Last edited by Galdor; 15th October 2009 at 01:25 PM.
Minolta. Konica Minolta. Sony
Highly recommend the A330. Sony's fast AF liveview system is invaluable for taking children's pictures.
Ian if u want a compact dslr, go look at the Olympus e p1. Its so small and cute!
If u wan an easy to use dslr which won't cost u an arm and leg, get the a330 and buy the 50mm f1.8 for taking kid photos.
However if u r serious about photography and wants a pro camera, u'll be better off choosing a Canon or nikon and be prepared to spend a lot of money
actually, the a330 is going to cost me arm and leg will upgrade to canon or nikon when i am more used to using DSLR or i begin to expect more from the quality of pics..haha...
so in short, go out and test all those cameras you could afford and choose the one you like the control and handling most (note: try courts and harvey norman since they carry a lot of cameras under one roof, and they won't give you face if you try and not buying... can always check out those good reputation shops for better price... e.g. MS Color, TK Photo etc)... try to choose the camp you prefer most and stick to it... it's gonna cost a bomb to change camp when you got lenses and other unique to some brand's accessories...
hope this helps...
Last edited by jaRv1s; 15th October 2009 at 05:28 PM.
Last edited by jctan77; 15th October 2009 at 05:43 PM.
Simplicity, it is just an encapsulation of complexity.
Get the A330. With the live view and the tilting LCD screen (so your kid doesn't know you're getting ready to shoot, you can shoot from different angles) it will take care of everything you need.
I don't understand the need to defend the camera brand that one purchased, when someone else makes a comment that might seem naive or ill-informed.
I don't feel insulted when someone comments that another brand makes better cameras than the brand I use.
Oh well... ~shrug~
Last edited by Rashkae; 15th October 2009 at 07:20 PM.
I agree with the point that switching camps from Sony to Canon/Nikon does not result in an increase in the quality of pictures produced, nor should it be considered an 'upgrade'.
But the general tone of the post, at least how I read it, does not sound like simply dispelling myths.
Anyway, there's nothing more I can say before I run the risk of starting a brand war. So I'll just leave it at that.
lets go back to topic, before the thread gets heated up.
TS, one very important has being highlighted by Rashkae.
The Sony A330 is the only DSLR at $800 which comes with tiltable LCD screen. And this will be a useful function for taking candid photos. With the tiltable LCD screen, u can place ur camera at waist level, tilt the LCD screen and pretend u are messing around with the camera's function and secretly take photos. This is great for taking candid shots, as normally kids (and anyone for that matter) tends to pose and act unnaturally when they know someone is gonna take photos of them.
Do also think about what features are important to you, else you might get mesmerized by sales talk...
If the salesman pushes a LiveView model to you, but you don't think LiveView is necessary, then don't get swayed. Camera shops can be intimidating
Also, don't limit your options to only 1 or 2 brands. All the brands out there make good cameras.
My advice is to lean towards buying a camera brand that your family/friends might own. This helps. You can share knowledge, accessories, etc.