First SLR purchase - D40/D60/Canon Rebel XS

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First SLR purchase - D40/D60/Canon Rebel XS
Jun 3, 2009

Hello,

I am buying an SLR for my girlfriend who loves photography but currently only has a digital point-and-shoot. I am trying to spend less than $600 total and have narrowed down to 3 choices:

Nikon D40 6MP
Nikon D60 or Canon Rebel XS 10MP

Any thoughts? She will likely be making few, if any, prints. I've heard 6MP is more than enough for most people, so do I need the D60 or Canon Rebel? They are only $100 more (the D60 and Canon cost about $530 with a 18-55mm lens). I know the D40 is an older camera, but some people have said it is actually better than the D60.

I'd like to stick with Canon or Nikon.

Thanks!

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