When I was picking a DSLR I chose Canon because :so lets say.. comparing a 400d vs an a200 which will u get as a newbie
What has this got to do with image stabalisation?
Thats a definite :thumbsup:My take still stands: anyone wanting to learn photography should not be looking at equipment first, but at learning the basics. You'll be surprised how many still don't know the basics of light. Even I don't, and am still learning as equipment expecially artificial light sources evolve.
Or.....YES! It is VERY IMPORTANT.Try Shooting in a Church without flash. IS is one thing that will save your $$$$ pictures.
a200 would answer your short term concern of budget. but for the long run, I am sure it would be an all different discussion...
I got myself an a500 2nd hand for like $500, compared to a 400d which is usually priced $100 more, plus i'll probably have to pump in another $50 for IS kit lens.