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  1. Lablver2

    Lablver2 Belgians Mom

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    ok i'm looking for a new camera. i lost my old one months ago and now have given up looking for it lol.

    What i want

    -good focus
    -good quality
    -suitable to take pics of dogs and sports
    -suitable for nature photos
    -easy to take when out at the park or on a walk
    - Less then $900
    -Can take indoor and night photos
    -A camera that's a begginer or intermediate camera
    -digital

    What i don't want

    - bad quality
    -bad focus
    -way to big to bring places
    - can't take pics of pets or sports
    - over $900
    -HP or Kodak. I've used those cameras in the pass and i am not impresssed,
    -complicated settings that only a advanced person would know
    -film

    I have looked into Canon, Sony and Nikon. If it's possible can you also include prices of the camera you would reccomend
     
  2. Zoom

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    Nikon D40!

    I have the D50, it's awesome. The D40 is pretty spiffy as well...I think half of Chaz has the D40 actually.
     
  3. ~Dixie's_Mom~

    ~Dixie's_Mom~ ♥Chloe & Violet♥

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    Haha, my thoughts exactly.

    I don't remember the exact price of mine (It was my sweet sixteen gift) but it was WELL under $900, and I have 2 lenses for it. :D
     
  4. Chewbecca

    Chewbecca feel the magic

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    I just recently ordered the Nikon D60x and I'm anxiously awaiting its arrival.
     
  5. Lablver2

    Lablver2 Belgians Mom

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    i read the d40 is bad at taking pics of sports and nature? I dont know if that's true though.

    It also looks like it's heavy where i couldn't take it on a walk? i don't know though. What do you guys think?
     
  6. Baxter'smybaby

    Baxter'smybaby swimming upstream

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    best thing to do is to go to a camera shop and actually hold/try the camera. Makes a difference--especially if you are looking for something compact. A DSLR is going to be bigger than a point and shoot--but some DSLR's are bigger/heavier than others.
     
  7. Lablver2

    Lablver2 Belgians Mom

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    Thanx. the only camera shop i know of is target where i live lol. they don't trust anyone but hey i wouldn't blame them either
     
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    ~Dixie's_Mom~ ♥Chloe & Violet♥

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    My d40 takes great action shots, as long as there's adequate lighting. Nature shots as well. I will go through some of my past photos, and post them.

    It is large (which is why I plan on getting a point and shoot soon) but you most likely won't find a camera with the features you're looking for AND have it be compact. (I figured that one out, when I was searching.) I do take mine on walks though, and I've never had any trouble.

    If you have up to $900 though, you should go for the d40x or the d60, or even the d90. I got my d40 as a sweet sixteen gift (it was all I got, because of the price) and I didn't have a huge budget to work with.
     
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    ~Dixie's_Mom~ ♥Chloe & Violet♥

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    Some 'nature' pictures taken with my d40.
     
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    If you are used to shooting with a point n shoot camera the d40 will be wonderful and will seem incredibly fast. If you have shot with other SLR style cameras before it will seem a bit slow for the action but there is still a LOT you can do. It's an excellent starting point and will let you get started on a budget, collect some lenses and if you want to upgrade your body later you'll be well on your way.
     
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    You'll also be surprised at just how balanced the cameras are. I know my jaw literally dropped when I picked up my D50 for the first time. I was expecting this heavy, awkward camera and while it's def heavier than a P&S, it's so balanced that it compensates nicely.

    I take my camera to the dog park and on walks all the time. The camera bag I have is great for carrying other stuff as well, so I'm set for a good long hike when I really feel like it.
     
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    Yeah, the camera box (body) is so light that the weight of the lens makes it not too much heavier than a P&S. At least this is how it was with my in-laws' D40.
    They're slightly bigger, but not too bad. Granted, I don't have the smallest P&S either, though. The lenses are easy to remove, too.
     
  13. Lablver2

    Lablver2 Belgians Mom

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    Thaks everyone. I think i will go for this instead. I was saving to buy another computer but then i looked at my boy and realized he's getting older and i want pictures of him to remember. So the laptop could wait lol.

    I am considering the D40 now. Thanx for all your help
     
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    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    We found a D60 on sale in a kit for $840 plus two lenses. We ended up spending a lot more on lenses and filters though. >.<

    If I were buying for me, though, I'd get a D40. I believe the starter kit for those was $599.
     
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    My D40 is great at taking pictures of anything that I want it to. Be it portraits, action shots, nature shots, etc. And with the lens I have on it, it is a bit heavier than my P&S, but as others have said, it's not that bad. I take mine pretty much everywhere without a problem. I think if you have $900 to spend on a camera, you should definitely look into the D40. :)
     
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    Nikon D40

    I have a nikon d40 and I love it.
     
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    Lablver2 Belgians Mom

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    thanx everyone. i appreciate all the feedback
     
  18. SmexyPibble

    SmexyPibble Blow. Me. Away.

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    Nikon is the best you can get, in my opinion. But my Canon Powershot A610 does the trick for me with focused pictures at 16x zoom. It's a wonderful camera but getting old! I hope to get a Nikon soon. If you want something cheaper than a Nikon though, go for the Canon DEFINETLY.

    Avoid Kodaks BTW, I have a Kodak Easyshare C633 that SUCKS.
     

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