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  1. Senor Hound

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    What is the least-expensive DSLR that has live view on the back screen? Is it the E-410? Also, what about the least-expensive one that ISN'T an Olympus?

    I've been researching this myself, but I'm having problems. All I can find is the E-410, and for 700 bucks, an Sony a350...

    Would someone else help me?
     
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    the sony a300 has live view.
     
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    Okay, thanks! Is there any other non-Olympus cameras that are less than $600 that have live view?
     
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    What about the EOS XS? The pricing is a bit different where I live, but I suppose it is under $600.
     
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    out of curiosity, why would live view be the main point?
     
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    Flying in with a guess, but Senior is trying to get a P&S user to buy an SLR.
     
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    That's wasted effort... lol
     
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    Canon 1000D maybe?
     
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    Senor Hound, are you wearing glasses? My friend ask me the same questions few weeks ago. He need liveview because of eye issue that he need to wear glasses (contact lens is not an options for him because even if he wear contact lenses, he still need to wear regular glasses).

    So, beside Liveview, is there anything that can add to the camera and will help someone who need to wear glasses?
     
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    my friend got glasses and a NIkon D70s no live view there
    haha
    but ya it would help i guess
    i dotn wear glasses so i wouldnt know
     
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    I wear glasses and have no problem with my viewfinder.
     
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    that must depend on the person. I have glasses and when looking through the viewfinder of my film SLR for longer periods of time it bothers me. Same if I'm looking through binoculars. But if I'm wearing my contacts I'm fine.

    If you look in the right places you can get a Canon XSI for less then $100 more then an XS, which makes the XS kinda pointless. But even with that if live view is whats important, Sony is supposed to have the best live view on the market right now. One reason I've been looking at getting and A300. And from what I've seen, the A350 isn't worth the higher price. Plus they have the tilting screen which makes the live view even more useful. Really wish I had that on my current camera for some of those really low or high angle shots.
     

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