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Old 21st January 2008, 13:58   #1741
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P.S: I also suggest that beginners / semi-pros read the articles on these links:
Canon EOS Beginners' FAQ
Photography: Photo Galleries, Photography Equipment, Photographers - photo.net

These are very illuminative for a newbie.
I gave a quick glance over. Nice linky. Is it applicable to Nikon DSLR newbies too?
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Old 21st January 2008, 14:02   #1742
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The 2nd link - Photo.net - is not canon centric. Nikon, Sony, Pentax are also addressed.

Sorry - Samurai - No Olympus

P.P.S:
Sorry. Forgot about this Thread, : Canon Digital Learning Center
(It has been a long time since I read these links and articles)

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Old 22nd January 2008, 12:47   #1743
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Olympus just reclaimed the Superzoom title: Olympus SP-570 UZ: Digital Photography Review

Whopping 20x optical zoom, but it is the wide end that surprised me, a delicious 26mm. With a 1.7 TC it can go to 884mm. It all looks great on paper, I would be surprised if it performed well. The recent superzooms (560,550, etc) from Olympus were just so-so. But then these cameras are like draggers, don't expect much except superrrr zoooooom.
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Mine is Panasonic TZ1 - 5 MP with 10x Optical zoom in a smallish size...bought it from Costco to test it out, and the picture quality made me keep it forever

Now thinking of giving it away for some price...as I think i have got photographically mature enough to desire Nikon D40! []
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Old 23rd January 2008, 10:28   #1745
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Why don't you check out the canon EOS 350D.
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Maverick, i think Nikon D40 is a wise choice. But, if cash isnt a problem, i'd rather suggest you go for the higher pixel version ( D40X) as its only 6-7K additional, you won't regret your decision.
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Guys, How much would a Canon 400D cost in grey market in Bangalore with 18-55 kit lens, bag and card? Anywhere else other than Bangalore is it cheaper?
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Guys, How much would a Canon 400D cost in grey market in Bangalore with 18-55 kit lens, bag and card? Anywhere else other than Bangalore is it cheaper?
I think it would be 32K with all accessories in Bangalore. There would a slight difference elsewhere but rather stick to your local city for easy repairs/servicing etc.
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I am looking at a Digital SLR and have to choose between an Olympus, Nikon and Canon. Following are the Olympus and Nikon that I have shortlisted

Olympus Evolt E510

Nikon D40


I haven't got any ideas on Canon's. Which of the above two would you choose. Budget is around $600 - $700.
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Currently E-510 is the most VFM and gives most bang for the buck.

But, hold on to your horses. The PMA08 is around the corner and lots of new dSLRs will be announced in the next 10 days, Pentax just announced two more. I believe Canon might unleash something interesting to leap frog over the current entry level leaders you have mentioned.
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450D is here!
Canon EOS 450D / Digital Rebel XSi: Digital Photography Review
899$ for 18-55 IS kit
Pentax has come with the K20D
Pentax K20D brief hands-on: Digital Photography Review
and K200D
Pentax K200D: Digital Photography Review

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Old 24th January 2008, 10:00   #1752
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I believe Canon might unleash something interesting to leap frog over the current entry level leaders you have mentioned.
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Holy Cow! That news came out within an hour of my prediction. Since 400D was already long in the tooth compared to competition, besides they lost their dSLR sales leadership to Nikon, so I figured Canon will pull something out.

I see Canon finally gets spot-metering into a entry level model, that was sorely missing for so long. And 14 bit raw, that's nice. Now even Canon offers LV in an entry level model, joining Olympus. How long will Nikon, Sony and Pentax hold out?
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Canon has made a impressive range of usage oriented improvements and refinements on the 450D.

Twelve Megapixel CMOS Sensor, 3.0" LCD monitor, Live View with both AF Modes (contrast-detect and passive), 14-bit processing and RAW, Spot Metering, improved AF, 3.5 fps Continuous Shooting, a larger Viewfinder, SD/SDHC Storage and a new higher capacity Battery.


That's really a good new, because EOS 400D price will drop significantly.

For those who plan to purchase EOS 400D, please wait for couple of month so can save money.
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Canon has made a impressive range of usage oriented improvements and refinements on the 450D...
now wont that canablise 40D sales?

instead a full frame cam under 2K (5D II??) would canabalise D300 sales.

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now wont that canablise 40D sales?
I think it will, now what does 40D have that significantly differentiates it from 450D?

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instead a full frame cam under 2K (5D II??) would canabalise D300 sales.
You mean D3? D300 is already below 2K and is not FF.

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