first dslr on a budget

Started Sep 21, 2012 | Discussions thread
Chuck Yadmark
Chuck Yadmark Veteran Member • Posts: 3,932
Re: first dslr on a budget

Ignore price for a minute and concentrate on pros

D50 pros - can use old screw type AF lenses
has a 1/500th flash sync speed

cons - only 2GB SD card ( can use 4gb if formatted in computer -but seriously don't do this)
not so good above ISO 400
only 6mp (but not as big a deal as people make it out to be)

pros - usable ISO 1600
more megapixels
pretty darned compact
able to take full advantage of SDHC cards up to at least 32GB

cons - only can focus modern AFS (and it's immediate predecessor AFI)

I'd recommend most people go with the 3100, though if you can find a good deal on a D40X, 60, or 3000 you could consider that too.

Me, though, I really dig the 1/500th flash sync speed, great for flash fill on a sunny day.
Ann Arbor, MI USA

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