Hi , i know pentax and other brands offer just as great camera but because the money is sponsored by my dad and he told me to get a canon/sony dslr thus i have limited to the available choice only
A more comprehensive and less bias way is to read all the review out there whether in print or on web. Do a summation of all the review and hopefully there will be a general consensus which is good and which is not that good.
Rather painful and time consuming.... for me, I will just stick to 1 or 2 reviews. I would prefer a happy and exciting experience of getting "my first DSLR" than one that is laborious and tedious.
Sony Alpha DSLR-A850
Sony Alpha DSLR-A900
Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
you may want to chose the more budget full frame sony A850
Understand where you are coming from.
But you should educate him that there are many reputable and good brands other than these two.
Brief History of Pentax - http://www.photoxels.com/history_pentax.html
(The 1st Japanese SLR manufacturer, not some nobody brand)
The background of other major brands is in this site as well. Do have a look just for general info if for nothing else.
And don't forget to factor in future costs as well.
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RGB Metering & Focusing.
due to the heavy advertisement and marketing from canon and sony , that is why he told me to get from either of this brand..i will try to get him to know other brands
I was trying to find which model of pentax is a full frame camera.
Pentax doesn't produce any full frame camera?
I have used Pentax, Sony and currently Canon systems.
To be frank, I cant seems to achieve the same sharpness I did on my Kx as compared to my 550D now. Perhaps it is the output or setting, something which i am trying to find out now. I decided to switch over due to the higher no of users around(easily to source/sell 2nd hand stuff). This might be a factor that you might wanna consider if u r keen to buy 2nd hand stuff or the availability of accessories. Not to say pentax and sony does not have, but it is almost certain that 90% of the camera shops carry canon/nikon products.
However I sorely miss my pentax system because my ex kx is seriously outstanding (in terms of IQ) as compared to many other entry level dslr. My friends using diff systems have also commented that the IQ is v close to their mid level dslr they are using.
I urge you to read the reviews (Kr and K5 esp) and decide carefully.
The most popular brands might not always produce the best cameras all the time.
My 2 cents of personal experiences :>
Don't argue with the finance minister.
Just know that there are other good brands as well for knowledge's sake.
You can buy this if you can part with $16K.
What has a FF camera do with anything?
Hi all , have decided to get A55 but now i am considering which lens to get that is good for the trip to japan? would 18-55 be enough or do i need a much better reach lens?
In my last trip to Vietnam, the 18-55mm was more than enough, especially since I just got my camera then. The fact that it has a smooth autofocus motor also made it suitable for a bit of video work, as it is less likely for you to hear the lens trying to focus (as your a55 has continuous autofocus during video capturing).
However, some seniors here recommend the 18-250mm which has the advantage of a longer reach and convenience in that you do not need to change lenses to shoot things in the distance. Not as suitable for video taking though (apparently). Alternatively, you can get another telephoto lens like the 75-300 to complement your 18-55 kit lens
Sony SLT Alpha A77|35mm f1.8 SAM|Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4.0 DC MACRO OS HSM|Tamron 70-300mm USD|
If you wanna make some short films or videos, take the Canon.. Nikon's Video quality CMI in comparison to Canon.