what's the best digital slr under $1,200?

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Brian Larkin, Jun 1, 2006.

  1. Brian Larkin

    Brian Larkin Guest

    My wife and I are moving up to our first SLR and are looking for
    recommendations. There seem to be about 2 zillion to chose from and
    twice that many reviews.

    Our basic criteria are picture quality and camera ease of use. We do
    mostly landscapes, flowers, wild animals and birds, and urban scences.
    We don't do sports or movies.

    What is your recommendation for the best SLR (for us) under $1,200?

    Thanks, Brian
     
    Brian Larkin, Jun 1, 2006
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    Pat Guest

    I bought a Canon 20D for slightly less than $1200. Since then I have spent
    several times that for the glass to use with it.
     
    Pat, Jun 2, 2006
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    dj_nme Guest

    If you would cameras for both of you, then I'd recommend a Pentax ist-DL.
    It is cheap enough that both of you could equipped with a great camera.
    The other real advantage is that you can use all of the Pentax K mount
    lenses (manual _and_ autofocus), right back from when it was first
    introduced until today, and that means that some real bargains in the
    second hand shops (if you ever want to go looking).
     
    dj_nme, Jun 2, 2006
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