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E-300 vs Rebel XT vs A200

I am looking to move up and over to digital. I am going 8 megpix (for quality blowups/heavy cropping) and want to be able to do some sports/action shooting so I need a decent zoom (7x - 10x). I would like to avoid anything too hard to learn to use.
I had narrowed it down to the Olympus E-300, the Canon Rebel XT, or the KM A200,
Problem: I see that the stock lens for the E-300 is only 3X so it would cost more to get the lens I need?
The Rebel is still a little too expensive.
That leaves me with the A200 - can its lens be change if I want to in the future?
Any thoughts?

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Konica Minolta A200

In reply to: E-300 vs Rebel XT vs A200

The E300 and Rebel XT are DSLR (digital single lens reflex) cameras.
The A200 is not.
You cannot change the lens in the A200.

If the DSLR prices are beyond your budget the A200 is a good choice.

Here is a review of the A200:


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(NT) Will the A200 lens be good/fast enough for sports?

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In reply to: Will the A200 lens be good/fast enough for sports?

The A200 would do fine with sports.
It has a wide range of shutter speeds, including very fast speeds.

It has several burst modes whereby it takes a series of shots while you hold down the sutter button.


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(NT) Thanks! I really do appreciate you advice!!

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