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Digital SLR - £300-500??

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9y, 5m agoPosted 9 years, 5 months ago
OK, so i am looking for a decent beginners SLR somewhere between £300 and £500. My sister has a bunch of Canon 350D lenses, so is it worth getting one of those or are other Canons compatible with the lenses? Such as the 400D? Or should I write off Canon all together? Help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! :thumbsup:
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9y, 5m agoPosted 9 years, 5 months ago
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Almost all Canon EF and EF-S lenses will work with the Canon 350D and 400D cameras, but the EF-S lenses will not work with some of the other, more expensive Canon digital cameras. I would say go for the 400D, I have the earlier 350D and am more than happy with it, though I would suggest keeping to the EF lenses and avoiding the EF-S lenses if you can afford to.
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i've got the Canon 400d which is an ace camera - enough flexibility to get creative, but also easy enough to learn the ropes. There still the £50 cash back on it until the end of the month too.

Another good deal is the Nikon D40x (which compares very favourably with the Canon) and has £60 cash back on it at the mo.

Or the cheaper option is the Olympus E400 @ around £350 (from Currys but may be other places as well) which is a great beginners camera, but may limit you in the future.

There are loads of threads on all of these camera's, so use the search facilty, but also see these 2 sites for great prices and info:
[url]www.camerapricebuster.co.uk[/url]
[url]www.dpreview.com[/url]

(imho, and with your sisters lenses, I'd go for the canon)
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Thanks guys, any one else got any tips?
#4
What are the lenses your sister has? If they are quite good lenses stick with canon because some would argue that lenses are more important that camera itself. at £300 to £500 400D fits perfectly with that budget.

However if they are not so good lenses you have another option which is a Nikon D40, its the cheapest DSLR out there i think. You can spend the remainder of you money buying a good lens after that.
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Any other help?
#6
I got the Nikon D40x and it is great. You should be able to get that for around £350 after cash back from Nikon...

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