Digital SLR Camera

Discussion in 'Gadget Corner' started by MM, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. MM

    MM Administrator

    Anyone have any advice on getting one of these expensive cameras?

    We are thinking of getting one and I just wanted to see what others think.

    I was looking at this one:

    Nikon - 10.2MP Digital SLR Camera - Black - D60

    We have a Nikon that is 32 years old. I believe in Nikon.

    Your thoughts?
  2. Scales

    Scales Member

    If you can use your Nikon lenses on the new camera, that would be a bonus. From looking into it, I keep being told there is not too much different between the Nikon and the Canon's, that they are both equally as good.

    One thing I did find out however, is not all of the DSLR's let you use the lcd screen at the back to frame up a shot. I have gotten very used to using that feature to frame up shots on my "DSLR hybrid" type camera's, and would not go back to using the eyepiece.

    I have friends with a D60, they sure like it.
  3. I have the Nikon D80 and I absolutely love it. I use my old Nikon lenses on my new DSLR and they work fine.

    Nikon is definitely a good choice.

    Advice: Don't buy one on eBay. I have a friend that bought his on eBay and he started noticing hot pixels (dead pixels) in all of his shots. He sent it in to be repaired under warranty and Nikon sent it back because it wasn't originally purchased in the USA. It was a Gray Market Nikon, which means it was purchased originally overseas by usually New York companies and then they sell it at better prices than what you can get at B&H and other reputable dealers. Here is some information for you, probably the best advice I could give. Check this site
  4. I have a Sony A100 and it's awesome! I tried the nikon's and canon's and they just didn't compare to the Sony. I know the new A series are even better than my first gen. It's a great camera for the money and they also have other great lenses for them too.
  5. palancar

    palancar New Member

    I have a Nikon D50 and love it. See if you have a real photography store near you. Most sell used lenses so you can get a good deal on some quality lenses. I use a point and shoot for scuba diving. SLR is the way to go if you have kids since they respond so much faster and you can get better pictures.
  6. Casual Fan

    Casual Fan Surprisingly nice

    The D40 is the replacement for the D50 (that's counter-intuitive, I know, but it is what it is). The D40 is the hot camera of the year. I'm considering getting one for my first DSLR. The D60 is essentially a 10 MP version. I think both have limitations on what Nikon lenses they can use, but if that's a concern, you probably aren't in the market for an entry-level DSLR anyway.

    My main reason for wanting one is depth of field. I hate how every shot I take with my point-and-shoot puts the whole frame in sharp focus. You can "fool it" with extreme zoom in macro mode, but that doesn't always work.

    Amazon has a good deal on the D40 right now. You can also find refurbished ones for about $75 less.
  7. DoublEE

    DoublEE Active Member

  8. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    I'm running a 20D as well and love it.
    The 30 came out 6 months after I bought mine, and I think they are up to the 40 now. I wish I had the coin for a full frame sensor. Maybe next year or so.

    I bought from BH Photo out of New York. They are amazing to work with. I can't say enough about them. I've spent close to $7,000 with them over the last 6 years or so. Their store in Manhattan is way cool. Worth checking out.
  9. Casual Fan

    Casual Fan Surprisingly nice

    I bought my first DSLR over the holidays--a Canon Digital Rebel on eBay. It's been fun learning the basics.
  10. Bandwagon03

    Bandwagon03 Well-Known Member

    I started out years ago with a Minolta SLR, then it got stolen. :mad:
    And, I had kids, etc. So, I really didnt take pictures for a long time. This year for Christmas my wife got me a Nikon D60, and once again I am enjoying taking some pics, and trying to figure out the world of Digital. It has been a lot of fun, and I can't wait for a nice weekend when I can really get it out, and play with it.
  11. mrpacs

    mrpacs Well-Known Member

    I've always had very good results/luck with Canon Digital cameras. I think their software is the easiest and most intuitive to use as well.
  12. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    I'm liking the Canon interface too. My brother picked up a Nikon recently and we go rounds over which one is better. In the end, they're both good rigs, it's all how you use it. But I still take better pictures than he does. . . .

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