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Yah, if its normal shooting nature, landscape, my night explorations...no problem, but when it comes to events...there's still a need to impress. I found out about that when i did events with a G2, G3, s30....people started whispering. Haaa
heavy shooter can go for a-100...the battery stamina...woo! fantastic...if 1 day shoot ard 30 to 50 pics...can last ard 1 week or so...no flash...but depending the processing & shutter speed too lah...
Sony A700 - Sony A6300
Normally when i do explorations recce, lets say around 3-4 hours, i could shoot up to 300-500 photos. (adding those reviewed and deleted, mixture of flash/no flash depending on light source) If the battery could last at least 6 hours, then i think its pretty good. Should be costly right? What about which brands could use it?
2. If its for family, then would suggest Canon 400D or Nikon D40x (both 10 MP).
3. If for making a living, then maybe your "image" is important. Not that the 400D or D40x cannot produce good pictures. It can. In this case, consider Canon 5D or Nikon D200. The 5D has a slightly better advantage as it is full-frame.
4. Consider the lenses: Generally, Canon has wider range of lenses to choose from. As an example, take the current wide angle lenses: 16-35 and 17-40 vs Nikon's 17-55. Also the telephotos: Canon, 70-200 f/4 IS / non IS, f/2.8 IS / non IS (4 choices) vs Nikon's 80-200 f/2.8 and 70-200 f/2.8 VR (2 choices). One lens that Nikon has but not in Canon's arsenal is the 18-200 VR. This one-lens-to-shoot-them-all is good for travel, and produces relatively good images.
On the other hand, Canon has the 28-300 (for full-frame cameras, its good). Not so good on the 400D though, as you tend to lose out on the wide angle end.
5. Consider the build: Is metal body / solid handling important to you? So important that you are willing to pay more for it? Well, if you are covering news in Iraq, then maybe it is. Nikon's D200 boasts one of the toughest bodies. Canon's 400D is plastic. Handling is crap to a lot of people. Will plastic crack over time? Well, it may. But over how long time?
6. Consider your heart. At the end of the day, people may offer tons of advise with good intentions. When you hit the shops, you may decide that hey, I prefer brand X... The get brand X then. No point getting the most feature-rich camera and hating it.
FYI, I was using the Nikon D100, then D70 then D50 and finally I switched to Canon 400D. Crappy camera? But I love it!! I will buy a Nikon D40x in the near future so as to be able to use my old lenses like the 55mm f/2.8 Micro, etc.
My 2 cents... Hope it helps.
"Plastic" bodies these days are made of polycarbonate.. the same material as bulletprof shields the police use.
“How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.” - Adolf Hitler
im back again...hur hur...
i think more or less i narrowed down my choices....
after further reading reviews and threads...
(Probably will get it with the kit, what offers does it come with recently?)
Ok i noticed quite a few short forms for names of shops, i know about CP, what about the rest?
And erm, what's grey or otherwise?
Was advised to ask for local warranty, but is there different forms of "local warranty" ?
Recommended external flashes for the D80? sd cards?
What other pointers to look out for when i make a purchase?
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