advice needed. I'm just wondering is it better to get a body with built in stabiliser, or to get one of the major brands with no stabilier built in, but with a wider range of lenses?
My budget is below 2k, and so far the below three models are what i'm considering:
Olympus E510 (built in stabiliser)
Sony alpha 100 (built in stabiliser)
The reason i am thinking of getting the olympus is so far from the reviews i've read everything seems to be good, the only thing is it has a crop factor of 2. Also, the only 3rd party lens manufactured for Oly is Sigma, and so certain lenses could be hard to get (as adviced by a salesperson).
For Sony, the only gripe I had was that it seems to be grainy at a lower ISO compared to other similar level DSLRs (also from reviews online).
As for Nikon D80, it is supposedly to be a better body than the other 2. However, buying lenses with stabilisers separately might be expensive...
As I'm new to this I of course hope to dabble in all types of photography, but I am not interested in sports photography. Would most probably use it to take nature/landscape/streetscape, and maybe indoors shots as well. I do not really intend to buy too many lenses too, just trying to pick up photography that's all. Currently using a powershot s5.
I realise that choosing a DSLR actually encompasses the whole system I'll be investing in, and not just the camera itself, thus this doubt. Kindly advice please, especially the Oly users?