[/b]I how are you all i am new to this site and was looking for so help we are looking a buying a slr camera we are looking at 3 one is nikon D70, Nikon D50 and a canon EOS 350D now i know one of them takes a Sd card which we have 4 of them from our still dig cameras and video camera and the others take a compact flash, Now what are the best price ppl have seen them for and which one are we better of to buy. I am also looking to get in to taking photos of wedding,babys and so on. So help would be great thanks blonde
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www.bhphotovideo.com is the site I order from most frequently. Their prices on those three bodies are the same as, say, Wolf, right now (US $549 for the D50 and $699 for the D70). Not sure if your location, "melb" is melbourne, or not, and where is best for you to order from, though. I've got a Nikon D100, but my bro has a D70 and he's real happy with it.
The d50 is basically a d70/d70s without some of the more profesional features. If you're not picky about losing osme of the more advanced features like true white balance control then you should save the money and get a d50. It's just as good as the d70/d70s for basic day to day/holiday/event pictures.
I have a d70s, but then again, I'm an avid amatuer photographer who needs full control of every single aspect of a shot.
www.kenrockwell.com is a great place to get reviews and opinions on every single Nikon product there is.
I own the Digital rebel (300d), and like it a lot, although I've outgrown it a little.
My advice is to buy the cheaper of the bodies (the d50 or rebel XT) and invest in a quality lens.
You don't seem to know very much about them, which leads me to suspect that you probobly wont need a lot of the features that the more advanced features offer.
any of the bodies that you talked about would be more than enough for what you need.
But invest in a QUALITY lens. the body is just a light proof box that holds a light sensitive material (the ccd or cmos chip). you can always upgrade your camera body if you outgrow it and as technology advances, but get a good lens.
I've owned each new version of this camera since the Powershot S2IS. For me this is a worthwhile upgrade over the prior version, the S5IS.
This camera provides quality photos without a lot of hassle, yet also provides a lot of room for growth with plenty of custom settings that I can use if I want to learn how to use them in the future (for example, aperture priority).
In initial testing, the face detection technology seems to work well. I can take a self portrait now and the lighting comes out very good. I think the technology has gone from buzzword marketing to true usefulness. One side benefit of the face detection technology is that it enables the camera to intelligently take red-eye out of pictures without using the red-eye reduction lamp.
The flip-out and rotating viewfinder has always and continues to set this camera apart from its peers from other companies. It allows for less intrusive candid photos and has many other advantages.
Thankfully, the SD card door is separate from the battery door as it was with the S3IS. Thank you Canon! There are times that I just want to take a few pictures, and now I don't have to open the battery door to take the SD card out.
28mm -- I will never get another camera without wide angle built in. I have the Canon Elph 880IS too, which is a very powerful "pocketable" camera that complements this one well.
Sharp 20x zoom. Pictures turn out very good even at high zooms. In an indoor-lit apartment, I can read fairly small print from a photo taken all the way across a room, it truly is amazing.
The picture quality is better at higher ISO's than other cameras. Each model improves on this and this one definitely continues that. I haven't tried out the "I-Contrast" setting (on vs. off) but I can say that in some outdoor pictures that I have taken detail is good in shadow areas.
Finally, a standard lens-cap. It doesn't have a tether, but you can buy a cap attachment from a camera store that sticks on the front of the cap. The one that I got has an elastic band that goes around the base of the lens. I also got a better lens cap which can now be done since it's standard.
I like the new placement of the controls such as dedicated on-off button and display button. I don't think I will like the scroll wheel but time will tell. For those not familiar with this camera, there is a dedicated video button so that you can take video quickly without having to mess with the controls.
Anyway, I did a lot of price comparison and normally I find the best prices for cameras on Amazon, plus they have fast shipping and a great return policy. Check out this camera, you won’t be disappointed!