Best camera for $500?

Started Apr 1, 2011 | Discussions thread
John Glover Veteran Member • Posts: 3,479
Re: Best camera for $500?

No, in general lenses are not interchangeble bewteen systems, so it is important to carefully weigh your needs when getting a DSLR. It does basically lock you into one system, if you want to be able to use the full functionality of the camera. Canon and Nikon have the largest amount of lenses/flashes/accessories available but many of these are very expensive fast stabilized glass or pro level accessories the average enthusiast or amateur may never need. Pentax, Sony and Olympus, while generally have less choices, will usually have plenty of gear to satisfy the needs of most all photographers. Plus, with Pentax and Sony, you also have the ability to draw from the older Pentax K mount lenses (which is a huge amount of glass), while Sony can use the older Minolta system lenses.

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