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Digital SLR camera for under £300

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I am looking to pay £250-£300 max for a decent dslr with lens. I am a beginner so any recommendations would be helpful. I would prefer the camera to have a large screen and around 10mp if possible, th… Read More
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
I am looking to pay £250-£300 max for a decent dslr with lens. I am a beginner so any recommendations would be helpful. I would prefer the camera to have a large screen and around 10mp if possible, thanks for your help and I will give rep
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
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#1
Hi there,

I own a Nikon D40 and an Olympus E-410.

The Olympus E-410 is a great camera for a starter, nice and compact and produces great results.

Specifications



Suitable Memory Card Size: 2GB XD, 8GB Compact Flash
Type:
Lens mount: Four Thirds
Body material: Glass reinforced plastics
Control Panel Information:
Metering mode: Yes
Exposure mode: Yes
Aperture value: Yes
Shutter speed: Yes
Exposure level view: Yes
Flash compensation value: Yes
Exposure compensation indication: Yes
AE bracketing: Yes
ISO: Yes
Colour space: Yes
Picture mode: Yes
Gradation: Yes
Colour saturation compensation value: Yes
Sharpness compensation value: Yes
Contrast compensation value: Yes
White balance: Yes
White balance compensation value: Yes
Noise reduction: Yes
Flash mode: Yes
Focus mode: Yes
AF frame: Yes
Drive mode: Yes
Record mode: Yes
Number of storable frames: Yes
Memory card: Yes
Battery indicator: Yes
Image Sensor
Effective pixels 10 Megapixels
Filter array Primary colour filter (RGB)
Full resolution 10.9 Megapixels
Type 4/3 '' Live MOS sensor
Aspect ratio & area 4:3 / 17.3 x 13.0 mm
Engine
Type: TruePic III
Filter:
LPF filter Fixed type
IR cut filter Hybrid type
Dust protection filter Supersonic Wave Filter
LCD
Pixel number 230000 pixels
LCD type HyperCrystal LCD
Monitor size 6.4 cm / 2.5 ''
Brightness adjustment +/- 7 steps
Viewfinder
Viewfinder type Eye-level single-lens view finder
Field of view Approx. 95 %
Magnification Approx. 0.92 x
Depth of field preview Yes
Eye point 14 mm
Diopter adjustment -3.0 - +1.0 diopter / built-in type
Focusing screen Fixed type (Neo Lumi-Micron Mat Screen)
Mirror Quick return mirror
Viewfinder Information AF frame (super impose), AE lock, AF confirmation mark, metering mode, exposure mode, shutter speed, aperture value, white balance, exposure compensation value indicator, flash, battery check
Eye piece shutter Eye-piece cap EP-4 supplied
Live View
Information: 100% field of view, exposure adjustment view, white balance adjustment view, gridline displayable, 7x/10x magnification possible, MF/S-AF, AF frame display, AF point display, shooting information, histogramme
Focusing System
Method: TTL phase difference detection system
Focus areas 3 points / Automatic and manual selection
AF illuminator Built-in flash (external flash available)
AF lock Locked by first position of shutter release button, AE/AF lock button (customised)
Focus tracking Available in continuous AF mode
Manual focus Available by rotating focus ring, available for setting manual focus operation in AF mode (customised)
Single AF: Yes
Single AF + MF: Yes
Continuous AF: Yes
Continuous AF + MF: Yes
Detection range 0 - 19 EV (ISO 100)

They are for sale on PLAY.com for £249.99 with free delivery.. and come with a EZ-1442 lens which is a Olympus 14-42m f3.5/5.6.

http://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronics/4-/3441132/Olympus-E-410-10-0-Megapixel-Digital-SLR-Camera-Kit-With-EZ-1442-Lens/Product.html

i paid £299.99 for mine from Currys around 12 months ago, and got a 14-42mm and a 50-150 lens, came as a bundle, but them prices are long gone now..

One good thing amount this camera is live view, if your going to us it that is, buts its always good to get as many features as possible.

With it been a 4/3 lens, you can get a lot of the older 35mm lenes to fit it when you get an adpater for around £12.00 on flea-bay.

I will take a look for any better deals if you want?

Rick
#2
For the money you cant go wrong with a Nikon D40.

http://camerapricebuster.co.uk/prod267.html

Btw Megapixels aren't that important unless you want to print large or want to crop down a large amount of the image. :thumbsup:
#3
esq3585
For the money you cant go wrong with a Nikon D40.

http://camerapricebuster.co.uk/prod267.html

Btw Megapixels aren't that important unless you want to print large or want to crop down a large amount of the image. :thumbsup:


I do like my D40, but i prefer my E-410 purely for the lenses which i have and the sharper image i tend to get.

Rick
#4
thanks, rep added, I just am no longer sure whether a DSLR is right for me, I managed to fnd a Casio EX-FH20 superzoom for just £190, which has high def and slow motion video capture along with 20x optical zoom, hmmm any help lol
#5
Tib-Z
thanks, rep added, I just am no longer sure whether a DSLR is right for me, I managed to fnd a Casio EX-FH20 superzoom for just £190, which has high def and slow motion video capture along with 20x optical zoom, hmmm any help lol


This one?

http://www.dpreview.com/news/0809/08091601casio_fh20.asp

Looks like it has no manual control on it, aperture or shutter priority though.
#6
personally, canon is the best DSLR - but this is a personal choice
#7
peter_griffen
personally, canon is the best DSLR - but this is a personal choice


Apart from the shutter oil on sensor problems on the 40d and 1d MKIII.
Major annoyance.
Two 40d's I have had with shutter oil on them straight out the box.
Still love my Canon though lol.

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