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Camera Question
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Ok i want a new camera but if i'm gonna spend the money i want something halfway nice. something that can do like bursts and stuff like lets say i wanted to set it on delay and then juggle my soccerball i want it to take like multiple pictures so i can get a shot in action that isn't blurry first time.

so yeah how much am i looking to spend?

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4/6/2008 9:28:20 PM (last edit: 4/6/2008 9:28:20 PM)
show user profile  Bryan C.
hell dude the camera in my phone does at least that >>

alot of people have the Cannon Digital Rebel XT on sale right now, Ive seen it as low as $499, its a badass Digital SLR if u can afford it.


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4/6/2008 9:39:07 PM (last edit: 4/6/2008 9:39:07 PM)
show user profile  Bobbyboy
my phone camera cant...... :(
actually since I went swimming with my phone in my pocket my phone camera doesn't work at all!

but I don't think there are any camera around that can take a delayed burst of images
that said, its kind of silly to spend so much if all you are going to do is take pictures of yourself juggling a ball. Ask yourself if you really want to get into photography

If yes I'd recommend you look up on dpreview the nikon d40x, canon rebel models. Or my personal recommendation and the most advanced of all the entry level dslr's on the market, the Olympus E-510 or if you want a smaller camera the E-410, the E-420 will be out soon with a new pancake lens too, but will prolly cost more than your willing to spend.

all of these cams a falling in price radically, you could probably pick up any of the above with a kit lens for around the $500 mark or less which is pretty good.

If you want to look around on ebay you'll find a lot of bargains
Also don't be afraid to buy older camera models either

If I was in your position and willing to spend up to 500 on a camera I'd have a look on ebay for a used nikon d70s, canon 20D or a olympus E-1
as these are all semi-pro models that will give you a lot of room to improve for the same price second hand as a newer entry level model.

Just remember that if you want to get serious you'll be spending most of your money on accessories such as new lenses and flash guns etc. lenses being the big one.

Olympus has a nice (if a bit small) lens line up, but outside of the basic lenses they get a lil pricey (but well worth it if your serious) also, the olympus basic kit lenses are the highest quality kit lenses around as far as i know. so you'll be pretty well set for a while just with the basics.

as far as point and shoots go, I've always found them very limiting and think that if thats what I started out on I probably wouldn't have gotten very far with photography, they just dont give you the flexibility to experiment and get frustrating when you try.

as for the more expensive prosumer models, I don't really see the point, as for the price you can just go all out and get an entry level or older pro model dslr

Thats just my opinion though
best of luck

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4/6/2008 10:34:26 PM (last edit: 4/6/2008 10:34:26 PM)
show user profile  Error404
I can't think of a single modern camera that doesn't have a delayed timer (usually up to 10 seconds), if your camera is set on burst mode, you need to actually be holding down the trigger for it to burst (with out bracketing). So, you may need to get ahold of a cable release, so you can lock down the button and it will fire away for as long as it can. However, you may not be able to use the burst mode with a timer, it may try to put the timer on each shot. Best bet is to have someone else there with you, to hold down the trigger with no delay timer.

My opinion, I would stick with either Nikon or Canon. I haven't used many of the other brands, and I'm sure that some are good, but for me and my money I'll stick with "the big two" as far as 35mm digital SLR cameras go. I'm no loyalist when it comes to gear (I'll shoot with anything, I shoot Contax and Nikkor lenses on my Canon!), but I think you'll be very hard pressed to go wrong with either Nikon or Canon.

I agree with bobby on the point of looking at used camera models first. These cameras depreciate in value like computer hardware does, but a camera from a few years back isn't a bad camera at all, it's just not the latest, so it's price drops. -

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4/7/2008 1:35:13 AM (last edit: 4/7/2008 1:44:10 AM)
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