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    My birthday is in August, and I always treat myself to something nice. My FujiFilm S7000 is a very good camera, compact camera, but lacks the zoom.

    I'm looking at 3 DSLRs. 1 from Nikon, 2 from Cannon. I also would like to get at least 2 lenses, one with a good zoom. What reviews I've read, and what I've seen so far. My choices are:

    #1 Cannon 10D - My favorite, solid aloy build. Is it worth the money? I have not seen any package deals on the 10D. $1500.00 body only.

    #2 Nikon D70 - Most likely my purchase. Instant on, faster burst mode, faster shutter speed then 300D, no ISO 100 setting. Package $1300.00 in Balto. area.

    #3 Cannon 300D Rebel - What I've read, very plastic, fragile, but takes good pictures. Package deals $1000.00. The one thing (my opinion) that bothers me most about the rebel other than being plastic, is the silver & black on the body, gives it the "cheap" look. A DSLR should be all BLACK.

    What to you guys think? What lense? Or I should wait for new models/price drop?
    Yanni


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  • #2
    What's a Cannon?

    Pretty much it's all personal preference. Do you want the extra features of the 10D or do you want to pay less for the 300D. Do you prefer Nikon glass or Canon? You'll have fun with the investment either way.

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    • #3
      10D hands down


      you can get the 300D in a black body.. called the Canon Kiss or something.. :P

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      • #4
        Re: DSLR choices

        Originally posted by JonyJay2

        #3 Cannon 300D Rebel - What I've read, very plastic, fragile
        Are you planning on dropping the camera?

        ...is the silver & black on the body, gives it the "cheap" look. A DSLR should be all BLACK.
        Are you buying a DSLR to impress others or are you buying one to take good photos?

        If you choose the 10D because of its extra features, I'd strongly encourage it. If you decide to spend $500 more to get black metal...I can only go .

        For lenses, I'd look at the Canon 75-300 III USM
        Very good beginner lens.
        Will F.
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        • #5
          Or the D70, which is mighty fine camera that surely feels better then the EOS 300DD.

          I might even suggest a D100. It even more stable and you should get some pretty good deals on it right now. (and it compares well to the 10D)

          Best think is to look at the lenses you want to purchase. Then go for the firm that offers you the best lenses in regards of price and quality. Then decide on the body.
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          • #6
            Anything Canon.

            You can join the long list of BWI shooter who use Canon.

            Alan Levin: 300D
            Omar Sherbini: 10D
            Scott Hoggard: D60
            David Marcoux: 10D
            Greg Dewey: 300D

            Only Nikon's at BWI are film.

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            • #7
              Pretty much like everyone else is saying..... any of the dslr cams your looking at is well worth the investment..... The biggest thing Ive noticed is how many shots you can "get off" on an arrival or a departure..... with my old "point and shoot" I would get maybe 2 shots an arrival If I was lucky, as they take forever to "set up and figure out what they are lookin at".... with the canon rebel, I get a burst of 4 shots, which is enough for me.... but with the D70 I guess it will fire off 144 shots continus (spelling?)..... and when It comes to lense choices... Theres a Glass for every situation.... Im sure you will be happy with your choice, as everyone else Im sure is, in that so called "DSLR" club ....
              -Frogman

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              • #8
                D70 seems best of those, the 10D is rumored to be replaced soon, the 300D is...well...the 300D...and if you are starting from scratch it wont matter what lens mount you choose. The D70 being somewhat less expensive than a 10D, you can use the extra cash towards a big flash card

                -Clovis

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by seahawk

                  Best think is to look at the lenses you want to purchase. Then go for the firm that offers you the best lenses in regards of price and quality. Then decide on the body.
                  Ditto. The lenses, in my opinion are more important than the body.
                  CheckSix

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                  • #10
                    I love my D70. Couldn't be happier.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by CheckSix
                      Originally posted by seahawk

                      Best think is to look at the lenses you want to purchase. Then go for the firm that offers you the best lenses in regards of price and quality. Then decide on the body.
                      Ditto. The lenses, in my opinion are more important than the body.
                      Thanks for the comments / suggestions. I know that lenses are important. My other question who makes a better lense? And also what type of lense? I want to get 2 lenses with the camera purchase. The couple of times I went to a camera store, the "Nikon" salesman says that Nikon makes better lenses. If I was going to buy a Nikon then I should stricktly use Nikon glass. The same salesman also likes the Canon, but one of the advantage is you can use third party lenses with the Canon. The second time I went to the same store, the "Canon" salesman says Canon makes better camera & lenses, he says Canon has a better & quieter auto focus. Who do I believe?
                      I'm NOT looking for low cost, but more in Quality of camera/lense and most of all quality of pictures. I like the feel of the D70 and 10D, I have not seen a D100 yet. After this purchase I want to forget about buying a new camera for a long while.
                      Thanks.
                      Yanni


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                      • #12
                        Quality is all comparable among 6mp DSLR's.

                        Try:

                        www.dpreview.com
                        www.dcresource.com
                        www.fredmiranda.com

                        For unbiased camera info.

                        Also Nikon and Canon both can use third party lens if the mount is correct.

                        Sorry to say but your choice essentially boils down to what lens system you want to follow. 5 years down the road that shiny black 10D or D100 will be a paperweight. But your lens will still work.

                        Also remember a 300D or D30 in the right hands can make D100 or 10D results look like bad scans.

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                        • #13
                          Canon and Nikon both make nice lenses...don't let anyone tell you otherwise. The D100 feels like a bigger D70. Built quality wise, the D70 has the edge over the 300D but feels comparable to the D100 and 10D.

                          Btw, the 10D body can be had for around $1200 now, the D70 body for about $1000, 300D body goes for about $750 and the D100 body is holding at $1500.

                          Have fun choosing your new camera!
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                          • #14
                            You can use third party lenses on a Nikon without prblems. Im using a Tamron 90mm macro and the Sigma 135-400 on a D100.
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                            • #15
                              Re: DSLR choices

                              Originally posted by Crazy764
                              Are you buying a DSLR to impress others or are you buying one to take good photos?
                              A camera has got to be aesthetically pleasing IMO, it's like buying a decent car you want it to look good as well as getting you from A to B. I agree with what JonyJay says, the silver on the 300D looks pretty hideous and is obviously a marketing ploy to get more people to buy the camera, it was one of the reasons that put me off buying the camera.

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