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    Question Good cheap DSLR, or Modern Bridge.

    So yea hi, I'm at a dilemma, I have 250 to get a nice new camera kit with bit I'm not sure how to invest it.
    I could chance it and get a older DSLR new or a slightly newer one second hand-which as long as I know what I'm getting I'm fine with...however, I'm a 6th form student no job, little available financial support from my parents, so after the basic kit I'd have no money to spend on additional lenses.

    Which brings me onto bridge cameras-are there any decent bridge camera kits out there for my price range, that get get close to a DSLR standard. I'm looking for a camera that has good landscape, portrait, action and macro capabilities mainly-yes I know a lot to ask for.

    So would it be more worth while getting a basic DSLR kit, with no additional lenses, or getting a modern bridge. (my dad has an old film DSLR which I guess gives me more reason, to get a bridge and practice with that-get a DSLR after uni when I have the cash to invest in a real kit?)

    Thanks for any advise.

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    Whether you go for a DSLR or Bridge camera depends on how likely you are you to get into photography as a hobby. If you just want something with a wide ranging zoom that takes good quality snaps you could do a lot worse than look at something like the http://www.whatdigitalcamera.com/equ...38-review.html which you can buy for http://www.warehouseexpress.com/buy-...black/p1032951.

    But if you get really into photography and are likely at some future date to get into changing lenses etc a DSLR would be the best investment, even if to start with you'll only have the 18-55mm kit lens to play with rather than the 27-486mm (equiv) one on the Lumix. However, the majority of pics people take are within the range of the kit lens, unless you're into something niche such as sport or wildlife.

    The good news (and I find myself constatly repeating myself at the moment by recommending this time and again) is that http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...ESONY+A230.htm. This is remarkably good value for what is a pretty good camera and would equip you with the first buildng blocks of what could form a substantial system at some point in the future, if you think you might want to go down that route.

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