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Best Travel DSLR?


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  • Added on: February 24th, 2011
In your opinion which entry level DSLR is best suited for travel photography? By entry level I mean costing somewhere below $1000. Based purely on reviews from cnet. com, the cameras that look good are the Nikon D3100 and D5000. I reallllly like the fact that the D5000 has the variable position LCD monitor as I love taking pictures from weird angles.

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  • Added on: February 24th, 2011
I have a Nikon D5000 and love it but now they are selling the D7000.... Both are good entry level DSLRs.... But I am a Nikon user.... ;-)



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If you are going Nikon might have a look at ken rockwell. Just scroll down to where he starts talking about DSLR and the comparisons amongst the Nikons.

I like to travel with the 18-200 VR lens. Not as good quality as a two lens system but I find this one lens allows me to get shots I would otherwise miss if I had to swap lenses. But a lot of that depends on where you travel and what you like to shoot.


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I have the Nikon D5000. I LOVE the 360, live-action LCD screen. I allows for some James Bond-esque pics.
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  • Added on: February 25th, 2011
Though not a Nikon, I have had the Canon Rebel XS for almost three years now and I love it! If you want something entry worthy that will still take great shots and still be inexpensive ($ 4-600), try the XS. It's light, takes decent low light shots, tough as nails as I have taken her through sub zero weather, the desert, and the rain forest while still having a perfectly functioning camera, and enough options to satisfy. Conclusion, great intro bod, but buy a nice lens. There's some food for thought.


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If you like the swivel screens, look at the new Canon Rebel t3i. ... _is_ii_kit
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