We’re taking a slight intermission from our usual broadcast. My Minolta SLR camera (yes, I know totally old school) decided to die on me a few days ago. We’re currently in Hong Kong, the mecca of all things electronic, and I’ve decided to hit the pavement for a new camera. So, here’s the question, what’s your SLR of choice? I’m not looking for a full-frame camera (too heavy and expensive!), but the next best thing.

My current lenses fit with Sony, but I’m not uberly excited by the design of the Sony body. I like my Minolta! In any event, I’m thinking about switching camps to Canon or Nikon. Any opinions out there??

5 Responses to “Intermission: your recommendation on SLRs”

  1. John says:


    Then its SONY then since all the lenses do fit

  2. Jeannie says:

    this is what consumer reports rated in the top

    Canon EOS Rebel XSi
    Price: $650
    Summary: A 12-megapixel basic SLR from Canon with a 3-inch live-view LCD, 3.5 fps continuous shooting, and a 1.6x 35mm equivalent magnification factor.

  3. megan says:

    Any of the Canon Digital Rebels – I’d go for the 40 or 50d, with a 10-22 and a 70-300 :)

  4. Kate says:

    I love my nikon 40 – you can get it here with len (18-55) for $400. They have wonderful VR lens that make the quality even better. There is also the 60 that is 10 mega pixels, both are light weight compared to the d100 or d300, and take amazing pics. There is also the D90 which is the first video camera – you can use any lens to take video sort of cool that is around a 1,000.
    So sorry your camera died. but my cousin got a nikon over there that works perfectly and was SOOO cheap. Good luck shopping!

  5. Cindi says:

    We LOVE our Canon 40D – here is the link to our gear – http://www.flickr.com/photos/i.....235117936/

    Plus we added the 10-22 and the extender for our 70-200 for our African safaris.

    I would probably go for the 50D now – but you will never be disappointed with a Canon!