A New DSLR Camera

Started May 11, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Crazysah New Member • Posts: 4
A New DSLR Camera

Hello guys,

So I'm selling off my video camera. All in all, I have about $600 to spend and that can be stretched a tiny bit but I'd prefer not.

What is the best DSLR camera that I can get in it. I'm going to be buying it anytime up until June 7th in the United States.


$600 but I'm willing to go slightly over if needed.


Size really doesn't matter too me but should be easily carriable.


How many megapixels will suffice for you? - At least 12 MP

  • What optical zoom will you need? (None, Standard = 3x-4x, Ultrazoom = 10x-12x) - Don't really care but would prefer Ultrazoom

  • How important is “image quality” to you? (Rate using a scale of 1-10) - 7/8

Do you care for manual exposure modes (shutter priority, aperture priority, manual)? - Not particularly.

General Usage

  • What will you generally use the camera for? - Taking family photos on vacations and just photos outside.

  • Will you be making big prints of your photos or not? - Yes, sometimes.

Will you be shooting a lot of indoor photos or low light photos? - Low light more than indoor photos.

Will you be shooting sports and/or action photos? - Sometimes.


Are there particular brands you like or hate? - I don't like Kodak.

Are there particular models you already have in mind? - Sony, Canon or Nikon

(If applicable) Do you need any of the following special features? (Wide Angle, Image Stabilization, Weatherproof, Hotshoe, Rotating LCD) - I would like a wide angle and rotation LCD but not top of the priority list.

Bring on the suggestions.


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