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    how about Sony Cybershot DSC-H1?

    any other suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by innocent_boy
    how about Sony Cybershot DSC-H1?

    any other suggestions?
    SLR ? Its not a DSLR camera.. just a SLR-Like digicam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by majere2sg
    SLR ? Its not a DSLR camera.. just a SLR-Like digicam.
    i really know nuts about such things loh ... any suggestions?

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    Default Re: newbie trying to get a sub $1000 SLR ...

    there are 2 threads in the buy and sell forum now selling minolta 5D for $1100. with kit lens, batt, and 1 GB CF card. i suggest u get that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isaiahfortythirtyone
    there are 2 threads in the buy and sell forum now selling minolta 5D for $1100. with kit lens, batt, and 1 GB CF card. i suggest u get that.
    wah thats a little too steep for my budget

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    May I suggest, you have a read on the website below regarding what is Digital SLR and normal consumer or prosumer camera before deciding what you like to purchase.
    canon guide on digital SLR
    Sony Alpha 700 hobbyist

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    Quote Originally Posted by innocent_boy
    wah thats a little too steep for my budget
    Its very unlikely to get a DSLR + lens + battery + memory card for all under $1000.
    Just consider a normal digicam..
    Not too sure abt the price of the Sony digicam which u mentioned. You might like to add in the cost of the memory stick pro and extra batteries too.
    You can consider the Panasonic FZ20, Canon S2 IS, Fuji S9500 too.
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    Default Re: newbie trying to get a sub $1000 SLR ...

    Quote Originally Posted by innocent_boy
    how about Sony Cybershot DSC-H1?

    any other suggestions?
    This cam is a prosumer digicam, not a DSLR/SLR that you are looking for. An SLR can change lenses and the prosumers cannot. I have not heard of a DSLR that goes for under $1000 yet.

    Sony H-1
    Canon S2 IS
    Panasonic FZ-20/FZ-5/FZ-30

    all are prosumer digicams with manual controls.

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    Film SLR's running cost is very high compared to DSLR.

    Well , unless our friend wanted to buy brand new. It is possible to get a pre-owned Canon 300D kit for about that price or less.

    Top up a bit more for a decent (read BIG) memory card (1Gb) for about $100++ .

    And he can start with Digital photography.


    Quote Originally Posted by majere2sg
    Its very unlikely to get a DSLR + lens + battery + memory card for all under $1000.

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    I don't think hes looking for a SLR/dSLR and please stop recommending him one. The costs of owning an SLR system would defintely be more than $1000, even if you get one with a kit lens its probably not going to satisfy him anyway.

    To the threadstarter, I think you can consider several prosumer models such as the Canon S2 IS, the Powershot Pro1 or the FZ20 etc. You can check out www.dpreview.com for reviews.

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    Quote Originally Posted by n0d3
    I don't think hes looking for a SLR/dSLR and please stop recommending him one. The costs of owning an SLR system would defintely be more than $1000, even if you get one with a kit lens its probably not going to satisfy him anyway.
    It shouldn't be too difficult to find a decent second hand SLR for S$250 (probably even for much less).

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    Should have stated dSLR on the second sentence, my bad.

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    Default Re: newbie trying to get a sub $1000 SLR ...

    You looking for a sub $1000 body only or kit??
    Sub $1000 Bodies:
    2nd Hand 300D body
    2nd Hand D70(if you are lucky)body
    Sub$1000 Kit:
    2nd hand 300D kit
    but it wont just end here....you've still gotta include the prices for your other lenses,filters,cleaning kit,bags....personally,I feelery difficult to get a sub-$1000 DLSR system,unless you can get all these things at real-low prices,2nd hand......
    just my $0.02 worth.....

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    Default Re: newbie trying to get a sub $1000 SLR ...

    i think the threadstarter is looking for a prosumer digicam i think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by innocent_boy
    i really know nuts about such things loh ... any suggestions?
    based on this statement ... i'd say he should be going for a prosumer ... one with decent manual controls ... and learn from there ... when wealthier and more skilled then go dslr ...

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    Default Re: newbie trying to get a sub $1000 SLR ...

    Quote Originally Posted by green_leaf
    i think the threadstarter is looking for a prosumer digicam i think.
    hmm....okays..

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    Default Re: newbie trying to get a sub $1000 SLR ...

    Ok enuf of speculations.

    Seems that our friend has been slience for the past days.

    What would he say ?

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    Default Re: newbie trying to get a sub $1000 SLR ...

    i currently own a H1..havent start using yet, juz bought last sunday! haa.. but very happy with my purchase. compact camera with all the functions necessary for learning...till i reach 'there', then i'll get DSLR. haa...

    Canon S2 IS is not bad too, so is Panasonic's FZs..but i prefer H1 still, after reading up reviews from dpreview.com. the sony talk forum there has lotsa insights on H1. it's becoming more popular there, plus the help & advice u can get from there. i'll say H1 doesnt lose out to other brand at all. juz tat Singapore has a trend towards Canon/nikon...

    Good luck!!!

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    Default Re: newbie trying to get a sub $1000 SLR ...

    oh one weird thing i notice...while pple complain abt the high cost of memory stick...i find no reason why they can continue to spend more money on other stuffs...erm..i duno if i expressed myself well here...but it's something like tat lah. even if u dun spend on memory stick, u'll continue to spend on other stuffs...it's like a photography whirlwind tat got u plurging more n more money for the gadgets. the 'high cost' of memory stick is somewhat like an excuse to condemn sony...IMHO. & btw, memory stick ain't tat expensive now, if u got lobangs. ha...

    anyway, it's all juz preferences & bias =P dun mean to start any flames :X
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    Quote Originally Posted by JuzJaz
    oh one weird thing i notice...while pple complain abt the high cost of memory stick...i find no reason why they can continue to spend more money on other stuffs...erm..i duno if i expressed myself well here...but it's something like tat lah. even if u dun spend on memory stick, u'll continue to spend on other stuffs...it's like a photography whirlwind tat got u plurging more n more money for the gadgets. the 'high cost' of memory stick is somewhat like an excuse to condemn sony...IMHO. & btw, memory stick ain't tat expensive now, if u got lobangs. ha...

    anyway, it's all juz preferences & bias =P dun mean to start any flames :X
    funny, memony stick ain't that expensive? are you comparing other stuff as in other memory devices or accessories?

    for memony devices, Sony Memony is stick is definally more expensive than other types of memony such as SD cards and CF cards. That's afact!

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