A&P Best camera for <500?

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  1. philcasi

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    my sister looking for a camera to take photos of her baby and to get good pics of her when shes growing up. what would be the best camera for her for around that price range? i'm pretty clueless when i comes to cameras
     
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    Used 30D or 20D. XTI if you have small hands
     
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    get a good powershot unless you want to get 'in' to it. if you buy a dslr you will be spending a lot more time + money.
     
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    The sensor on the g9 is tiny.
     
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    Which also allows for good image quality and zoom range out of a smaller, lighter and cheaper lens. They all have their advantages.
     
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    Yoritomo dad's jar chimer

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    pixel density makes a huge difference when it comes to dynamic range, noise, color etc ...

    Sure the best point and shoot for under $500 is the g9 but the d40 with kit lens is actually cheaper than a g9.
     
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    you are missing the point.
     
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    but the d40 + kit lens is also less versitile and bigger.

    Not to mention the kit lens sucks balls.

    You'd have to spend a LOT more $$ on a dslr to get what you can from a g9.

    and if you don't want to get into the hobby, thats a complete waste of time.
     
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    this was the point.
     
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    grab a couple and then all the lenses in the L lineup.

    should be sub-500 (k)
     
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    d40 all the way.
     
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    Some small, quality canon P&S - you're looking for memories, not some magazine quality shots.

    A small P&S she has in her purse or baby bag is going to take much better pictures than that big bulky SLR sitting at home never ready when you need it.

    Something like a Canon SD870IS - you get very good quality camera that you'll actually use, and as a huge bonus you only spend like half your budget.
     
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    The lowest megapixel Canon sd series, or Lowest megapixel fuji fXXd. I think the current one is the Fuji f40d.

    It vastly under your budget but spending anything more on a point and shoot is a complete waste.
     
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    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    unless its a g9
     
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    This must be a meme I'm not getting. :hsd:
     

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