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Posted: 6/11/2009 3:25:54 PM EST
Anybody know of any screamin deals out there?

I've outgrown my little Canon point and shoot (its wonderful, and I will keep it for quick and dirty shots) but I'm expanding my interest and arrived at this model. I can't see spending the extra on a D-60 for extra lens range that I will never use, and scant more megapixel capability that I will never utilize because I'm not planning on making posters.

Link Posted: 6/11/2009 3:45:19 PM EST
Go the D60, trust me on this one.
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 4:27:08 PM EST
Have you consider one of the Super Zoom models?? Sony, Nikon, and Canon all make good models.. I have a Canon S5 with a 12x zoom.. They are much lighter/smaller than the full size DSLR and you get a lot of the same features.. My Canon has a hot shoe for a flash as well. The low light capabilities of the super zooms are not as good as the DSLRs though..

At times I wish I had move up to the DSLR - (faster shutter time, better low light capabilities). BUT overall i am very happy with the Canon and I dont need to buy extra (and somewhat expensive) lenses needed for the DSLR to match the zoom.

check out the camera reviews here

Brian
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 4:55:38 PM EST
Originally Posted By thatguy:
Have you consider one of the Super Zoom models?? Sony, Nikon, and Canon all make good models.. I have a Canon S5 with a 12x zoom.. They are much lighter/smaller than the full size DSLR and you get a lot of the same features.. My Canon has a hot shoe for a flash as well. The low light capabilities of the super zooms are not as good as the DSLRs though..

At times I wish I had move up to the DSLR - (faster shutter time, better low light capabilities). BUT overall i am very happy with the Canon and I dont need to buy extra (and somewhat expensive) lenses needed for the DSLR to match the zoom.

check out the camera reviews here

Brian


Yes. I was considering the S5. A good friend of mine bought one and it is perfect for him, but definitely not for me.

The D60 is nice, but would I really be getting more for the money? In my research I don't think so, but maybe ARFCOM could convince me otherwise.
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 7:12:19 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/11/2009 7:12:58 PM EST by Zardoz]
I can't see spending the extra on a D-60 for extra lens range
What extra lens range? Neither the D40 nor the D60 has an internal autofocus motor.


The D40 is a fine camera but when I had mine, every time I took pictures in low light, I wished I had forked over the extra cash for a D60 with it's eye sensor to turn off the LCD automatically.

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Link Posted: 6/11/2009 9:18:26 PM EST
The range of lenses available, as in servicable lenses available for the model. I guess for the same price as a D-40 I could get a 60 body and scour the net for used lenses.
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 9:41:37 PM EST
Originally Posted By chicobrownbear:
The range of lenses available, as in servicable lenses available for the model. I guess for the same price as a D-40 I could get a 60 body and scour the net for used lenses.


why would you? get a D40 or a D90. The D60 is dead.

OP: I bought mine at Fred Meyer's.
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 5:56:27 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/12/2009 5:57:39 AM EST by macman37]
I got a D60 but the D40 takes great pics too. Can't go wrong either way.

I got my D60 at Costco in a really nice bundle. I've seen the D40 sold in a really well priced bundle also there - check it


Just camera and lens - $419

Link Posted: 6/13/2009 1:28:18 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/13/2009 1:28:59 AM EST by jvic]
Sorry, posted in the wrong thread!

Link Posted: 6/13/2009 5:24:47 AM EST
Thanks for the input.
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 7:37:47 AM EST
Originally Posted By RyJones:

why would you? get a D40 or a D90. The D60 is dead.




This
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 8:56:59 AM EST
Why would you go Nikon? Go Canon XTi or whatever that level is now? If you want something a bit better, go for the 50D. Canon brings better glass over Nikon IMO. I also think they are easier to use and just make for sense on their design. However, I have used both daily including Nikon for over a year and they are both good cameras. I like the D40, but I really enjoy using the D90.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 6:51:20 AM EST
Originally Posted By Zardoz:
I can't see spending the extra on a D-60 for extra lens range
What extra lens range? Neither the D40 nor the D60 has an internal autofocus motor.


The D40 is a fine camera but when I had mine, every time I took pictures in low light, I wished I had forked over the extra cash for a D60 with it's eye sensor to turn off the LCD automatically.

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I'm surprised you can't turn it off by default in the menus like you can on the D40x.

I'd go with the D40 for it's better flash synch speed.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:34:07 AM EST
I recently purchased a D40 to supplement my aging D1 SLR's I am totally pleased with it. The D1 has a lot more flexibility as it is a professional camera but I am not at all unhappy with the results produced with the D40. For amateur shooting it is a wholly suitable camera. Although I do want a D2 really soon to replace my D1's
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