Hi. This is my first post.
First off-GREAT MAG. Now down to business.
About to venture into the big world of dslr photography. Kind of set my sights on a nikon D3000 but foolishly started taking too much notice of lots of different reviews online and in mags. Have been into several shops to see how different cameras feel. I Like the feel of the D3000 but also the D5000 and the Canon eos450d. Then today I held the eos500d which I liked also. At this rate by christmas I should have my priority list down to about 100 or so different cameras.
Dont want to just get the nikon D3000 and regret it later.Not too bothered about live view or video really so not too sure the D5000 is worth the extra cash-or is the image quality that much better? Or am I better off with a Canon? Confused? I know I am. Most of my shots will be landscape and architectural. PLEASE help me make a decision. Any feedback appreciated. THANKS.
Its the nature of digital photography that each new camera is usually a bt better than the one that preceded it, so if your finances can stretch to the new Canon EOS 550D then this would be a very good choice. (For now!) It has an 18MP sensor and many of the features of the EOS 7D but in a more compact body.
At a lower price the D5000 will give you better image quality than the D3000 but not by a massive amount. If image quality is the most over-riding factor though the 500D is probably the best for the money.
Don't dismiss the other brands which tend to offer a good value for money. The Sony Alpha range is worth a closer look, but the quirky handling on some of them is not to everyone's tastes. Also, the Olympus E620 offers a good spec and is very small.