Digital SLR Camera

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Found 13th Oct 2008
Just a quick question im looking for a camera for a newbie , im confused about 2 cameras Olympus e410SE and Olympus e410dz , anyone know the difference as they look the same , but i can get Olympus e410dz for £300 with Lens Size - 14-42mm & 40-150mm ,is this price cheap?, is the camera just the same as the e410SE?

My top range i really want to pay is upto £300 , i dont have a clue really about these cameras but ill obviously learn in time

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The only thing that stands out is that the E410SE has 'live view' - so you can view through the LCD screen, rather than just the viewfinder....

Also just my little input but it may be worth getting a Canon or Nikon instead, They generally seem to be the 'best' types of camera, and have wider choice of lenses (for when you start to expand your interest further)

check out camerapricebuster.co.uk/ for prices etc.

MunkiMadz;3181657

Also just my little input but it may be worth getting a Canon or Nikon … Also just my little input but it may be worth getting a Canon or Nikon instead, They generally seem to be the 'best' types of camera, and have wider choice of lenses (for when you start to expand your interest further)check out http://www.camerapricebuster.co.uk/ for prices etc.



True if you want more versatility then you would go for a Nikon or Canon, but TBH if the OPs budget is £300, you aint gonna get a lot of Canon or Nikon for that price, although its not impossible.

The Olympus e410 is the older model now, so is available cheaply (it has replaced by the 420). It may also e worth looking around for the Olympus e510 (again has been replaced, but if places still have them they could be cheaper - I think Currys had them cheap at one point, but it wont be on the website so you'll have to go into store and ask).

The Canon 400d has been £200 from Sainsburys but I doubt theres many of those left now either.

The difference between the dz and se is likely to be region source or exclusive deals (e.g. slight cosmetic differences). As long as you get a European warranty, there shouldnt be any issues.

And the usual advice, is get into a store and have a play with lots of different cameras becuase the feel of the camera is likely to be of greater importance than any slight technical advantages that one camera has over the other (basically, all the dslrs in this price range have +'s and -'s but will all take great pics)

As you are a beginner, I would say its not a bad choice going for either the Olympus E410 or E510. I think the differences between the E410 models you have seen is that they are just different kits.

Whilst it would be great to go for the likes of a Canon or a Nikon beause of their range of lenses, its best to go for something that is good value and able to do the basics for now. Once you get used to the camera I'm sure you'll want to upgrade and if you decide to stick to Olympus, they do have a few lenses but further down the line you may decide to switch to a different make.

As social lurker mentioned, go to a store, touch, feel and use the camera to see what it is like and perhaps try it against something else around the same price. It's worth making sure your happy with the controls and also the menus for the camera you'll be using.

Have fun.

MunkiMadz;3181657

Also just my little input but it may be worth getting a Canon or Nikon … Also just my little input but it may be worth getting a Canon or Nikon instead, They generally seem to be the 'best' types of camera, .




what if u want GOOD lenses ? u gotta spend £££££ buying them

zuiko glass is as good as canon L series, and COMES AS STANDARD

think about it.
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