Camera Suggestions, please!?

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  1. SmexyPibble

    SmexyPibble Blow. Me. Away.

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    I would LOVE a Nikon D40, or D60, but obviously cannot afford a camera at that price. So, I've been looking, but decided to check and see if there were any suggestions for a good camera, or if you could give me an idea of the camera or camera types to steer clear of? I'm trying to stay away from Kodak's, because I had one and it SUCKED.

    Are all Nikon cameras good, or is it just the D40+ Nikons that take incredible pictures...?

    Thank youu!
     
  2. Saje

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    price range?
     
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    I gotta say, I love my little camera. Its a Nikon S210.
     
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    Have you thought of buying a used D40? If you really want a SRL I would check Ebay and Craigslist ect. Just make sure the camera is still usable. A used D40 works perfectly fine. ;)
    For Point & shoots I prefer canons. I have my canon powershot 540 which is an awesome little camera. :D
     
  7. MericoX

    MericoX Roos, Poos, & a Wog!

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    Check Adorama (I think .com) I got my D40 for around $600 with two lenses (though I paid more as I kept getting doodads. LOL)

    And really, from all I hear, is that the D40 is basically the same as the D60 and D80...
     
  8. Lizmo

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    IMO, the D40X and the D60 are really just the same thing.

    If I were going to get a P&S I would go with a Canon PowerShot. If you want a DSLR I would go with Nikon. My mom has a P&S Nikon and it's. . .not that great. My old Canon PowerShot (bought for around the same price) takes way better pictures.
     
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    the main difference between the d40x and the d60 is that the kit lens for the d60 comes with vr. There's more here: Nikon D60 Digital SLR Compared to D40x and D40

    If you do get the d40 it's important to know that you will be very limited in the lenses you can use.

    Compact canon cameras always get pretty good reviews but we still don't know how much you are wanting to spend
     
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    Lizmo Water Junkie

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    What lens can you not use, Saje?
     
  11. Chewbecca

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    You can use almost all Nikon lenses (including AI-S and AI lenses), but I think she means what lenses will not focus on the D40 body (which whatever won't focus for the D40, won't focus for the D60 either).
    Anything that is not AF-S made by nikon, will NOT autofocus on the D40, D40x, and D60.
    If it's a Sigma lens, the lens will have to be HSM.
    I am not sure what Tamron's or Tokina's autofocus motor lens acronym is.
     
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    Saje Island dweller

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    Yeah some of the new lenses don't autofocus. Not a problem for still shots but there is a learning curve for motion.

    Some of the older ones won't meter automatically either. Not a big deal unless you are trying to save money and buy older lenses. Then you have to make sure you are getting what you want.

    I don't think anything from tamron auto-focuses on the d40 and only a few sigmas. Not sure about other third-party lenses.

    I like my d40 and don't mind manual focusing with a few of my lenses but it is something to think about. Especially if you are new to slr cameras and haven't had to manual focus before
     
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    Wait, do you mean manual focus?
    I'm confused.
     
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    Saje Island dweller

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    yeah yeah. you're not confused i am :p confusing too lol I'll edit that.
     
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    Oh, and I want one that takes a memory card, not film, also.

    Thanks guys. :)
     
  17. Lizmo

    Lizmo Water Junkie

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    All of the ones mentioned take a memory card, not film.
     
  18. MericoX

    MericoX Roos, Poos, & a Wog!

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    You can use VR lenses on the D40. My zoom lense is VR and is fine...
     
  19. Lizmo

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    ^^ That. I called a very reputable camera dealer in town and they said I could use a VR lens too.
     
  20. Chewbecca

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    That's because VR lenses are new, and VR lenses are AF-S or have an autofocus motor in them.
     

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