looking for outdoor/astrophoto DSLR

Discussion in 'What Camera Should I Buy?' started by ladip63, Dec 11, 2008.

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    Budget

    * What budget have you allocated for buying this camera? Please be as specific as possible. $600-$750US

    Size

    * What size camera are you looking for? Or does size not matter at all to you?

    Features

    How many megapixels will suffice for you?
    10-12 even 15 megapix

    * What optical zoom will you need? (None, Standard = 3x-4x, Ultrazoom = 10x-12x)

    * How important is “image quality” to you? (Rate using a scale of 1-10)
    9-10
    Do you care for manual exposure modes (shutter priority, aperture priority, manual)? I think need one for astrophot etc.

    General Usage

    * What will you generally use the camera for?
    wildlife, astrophotography, in general pics

    * Will you be making big prints of your photos or not?
    no 4x6 or few 8x10

    Will you be shooting a lot of indoor photos or low light photos?
    yes

    Will you be shooting sports and/or action photos?
    yes

    Miscellaneous

    Are there particular brands you like or hate?
    Canon, Nikon I like

    Are there particular models you already have in mind?
    Canon EOS450 and Nikon D80 or D90 Waiting on the Canon EOS500

    (If applicable) Do you need any of the following special features? (Wide Angle, Image Stabilization, Weatherproof, Hotshoe, Rotating LCD)
    Would like IS, hotshoe, wide angle and anything else. it does not have to be H2O proof


    I have been looking at the Canon EOS450/Xsi and really leaning towards it, But if there is another DSLR out there I would take it into condsideration.:D
    Any help would be appricated:D:D:D
    Thanks
    Lynn
     
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    Thanks J Keenan :D:D:D
    Yeah I'm a member of the Johnson Space Center Astronmical Scoiety and I have watched the others take photos and now I'm hooked:D:D I want a good camera to do deep space. Now I'm just using my Kodak DX6340 to take the moon and planets through the eyepiece on my Celestron--pertty good I should say so myself:D:D:D
    Lynn
     
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    Yeah i noticed that i couldn't get my sig and avatar picture to come up. Unlike NBR(Notebook Review) which I have up:D As for my sig link maybe it is because I copied it from my sig at NBR. Well when I click on the link it pops up...

    Lynn
     
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