Would this be a good starter?

Started Mar 1, 2014 | Questions thread
WryCuda
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Re: Would this be a good starter?
In reply to Preston205, Mar 1, 2014

Firstly, it's incorrectly described as "SLR" in the advertisement. The D90, for example is an SLR.

Seems to be OK at the price. This review is overall positive:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikonv1j1/19

I wouldn't spend too much on extra lenses, filters etc. Probably a camera to get some experience with before you move on to something better. Sounds like a good camera for a younger person who doesn't want to be weighed down with a big camera.

You could consider something like a refurbished D3100 for not much more than the J1. The present-day equivalent of the D90 is something like the D7100 at about $1400, just to give you a guide.

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