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      03-05-2009, 06:38 PM   #1
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Best digital SLR for under 800

What is the best digital SLR for under around 800 dollars. My family needs a new camera, we have had alot of cannons powershots and such but looking to upgrade.
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I got my Canon Rebel Xsi for a little under 800 with the basic 18-55 lens.
It's a wonderful camera.
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Nikon D200 (used) is around $500. Leaves money for a decent lens. You should be able to find an 18-70 AFS for around $250.
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best buy has d200 brand new for 600 i think now. and u can find a d80 for 699.
the xsi is nice too very easy to use.
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I would say, although I've never used one, a Canon XSi based on what others are using.

Or a Nikon D200, or D80.

Wait I just restated what other people said, haha!
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      03-06-2009, 12:33 AM   #7
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We're playing this game, eh? Fine!

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I've voiced my opinion with specific reasons about why I don't like nikons on here b4 so present your case so you don't look like you're just being 4 yrs old.
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i just purchased Canon XSi kit. I hope i made the right decision, itll be my first DSLR =]
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I've voiced my opinion with specific reasons about why I don't like nikons on here b4 so present your case so you don't look like you're just being 4 yrs old.

I'm the one looking like a 4 year old? You just put "Nikon " in your post, with nothing else. So you are being serious, while also not providing any specific feedback to the OP. In other words, it comes across as a worthless trolling post.

I on the other hand post a retort with a "winky" icon, meaning I'm just messing around with you.

Grow up.
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I'm the one looking like a 4 year old? You just put "Nikon " in your post, with nothing else. So you are being serious, while also not providing any specific feedback to the OP. In other words, it comes across as a worthless trolling post.

I on the other hand post a retort with a "winky" icon, meaning I'm just messing around with you.

Grow up.
wow lets get all serious... maybe you should reread my 2nd post where it says "I've listed my reasons on this topics MANY times in this section of the forum" so instead of being redundant I took the abridged version. All I was saying was instead of just saying "We're playing this game, eh?" and MAKING it a game, tell us WHY you don't like Canon cuz most all of the people who post here know why I don't like Nikon... nobody knows why you don't like Canon so enlighten with your opinion instead of making it into a 3rd grade "my dad can beat up your dad" thread.

and thanks, I've grown up quite well
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wow lets get all serious... maybe you should reread my 2nd post where it says "I've listed my reasons on this topics MANY times in this section of the forum" so instead of being redundant I took the abridged version. All I was saying was instead of just saying "We're playing this game, eh?" and MAKING it a game, tell us WHY you don't like Canon cuz most all of the people who post here know why I don't like Nikon... nobody knows why you don't like Canon so enlighten with your opinion instead of making it into a 3rd grade "my dad can beat up your dad" thread.

and thanks, I've grown up quite well

I never said I don't like Canon. Personally, I don't see much, if any, difference between the two brands in terms of features, specs and pricing. Each has some differences, but at the end of the day, and I've said this before, it is the Porsche 997 vs. the Audi R8 comparo: I'd be happy with either.

Clearly (well, apparently not to you) my post is in jest and making fun of your post. Hence, the "winky". And frankly, I can't find a single post here in this sub-forum where you talk about your specific issues with Nikon. You do know this sub-forum is not searchable, right? I just manually clicked through the first 10 pages, and I couldn't find a single post where you lined it out. And since it isn't searchable, saying "my opinions on Nikon well known" isn't helpful. I don't have any idea what your issues with the brand are, but I've only been in this sub-forum for a few weeks now.

I did find one thread you started, looking for specific equipment reviews. One poster made some comment about Nikon clearly being the best, to which Teschi replied that he didn't believe that contention. You glossed it over, making some comment about "that is a thread for a different day." This was back in December.
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well 1. I didn't know this section isn't searchable and 2. I wasn't expecting you to, you replied to my post and I didn't post specifically with you in mind. Twitchy can DEFINITELY attest to my problems/concerns with Nikons from a thread I had a while back (early Dec?) where I had to borrow a friends D40 for a shoot, which is what I was referring to in response to him saying either was fine.

This whole this is now way off topic and instead of debating the difference of Canon vs Nikon (for the 10,000th time) we are arguing about something totally pointless. Lets just leave it at that, if you have an opinion on why Canon's suck or whatever, post it. And even though you think its an R8 vs 997 debate, they are both sports cars so why wouldn't we pit them against each other? Canons and Nikons are direct competitors so maybe we should be saying more specifically XSi vs D40 or whatever you want to compare but no matter what they both do some things differently so a comparison is well warranted.
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hahahaha, its so true, you own me, I cannot deny it

I have your CF fabric! mwahahaha (its almost comparable...)
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I agree with scollins. Canon








Jes kidding!!!!
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right, $35 worth or your "scraps" and a full borla exhaust that you paid a bargain price for.... hmmmm, yeah... just about the same
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right, $35 worth or your "scraps" and a full borla exhaust that you paid a bargain price for.... hmmmm, yeah... just about the same
bargain, cmon, recession price

they arent scraps!! I ordered a full yard for you and then some!

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