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    Default Getting a DLSR....yesshh..can you recommend one?

    Hi guys,
    1st of all I would like to say its great to have an active community here.
    Glad to be a part of it.

    I am getting a DLSR now, to record my life journey with my new baby.
    Can some one please recommend a reasonably good DLSR?

    I am looking for something that has 1080p HD video recording(not more than 10minutes), HD still pics, good image stabilsation and fast shutter speed,(I suspect that my baby will start jumping and running)..

    i would appreciate it if you guys can point me in the right direction.

    I am planning to spend 1200-1500SGD.

    Thanks guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carbonfac3d View Post
    Hi guys,
    1st of all I would like to say its great to have an active community here.
    Glad to be a part of it.

    I am getting a DLSR now, to record my life journey with my new baby.
    Can some one please recommend a reasonably good DLSR?

    I am looking for something that has 1080p HD video recording(not more than 10minutes), HD still pics, good image stabilsation and fast shutter speed,(I suspect that my baby will start jumping and running)..

    i would appreciate it if you guys can point me in the right direction.

    I am planning to spend 1200-1500SGD.

    Thanks guys.

    Image stabilisation is more or less with every model from every brand. The main thing is your lens, which you would want a fast one.
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    Nuff said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carbonfac3d View Post
    Hi guys,
    1st of all I would like to say its great to have an active community here.
    Glad to be a part of it.

    I am getting a DLSR now, to record my life journey with my new baby.
    Can some one please recommend a reasonably good DLSR?

    I am looking for something that has 1080p HD video recording(not more than 10minutes), HD still pics, good image stabilsation and fast shutter speed,(I suspect that my baby will start jumping and running)..

    i would appreciate it if you guys can point me in the right direction.

    I am planning to spend 1200-1500SGD.

    Thanks guys.
    Aiyo...another thread on 'Which DSLR for a newbie'

    Anyway firstly,its DSLR(Digital Single Lens Reflex).Secondly,there are lots of entry-level DSLRs:

    Canon 1000D/450D/500D/550D
    Nikon D3000/5000/90
    Sony A230/330/380/500/550
    Pentax K-x
    Oly E450

    Go and research on those which you are interested in...

    Lastly,i'll recommend the Pentax K-x dual kit.$899
    Last edited by cleonbus; 4th July 2010 at 03:46 PM.

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    First and foremost, congrats on your new baby. And welcome to the Club!

    If you are looking at 1080p video on on a dSLR, i'd recommend the Canon 550D, However, your budget might not be sufficient to cater for other accessories like a flash, a drybox, cleaning accessories.

    At least a budget of $1,800 will be sufficient.

    Anyway, since you want to record your new babies' new journey through life, get an additional memory card with at least a fast enough speed.

    Hope this helps.

    Cheers!
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    Besides getting a dSLR, you also need to get the right knowledge to use your new fangled gadget.
    A picture a day keeps the blues away!

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    Quote Originally Posted by carbonfac3d View Post
    Hi guys,
    1st of all I would like to say its great to have an active community here.
    Glad to be a part of it.

    I am getting a DLSR now, to record my life journey with my new baby.
    Can some one please recommend a reasonably good DLSR?

    I am looking for something that has 1080p HD video recording(not more than 10minutes), HD still pics, good image stabilsation and fast shutter speed,(I suspect that my baby will start jumping and running)..

    i would appreciate it if you guys can point me in the right direction.

    I am planning to spend 1200-1500SGD.

    Thanks guys.
    Firstly, welcome to clubsnap.
    when you make a statement like 'fast shutter speed', I deduce that you have very little knowledge of photography and cameras in general, coz all DSLRs have fast shutter speeds in excess of 1/1000s.
    What you're after is a system (camera + lens) that allows you to capture enough light to form a meaningful image, even at a fast-enough shutter speed to freeze motion.
    Then not only does the camera come into play, but probably other factors like fast lens and external flash.
    I do advise reading up about the fundamentals first, as bro dingaroo hinted.
    Alternatively, take the plunge and get a DSLR kit that fits your budget
    Exploring! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yutaka Go View Post
    I would recommend you buy Fuji Film HS10 and save the rest of the money for the baby's milk powder
    That's one way to go!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cleonbus View Post
    Aiyo...another thread on 'Which DSLR for a newbie'

    Anyway firstly,its DSLR(Digital Single Lens Reflex).Secondly,there are lots of entry-level DSLRs:

    Canon 1000D/450D/500D/550D
    Nikon D3000/5000/90
    Sony A230/330/380/500/550
    Pentax K-x
    Oly E450

    Go and research on those which you are interested in...

