9 year old buy help!

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n057 Veteran Member • Posts: 8,450
Re: 9 year old buy help!

N"Andy Currie wrote:

Thank you all for your advice and comments.

I see that several people have commented on the D3500 kit, but I can find very few reviews of it and the lens. Anyone have any experience with this kit?

You are not getting elaborate replies here because most cameras discussed here have a steep learning curve and you are asking about usage by a 9 year old. You are asking about a D200 on the one hand (heavy, steep learning curve) and about a D3500 on the other hand, which is lighter, and also has a guided mode to let one learn about photography. The D200 would require much higher motivation to use.

Try here.


One other thing, in this forum, the cameras discussed are in the advanced category, and require advanced knowledge of photography. You are talking about a 9 year old. The D3500 you are interested in is a fairly entry-level camera, but still requires skills and understanding higher than a smartphone. Which makes me wonder about the interest level of your 9 year old. You will need to do lots of handholding and encouragement

Maybe you should ask for advice about that camera in the "Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7500) Talk Forum ", which does cover usage and experience of that particular model

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