CHOOSE: DSLR matches top P&S pricing

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by RichA, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Ad in Toronto paper from Aden Camera. Nikon D40 and 18-55mm lens,
    $419.00. Nikon P6000 p&s, $419.00. The watershed has been reached,
    it's time to make a decision. Which would you choose?
    RichA, Dec 4, 2008
    1. Advertisements

  2. RichA

    SMS Guest

    Well in the U.S. The D40 kit is $409 and the P6000 is $360.

    Of those two, I'd choose the P6000. The items in the SLR kit are too low
    end. A decent D-SLR with equivalent range IS/VR lenses to the P6000 will
    run you about $650 now.
    SMS, Dec 4, 2008
    1. Advertisements

  3. RichA

    Jurgen Guest

    I use DSLRs for a living. I also recommend P&S cameras for those who's
    needs don't run to spending serious money on their hobby.

    The kit lenses on Olympus and Nikon are better quality than the KLs on
    Canon but even so, a Kit lens on a DSLR like a D40 will produce better
    results using it's built in functions than a P&S.

    Different strokes for different folks. When I go on holiday or travel, I
    use a P&S that has 10X zoom and fits in my pocket. It's JPEG output is
    fine for prints up to about 8"x10" but the distortion in the lens -
    something not easily seen by most people, is considerable as is the
    Chromatic Aberrations and flare.

    You get these with a DSLR but in a less noticeable form. For some people
    DSLRs are a pathway to further enjoyment of their hobby. For others P&S
    are quite good enough for what they do. Why do we keep needing this
    stupid argument about which is best?
    Jurgen, Dec 4, 2008
  4. RichA

    ray Guest

    My god - did you ever hear of 'clip'?
    ray, Dec 4, 2008
  5. RichA

    Dave Cohen Guest

    We get the stupid argument bit mainly because the people so responding
    seem to have nothing better to do and fail to appreciate that while all
    cameras produce images the needs of the person using the camera vary widely.
    I have seen reviews where it was claimed the kit lens on Pentax is
    fairly decent.
    Dave Cohen
    Dave Cohen, Dec 4, 2008
  6. RichA

    Guest Guest

    Not really. Kit lenses are often good choices. Life is not
    about always searching for the best, but rather what makes sense after
    considering the cost.

    My father taught me I could do anything I wanted or get
    anything I wanted, but he also warned me that all things have their
    cost. He was right about that as he was about almost all things.
    Guest, Dec 4, 2008
  7. [/QUOTE]
    There would be no need to keep stating these things over and over
    again if you simply posted demonstration images. When a whole gang of
    people, at least some of whom presumably have cameras, keep endlessly
    repeating the same photographic argument when it could be easily
    settled once and for all with some demonstration photographs I begin
    to wonder if perhaps there is some special difficulty with producing
    images which demonstrate these points :)
    Chris Malcolm, Dec 4, 2008
  8. RichA

    Paul Furman Guest

    I've decided to stop holding my breath about that particular circle of
    confusion :)
    Paul Furman, Dec 4, 2008
  9. RichA

    ray Guest

    Talk about wasting bandwidth!!
    ray, Dec 4, 2008
  10. RichA

    Paul Heslop Guest

    wasting your time Ray. I'm ignoring it.
    Paul Heslop, Dec 5, 2008
  11. RichA

    Roy G Guest

    Nobody is going to pay any attention to you, or your stupid theories.


    1. You never state which marvelous Cameras you use.
    2. You never show any of the marvelous pictures you take. 3. You never
    answer any questions except by reposting your long tedious list of your
    4. You don't seem to know your own name.

    Go AWAY.

    Roy G
    Roy G, Dec 5, 2008
  12. RichA

    ray Guest

    And I suppose you think folks actually read your useless drivel simply
    because you use it to respond to everything.
    ray, Dec 5, 2008
  13. RichA

    ray Guest

    That's OK - I'm having fun.
    ray, Dec 5, 2008
  14. No, he does it to get responses from those who cannot resist "refuting"
    his wild ass claims, and from those like me who often exhort others to
    completely not respond to his spew.

    He's on a mission to damage the content here, and would like nothing
    better to brag that he's destroyed the NG.

    There's a whole psych profile on this kind of thing, but I charge for a
    written analysis.
    John McWilliams, Dec 5, 2008
  15. RichA

    Dave Cohen Guest

    The thing that puzzles me is how much trouble is it to come up with all
    these fake names.
    The only way I know is to edit the profile in my newsreader. This is ok
    when setting the thing up but to do this each time he does a switch
    sounds like an awful lot of effort for whatever kick he gets out of it.
    People also mention munging the isp, I've no idea how that would be
    done, but then I don't need to know.
    The post itself is simply inaccurate. There actually is a very good case
    for most casual photographers to use a decent p&s and the sx10-is looks
    good and some guy posted some great bird pics. But that long zoom stops
    down pretty quickly. I was just watching a news broadcast of
    congressional hearings with the auto makers. There were a lot of cameras
    there, every one was a dslr with a long lens. Of course they wouldn't be
    cheap, but there's a hell of a difference doing photography for a living
    rather than just for fun.
    Dave Cohen
    Dave Cohen, Dec 5, 2008
  16. RichA

    SMS Guest

    He (or she) uses one of the fake name generator sites.

    SMS, Dec 5, 2008
  17. RichA

    Ray Fischer Guest

    Go away, spammer.
    Ray Fischer, Dec 5, 2008
  18. RichA

    Ray Fischer Guest

    Let's point out the fact that you're the same spamming asshole that's
    been spewing crap for the past couple of weeks.
    Ray Fischer, Dec 5, 2008
  19. RichA

    Paul Heslop Guest

    so did I at first, then I realised morons don't actually get that
    you're having fun. I was just changing the start of his lump of crap
    to make it funny.
    Paul Heslop, Dec 5, 2008
  20. RichA

    ray Guest

    Guess I can use it for what I want.
    ray, Dec 5, 2008
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.