D40 or D5000 as first DSLR?

Started Aug 7, 2010 | Discussions thread
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Re: D40 better than D5000, D90 and D700
In reply to George Lechter, Aug 27, 2010


THanks for this insight. I've been trying to determine how to break into the DSLR and so far from my research/fiddling around with in-store cameras, I've only narrowed it down to a Nikon. Which one? I don't know. I've been tossing around the d5000 and the d3100 (that's about my price range). I have considered a used D70, D80, and a D3000 as well, but since I'm more or less an "educated beginner" with photography, I'm going to shy away from complex "thought" cameras for the time being.

I might just add D40 to my list too, thanks to your words. I don't care one bit about getting "the newest shiniest toy" and constantly upgrading, I'd rather upgrade on what I need, rather than what's the next whatchamagadget added to an already perfectly functional camera. If the D40 is as good a camera as it seems, I'm in for a treat.

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