Nikon D5000 or Canon Rebel t1i
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Marianne - posted on 05/23/2010
I cancelled my order for the T2I camera. It is impossible to get the 2 lens kit. It is on back order everywhere.
I went to our local costco and purchased a Canon T1i 2 lens kit. it comes with a bag and a 4gb memory card. The price by me is $849. (until the instant $80.00 is discontinued.)
I LOVE the T1i !!! My daughter is in band and gymnastics. It takes HD video and excellent still photos. I was able to shoot a couple thousand photos over the last couple weeks. I only took a couple of movie clips because I only have the small memory card right now. I do have a larger memory card on order.
The video is pretty cool. It eats up a lot of memory. I purchased a 32gb class 6 memory card off of ebay. It is coming from hong kong, so I have not been able to check it out yet. The video quality is great. The camera comes with software that lets you take a clip from the video as a photo clip. Of course this will not be as high quality as a standard photo, but you should be able to get a 3x5 or 4x6 print from it.
It is recommended by Canon to get a memory card that is at least a class 6. If you get one that is a class 2 or 4, it might not tape your movies correctly.
The Canon t1i won my heart HANDS DOWN!
Marianne - posted on 04/09/2010
I don't know if you purchased a camera yet.
I just purchased 2 cameras from Costco to try them out. I purchased the Nikon D5000 and the Canon XSi. Both were a 2 lens kit.
I fell in love with the Nikon before I brought it home. When I was playing with both the cameras, I actually chose the Canon. It seemed to have excellent photo quality compared to the Nikon. Costco has a 90 day return policy.
I ended up returning both cameras because I have a Canon T2i on order. It is the newest Canon SLR. It is not too much more than the XSi, but it has qualities taken from the more expensive SLR Canon Cameras.
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