I currently own a Canon SD600 which I am very happy with. However I would like to take higher quality pictures when I go to events such as races and other sporting events. I don't really want to break the bank just yet, trying to keep it around $500 or so. I have been trying to read up a little on reviews a bit and I have been looking at the Canon Rebel XT 8MP with the 18-55mm lens it comes with and also the Canon G9.
I don't know which one I would be better off with. I would be keeping the SD600 as a camera for like parties or going out on weekends but I want to be able to take really nice pictures when I'm at races and stuff but I feel like I don't always get the results I am looking for with the point and shoot so I would like to upgrade to something a little more capable.
Can anyone recommend me a camera? I would prefer to stick with Canon.
03-10-2008, 04:25 PM
03-10-2008, 04:35 PM
I started out this morning basically set on the rebel, but I'm worried that all the accessories for an SLR are going to be more than I want to spend and also more bulky than I want. I always bring a backpack with me when I go to races and stuff but I don't want the entire thing filled with photography gear. The G9 seems pretty compact and not much bigger than a point and shoot but has a lot of the qualities I am looking for.
03-10-2008, 04:43 PM
Scroll down a bit and do some homework.
03-10-2008, 04:50 PM
after I looked around some more. Thanks.
03-10-2008, 05:15 PM
03-10-2008, 05:18 PM
<ul><li><a href="http://www.zoommania.com/descript.asp?prodid=2082B001">Comes with a 1GB SD card, case, table top tripod, and some other goodies for $489</a></li></ul>
03-10-2008, 05:23 PM
I buy all of my equipment from there or B&H. Adorama has it for $455 now.
There are so many horror stories about shady camera shops online that I don't risk it.
The price you have looks good, but do your homework first and be sure the vendor is reputable. I don't know them. Check resellerratings.com.
between there and google. I think I may just stay away.
03-10-2008, 05:35 PM
03-10-2008, 05:37 PM
I think the G9 is worth its price, IMO.
03-10-2008, 05:41 PM
That zoommania place was also a complete ripoff for shipping. They charged solely based on the price of the item regardless of the size. It was like $75 or something to ship it 2nd day air (I need it by this weekend since I will be at 12 hours of Sebring)
03-10-2008, 05:46 PM
03-10-2008, 05:49 PM
SLR that I will probably never use to it's full potential. I can't have another expensive hobby. Audis and golf are 2 too many!
03-10-2008, 06:33 PM
Seller had about 10 and was taking "best offers" (BIN was $429 - free shipping and no tax)... I was suspicious at first but it was brand new, sealed in box, non-grey market so I took the plunge... No issues - been happy with it.
03-11-2008, 05:54 AM
I have a small vid cam, but I want to be able to shoot pure digital, but I don't want a full on vid cam for that..
03-11-2008, 05:57 AM
Obviously this has been subjected to YouTube's uploader but...<ul><li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gcmwQWxah8">cleek</a></li></ul>