D1x vs D40 for low light

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  1. lets_get_digital

    lets_get_digital TPF Noob!

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    Was wondering which of these would perform better in low light. Have a near-mint D1x w/ 50mm prime and 28-200 tamron lens available to me for $500, which would be about the same price as the D40 + 35mm prime. This will be used almost solely for concert photography which will be posted online (mp doesn't matter, just great low light photos), with the intention of upgrading to a D90/300 whenever the price gets low enough for me to afford. Is the sensor just too old to be worthwhile, or might it be a better pickup than the D40?

    Lemme know what yall think! Thanks in advance, you guys have been extremely helpful in the past.
     
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    epp_b No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Neither is exceptional in low-light. The D40, being much newer, will be a lot less clunky. How long until you can afford a D90?

    EDIT: good suggestion. A D5000 is cheaper than a D90, but has the same sensor with good low-light performance.
     
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    The D40 will be much better than the D1x!
     
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    Thanks much guys, don't really know specifics about this kind of thing and couldn't find the info anywhere else since the cameras were released so far apart.
     

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