I am in great turmoil and confusion due to 3 dSLR's!

Discussion in 'What Camera Should I Buy?' started by ktadie, Jul 10, 2008.

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  1. ktadie

    ktadie Member

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    Hey there guys,
    I've been searching for a cheap and decent dSLR camera for
    about a week now, and I really have to order one soon, before
    my holiday ends.

    My budget is not that high at all, it's about 650-700USD.

    I found camera's under that budget, however, then I realized that I needed a lense for them =( So they exceeded my budget with a lense very fast.

    but then I found Olympus SP-570 UZ. (Yea I know, it is not a dlsr.)
    This looks really good actually, and I talked to a camera guy from some shop, and he reconmended it because I won't need to change the lense and it's design is very strong and stable, so it won't get alot of dust damaging..
    But then again, I cannot change the lense in the future, if I want to upgrade it..

    Would you guys reconmend that camera?

    However after doing even more research, I have found two other dSLR's.

    Olympus E-510 Kit with 14-42mm lense.
    Price: 751 USD..
    That is pretty much, I would consider paying alitle
    extra for it, if it is significantly better than the rest.

    Sony Alpha 200 + 18-70mm
    Price: 688 USD

    Which one should I choose guys? :S
     
  2. avisitor

    avisitor Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, the difference in sensor size between the dslr and the non dslr will be huge. That translates to significantly better noise performance for the dslr. That is, the picture is less grainy/noisy.
     
  3. David Rasnake

    David Rasnake News/Review Writer News/Review Writer

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    I'm in agreement with J. Keenan on this one: the Sony would probably be my choice between the DSLRs as well, though if you're going to go with an ultrazoom there are lots of good options.

    dr
     
  4. ktadie

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    No, I'm going for the dSLR's.

    I'm still alitle in doubt :S The Olympus E-510
    does look sweet :O
    But then again, the difference inbetween the two
    isn't that great is it? the Olympus has Live View,
    but I don't know if there'll be nay need for that..

    And about the Alpha A200, how good is the macro?
    I saw on another site that it's "best macro" is 3.19x2.13 in
    81x54mm
    . What does that mean?
    Is it only ultrazoom camera's that have Super Macro?
     
  5. usapatriot

    usapatriot Well-Known Member

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    Well to get true macro capability on the Sony DSLR (or any other DSLR) you will need to buy a macro lens, as the standard kit lenses from all manufacturers are very limited in their macro capability.
     
  6. ktadie

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    That is true, however, right now I just need one of those starter kits, since I'm new to dSLR's and everything. However, in the future, I'll probaly purchase new lenses to upgrade my camera.
    I have read somewhere that the Sony Alpha's lenses are relativly cheap compared to the the ones the olympus dSLR's can get, and sony has a broader variety, i.e. they can use many different types (brands)

    Is that true? Because then I think I'll settle with the Sony Alpha 200.
     
  7. David Rasnake

    David Rasnake News/Review Writer News/Review Writer

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    Sony lenses have come down in price, and there are an increasing number of third-party lenses. By contrast, Olympus lenses tend to be pricey (but very, very good). There's some carry-over from other Four Thirds cameras with Olympus, but not much.

    I think the Sony's a good choice.

    dr
     
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