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Veronica V. Perez

What Kind of Digital Camera to Buy?

I am just starting my own photography studio, and I want to purchase a digital camera. Any help on what kind of camera, would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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10/7/2004 12:15:57 PM

Doug  Elliott
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/18/2004
  The one you can best afford. If you can afford the Canon 1Ds and two to three lens, or you can go with a Nikon, or Kodak. I use a Fuji S2. I like the Nikon system of lens. I have been shooting Nikons for many years.
Hope this info helps.

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10/7/2004 6:24:13 PM

Diane Dupuis
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/27/2003
  How much money do you have to spend? Do you have basic photography knowledge? If you do, you should have an idea as to what features you are looking for in the camera. There are many online camera comparison and review sites that will help you decide which camera to pick.

Editor's note: In fact, there are digital camera reviews right here at Betterphoto:

You can contact fellow BP'ers and ask them directly what they like and don't like about their cameras. When your list is narrowed down to a few, go into a camera store and try them out! Does it feel right? Don't let the salesperson push you one way or the other - they often don't know what they are talking about...
Good luck - it is a tough decision - but I know that I'm very happy with mine!

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10/8/2004 4:43:25 AM

Scott Pedersen   Pentax IST-D looks good. They use K-mount lenses and I have always been happy with my film cameras.

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10/12/2004 3:51:14 AM

Haley  Crites   I am taking a portrait class right now and my professor has a Nikon D100. He said that the Nikon D70 is the newer model of this and a little less expensive. They both looked really nice and had many features. You can buy the Nikon D70 on ebay new for about $800-1000.00.

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10/12/2004 6:17:03 AM

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