Have been considering getting a DSLR for a while and have decided to get one within the next 2 weeks. Have also been reading around the web and forums to find out more and have narrowed my choice to these 3:
*Based on the pricing from Bargain City and will find time to head down to the shops to ask for quotations*
Canon EOS 450D kit @ S$1,499.00
- Includes 18-55mm IS lens
- FREE Digicabi DB036L 30L Digital Dry Cabinet
Nikon D60 Dual Lens Kit @ S$1,359.00
- Includes 18-55mm VR Lens
- Includes 55-200mm VR Lens
Sony DSLR-A300X (Dual lens kit) @ S$1,489.00
- Includes 18-70mm lens kit
- Includes 55-200mm lens kit
- FREE Digicabi DB036L Dry Cabinet
My thought process:
Based on the pricing, it seems that the sony is the most value of money as it does come with 2 lens and a dry cabinet. But I also know that sony accessories can be rather expensive and that might burn a bigger hole in my pocket later on.
I read that the D60 does not have inbuilt motor for focusing or something and I am not too sure about the other 2 cameras. Not too sure if that is a big thing so hopefully the experts here can advise.
I am also planning to get an external flash(is that what its called?) and a macro lens(some how i like taking macro shots) and wonder if there is such a thing as budget low level ones for these.
Lastly my max budget is $2k for now but I would like to keep it as low as possible and would like to know if its enough for should I save up more.
Many thanks in advance and do let me know if there are other considerations I have have missed out