Walked into this awesome pawn establishment. He has 3 DSLRs for sale
Canon EOS xTi $459
Prices negotiable. They've been there awhile.
I currently have a sophisticated point and shoot, so I have been getting some practice with aperture, speed, ISO.
Each of these, Canon included, has an 18-55 "kit" lens.
Which would be the better choice?
#1. "RE: Which Camera ?" | In response to Reply # 0JosephK Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006Tue 02-Jul-13 07:09 PM
Definitely the D5000. It is 2 or more generations newer than the D40.
The XTi is about the same age as the D40.
The D5000 over both:
much newer technology
higher ISO range
more focus points
more frames per second
Seattle, WA, USA
D700, D200, D70S, 24-70mm f/2.8, VR 70-200mm f/2.8 II,
50mm f/1.4 D, 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR, 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 DX
#2. "RE: Which Camera ?" | In response to Reply # 0briantilley Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003Tue 02-Jul-13 07:19 PM
Of those options, I agree that the D5000 is the one to go for.
But... this may not be the best deal unless you can negotiate down quite a way.
As an example, B&H Photo list several examples of the D5000 with 18-55mm VR lens for around USD360-400.
#3. "RE: Which Camera ?" | In response to Reply # 2buffumjr Registered since 05th Jun 2013Tue 02-Jul-13 08:17 PM
Yes. Leaning towared the D5000 myself. I checked Amazon's prices. If I can talk this guy into $400, then that gives me room to buy a couple of nice lenses. He may go for that, as the camera has been there for months. I can always walk, and get it on Amazon.
Nikon 50mm f/1.8
Tamron 18-200mm "latest and greatest." 6 year warranty.
When buying a DSLR from a pawn shop, what should I look for, besides all the originally included stuff from the box, charging cable, DSL cable, etc?
#4. "RE: Which Camera ?" | In response to Reply # 3s2sailorlis_nikon Nikonian since 19th Jun 2012Fri 26-Jul-13 03:49 PM
dont waste your time buying from a pawn shop....go to keh.com or ebay. there are millions of d5k's to be had. keh offers a 6 mos warranty on their equipment, why take a chance?