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dogsbestfriend

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The wife and I are looking into buying a nice new digital camera, we have the el cheapo kind that are $150 from target and are looking at spending around $450 to $500... does anyone have suggestions or favorites... we are leaning towards a Nikon but are open to suggestions.... everyone on here is so talented at photography that this seems to be the best place to get an honest opinion from very honest and knowledgable people.

Thanks in advance

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There are many more knowledgable folks than myself on here, but I don't think that you can go wrong with either a Nikon or a Canon. It's kind of a Ford/Chevy debate where most will have an opinion, but you should go with the one that has features that appeal the most to you.

Even though I'm a Canon guy, I just talked a guy into buying a Nikon because his daughter has a Nikon (and lens for him to borrow) and he really liked the movie function on the Nikon DSLR.

For that price of $450-$500, you should specify whether you are looking for a really cheap digital SLR or a really fancy point and shoot (like your Target cameras). You'll get better responses with that information.

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In response to the previous post I guess we are looking for a cheaper digital SLR. Also where would be a good place to purchase a camera of this style be so we can start to take a look...

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This has been discussed often the last few months, a search led to the following topics. The first is just a bit further down the first page.

http://www.fishingminnesota.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/1739198/Canon_or_Nikon#Post1739198

http://www.fishingminnesota.com/forum/ub...eed#Post1723123

These are just from the past month or so, I hope they help. If you get more specific looking for a camera by all means ask away.

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You might also want to check out Adorama. For a second camera, I just bought a refurbished Canon XT and a refurbished 3rd generation 18-55 IS lens for a total of around $380. This will serve me well for landscapes. I haven't played with it indoors yet, but I'm sure it will be just fine.

Adorama carries new, used and refurbished equipment, as does B & H. A lot depends on what your main intentions are, for the camera.

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