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Saoirse O'Shea
post May 29 2009, 03:29 PM
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I'm thinking about getting a new DSLR and would be interested in opinions/advice. Budget is @800UK pounds to include a standard lens. Main use is still photography, video isn't a big thing for me. It's to replace/work alongside our rather old Sony digital mini.

Rok - your new D90 looks great and is a front runner (just in budget with a 22-110mm lens). Was there a particular reason why you went with it rather than say a Canon EOS450?


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post May 29 2009, 05:51 PM
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I want this one, not any help to you though lol.
http://www.panasonic.co.uk/html/en_GB/Prod...l#anker_1567144


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post May 29 2009, 06:04 PM
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QUOTE (tonymiro @ May 29 2009, 11:29 AM) *
I'm thinking about getting a new DSLR and would be interested in opinions/advice. Budget is @800UK pounds to include a standard lens. Main use is still photography, video isn't a big thing for me. It's to replace/work alongside our rather old Sony digital mini.

Rok - your new D90 looks great and is a front runner (just in budget with a 22-110mm lens). Was there a particular reason why you went with it rather than say a Canon EOS450?


Hey Tony,

The biggest reason I went with the D90 was that it shot video where the Eos450 did not. Both are great cameras but the Nikon I found was just that little bit better (higher ISO, Video option, better LCD screen etc) Here is a side by side comparison that may help you.

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/compare_po...90&show=all

The only thing I can really say is if you can get both cameras in your hands in the store it's a big help, especially since the video is not a big factor for you. I liked the ergonomics of the Nikon a lot better then the Canon. And the controls seemed easier to access, which was another big selling point for me although the Nikon is a little heavier. I think you'd be happy with either one really, Nikon and Canon are great camera companies and both have a great array of lenses... although Nikon tends to be a bit more pricey from what I've seen. The Sony A700 is another great DLSR to look at.. not to throw more at ya or anything smile.gif But I find with cameras it really comes down to what is more comfortable in your hands.

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post May 29 2009, 09:08 PM
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Thanks guys - appreciate it.

The Panasonic looks great Bondy but isn't quite what I'm after smile.gif . (Wife would probably prefer it so maybe I won't tell her about it wink.gif .)

Great info Rok and I think the idea of actually getting a hands on is good. To date all I've had is the odd DSLR in isolation - one at a time. Then when I try to compare its a bit hard to remember exactly what was great about each one! The idea of the Canon comes from my sister-in-law and a cousin. She did a photography degree and he's worked as a pro fashion free lance photographer for nearly 30 years. Lot of peer pressure there dry.gif so the comparison guide is really great biggrin.gif .

I like Sony generally (and we can normally get a good discount direct) but their first DSLR didn't quite do it for me - bit to basic. I'll check out the new one though smile.gif .

Thanks guys, appreciated.


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post May 29 2009, 10:11 PM
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Tony one thing I've noticed is you have your Canon fans and you have your Nikon fans... and they never agree laugh.gif

I've owned both and think that both companies are great, however this time around the Nikon just had that extra little bit. But now that I have a Nikon I don't think I'll ever switch brands again. Not because I think Nikon is so much better, it's just now that I have a couple of really good Nikon lenses it will get expensive to keep switching between companies. This way I only have to upgrade the body not the whole kit and kabudle.
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