I am looking for a new SLR camera for myself. My budget is about £300. I have looked at a couple of them which i liked:
1) Nikon D40
2) Sony A200
Are there any other cameras which are in my price range and quite good for a beginner. I would really appreciate if someone can recommend some other camera. I have looked at camerapricebuster website and couldnt really find anything else which has good reviews on internet and are within my price range.
I am leaning towards A200 as it has a better lens included (in terms of zoom) than the nikon one. AS a beginner 18-70 mm lens looks better than 18-55mm. if i am wrong please point that to me.
I have a few questions if someone can help me please?
1) Do you really need live view in DSLR? i have used a digital compact and havent really used viewfinder a lot so just want to check other's experience
2) I also looked at some reviews and found Pantax K100 D to be having a good rating on CNET tech website. But i cant seem to be able to find one on net. I am sure its quite old and hence difficult to find. So can someone point me to a place where i can buy it (except ebay)
3) I saw on some posts on HUKD that sony seems to be offering some sort of cashback from time to time. Is there one currently going on?
Many thanks for your time in reading my post
Thanks a lot