dslr thats good on the budget

@nj_1022 (251)
March 22, 2011 7:52pm CST
I have a digital camera now but its quite old and cannot be open on windows 7. I just want to ask suggestions from all of you. I wanted to upgrade it to dslr camera but it is somehow costly. Can you suggest an affordable one? And can you give me good specifications. I like taking pictures but I am not a professional. I love to travel and take pictures of places. Can somebody help me? Thanks so much. I appreciate it.
3 responses
• Philippines
23 Mar 11
try getting cannon power shot g11 or g10. we own a g11. it's compact, so you can take it anywhere and its capture quality is comparable to other dslr (so long as you know how to use it). it has manual control too! :)
@nj_1022 (251)
25 Mar 11
thank you for your response. I will try to look for that g11 or g10. Do you have any idea how much it cost? thanks again.
• United States
6 Jun 11
The Canon Powershot G series cameras are not real DSLR's they are actually prosumer compact digital cameras with advanced features.
@sachii315 (489)
• Japan
27 Mar 11
Hi nj_1022! I'm a newbie too in digital photography. Yeah, I agree DSLR camera's are quite expensive especially the lens. I received mine as a gift from my husband, its a Canon Kiss X4, its an entry level camera. I think we newbies should start on entry level cameras before buying a pro one. I suggest a nikon d3000 or d3100, a canon kiss X3 and X4. Their quite good too. Just use the lens which is being bundled with it, learn to use it. It's really fun taking pictures. Happy mylotting!
9 Jun 11
I have a D3000 and I love it, have been working with it for almost a year, and it's time to upgrade. I did buy a couple of lens, so I am sticking with Nikon, but overall I was very impressed with it, and it was a very good learning tool!!!:)
@Galena (9123)
23 Mar 11
the Sony alpha series are quite well regarded for a budget DSLR. I have the Sony a390, which is my first SLR since before everything went digital. so I'm a bit out of practice with aperture/shutter speed etc. but I am very very happy with the results I get from this camera. I've taken so many amazing pictures, and it's so much more versatile than a compact camera. most DSLRs also have an automatic setting for when you do just want to point and shoot. as well as the fully manual setting, they also have aperture priority and shutter speed priority settings, which are good for when you know you want a fast or slow shutter speed, or shallow or deep depth of field, and it will automatically adjust the other to compliment the settings you choose for the priority this was the one I chose after taking advice from the sales assistants and playing with quite a few in the shop. in their opinion this one gave me the best camera in proportion to the lowest price. if that makes sense. the one where the money I spent was getting me as good as I could get. I could have got a more expensive one, but I am really happy with this.
@nj_1022 (251)
25 Mar 11
Thank you for the reply. I will keep this in mind. I will try to look for sony a390 here. Maybe it is more affordable nowadays.