Entry level DSLR

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    Tomo Guest

    I have a friend that wants a DSLR, I have no clue why she wants one over a
    good digital point and shoot.

    2 questions, can anyone recommend an entry level DSLR?

    and what advantages does a entry level DSLR have over a good digital point
    and shoot ? other than the ability to change lenses.
     
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    Tomo Guest

    Results 1 - 10 of about 3,010,000,000 for it. (0.13 seconds)

    Not really what I was after mate.
     
    Tomo, Nov 24, 2007
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    Beefhooked Guest

    Look here http://hardware.slashdot.org/hardware/06/11/07/233225.shtml maybe
    some good points.
    cheers
     
    Beefhooked, Nov 24, 2007
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    Doug Jewell Guest

    Depends how "entry level". There's things like the Pentax
    K100D, Nikon D40, Olympus E410 that are all sub-$1k (The
    E410 is sub $1k after the current cashback).
    As for recommendation, I would rank them in the order listed
    above. The K100D offers compatibility with more lenses than
    the other models - especially more 2nd hand lenses, and if
    budget is the reason for looking at entry level, then good
    availability of 2nd hand lenses will be a bonus.

    If looking slightly above entry level but below the high
    end, then cameras like the Canon 400D, Nikon D40x, Nikon
    D80, Pentax K10D, Sony A100 will all perform well. Each of
    these cameras will deliver overall very similar performance.
    As for which one to recommend, I'd suggest starting by
    borrowing / hiring / testing instore etc to find which one
    seems to handle better ie which one feels better in the
    hand, and take the decision from there.
    The advantages fall into 2 broad categories - image quality
    and control.

    As for image quality, a 6MP DSLR such as the K100D, will
    out-resolve most of the 10MP compact cameras. As soon as the
    light levels drop, the SLR advantage becomes even greater,
    delivering much lower noise than P&S cameras. Another big
    difference between SLR and P&S is the level of dynamic range
    that can is recorded - SLR is much better at capturing both
    the bright parts and the dark parts of a scene.

    The other big category of improvement is in the level of
    control. While many P&S allow you to change apertures and
    shutter speed, the range of choices (especially aperture) is
    quite limited. Most P&S are quite limited in their maximum
    shutter length also, while all SLRs will allow quite long
    Bulb exposures. The ability to change lenses on SLR is
    another big strength over P&S - while most P&S cover the
    common 35mm equiv range of 35-105, there are few that allow
    28mm equiv, and even fewer that go wider. Less frequently
    needed, but another big difference, is the ability of SLR to
    operate with lighting systems such as multiple flashguns.
    Few P&S allow external flashguns, even fewer work with
    multiple flashguns.
     
    Doug Jewell, Nov 24, 2007
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    Tomo Guest

    Thanks
     
    Tomo, Nov 25, 2007
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    Tomo, Nov 25, 2007
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