Best camera for $500?

Started Apr 1, 2011 | Discussions thread
jungleexplorer
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Re: Best camera for $500?
In reply to trekkeruss, Apr 2, 2011

trekkeruss wrote:

Here's a few:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Sony-Alpha-A230-Slr-Digital/11089350?sourceid=1500000000000003142050&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=11089350

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00353193000P?sid=IDx20070921x00003c&srccode=cii_10043468&cpncode=23-134739068-2

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00353474000P?sid=IDx20070921x00003c&srccode=cii_10043468&cpncode=23-134739159-2

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

http://www.buydig.com/shop/product.aspx?sku=PKKXKT255300K

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.

The Pentax K-x looks like a good deal, and it does video too. Two questions though. 1. I have heard some say that that you can crop a portion of a photo taken with a 300mm lens on a dslr and get a better quality photo then a megazoom with a 700mm zoom lens all the way out. Would this be true with the Pentax K-x?

2. The Pentax K-x comes with two lens. what would the combined weight of the camera and both the lenses be?

The the Tamron 18-270mm lens cost over $600 by it self. Could not afford to go this route even if I wanted to.

Thanks for the info.

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