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    Check out this thread. There are a number of excellent camera review sites that can help. Maybe I missed it - but what's your price range?
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    Thank you very much for the links, pics and personal opinions .

    I'm going to have to do some research. I also have to take into consideration price. I had originally planned to spend under $300, but maybe i might be able to pull off $700 price range. give or take maybe $100?

    So as for lenses Canon and Nikon lenses are great as long as you go for the higher quality ones. Or sigma lenses.

    If i want to shoot video, go canon > Nikon

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    on the lens.....just read every review you can before buying one......and dont listen to the guys gripe that they aint high priced lenses, but course not at 1/2 or 1/3 the price......course it aint.....Sigma has put out some dogs like any company but over all ive been happy with them.....information is a good thing, tons of it is even better, get to reading
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    My preferences are: Canon for point and shoot. Nikon for SLR.

    Of course if I could afford it I'd go Leica all the way.

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    my preferences are canon for point and shoot,For DSLR's it is Canon or Nikon for sports which I don't shoot anymore so it's not an issue, pentax for their lenses and olympus for their size and quality. So i shoot a Canon G9 for my carry everywhere, an Olympus for my dslr including macros, gave my pentax gear to my daughter and recommend canon for those who want sports and Nikon for those who want sports plus video
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    Quote Originally Posted by vraev View Post
    Make your choice between Canon and Nikon very carefully. It is a choice you will perhaps stick with forever. I have made mine and I am a nikonian.
    Many years ago, I did a ton of research & decided on Olympus. Over time, I added a winder, wide angle lens, 400mm lens (w/ dedicated custom gunstock mount for action pics), dedicated flash, etc, etc. I had (have) several thousand dollars in my setup. Then comes autofocus followed by DSLRs. Olympus abandoned their owners so I'm unable to use any of my equipment on anything but film. Now I shoot 99% with a small point & shoot digital camera (so my film setup just sits in the corner).

    Some day, in the next few years I'll be purchasing an entire new setup. Based on my experiences and what I've read, I will probably buy either Canon or Nikon. Both of those brands have legions of pros with big bucks invested in their systems - neither of these companies could ever afford to completely abandon their user base of pros. It is not likely that equipment from either will become obsolete.

    On a side note - if you feel that someday you'll want to take crazy-good close-ups, only Canon has the macro that is 'nuts'....
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    my 2 cents:
    you will probably not be able to tell much difference between a DSLR and point and shoot unless you're printing pictures very big (bigger than 8x10). You will save yourself a lot of money with a P&S. All the major manufacturers of DSLRs make great stuff. You don't need a pro lens. Many, many sites advocate for the kit lenses as a decent lens. Again, you won't be able to tell the difference unless you view very large. One disadvantage of DSLRs is that you have to buy a separate lens to get really good macro shots, as the basic kit lenses do not focus close enough. A couple recommended websites:

    www.dpreview.com - good basic review site, with lots of helpful people on the forums
    www.the-digital-picture.com - good review site, mostly canon
    www.photography-on-the.net - another canon review site
    www.43forums.com - olympus review site
    www.kenrockwell.com - lots of info, reviews of canon & nikon - check out the pictures he gets with a P&S and Nikon D40 with kit lens.

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    I posted this in another thread here awhile ago, but I think it bears repeating here..
    im just going to quote myself! because its easier:

    Quote Originally Posted by scottychaos View Post
    Im a "camera nerd" from way back..
    picked up my first SLR at the age of 14 in 1983..
    Was a photo major in college, and have worked in Digital research at Kodak since 1994..
    I have been shooting with a Canon Elan II (film) SLR for ages..but for digital I have only used point and shoot digital cameras..I have used DSLR's at work, but have never owned one myself..

    The time has come for a new camera..my wife and I both have film SLR's (me, the Elan II, her, a film Rebel)
    we both still shoot some film, but mostly digital these days..
    she wants close-up for flowers and bugs in the garden..I want both telephoto and wide angle for railroad photography..with all those "advanced amateur" requirements..

    We are NOT going to get a digital SLR!

    I have done some serious shopping the last few weeks..on-line research and looking at cameras in stores..
    I have come to the conclusion that the Canon SX20:

    http://www.steves-digicams.com/camer...-views-16.html
    (it sells for $350)

    Will do everything a digital SLR will do for us, 99.5% of the time..
    great zoom range, great tele, great wide angle, excellent close-up capabilities built in..
    the lack of interchangable lenses is pretty much a non-issue..
    this camera will do everything we would want from a digital rebel!
    at half the price..

    I can see no real benefit to the DSLR that warrants the extra price..
    and I already have a supply of quality Canon lenses too!
    even so..dont see the need for the DSLR right now..
    just thought I would throw that out there!

    Im probably going to buy the SX20 in the next few weeks..

    Scot
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