My new camera dreams may become a reality sooner than I thought
Probably before the month is over.
Still lots of umming and arring over what I should go for...
The Panasonic GF1 is a little too far out of reach price wise (I'd want the pancake lens so the cost is very ouchy).
Been looking at Canon 450d (Current favourite
at £469 with a 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens) and Nikon D5000 (Good odds
£479 with a 18-55mm VR Lens)mostly, not a lot between them apart from the D5000 does 720p Video and has a fancy LCD back panel. These cameras would be at the budget limit so any extras like prime lenses would have to be bought further down the line.
I could go for the entry level Nikon D3000 (Outside bet
at £349 with a 18-55mm VR Lens) and have money left over for a prime lens, beefy memory card, bag etc. (Also ran
The entry level Canon 1000d doesn't come with an image stabilised lens so I've ruled that out). The only thing with going down this route is would I regret not getting the best camera I could afford at the time.
Help me Hive mind photo spods, you're my only hope.