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    hi all.. i'm new to this hobby and just join today..

    and i'm looking to get a DSLR next month.. my budget is around 1,500 cant decide between Cannon or Sony..

    Can anyone advise me?

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    Welcome to CS

    For entry level DSLRs you might wanna consider the following:

    Canon 1000D/450D/500D/550D
    Nikon D3000/5000
    Sony A230/330/380
    Pentax K-x
    Oly E-450

    Do a search on these cameras and go down to stores like Courts/Best Denki or Harvey Norman and get a feel of these cameras before getting one

    After that,dun forget to get accessories like mem card,dry cabinet,cam bag.......

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    Hi

    Welcome to CS

    There's several cam models like 550D or A230 within ur budget..

    Google for reviews online and compare them if they fit ur needs.
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    Hello...welcome.

    You have a very decent budget there. I would recommend that you visit any shop to try the different cameras in your hands. All brands Nikon, Canon, Sony, Olympus, Pentax produces very good cameras and each system has their strength and weaknesses. Do try them out to see which is more comfortable to you.
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    Welcome to CS
    Take some time to read the reviews of the cameras that you are interested in. Then go down to the shops & feel it in your hands. Zero down to two or three models than decide
    Take the shot!

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    Thanks.. i'm considering Sony and cannon because.....

    Sony - have durable lens and the systems was from minota (duno if i got the spelling right)

    Cannon - have wide range of product..

    so far D550 have caught my eye but sony A230 seem abit light weight to me.. i'm doing more research as i have totally no exp on this.. so i hope to get more advice on this..

    more of my shoot i will be doing will be more on nature shoot, animals, insects bird and fish.. is there any recommandation to any model that can do that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Easternmoon View Post
    Thanks.. i'm considering Sony and cannon because.....

    Sony - have durable lens and the systems was from minota (duno if i got the spelling right)

    Cannon - have wide range of product..

    so far D550 have caught my eye but sony A230 seem abit light weight to me.. i'm doing more research as i have totally no exp on this.. so i hope to get more advice on this..

    more of my shoot i will be doing will be more on nature shoot, animals, insects bird and fish.. is there any recommandation to any model that can do that?
    Durable lens??????

    Canon not Cannon

    550D not D550

    If you are into birding you might wanna get a 55-250 or 70-300 lens which costs about <$400

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    Quote Originally Posted by Easternmoon View Post
    Thanks.. i'm considering Sony and cannon because.....

    Sony - have durable lens and the systems was from minota (duno if i got the spelling right)

    Cannon - have wide range of product..

    so far D550 have caught my eye but sony A230 seem abit light weight to me.. i'm doing more research as i have totally no exp on this.. so i hope to get more advice on this..

    more of my shoot i will be doing will be more on nature shoot, animals, insects bird and fish.. is there any recommandation to any model that can do that?
    A230 is a very basic entry model, it shouldn't be compared to the 550D. Specs wise, I believe the 550D should be compared with the A550.

    Both cams will be able to suit your needs, you would need to look at the lens and not the camera body for your needs. For birds, a longer range is required and for insects, a Macro lens would be good to have although you can use adapters. Not sure what aspects of nature and animals you would be taking. If you are talking about Safari, a long range lens would be required. If you are talking about animals in the zoo, the long kit lens would be able to do the job.

    HTH.
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    Welcome

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    welcome..

    haha cleon, why your reply like copy and paste from other newbie threads one LOL! xD ~
    recommending all the entry level cams.
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    Canon 1000D
    Nikon D5000

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    Quote Originally Posted by axis90x View Post
    welcome..

    haha cleon, why your reply like copy and paste from other newbie threads one LOL! xD ~
    recommending all the entry level cams.
    Then what you want me to post?

    Entry level DSLRs

    Canon 5D Mark II/1D Mark IV
    Nikon D3/3s
    Sony A850/900
    Pentax K-x
    Oly E30

    Like this ar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cleonbus View Post
    Then what you want me to post?

    Entry level DSLRs

    Canon 5D Mark II/1D Mark IV
    Nikon D3/3s
    Sony A850/900
    Pentax K-x
    Oly E30

    Like this ar?
    5D Mark 2 within 1.5k budget. U sell i buy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Galdor View Post
    A230 is a very basic entry model, it shouldn't be compared to the 550D. Specs wise, I believe the 550D should be compared with the A550.

    Both cams will be able to suit your needs, you would need to look at the lens and not the camera body for your needs. For birds, a longer range is required and for insects, a Macro lens would be good to have although you can use adapters. Not sure what aspects of nature and animals you would be taking. If you are talking about Safari, a long range lens would be required. If you are talking about animals in the zoo, the long kit lens would be able to do the job.

    HTH.

    thanks boss.. what lens do u recommend for 550D?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Easternmoon View Post
    thanks boss.. what lens do u recommend for 550D?
    Just stick with the kit lens first. It should be able to cover most situations and see what is lacking before considering getting addtional lenses.

    BTW, do note that the image stabiliser is on the lens for Canon hence 3rd party lenses may be more expenisve and you may not be able to get good results from lenses w/o IS. That's why I rather get a camera with build in IS so that all my lenses will enjoy that feature cos I have shaky hands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Easternmoon View Post
    thanks boss.. what lens do u recommend for 550D?
    Kit lens will do.If you want longer range you might wanna consider the EF-S 55-250

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    Quote Originally Posted by dleugene View Post
    5D Mark 2 within 1.5k budget. U sell i buy.
    Can...but transfer money thru WESTERN UNION first

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    hello there and welcome to CS.
    hope u enjoy your stay here

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    Quote Originally Posted by cleonbus View Post
    Kit lens will do.If you want longer range you might wanna consider the EF-S 55-250
    thanks.. how about mirco shot? what lense do you recommend?

    btw is dry box a must to buy for dslr and the len?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Easternmoon View Post
    thanks.. how about mirco shot? what lense do you recommend?

    btw is dry box a must to buy for dslr and the len?
    Canon itself have a few macro lenses. You may want to check out in the price list section & pick your poison
    As for the dry cab, yes, its a must in our very humid weather
    Take the shot!

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