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  1. J.Bat

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    Where is a good place to buy a DSLR camera with a good price?
     
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    Click the links to B&H or Adorama on this site. Both of those are great places, and you help support the site when you buy through those links. Local pro shops are always a good place too. I buy all of my pricey stuff via local shops just because I have horrible luck with getting duds via mail-order.
     
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    That is the most useless thing to ask. We need more! Wha kind of DSLR? What do you want to do with it? What's a "good price?"

    But I guess I'll take a shot in the dark and try to help you. If you don't already own an SLR (And so don't already have a collection of lenses), and want something cheap but very capable, I'd recommend the Pentax K10. The body is cheap and durable(Weather sealed, VERY sturdy), its technical specs aren't super, but they're good - especially for the price. The lenses are REALLY cheap and you can use almost any K-Mount lens dating back to 1975.

    Other cameras do outperform it, yes, but at a much higher pricetag. It's by far the best bang for the buck.
     
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    Just like the previous post above.

    Make sure you have the warranty for the product you purchased. This is about miniature electronics where even the manufacturers don't do fixing anymore. When they recieve a faulty product from their customers they just replace it. So make sure your product is worth every penny you spent.
     
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    I am wanting to spend about 600
     
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    You may want to look at the used department of B&H. They are the ONLY place that I would get used equipment.

    Or you may want to look at their new cameras like the D40, or something similar.
     
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    Should I go with the Nikon D40 or a Canon Eos Rebel xT 350d
     
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    An SLR for 600? Err. K100 then? Maybe the D40 or the Sony Alpha 100? I dunno, but 600 is kind of low if you want to buy a lens too :p
     
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    Should I go with the Nikon D40 or a Canon Eos Rebel xT 350d
     
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    This one?
     
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    But then again I can get a Sony Alpha 100

    would that be best?
     
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    I've heard bad things about the Alpha 100. Especially when compared to any of the Rebels.

    Sorry for patronizing, but are you sure you're ready for an SLR?
     

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