For a while I am checking this great site for information on DSLRs as I am about to buy on within the next month or two.
At first I aimed at the FZ18 due to its huge zoom range and attractive pricing but then I decided to go for a DSLR instead for better low light picture results. It was actually the noisiness of the FZ18 that made me think twice.
However, I set a budget (somewhere within the 400€ range) and boiled it all down to either the Sony A200 or the Nikon D40.
Now I came across the Pentax K100D Super - what about this one? 11-points AF, anti shake, dust remover, 6MP.. sounds like a great alternative to the D40, which is rather basically equipped and the A200, which means to generate less good fotos.
What do you think?
The D40 and K100D Super is already quite "old" and starts at ISO 200 (how much is that a problem BTW?) although offering great pictures. Sony on the other hand offers just (a bit) more for only 50€, around £40 more, is younger and has a greater zoom range albeit a somewhat dull lens quality.
D40 - 350€ (280£) / 300€ (236£) body only
A200 - 400€ (315£) / 330€ (260£) body only
K100D - 390€ (307£)
Body-only prices is somewhat disproportional IMO.
How does the D40 perform in comparison to the A200 and other 2008 DSLRs?
How do the lens qualities differ?
Thanks for your input,
PS: I know about alternative lenses and such but I will wait until I am more experienced. The purpose of the camera to be purchased are everything between portraits, holidays, city trips, artistic pictures, landscapes. So, everything and nothing