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New Dslr

by cdaigre / March 1, 2011 12:49 PM PST

Hi all, I am looking to buy my first Dslr camera. I am coming from a lumix point and shoot and I am jusy yired of blurry pics. I am a novice and will use the camera mostly for family pics, daughter is in many plays so good zoom is a must. Went browsing at Best Buy and was shocked at how much a full set up would cost me. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Clyde

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Any Choice
by PistonCupChampion / March 2, 2011 3:00 AM PST
In reply to: New Dslr

Any DSLR has the potential to do much better than a point-and-shoot camera. But without any study about the basics of photography, you would likely still get a lot of failures. In other words, your success rate may go up some, but you would still get disappointments.

Good zoom cost money, because it requires a separate lens than the one usually bundled with a DSLR camera. Good zoom in a dark environment costs more money, because it requires a lens with more light-gathering ability.

Maybe a DSLR is overkill for you. Hard to say without seeing examples from your current camera.

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New DSLR.....
by aridart / March 5, 2011 5:03 AM PST
In reply to: Any Choice

It sounds to me like a "bridge type" camera is more what you need. Get a buying guide and check out the megazoom section - you'll want a good zoom range with a good ISO range of at least 3200. The Nikon P500 has both good sensitivity and great zoom range, as well as good macro and supper macro ability. Also, you won't have to buy extra lenses, which your budget will appreciate!

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