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July 10th, 2006, 01:19 PM
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We are looking at updating our digital camera. Right now we have a Canon PowerShot G1, my husband bought if off of his parents about 4 years ago, before we were together. It gets the job done, but I would like something better. I would like to take somewhat professional looking pictures.

I am a total novice when it comes to terms and stuff. lol I was looking at the Canon Rebel, and my husband was looking at Sony.

Any suggestions on a good, but reasonably priced camera?

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July 10th, 2006, 02:36 PM
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Canon, Canon, CANON!!! Over the Sony for sure I would say Canon, 2nd to that, Nikon! I have the Digi Canon Rebel XT and I love it...it's a great starter DSLR and gives you PLENTY of room to grow.

You can also look here www.dpreview.com for comparisons on cameras.

Plus others on here may have plenty to offer as well or different opinions, that's just mine obviously.
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July 11th, 2006, 12:59 AM
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I have a Kodak Easyshare but am upgrading to something else soon because it is temperamental with humidity and moisture. If I have it in high humidity, it fogs up. So this is not one I recommend.
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July 11th, 2006, 01:12 AM
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I have the Canon EOS 300D (I think you call it the Digital Rebel in the States)

I can't complain about it at all. It's my first DSLR and does exactly what I want it to. You can use it on full auto, or you can adjust your own settings.

If you have the money to buy it, I'd recommend it
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July 11th, 2006, 06:35 AM
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Was your husband looking at the new Sony Alpha? Sony recently took over Minolta's line of cameras so it's not really "new" just under a new name. The Sony specs are fantastic, and you can use Zeiss lenses with them (a fantastic piece of optics!). The Canon 350D and Nikon D70s are very similar, and Nikon also has a D50 that would probably suit your needs well. Biggest piece of advice is to hold them in the store, try them out and see which feels best to you. I shoot a Canon and a Nikon, and my DH was a diehard Minolta (now Sony) fan. You can go wrong with any of those choices!
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July 11th, 2006, 08:52 AM
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Biggest piece of advice is to hold them in the store, try them out and see which feels best to you.[/b]
Yes, yes, yes....meant to say that too, that can make or break a decision for you.
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July 13th, 2006, 11:25 AM
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Last year I bought a Kodak easy share z740. It's just ok. I want to upgrade, but it is a great "starter" camera IMO.

How much are you looking to spend?
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July 13th, 2006, 08:31 PM
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Thanks for everyones opinions. DH is still looking at Sony. I think he only wants Sony because his mother has one, he hardly ever takes pictures, it is usually me. I want something half-way decent.

Oh, well! Maybe if we look at them in person, we can see what we like.

Thanks again!
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July 13th, 2006, 10:02 PM
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GOOD LUCK Brandy...it's a big decision! I would definately check them out in person but then maybe order it online, you could probably find it a lot cheaper (possibly) and then have a little extra money to upgrade your lens, or get another lens or something else fun.
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