Want to buy a Digital Camera

Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by megalens, Dec 24, 2007.

  1. megalens

    megalens TPF Noob!

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    Hi

    This is my first posting and I am all new here.

    I am about to buy a digital camera as long as I find it affordable. My range would be around $300-350

    My primary objectives would be:

    1) to use it for indoor or outdoor photography to finally move myself from P&S camera user to a more advanced thing (i guess they call it SLRs) and to slowly and gradually become a professional photographer who could make photography as a side business.

    2) people talk about lens but I have no idea as to what lens should I go for? My father has an old Yashika non-digital film camera but i guess the lens cannot be detached

    3) I am not well acquainted with technical terms about camera models etc, please elaborate your responses bearing in mind this lacking.

    Thanks
    Megalens
     
  2. Sideburns

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    you aren't going to get a new SLR for 300-350.
    Either you can increase your budget, or you can look for used on KEH.com
     
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    Are you wanting film or digital? Sideburns is right you wont be able to get anything new and even used will be hard to find around the 300- 350 mark especially if you still need other equipment other then just a body& cheap lens.
     
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    Thanks for your responses Sideburns and HolyGhosted.

    What if I increase my budget upto $500.
    Are Olympus or Sony less expensive brands as compared to Nikkon or Canon? I saw a documentary on National Geographic, they conduct photo training camps and use Olympus digital cameras to train amateur photographers. I guess there must be some specific reason to use Olympus for newbies.
     
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    There are not that many differences between olympus,nikon,canon,sony on the beginner level except the mounts for lens, how the menus are set up and then lenses available.
     

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