New Camera

Thanks to Hurricane Katrina, I made less money last year. That means this year my income tax refund is bigger this year. While I would have preferred to have continued to make the amount of money I'm used to, I'm going to make some lemonade out of this lemon. With the refund, I can now look forward to getting a new camera. One that I can change the lenses and no longer be hampered when I'm trying to shoot my favorite subject, birds, more specifically brown pelicans. Just maybe some red-tailed hawks. Below are some of the ones I'm thinking about:

Nikkon DH50
Nikkon DH70
Canon Rebel XT

If y'all have had any experience with these cameras, please share the pros and cons. Happy, happy, I'll be able to get a new camera in two weeks!


Blogger Barb said...

Do you have either a Nikon or Canon film camera now? If so, you should consider staying with the same family - as the lenses can generally be used interchangeably. My husband and I bought a film body Canon Rebel-G about 10 years ago, so when we went looking for digital SLR cameras, we stayed with Canon. We bought a D20 - which is a big brother to the Rebel XT. Also, you don't say which Rebel XT model, you might want to check - because I think the early digital XT models were 6.3MP, and the newest one (also known as the 350D) is 8MP, a significant difference.

We are very happy with our Canon 20D, it is a very easy camera to use, and the controls are virtually identical to the film camera. We own 4 lenses that are completely interchangeable between the two cameras - which came in very handy on our vacation last year.

That said - I know of people who have the Nikon DH70, and love it. If you can, go someplace where both are available, and hold them in your hands, see how they feel. I love the Canon feel, but I know people who don't.

If you want to get real in-depth in comparing versions, check out DPReview.com -- they have the best reviews, details, and tools for comparing features of any online site I've found!

New toys -- Happy Joy :-) Glad that something GOOD will come out of your hurricane experience!

5:06 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...


Bestbuy let me play with all three of them. I'm leaning toward the DH50. They even changed the lenses so I could see. Thanks for the link. New toys are such a joy!

6:24 AM  
Blogger Barb said...

Aren't they though?! Have fun :-)

9:42 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...


I already have plans for the new camera!

4:36 AM  

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