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Old 05-17-2008, 09:39 PM
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Question looking for a new camers

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
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Old 05-17-2008, 09:54 PM
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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.
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Old 05-17-2008, 10:26 PM
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...I think half of Chaz has the D40 actually.
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.
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Old 05-18-2008, 05:44 AM
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I just recently ordered the Nikon D60x and I'm anxiously awaiting its arrival.
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Old 05-18-2008, 09:06 PM
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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?
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Old 05-18-2008, 09:08 PM
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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.
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Old 05-18-2008, 09:59 PM
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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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Old 05-18-2008, 10:04 PM
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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?
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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Some 'nature' pictures taken with my d40.
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Old 05-19-2008, 01:28 AM
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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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