So I've been conducting some research (a nice break from my grad research
) trying to decide what the best deal for myself is. This Christmas my grandmother made it possible for me to make a dream come true - purchase my first DSLR.
Currently I'm between a Nikon D90 kit for $750 or a Canon 450D / SXi which also includes the following for $950:
"~original packaging + Software discs
~Canon 75-300 mm Zoom Lens
~Tamron Aspherical AF28-80mm Lens
~Zeikos Pro Telephoto Lens
~Zeikos Pro Wide Angle Lens
~Zeikos Ultraviolet, Polarizer, and Fluorescent Filters
~Bower Digital Macro +1, +2, +4 lenses
~Bower UV filter
~7' Tripod w/ bendable legs
~16Gb/240min SD card
~2 Batteries + Charger
~Body Armour protective casing
~extra lens covers, plus lens hood
~kit bag that carries all of this!"
I figure for an extra $200, the Canon deal is pretty sweet; however, $200 would also go a ways toward a lens for the Nikon. So, really the only thing that keeps me considering the Nikon is the video.
What would you do?