You have $300 , you need a camera , GO!

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  1. Sj_Grendel

    Sj_Grendel TPF Noob!

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    I want something "slr-like" bc I like the extended zooms they offer , I also want some kind of IS bc I have shakey hands. "Noob" friendly settings for a guy who rarely leaves auto mode.

    Originally I intended to get the Fujifilm S2000hd , but the price has dropped SO much it makes me think something is wrong with it. It's now only $230 on NewEgg.

    Is there anything wrong with the S2000hd?

    If so what's a good camera for under $300?
     
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    mc01776 TPF Noob!

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    I have an older Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ15 that I have been very pleased with. It has a very good lens for a non DSLR camera (Leica lens with a constant 2.8 from a 35mm equivalent range of 36mm - 432mm). It is also stabilized to handle that type of range. I've had it for a few years and I am still happy with it.

    You might want to look at the newer version - something like the Lumix DMC-FZ28K, which I see on sale over at Amazon for $292. Just an example, and I haven't checked to see if there are better deals.

    There may be others that are similar or better, but I would definitely recommend a Lumix to anyone looking for something between a DSLR and a point&shoot.
     
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    djacobox372 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I think if you looked hard enough you could find a d70 with a kit lens for $300 on ebay.

    Might take a while though.
     
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    GOOD suggestion - also look locally, on Craigslist.
     
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    Is the S2000hd a peice of crap?
     
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    RyanLilly No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Not, really. I haven' used it but from the specs and reviews it looks alright. Do a search for this camera and the others suggested in this post on dpreview.com they have very in depth reviews.
     
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    Entry-level and lower-end DSLRs have full auto modes as well that will give you better results than any point-and-shoot.

    I second the suggestion to look for a used D70 or D50.
     

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