    Lastly,i'll recommend the Pentax K-x dual kit.$899
    Hi TS,

    To complement what Cleonbus has supplied in terms of DSLR to meet your requirement, you can check most of these models out at dpreview.com to get a comprehensive review on the DSLR.

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    Thanks Guys, Cleonbus thansk for the recommended calls, I will check those out. Also , dun fret about another newbie..hehehhe...Everyday is an opportunity to meet with new people, especially those seeking knowledge.
    If you wanna know more about paintball,Motor racing or oil and gas, call me , I will share some secrets. Maybe you are a noob in that area. But really, I appreciate it.

    Zerocool, yesh bro/sis, my knowledge in photography is Ziltch..totally nada, so will depend on you guys and this Uber-cool forum for tips and guidance...you guys are the light.

    Yutaka, I am taking some fast action photos for my motorcross, motor racing and paintball activities . I was told to take heed of the shutter speed and the Storage card speed. Thats the reason(s) ... Thanks

    You guys are very helpful and legends!!! thanks .....
    I'll look up in the forum to check "how to take high speed and Hi action photos"......anyone have good experience in this?

    Thanks everyone. Keep those advise coming!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by carbonfac3d View Post
    Thanks Guys, Cleonbus thansk for the recommended calls, I will check those out. Also , dun fret about another newbie..hehehhe...Everyday is an opportunity to meet with new people, especially those seeking knowledge.
    If you wanna know more about paintball,Motor racing or oil and gas, call me , I will share some secrets. Maybe you are a noob in that area. But really, I appreciate it.

    Zerocool, yesh bro/sis, my knowledge in photography is Ziltch..totally nada, so will depend on you guys and this Uber-cool forum for tips and guidance...you guys are the light.

    Yutaka, I am taking some fast action photos for my motorcross, motor racing and paintball activities . I was told to take heed of the shutter speed and the Storage card speed. Thats the reason(s) ... Thanks

    You guys are very helpful and legends!!! thanks .....
    I'll look up in the forum to check "how to take high speed and Hi action photos"......anyone have good experience in this?

    Thanks everyone. Keep those advise coming!!!
    Use a fast shutter speed which all DSLRs have...

    Nah...not into paintball,motor racing nor oil or gas

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    Quote Originally Posted by carbonfac3d View Post
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    You guys are very helpful and legends!!! thanks .....
    I'll look up in the forum to check "how to take high speed and Hi action photos"......anyone have good experience in this?

    Thanks everyone. Keep those advise coming!!!
    If you're after the skills to take photos like THESE, it takes skill and understanding and LOTS of practice!
    Equipment helps, but only to a certain extent. Most important is to use the equipment well.
    Exploring! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by carbonfac3d View Post
    Hi guys,
    1st of all I would like to say its great to have an active community here.
    Glad to be a part of it.

    I am getting a DLSR now, to record my life journey with my new baby.
    Can some one please recommend a reasonably good DLSR?

    I am looking for something that has 1080p HD video recording(not more than 10minutes), HD still pics, good image stabilsation and fast shutter speed,(I suspect that my baby will start jumping and running)..

    i would appreciate it if you guys can point me in the right direction.

    I am planning to spend 1200-1500SGD.

    Thanks guys.
    Congrats with ur new baby~!!

    Think with ur expectations above, only Canon 550D fulfills ur needs for now... But do read up on the fundamentals of photography first.
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    Congrats,
    I suggests u try to search & read about each cameras that suites your needs. It'll be better that way, u can see reviews of each DSLR models.

    there are lots of bands out there.

    i suggest d90 anyway. since your budget is up to there.

    Goodluck.
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    i don't find my D90's video function all that fantastic.

    i don't think TS should be too deterred by the learning curve of using a DSLR. the chasm is really not that wide to cross, in terms of getting from "knowing nothing" to taking decent pictures. taking semipro quality pics and beyond is another story of course. but the moral of the story remains, in that if you don't do some basic reading up first, you'll waste a lot of time taking bad pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    If you're after the skills to take photos like THESE, it takes skill and understanding and LOTS of practice!
    Equipment helps, but only to a certain extent. Most important is to use the equipment well.
    Get some flashes too~

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    I agree on the flash as it is quite important esp for your fast action shots. Do consider this in your budget.
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    If you are doing alot of flash photography, you don't a need a really good camera (as compared to people who use natural light).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwzTRAfwqo8

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    when i saw the requirement - 1080p video, there is only 1 model which can fit your criteria - Canon 550D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tecnica View Post
    when i saw the requirement - 1080p video, there is only 1 model which can fit your criteria - Canon 550D.
    500D too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HelloNiHao View Post
    500D too.
    20fps not really smooth when compared to 24/25fps

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