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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Plus only 3-point AF...
    And Nikon don't offer a Vertical Grip for the D60.... Personally to me it is like Nikon intentionally "crippled" the camera so that people would move on to the higher models....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anson View Post
    To me a "good" entry level entry dslr must have LiveView...
    then A300 fits the bill

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    Sony A300, Canon 1000D, Oly E520
    all these fits the bill
    Entry level with Liveview.

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    Is the Canon 450D considered an entry level DSLR? It's a pretty decent camera overall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HowardZInn View Post
    Is the Canon 450D considered an entry level DSLR? It's a pretty decent camera overall.
    i rate it slightly above entry cam.
    good cam also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cthep2 View Post
    then A300 fits the bill
    Actually that time I was considering the 450D (w/18-200mm) & A300(w/18-250mm)... in the end I choose the 450D mainly due to the availability of potential market in the BnS section.

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    I was also choosing between 450D and A300....in the end I choose 450D mainly because the viewfinder is bigger and I feel more comfortable with it, the A300's LCD is kinda thick and makes me uncomfortable looking thru the small viewfinder. I think you should go to a mega-store( Courts, Harvey..) and have a feel of those models....choose the one u more comfortable with...

    Happy choosing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dickson123 View Post
    I was also choosing between 450D and A300....in the end I choose 450D mainly because the viewfinder is bigger and I feel more comfortable with it, the A300's LCD is kinda thick and makes me uncomfortable looking thru the small viewfinder. I think you should go to a mega-store( Courts, Harvey..) and have a feel of those models....choose the one u more comfortable with...

    Happy choosing...
    It's a trade-off. A300's live view implementation is alot better 450D's at expense of the viewfinder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Titan10k View Post
    It's a trade-off. A300's live view implementation is alot better 450D's at expense of the viewfinder.
    Plus, it has in body IS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Titan10k View Post
    It's a trade-off. A300's live view implementation is alot better 450D's at expense of the viewfinder.
    I agree that the A300's LV implementation is better than the 450D. However if you are shooting LV overhead portrait shots typical in taking event shots in a crowd without a ladder, the A300's titling LCD is useless....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anson View Post
    I agree that the A300's LV implementation is better than the 450D. However if you are shooting LV overhead portrait shots typical in taking event shots in a crowd without a ladder, the A300's titling LCD is useless....
    That is strange, i find it extremely useful for some of my shots using titling LCD in such events.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lenrek View Post
    That is strange, i find it extremely useful for some of my shots using titling LCD in such events.
    I was referring to "Overhead portrait shots", not landscape shots.... where the LCD can't tilt down...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anson View Post
    I was referring to "Overhead portrait shots", not landscape shots.... where the LCD can't tilt down...
    Tilt down? It can tilt about 45' facing down.

    a300/a350 demo page

    To me, is more than sufficient to take person on the stage (for typical events). Unless, you are talking about taking the picture where the person is not on the stage?

    By the way, I did mention is for such events. I can't think of a situation where I need to raise my hand to take landscape. If it is for landscape, I would prefer a better location + tripod.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lenrek View Post
    Tilt down? It can tilt about 45' facing down.

    a300/a350 demo page

    To me, is more than sufficient to take person on the stage (for typical events). Unless, you are talking about taking the picture where the person is not on the stage?

    By the way, I did mention is for such events. I can't think of a situation where I need to raise my hand to take landscape. If it is for landscape, I would prefer a better location + tripod.
    The A300/350 can only tilt down or up for landscape (orientation) & not portrait (orientation) shots unless those you see in the E3, G1, E620, etc

    When I say "landscape shot" I meant landscape-orientation shots. And not landscape shots
    Last edited by Anson; 11th March 2009 at 06:15 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anson View Post
    The A300/350 can only tilt down or up for landscape (orientation) & not portrait (orientation) shots unless those you see in the E3, G1, E620, etc

    When I say "landscape shot" I meant landscape-orientation shots. And not landscape shots
    Nah... That is matter of preference. If you think it must be portrait orientation for a proper event shots, then a300/a350 is not for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anson View Post
    Actually that time I was considering the 450D (w/18-200mm) & A300(w/18-250mm)... in the end I choose the 450D mainly due to the availability of potential market in the BnS section.
    Good point. CANICON has a higher resale value as compared to it's rivals.

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    Default Re: good entry level DSLR cameras

    Quote Originally Posted by dodongdodong View Post
    Good point. CANICON has a higher resale value as compared to it's rivals.
    Really?
    Minolta. Konica Minolta. Sony

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galdor View Post
    Really?
    everyone's mind when comes to DSLR 1st brand is Canon
    then follow by Nikon.

    Mindset i shld say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lenrek View Post
    Nah... That is matter of preference. If you think it must be portrait orientation for a proper event shots, then a300/a350 is not for you.
    Hmm... why not shooting a crowded event using LV overhead using the A300/350.... Because of the titling LCD, there would be an advantage when taking landscape-orientation shots but not with portrait-orientation shots.

    But nevertheless. the fast AF in LV is an advantage over most dslr, even though you won't get 100% view from the LCD during composition.

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    Default Re: good entry level DSLR cameras

    Quote Originally Posted by kelvint81 View Post
    everyone's mind when comes to DSLR 1st brand is Canon
    then follow by Nikon.

    Mindset i shld say.
    No lah... Canon & Nikon are both market leaders in the dslr...

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