Looking for a reliable SLR

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Old 10-21-07, 11:31 PM
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Looking for a reliable SLR

I have had multiple point and shoot canon dig. cameras, but witha growing son and another on the way I want a camera that shoots faster. I hate that 2 second wait with the point and shoot, you mis the best shots. I still would like a quality picture and higher megapixels, but I really want the speed of an SLR more than anything, and not have to pay a fortune

What camera would you all suggest.
 
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Old 10-22-07, 04:32 AM
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If you are happy with Canon in general then you would not go wrong with their XTi model or equally good is the Nikon D80.

Here are a couple of reviews with a lot of info on these cameras.

digitalreview.ca
cnet.com

In all honesty there is little difference between these cameras and where you should do your shopping is in what lenses come with these cameras.
There are many places to buy either of them and you can save a fair bit of money if you get both a short and longer focal lens in a package with the camera.

One thing to check and might be important to you is that many of the included lenses with both these cameras do not offer macro capability.

Good luck hunting.
 
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Old 10-22-07, 06:40 AM
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Very happy with my canon digital rebel - two years and zero complaints. I found the best deals at b&h photo video out of new york, and the customer service can't be beat.
 
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And you could always go retro; my Canon A-1 shoots 5 frames per second with the motor drive installed.
 
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Old 10-22-07, 12:25 PM
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Don't rub salt on my wound TG!

I too have a Canon A1 with power winder and a 28-300 zoom lens.
Have had digital for a few years and will not really be satisfied with the format until I spend a gazillion dollars on a digital slr and some good lenses..
 
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Old 10-22-07, 01:46 PM
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FWIW I shoot a lot more digital than 35mm. A lot easier sometimes to be able to shoot 150 pictures and pick out the best dozen or so.
 
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Thanks for the help guys. I will let you know how it works out.
 
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