Would this be a good starter?

Started Mar 1, 2014 | Questions thread
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WryCuda Senior Member • Posts: 5,472
Re: Would this be a good starter?

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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