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I have a friend who has a limited budget..say £350.00 and wants to buy a camera with a lens capable of producing decent results of her daughter doing some show jumping. Any suggestions on a suitable purchase. I think she will struggle at that price range but I am sure someone will come up with a price for the cheapest option which could be a compact or a body with a kit lens.
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How about a used DSLR kit....?
£350 well spent on a used dslr, Might be a better option than a compact or high end bridge, Baring in mind that show jumping will require a camera with little or no shutter lag, For starters.
Then theres the thorny issue of ISO and noise, Even something as old as a D70/D80 will match todays compact/bridge cameras, Or maybe a 20D or 30D.
If it was not for the action shooting specifically, Then sure you could get away with a bridge or decent compact, But the really good ones are in DSLR territory price wise....
The budgets a little tight but if she`s prepared to be a little flexible ?
I always recommend the twin lens kits from Olympus or Sony, pretty much un-beatable value for money and giving extra reach.
Just about the best buy out there going by WE is The E420 twin lens kit, followed by the Sony about £100 more but adds in body IS.
Here`s a few prices and links for idea`s.
Olympus E420 twin lens kit £373
Canon 1000D single lens kit £368
Nikon D3000 £399
Pentax K20D single lens Kit £599
Sony A230 twin lens Kit £479
Thank you both for your input . It is most kind of you and i will pass the information on to her.
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