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08-03-2011, 08:15 AM   #1
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I’m looking to make my first purchase of a DSLR and was hoping that i could get some recommendations. It will be my first DSLR, i do want to take up photography as a hobby so something that produces quality images is important. My budget is 350-400 although the closer to the 350 mark the better.

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I'd look for a used K200 or Kx - though you might find a K20 for that range if you wait long enough...

The K10 I bought 3 years ago was $350, and it's still a good camera within its limitations.
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If you are just starting out, I'd recommend the K-r. You'll get a good balance of image quality and ease of use, and can always use manual controls when needed.

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The price is currently $699, so that should be within budget

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Adams the man to listen to. To echo and expand on his post...

Either the K-r or K-x. The K-r has the updated features of the K-x but is a little more money. They no longer make the K-x but you could probably find one here on the market place. If your new to this you're going to want as much help in low light as possible. For that reason alone, your choices become the K-x , K-r, or K-5. I had the K10. Its not a beginners camera and the sensor can't hang with the K-x.
If you plan on taking a lot of photographs without the flash to get that "natural lighting look", and especially if you don't know about exposure(s) you'll want to depend on a camera that can perform at high ISO. This eliminates the K10.

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