e450 olympus or 1000D canon DSLR


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Hi everyone .... can anyone give me some idea what should i choose between e450 olympus and 1000d canon DSLR camera for my entry level photography experience.
 

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Hi everyone .... can anyone give me some idea what should i choose between e450 olympus and 1000d canon DSLR camera for my entry level photography experience.
Why only these 2 brands?
A Pentax Kx offers much more features for ~$100 more.
* On body Shake Reduction
* On body lens drive motor
* 12.4 megapixel APS-C-format CMOS sensor (total pixels: 12.9 million)
* PRIME II imaging engine
* 1/6000th maximum shutter speed
* 720p HD video (24 fps)
* 2.7" LCD monitor (230,000 dots)
* Image sensor cleaning (sensor shake)
* 11 selectable AF points
* IS0 200-6400 range (100-12,800 when expanded)
* 4.7 frames per second continuous shooting (for 17 frames)
 

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I started out with Canon 1000D. The 1000D has a larger sensor than than the Olympus e450. In terms of image quality the e-450 is similiar to the 1000D when compared in the ISO100-400 range. However, without flash the 1000D performs better than the e-450 in lowlight environment at ISO800 and above. Canon have IS built into their lenses that needs IS the most.

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Mahathir
 

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It will cost you alot for lens upgrade later and so on for DSLR, think what you what to do with it and where you heading to.
 

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Hello...welcome.

If it's between these 2 models, I'll go for the Olympus as I find lenses with IS is more expensive and with in body IS any lens that I mount on the body will enjoy this feature which is important to me.

However, I would suggest that you check out what Nikon, Sony (previously Konica Minolta) and Pentax has to offer as well.
 

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if only given this 2 choices, i would go Canon...

why? because Olympus said the future is mirrorless... i don't want them to issue a service notice to take out my mirror... :bsmilie:
 

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Why only these 2 brands?
A Pentax Kx offers much more features for ~$100 more.
* On body Shake Reduction
* On body lens drive motor
* 12.4 megapixel APS-C-format CMOS sensor (total pixels: 12.9 million)
* PRIME II imaging engine
* 1/6000th maximum shutter speed
* 720p HD video (24 fps)
* 2.7" LCD monitor (230,000 dots)
* Image sensor cleaning (sensor shake)
* 11 selectable AF points
* IS0 200-6400 range (100-12,800 when expanded)
* 4.7 frames per second continuous shooting (for 17 frames)
Interm of lens selection for Pentax, is it wide range or limited range selection ?
 

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Interm of lens selection for Pentax, is it wide range or limited range selection ?
I think the lens selection is not as important here. What's important is if the system has the lenses you need and want.

Who cares if a particular system has lots of lenses. You are not going to buy all. :dunno:
 

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i would go Oly because its a firm that spends less on marketing and more on R&D ...... more bang for your buck in both new and 2nd hand markets ........also its color output is great as well

but if you want the safety of a bandwagon , then go Canon .... or Nikon
 

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i would go Oly because its a firm that spends less on marketing and more on R&D ...... more bang for your buck in both new and 2nd hand markets ........also its color output is great as well

but if you want the safety of a bandwagon , then go Canon .... or Nikon
Thanks for the advise, infact Olympus pricing is better then Canon and Nikon.
 

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Thanks for the advise, infact Olympus pricing is better then Canon and Nikon.
Definitely. People just don't see..

For the Oly, the 14-42mm and 40-150mm kit lenses will be enough for most applications. They are one of the sharpest kit lenses around too. :)

The only lacking one is cheap prime lenses.
 

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Thanks for the advise, infact Olympus pricing is better then Canon and Nikon.
Actually Sony, Pentax and Olympus are more value for money and all these brands have lenses that can cover the normal usage range of 24/28-200mm (in FF terms).
 

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Just an aside.......

Up until 2 months back I had a 5 year old Oly SW-8080 which has image sensor that most of today's top-line compacts still lack ........... was one of the very first cams that had built in video too then.

If you MUST get the 1000D........ get it 2nd hand and decide later once you mature and/or decide on your next step in photography.
 

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Just an aside.......

Up until 2 months back I had a 5 year old Oly SW-8080 which has image sensor that most of today's top-line compacts still lack ........... was one of the very first cams that had built in video too then.

If you MUST get the 1000D........ get it 2nd hand and decide later once you mature and/or decide on your next step in photography.
Haha. But Olympus's compacts are bad now, in terms of image quality. But I don't mind having an indestructible compact though. :bsmilie:
 

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Actually Sony, Pentax and Olympus are more value for money and all these brands have lenses that can cover the normal usage range of 24/28-200mm (in FF terms).
Definitely. People just don't see..

For the Oly, the 14-42mm and 40-150mm kit lenses will be enough for most applications. They are one of the sharpest kit lenses around too. :)

The only lacking one is cheap prime lenses.
Thanks guys i think i know where i am heading to... i will go for Olympus E450. Value for money and i did do some study on E450 the reviews is quite good for an entry level. :)
 

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Thanks guys i think i know where i am heading to... i will go for Olympus E450. Value for money and i did do some study on E450 the reviews is quite good for an entry level. :)
Sure. If you need any help, just drop by the 4/3s forum. Glad to help.. :)
 

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great choice, why do you need wide lens selection when 4 lens can cover 95% of your needs? Haha.
I am talking about 7-14 F4, 14-35 F2, 35-100 F2, 90-250 F2.8. Cream of the crop.

THey may be zooms, but their quality is close to primes.
 

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