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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

DSLR: Nikon D60 vs Canon EOS 1000D vs Sony A200

This blog post is not a ‘copy and paste’ blog post from any website review but genuinely a self-survey list based on the DSLR offered by the shop dealers in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. This is not made up to offend anyone out there who owns a DSLR or had a different piece of mind about this topic. So I hope this little guide here will help you guys to choose the right DSLR.

NIKON D60 c/w 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Nikkor Lens
- 10.2 Megapixel DX-format Nikon Picture Quality.
- Image stabilization Lens (Vibration Reduction).
- 7 Points Auto Focus Sensor
- Shooting Modes: Auto, Auto Flash-OFF, Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close Up and Night Portrait.
- Continuous shooting mode: 3 frames per second
- ISO Speed Equivalent: Lowest – 100, Highest – 1600, Expanded – 3200.
- 2.5-Inch, 230,000-Dot Colour LCD Monitor
- Battery Life: 500shots per charge
- Approximate weight: 495g (body only)
- Retail Price: RM2199.00*
(RM2020.00 for body, lens and 2GB SD Card only)

CANON EOS 1000D c/w Canon 18-55mm Lens
- 10.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor.
- 7 Points Auto Focus Sensor
- Shooting Modes: Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, No Flash
- Continuous shooting mode: 3 frames per second
- ISO Speed Equivalent: AUTO (100-800), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
- 2.5-Inch with Live View Mode, 230,000-Dot Colour LCD Monitor
- Approximate shots: 514 images (2GB SD card)
- Approximate weight: 450g (body only)
Retail Price: RM1999.00* (Releasing end of August – If you can’t wait, you may buy it from Singapore)

SONY ALPHA A200 c/w Sony 18-70mm Lens
- 10.2 Megapixel Super HAD CCD.
- Super Steady Shot® in-camera Image Stabilization.
- 9 Points Auto Focus Sensor.
- Shooting Modes: Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports, Sunset and Night Portrait/View
- Continuous shooting mode: 3 frames per second (RAW Burst mode – up to 6fps).
- ISO Speed Equivalent: From 100 to 3200.
- 2.7-Inch Clear Photo LCD Screen
- Battery Life: 750shots per charge
- Approximate weight: 532g (body only)
Retail Price RM1699.00*
(RM2099.00 for twin lens package – Sony 75-300mm Lens)

*All the above packages are included with 2GB storage card. Other accessories are optional by the dealer or additional of an amount of money is required.

I got my NIKON D60 for RM2170.00 and that was after I negotiated for a period of time and I managed to get myself a free remote control, lens cleaner (pen type) and a lens UV filter. If I didn’t get those for free, I might have to top up at least RM80.00. So, was it a good bargain? Do leave your questions and comments in the shout out.