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I'm not shopping at a site where I have to click click click click click click click click just to see a few prices. In fact, that site just sucks in general for shopping, even without that.

Why? They're one of the better retailers out there.
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Why? They're one of the better retailers out there.

No search options, no way to narrow down selection, just click a category and get 12 thumbnails per page. I want to at least set a price range and see more than just 12 at a time.
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What's a good camera for a total newcomer to photography? How do I decide which camera will be best for me?
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Well shit. How do I know not to over-buy or buy too little camera? I'm pretty technically inclined and I want to take nice pictures indoors and nice pictures of urban landscapes and general landscapes ( Montreal).
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Change in what I'm looking for: I want to find a good camera for casual shots, mostly of family and events. Budget is $200.
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Can anyone suggest a good moderately priced camera for capturing sports shots and other high action situations?
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Well shit. How do I know not to over-buy or buy too little camera? I'm pretty technically inclined and I want to take nice pictures indoors and nice pictures of urban landscapes and general landscapes ( Montreal).

If you're going to be shooting indoors without a flash, high ISO performance (ISO1600+) is important, as well as the lens you couple with the body. Prime lenses (that is...lenses that are fixed at one focal length and don't zoom) usually have fast apertures - this is the "f" number of the lens. You want at least an f2.8 or lower (the lower the number, the bigger the aperture) lens so that you can use a shutter speed fast enough to eliminate blur from camera shake. ISO, aperture, and shutter speed all work in conjunction with each other to deliver a sharp image in low lighting conditions without the use of flash. The obvious draw back of a prime lens is that you're limited to one focal length. You'll have to reposition yourself to get the framing and composition you want. Fast zooms (usually f2.8) will run you anywhere from $400 to $1,000. Tamron has relatively inexpensive 17-55mm f2.8 and 28-75mm f2.8 zoom lenses that both fit the bill for this type of photography and are offered in both Canon and Nikon mounts costing $400. I've used the 28-75 and its a great piece of glass, however it lacks USM/SWM focusing which makes it emit a toy-like noise when locking on subjects. The Canon 20D is recommended here a lot because its the best pick in the entry-level. It has superior high ISO performance. ISO 3200 is quite clearly usable with noise mostly in the blacks. Its built around a metal frame shaping the whole body which makes it very durable and feel the part as well. Can be had in great condition for ~$300 easily off eBay.
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I will begin to read the rest of this thread when I'm at work later on, but if I am looking for a camera mainly for fast paced, or moving, targets, and HD video now that I learned about it, should I go with Canon or Nikon?

I have only played around with my cousin's 10 MP Canon Digital Rebel (don't know exactly which model it is, he got it on special for about $400 - $600), and the sport setting this camera has is what I suspect I will be using the most when I do purchase a high quality camera.

I have (just started to) read some reviews on the budget-friendly Canon powershots, but in all honesty the "non-professional" look they have turns me off.
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what's a good camera to start with for use in the modeling field? a few years ago i bought a Nikon D40 a few years ago but never used it much before selling it. now i'd like to get back into photography and one of my friends is trying to get into modeling so i figure it could be good for the both of us.

budget is under or around $1000, but the lesser the better.

what would i need anyways to be a modeling photographer?
camera (any with 1080p or 720p video recording? do DSLRs have this feature now?)
lens (which ones are the most used?)
flash
memory cards
bag
what else?
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thank you for your sharing.i like sony camera best...
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I only buy Canon, I think they are the best.
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Well hmm, I think I will be trading in my Canon Rebel XT for the Rebel T2i that's coming out in March or so: http://www.dpreview.com/news/1002/10...noneos550d.asp

My bf has a 7D, and according to specs and samples this thing looks like it could perform just about the same in regards to HD video quality -- it'll be really nice to have a camera that's got way better ISO range than the XT and a handy B-camera for our film projects all in one.
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Would I be better off buying a flip HD camera for video recording and a separate SLR camera for stills?

I want to shoot stills of scenery, some inside shots as well, but mostly at air shows or sporting events. And HD video of a wide variety of subjects. The Pentax are cheaper then the Canons, but unsure of quality.

My budget is capped at about $650, but ~$500 would be ideal. I know, not much to work with, but this will be just a side hobby if that.

(I know nothing about cameras and this will be my first purchase of a > $150 camera)

Also, will buy used if it saves me $$.
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if your looking at 650, you will have to buy used if you want an dslr with video. a flip video has nothing on a dslr if you want to use it for a "wide variety of subjects." flips only have digital zoom and are pretty much only useful for their portability, continuous autofocus, and ease of use. Dslrs on the other hand take advantage of the lenses you will have, providing a larger variety of shots.
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Which is the best?

I am planning to get a branded and a good quality of a camera. Which is the best cameras with clear image and with high quality. Anyone suggest me???
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