I double your comments man! You will start getting more lenses when u see your frens taking pictures with HUGE BOKEH (e blurry effect behind e subject)... then you will WAH WAH WAH, and next thing you know is... you wld have bought an SLR liao.... thats what happened to me... my prosumer, use only 2 months, i moved to SLR liao... hahaha and still enjoying it, just that my black hole is deeper everyday...
Thanks a lot for your feedback and comments, i really appreciate it. Many Thanks
I have chosen following:
Sony Alpha-200 S$780
Pentax K100D Super S$780
Anybody can comments on these
Sony Alpha-200 10.2 MP / 2.7" LCD
Pentax K100D Super 6.1MP / 2.5" LCD
Bro, maybe you can have a look at both cam and have your feel in it.
Don't let that prevent you from getting something to start with. The kit lens that comes with it is AF-S, so it can autofocus. The question now is, will you be getting other non AF-S lenses very soon?
The Alpha 200 shd be a good choice.
While I saw the Nikon D40 kit avail @ $749 (Challenger Store) with free, tripod, memory card & carrying case. Think they are clearing stock for that. You can check with them if interested.
I'm looking at a different perpective of life.
I would go for the Sony A200 then.
Minolta. Konica Minolta. Sony
At those prices, I think the A200 might be the better buy. The only things to note in comparison are: the K100D is less noisy at 1600 and 3200 ISO because it has fewer megapixels, sony lenses tend generally to be more expensive than similar pentax lenses (whether this price difference is warranted, hard to say).
In favour of the A200 - it's a newer body, it's image stabilization is probably better, it has a slighly larger rear LCD.
Do consider the K100D (non-super) if you are willing to buy used. Finally, check the price of the k200d? I don't think I would really recommend it over the A200 if you really had to pay alot more though - although they're very equivalent except for the sony lens comment above, the fact that the k200d is weathersealed (although the kit lens is not), and that you will have to also consider the cost of buying rechargeable battaries for the k200d. (maha imedion or sanyo eneloop + charger).
if you want a new set, not 2nd hand, and looking for the cheapest.. maybe you could get a display set.. audio house is having a moving out sale so up to 90% off on the display items. i got a HDD recorder for a really good price. you could go there and have a feel of the DSLRs, see if the display set is worth buying.
some of their physical condition also kooks kinda abused to me...
2nd hand set will do just fine but do bring a labtop to prove the shutter count just in case the seller state a white lie and make sure no dirt on the VF screen.
Last edited by Simon_84; 4th July 2008 at 09:37 AM.
I would rather buy a secondhand set than a display set.