What is at the moment the best digital SLR?

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by rv, Nov 27, 2004.

  1. rv

    rv Guest

    I´m thinking in buying one of this Digital SLR, the Olympus E-300 or the
    Pentax IST D, what do you think of them?
    rv, Nov 27, 2004
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  2. Same here :)

    I have old pentax lenses though.

    Roland Karlsson, Nov 27, 2004
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  3. rv

    John Francis Guest

    It depends what you intend to do with them.
    For low light the Pentax will be better.
    (don't be taken in by the "full frame transfer"
    blurb in the Olympus ads; the sensor in the
    E-series is smaller than the APS-sized unit
    in the Pentax, so the pixel sites are smaller).
    The supersonic wave dust filter in the E-300
    is nice, but unless you are in a particularly
    hostle environment dust can be dealt with.
    For everyday use either will work reasonably.
    Your choice of lenses on the Pentax is better
    (including twenty-year-old second-hand lenses),
    although in theory a full kit based on the
    Olympus would be lighter. There again, if
    lens availability is a major consideration
    you should look at a Canon solution.

    Personally, if you are considering the E-300
    I'd have thought the *ist-DS worth lookin at;
    it does almost everthing the *ist-D does, but
    costs considerably less.
    John Francis, Nov 27, 2004
  4. oops - my reading comprehension could be better :)

    I consider E-300 or IST DS. The IST D is to expensive.

    Roland Karlsson, Nov 27, 2004
  5. rv

    TAFKAB Guest

    The E-Volt isn't available yet, so we don't know if it's any good.
    Comparisons are impossible at the moment.
    TAFKAB, Nov 28, 2004
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