What's a good newbie landscape camera?

Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by keller, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. keller

    keller TPF Noob!

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    Hey all, I'm kind of new to photography, and I'm considering getting a digital camera just to practice my shots. I'll be mostly doing outdoors/landscape shots.

    I've searched through all the photo shops, but the technical jargon seems pretty confusing. I want to get a camera which is actually good for practice, but I'd prefer to do my own research rather than leave it up to the sales straff.

    What "features" should I look for in a camera? So far I've figured out that manual override settings and interchangeable lens are important. What about megapixels - is 4MP good enough for landscapes? What other aspects of the camera should I also research? My prince range is pretty low (aiming for under $500), since its only to be used for practice.
     
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    Well with digital cameras in the lower price range you should look into the Canon Eos 300d (digital rebel) which is 6mp and pretty cheap these days, under $500 for a kit with camera and lense. Or Nikon's new D50 which you can get the camera with no lense for under $500. If you buy one of these and the camera comes with a lense do some research on the lense to make sure it is good, or else just buy the camera body and buy a better wide-angle lense seperately.
     

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