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Sinker

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Hi,
I'm thinking of getting a new digital camera; it will be my 1st digital camera evar.
Thinking of getting a DSLR/ proconsumer camera. Considerations:

1) Main reason is to shoot my newborn child. Current digital camera (borrowed) suffers from too much lag between trigger and actual shoot.
2) Budget's around S$1,000.00
3) Prefer Canon or Nikon.

Any input/ guidance will be greatly appreciated!

Sinker
 

Galdor

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You'll need a DSLR then to avoid the shutter lag. The Nikon D40x shoudl be able to fit your budget or you can try getting a 2nd hand D100 or D70s from the BnS section here.
 

JerrySH

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i would say perhaps u try pns?
 

ryuggen

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Strongly suggest dSLR.

Sharing similar sentiment as Galdor. If you can stretch your budget, D80 will be so much better than D40/X. Armed with a 50mm 1.8, you'll definitely capture great moments.

You wont have a 2nd chance to shoot your child's growing years. So, dont miss these tender moments.
 

Sinker

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thanks guys!
so far, it's either the D80 or the D40x huh?
really newbee qns here but can they subsequently be outfitted with a 1) AF Micro 60mm f/2.8D or a 2) AF Micro 105mm f/2.8D (not to shoot babies but shoot critters). The 50mm 1.8 lens recommended by ryuggen would be ?
 

tunghk

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If just for taking family pictures, asssume you will most likely not be expanding your equipment other than maybe one or 2 lens.. Then, you may want to look for a good bargain used DSLR under the buy and sell sub forum in clubsnap... will definately be able to get a better spec DSLR than D40x...

Just to qualify that this is just my own opnion for TS..
 

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Hi,
I'm thinking of getting a new digital camera; it will be my 1st digital camera evar.
Thinking of getting a DSLR/ proconsumer camera. Considerations:

1) Main reason is to shoot my newborn child. Current digital camera (borrowed) suffers from too much lag between trigger and actual shoot.
2) Budget's around S$1,000.00
3) Prefer Canon or Nikon.

Any input/ guidance will be greatly appreciated!

Sinker
Budget $1,000 - avoid DSLR for now.
Try a Fuji film low light digicam, can shoot video somemore of your child.
 

Galdor

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thanks guys!
so far, it's either the D80 or the D40x huh?
really newbee qns here but can they subsequently be outfitted with a 1) AF Micro 60mm f/2.8D or a 2) AF Micro 105mm f/2.8D (not to shoot babies but shoot critters). The 50mm 1.8 lens recommended by ryuggen would be ?
Not exactly. Since your budget is $1K, we will work around there & you have stated that you prefer a Nikon or Canon hence, the recommendation. Otherwise, i would suggest you try a 2nd hand Sony A100, Olympus E500 or Pentax K100D too. For the price, you can get them with a kit lens already. Do check the BnS section and you can see some very good deal already.
 

unlucky13

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get a second hand D80 kit and u can fly .. its kinda good enough for u to start with .. LOL .. seriously ..
 

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