which dslr for a newbie?

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  1. lc1102002

    lc1102002 TPF Noob!

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    hi, im looking into my first dslr (after a 25 yr hiatus from photography since i took it in college).
    im on a tight budget and plan on just being a p/t hobbiest. so surfing around i really dont even know what features i should be looking at (besides the basic megapixels etc)

    i'd love to hear your recommendations in the $500 range.
    someone suggested to me i look into an olympus e-volt 410, saying its pretty good and affordable.

    can anyone help me here? thanks
     
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    i just got a 30d used on ebay for 500 and i absolutley love it i couldnt be more thrilled. I recommend the canon 20d or 30d and u wont be dissapointed theyre fast and the image quality is great.
     
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    I love my Xsi (450d) I've seen them on craigslist in the 500 range used.
    new they're 799.99 at sams club, WITH a somewhat good lens.
     
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    Someone suggested you well to recommend an E-410 to you, the only thing different is I would look at the E-510 or E-520 if you think you'll want Image Stabilization.
     
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    If you're going canon, definitely a 20 or 30d. If you're going Nikon, I would suggest the D70s or a D80.
     
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    i have read very good things about this camera for first timers......
     
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    D40 and your set
     

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