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    New camera for beginner

    Hi guys, just love your site am getting new camera pls advice what would be good for beginner up to about $600. thanks.

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    I can't suggest a camera in particular, but you have options of either:
    1. cheap second hand old DSLR (For up to $600 you probably won't be able to afford a DSLR, unless you find an older, second hand one for cheap.)
    2. Point & Shoot (Typical compact Digital Camera)
    3. Hybrid (Don't know if that's what they're called) but its kind of in between, they have similar functions to a DSLR (You can change speed, aperture, ISO etc) but are still in reality a point & shoot. I used a Fuji S5600 for a while before before getting my DSLR. It was still fun to use and gets you in to how a camera works, instead of jumping in the deep end with a DSLR if you have no idea what you're doing.
    Pentax K20D - Sigma 10-20mmf3.5 - Sigma 18-55mm & 50 - 200mm kits - Pentax A Series 50mm f1.7 - Hoya CPL Filter & Hoya ND8 Filter & Dodgy tripod that does the trick for now!
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    If you want to get into photography seriously, keep saving. When you get to about 1000-1200, there are some good entry level kits available in DSLR at that price point.
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    $600 is pushing it for a DSLR

    a. Get a good point and shoot (with manual control capabilities) for $300-$400

    b. 2nd hand DSLR

    c. Pentax K-x http://www.staticice.com.au/cgi-bin/...tax+k-x&spos=3 for around $700 with a 18-125 kit lens (plus memory card and rechargeable batteries)

    Check the New to Photography forum equipment guide before purchasing - lots of good advice.
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    If you want to go a bit beyond point and shoot photography I would suggest you to get a second hand DSLR.

    I got my Canon 20D luckily for $300 with lens and all I needed to start shooting. I am still very happy with it!
    And to start with you do not need the newest Canon entry level DSLR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deaks View Post
    Hi guys, just love your site am getting new camera pls advice what would be good for beginner up to about $600. thanks.
    You could also check out your friends and relatives who are knowledgeable on cameras. You'd be surprised you had a next of kin who is!
    Get reading on back issues of photography magazines at the library or buy a few current magazines at the newsagent, to get you up to date on the latest trends.
    It is good to walk up in a camera shop with a preference rather than be swayed by that nice looking chap with a necktie...
    Cheers and all the best!
    "The greatest camera in the world is the one you hold in your hands when shit happens." ©2007 Raoul Isidro

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