photography as i am, but she def shoots a lot, and likes the ease of a P&S, but also can play with the advanced features. she does some video stuff too, and it puts out decent video.

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8757286&type=product&id=1202650191119

    so if you dont want to deal with lenses and what-not, i think it;s a good choice. (the H10 seems to be on sale right now if you wanna save youself some scratch...that extra mega pixel aint worth $100 as far as im concerned...but i might be biased) :D
     
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    So, should i buy Nikon D40, whether something more professional than it?
     
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    if you like the sony products
    they do have some good DSLR
    a100, A200, A700

    I have the A350 and i am happy with it.
    there is some good lens options out there.
    Not as good as the Nikon or Canon
    but its a matter of time before they catch up

    just my opinion.. but i,m a newbie so i dont know much
     
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    I made a decision.

    I will buy Nikon D40. I think is the best choice(for me, and for dilettante who has got only about $400 to spend).

    Maybe 6.1 Mp isn't a lot but i think it is sufficiently for beginner like me. I will buy a better camera when I will be eighteen.

    Thank you for help and see you soon on forum.
     
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    thd d40 will do you nicely from all the examples i've seen coming from them. Welcome to this highly adictive world.
     

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