But i don't know how to test the cameras. Any tips? or recommended shops? I only takes pictures with compact cameras before. Haha.Hello...welcome.
Given today's technology, all DSLRs regardless of brands will be able to give you good pictures if you used them correctly.
I would suggest that you set a budget first and start looking around at cameras within your budget.
After shortlisting the models from different brands, you many want to visit the shops to hold them in your hands to see which is more comfortable to you.
You can try the bigger shops like Best Denki, Courts, Harvey Norman kind to try the cameras. Some friendly shops like Cathay Photo & MS Color are ok too.But i don't know how to test the cameras. Any tips? or recommended shops? I only takes pictures with compact cameras before. Haha.
Definitely, you'll find that the 450D and 500D both fit somewhat into your budget though 500D will be stretching it tight. Also the 550D is about to hit the market, probably just a couple of days away so if you wait just these few days you can probably find people ditching their 450D/500D for the newer cams and you might just get a good offer for one. Try to get a bundle where people throw in things like memory sticks, extra batteries, kit lenses and so on. These are more or less essential and often when people sell their gear they don't include the costs of these so it easily translates into an additional $100+ savings compared to getting it new.Is there sets for canon that suitable for newbie?
Depends on what is important to you, what best matches your shooting style.May i ask normally people compare cameras by seeing what specs? Functions etcs?
We have newbies guide stickies here for a good reason. And the library is full of tutorial books.Thanks both of ya. Even if i bought the sets, i'm still confused bout what lens for what purposes, and the model;types of lens. HEADACHE. haha you guys must be shooting for years?
Honestly, the entry level DSLRs are not that hard to control, you can easily learn these things as you go along.Depends on what is important to you, what best matches your shooting style.
Honestly, if you know nuts about photography, about dynamic range, bokeh, microcontrast, etc, think hard if a DSLR is really the right step for you.