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D60 or A300?


23 Nov 2008 2:12PM
i have a budget of 350 and have found the D60 and the A300. but which should i get?
Anthony 19 5.6k 17 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2008 2:24PM
The best thing you can do, is go and pick them both up in the shop, try them out, and see which feels the most natural to you. Have a look at the menu system, doses it make you feel comfortable, or does it frustrate you.

Once you have done that, you may find your answer.

Best of luck, hope you find something that suits your needs.

p.s. Dont discount the Canon 1000d, but again, try them out.

Anthony
colin beeley Plus
17 1.2k 10 England
24 Nov 2008 7:08AM
keep an eye on this the d60 takes great images also take a look at the 10d you should be able to get a d60 for around the 100 mark keep an eye on ebay. you could get somthing like the canon ef 28/135 is as well great combo.
StuartAt 15 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2008 12:28PM
What the heck is a Canon D60... the only D60 I am aware of is a Nikon. The Ebay item makes no sense either as it says the Canon D60 is a follow up to the D30. The Canon cam is a 30D not a D30, and the follow up was a 40D. Something doesn't quite seem right there!
conrad 16 10.9k 116
24 Nov 2008 12:35PM

Quote:What the heck is a Canon D60... the only D60 I am aware of is a Nikon. The Ebay item makes no sense either as it says the Canon D60 is a follow up to the D30. The Canon cam is a 30D not a D30, and the follow up was a 40D. Something doesn't quite seem right there!


EOS D60


How about a refurbished 400D as an alternative?

Should leave enough cash to get a nice lens to go with it.
samfurlong 14 2.5k United Kingdom
24 Nov 2008 12:39PM
Canon made 2 cameras, the EOS D30 and D60 a number of years back (circa 2001 I believe). Then they swapped the letter around and produced the 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D and now the 50D!

The D30 was a 3.4 MP camera (I think) and the D60 was 6MP.
Both were pretty awful above ISO 400 but for the time they were revolutionary, low (ish) cost digital SLRs. Possibly the first that were in the reach of ordinary photographers and not just pros with company budgets.


For the 350 budget I'd be more inclined to look out for a used 20D or 30D, both are much newer than the D60 which, although it was very well built for an enthusiast level camera, ultimately has 6 - 7 year old electronics in it!!
StuartAt 15 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2008 12:43PM
That explains it... predates my first DSLR. I stand corrected.
colin beeley Plus
17 1.2k 10 England
24 Nov 2008 1:00PM
sam the d60 was not cheap i paid 2000 ! and it was given really good reviews.read here still takes very good images when i look at them to what i get now from my 10d,20d,1d-mk IIN take a look at the images here have we moved on in images quilty that much ?
colin beeley Plus
17 1.2k 10 England
24 Nov 2008 1:19PM
here is one i took back a few years ago with my D60.
colin beeley Plus
17 1.2k 10 England
24 Nov 2008 2:22PM
here is another i took with a canon eos d60 back in 2003.

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