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Old 05-19-2008, 10:34 AM
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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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Old 05-19-2008, 04:20 PM
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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.
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Old 05-24-2008, 09:05 AM
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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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Old 05-25-2008, 11:49 AM
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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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Old 05-25-2008, 12:43 PM
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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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Old 05-27-2008, 08:25 PM
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Nikon D40

I have a nikon d40 and I love it.
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Old 06-02-2008, 02:01 PM
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thanx everyone. i appreciate all the feedback
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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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