Best camera for $500?

Started Apr 1, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Re: Best camera for $500?
In reply to jungleexplorer, Apr 1, 2011

jungleexplorer wrote:

trekkeruss wrote:

You can afford a DSLR; there are a few that you could get for under $500 with a kit lens. You can even get a DSLR with two lenses for close to $600. Or you do not like the size?

I have never seen one. I have seen some micro four thirds for $650 with a basic lens, but not a dslr.

Here's a few:

Here's a two lens kit for $620 (using coupon BUYUDIGCLUB30):

I have never owned a dslr, but from what I have read, I would need a bunch of lenses to do all of the above. I don't want to lug 30 pounds of camera equipment around. If I could get a single lens for dslr that would do all the things the lens on the HS20 can do, I would be very happy with a dslr.

A Tamron 18-270mm (available for Canon and Nikon only) comes pretty close. It doesn't offer as high a quality of images as two or three more specialized lenses, but it is an all-in-one solution.

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