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View Poll Results: d40 or d60
Nikon D40 3 30.00%
Nikon D60 5 50.00%
Other (please specify) 2 20.00%
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Old 03-22-2009, 01:13 PM
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Fran, seriously check out adorama.com

They have really great deals and different kits/prices for extras you can get with the camera (lens, memory card, etc.).
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Old 03-22-2009, 01:17 PM
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I've got the D50 (which was replaced by the D60) and I absolutely love it with a few exceptions. My ISO only has four settings, 200, 400, 800 and 1600. I need a few others in there but I think since I'm getting a speedlight, that problem will sort of resolve itself.

Anyway, all of these were taken with the D50: http://www.chazhound.com/forums/t96221/
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I've never used either, but if they're both about the same price with similar features, why not just go a the D60? It's supposed to be the "upgraded version" with about about 4 more megapixels.
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I've never used either, but if they're both about the same price with similar features, why not just go a the D60? It's supposed to be the "upgraded version" with about about 4 more megapixels.
The D40X and the D60 have the same munber of pixels.
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I love my D60--but I am a real newbie to SLR's, and full use of one. I think you should look at them at a store, feel them in your hand--then you will have a better idea of what feels comfortable to you.
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I'd be prone to going with the d60 as it's a newer camera than the d40x (I'm guessing you meant the d40x and not the d40 which is a 6 mp camera).

Before committing to any camera first, try out a couple in the price range you're willing to spend. Layout and overall feel of the camera body go a long way towards using a camera effectively.

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Old 03-22-2009, 08:54 PM
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here, saje posted this link in another thread. I think it would be good for you to read.

Nikon D60 Digital SLR Compared to D40x and D40
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Not to take away from the thread, but...

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For those wanting to take faster indoor shots: Get an external flash. If you go with the SB600, you can set your shutter at any speed you'd like.
If you get an SB400, the highest your shutter will go is 1/250 (but that's usually fast enough for indoor shots).
Which do you think is best for a D40? I want something that I can use in the house, but also in low-light indoor dog shows (where the dogs are generally far away). I've heard that the SB400 is more practical weight wise and for people just starting out, but that it's no good for portraits. Then I was told that the SB600 would be way too heavy on my camera and that I probably wouldn't be able to use it properly due to inexperience, therefore I'd be wasting my money. So now I don't know what to get! Any suggestions?
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here, saje posted this link in another thread. I think it would be good for you to read.

Nikon D60 Digital SLR Compared to D40x and D40
thanks that helped alot
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