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Digital SLR Cameras

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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
Can anyone tell me the best Digital Slr Camera to buy for a price of around £600-£700.
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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago

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What would you be using it for and what features are you looking at.

Only you can tell what is the 'best' DSLR camera for you. I would recommend going into your local camera store and to pick some up to get the feel of a few first.
i'd recommend the NIKON range.
Otherwise Sigma have released a nice range too, and with their large variations of lens, its a safe buy. (plus i think they include optical stabilzation at the price range you are refering to)
Bit over your budget but ... For £739 (but half price was £1,404.99) worth a look maybe
Im due to start a photography course for sports photography so its all for that.....
Im due to start a photography course for sports photography so its all for that.....

For sports you will need a fast focus lens with your camera.

have a look around this site.
Yep, for sports you really need a good lens - fast (low f-number), good autofocus and generally quite a long telephoto. You will also want a camera that works well at high ISO numbers, and ideally some sort of image stabilisation (either in the camera body or in the lens). If your budget is £700 you might be best looking at the bottom-end DSLRs but spending £200-£300 on a good lens. Read the review sites and go to some shops to try the look and feel of the different camera designs - I have a Sony and love it (but they are quite bulky)...
If I had £700 to spend I would buy the Nikon D80 with 18-70 kit lens and add 55-200 VR lens.
Nikon are offering £50 cashback when buying with 1 lens and £75 cashback when purchased with 2 lenses. Getting the best price may require purchases from 2 suppliers which may restrict you to £50 cashback. Purely Gadgets best priced for 55-200 VR lens at £134.95 various places have kit available, do not use Pixmania as you may not get cashback(French Site)

You could go cheaper and get the Nikon D40 or D60 which also give cashback, as photographers will say the lens is more important than the camera body for taking good photos, though first most important the actual photographer.
Secondhand Canon 20D. Outclasses just about everything for between £250 - £300 for the body only
Plus the Canon 28-135mm Lens Great all round lens. New for £200 UK Price now

I use the Canon 20D (I have two) for Weddings, SPorts, ortraits - its a great camera- as someone here said check the dpreview site.

I also have the 400D which I bought as a everyday camera which is good but not up to 20D standard
In fact I am thinking of selling it as it does not get used.
Have a look at for prices.
Can anyone tell me the best Digital Slr Camera to buy for a price of around £600-£700.

wow i wish i could post that - im still fine with my bridge digi slr - finefpix s800

Check out the brand new Canon 450D...
Check this post

Canon EOS 40D (NOT 400D) + EF-S 17-85mm lens for £592 after Canon Cashback is a very good deal IMHO! Could be a better deal than the new 450D.
I'm a sports photographer and would suggest sticking to either the Nikon or Canon ranges.

I only know the Nikon details as they are what I use.

I use the D2HS and D2X, which are excellent but expensive.

I would suggest looking on eBay where mint D2H's go for less than £600.

You will need a fast ( f2.8 if possible ) telephoto lens. This makes focussing and composition far easier.

We use Nikkor 80-200 f2.8 which are industry standard along with 300mm f2.8.

Lenses can be very expensive and you may need to start with just a couple, maybe independent makes.

When I started ( a long time ago!!! ) I used a Tokina 85mm lens and a FM body. I was fortunate and got a great shot that won me a lot of equipment.

Apart from the camera and lens you need a damn warm waterproof jacket and leggings and a decent fishing stool.

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