Amazing photography camera for under 500?

Question by Timothy K: Amazing photography camera for under 500?
Hey, I’m an aspiring new photographer looking for a great camera to ask for Christmas. My parents only spend under 500 bucks for Xmas. I really want the best photography camera I can get for under 500 bucks. Any thoughts?

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Answer by fhotoace
Yes there is an amazing camera for under $ 500. This will buy you both the camera and a AF-S 18-55 mm ED lens.

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2 Responses to Amazing photography camera for under 500?

  1. Jt C says:

    OK here is my short answer. I have a D40 and I love it. The D40 has a full manual mode, Flexible progam, aperature priority, shutter priority modes. These are the same modes on all DSLR. It also has several other programed modes for things like portrait, night, children etc. As a photographer improves and learnds to use metering better these additional modes seldom get used so they are usually found on the more amature cameras and seen as not needed on the professional cameras. I feel I have a fair amount of experience as a photographer and it performs well for me but I can give it to my 12 y/o grandson if set on program and he can get good usable pictures as well. His photography is improving as he is already learning to use many of the functions himself ( yes I’m a proud granpa) .

    I also would not get caught up in the megapixel hype and instead look at the entire sensor issue. Look at the article I linked below The D40 will do everything a beginner to intermediate photographer needs at a great price. It comes with an 18-55 lens. It will let you use any other money to buy more accessories. And by the time you outgrow it cameras will have advanced to the point that most of what is on the market now would be obsolete. I bought a D300 last year and only had a it a few months when the D700 came out. The canon would also serve you well but I am a Nikon person so I suggest them. I have friends that are very happy with thier canon’s and take great photos. You will have others that like Pentax and Olympus and they are not bad cameras but if they were in the same ballpark you would see many more professional photographers use them

    I have a longer answer if you are interested

  2. Andre Postigo says:

    well for professional pictures SLR go with Sony alpha 200
    it’s really really good , you will be amazed by the pictures it takes

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