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3 Cameras to choose from!

29 May 2012 10:19AM
Having used a few different cameras over the years i find myself in a position to buy either of these:

Canon 50D
Canon 500D
Nikon D90

I have tried the 3 and like them all. I know the 50D and the d90 and more Semi-pro in design and features.

I am dithering between the 3 and need a push in the right direction.

As stated, i like how the 3 feel. I take pics of my young kids and holiday snaps and like to take shots indoors a lot.

I was going to buy one of the above (Which i dont know yet) and marry it with a 50mm prime as i do love primes.

Any guidance would be really good thanks.

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Carabosse 15 41.1k 270 England
29 May 2012 10:30AM
Welcome to EPZ, Tony. Smile

Is there any reason why you would not want more recent cameras - the ones you list have all been superseded.
29 May 2012 11:50AM
Money basically.
mikehit 8 8.0k 13 United Kingdom
29 May 2012 11:56AM
Carabosse 15 41.1k 270 England
29 May 2012 12:10PM

Quote:Money basically.

Go for the cheapest camera/lens combination you can find. None of the cameras will disappoint. And it does not sound as if you will be investing heavily into a range of lenses, so you can always sell the camera later on and get something completely different.
29 May 2012 12:16PM
Thanks. Just got to decide which one!
MalcolmS Plus
12 1.2k 13 England
29 May 2012 12:39PM
Go for the 50D, it's controls are in my opinion better and it's better built, in that it has a mag. alloy body as opposed to plastic
JackAllTog Plus
9 5.0k 58 United Kingdom
29 May 2012 1:15PM
A few very talented people here use a 50D - i always almost check out the camera lens combo on pics i like and the 50D is often there. The Lens of choice is a nifty 50, the 50mm f1.8 mk2 is a lovely lens indoors.
The pics you want of the Kids indoors means you want good ISO performance and a fast-ish shutter to freeze their movement with that f1.8 lens. The 50D has both higher and lower ISO than the D90.
Here is a compare site that also say 50D - http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Canon_EOS_50D/noise_2.shtml

Welcome to Epz Tony.
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
29 May 2012 1:19PM
50D everytime, it's an even better camera than Canon's latest equivalent the 60D, the only real difference being the 60D has video.....Quite why anybody would want video on an SLR Lord only knows?????......If I wanted video I'd buy a proper video camera!

The 500d is good....But not as good as the 50D

Nikon is good too, but you'd have to grow the obligatory beard and rush out to buy some sandals with than one Tongue

30 May 2012 9:20AM
I have the sandals and stubble!! lol
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
30 May 2012 9:23AM
Oh well at least we'll be able to see you coming, don't forget to wear the socks with those sandals....Tongue......Have fun....

30 May 2012 9:27AM
Just to throw a spanner in the works, i have been eying up a Panasonic G3 too. Portable and apparently good IQ.

What are your views guys? Ta
vickyf 12 8 8 United Kingdom
30 May 2012 10:27AM
I normally use a Canon 5D MkII but recently bought the Panasonic G3 as I wanted something more portable for street photography. Excellent IQ & has the big advantage that it has an adjustable screen and viewfinder. However, I'm not keen on the feel of the camera. For me it is too light and its size means that I'm inclined to find my fingers get in the way of the controls. I also find it frustrating to have to go to the menu for many of the functions. Horses for courses, I guess. Vicky
30 May 2012 11:34AM

Think i will stick with a DSLR
30 May 2012 6:14PM
Looking for a bargain 50D. Hate buying from ebay so wont go down that route!

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