Deciding between 2 Nikons

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    I'm looking to buy my first SLR and I'm really wanting a Nikon. I've used a Nikon point and shoot and I fell in love with the Nikkor lens. I don't want to spend too much, so it's either the D40 or the D60.

    They both have similar ratings from customer reviews and similar features, so the decision is a bit difficult.

    does anyone have experience with either of these?
     
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    They are practically the same camera, the D60 just being the newer version with a better processor and newer sensor.
     
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    Agreed, I would do the D60
     
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    This came up recently in another thread. I personally would go with the D40 over the D60.

    Ken Rockwell explains this better than I can so here's his reviews:

    Nikon D40

    Nikon D60

    In short - he also perfers the D40 to the D60. Saying the D60 is a "slightly downgraded version of the D40 but with more pixels and a higher price". I recommend you read both of his reviews I posted above and then go out to a shop and ask if you could test each model. See which one suits you best. I actually thought the D60 functioned a tad bit slower than the D40.
     
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    Not more Ken Rockwell stuff....:waiting:
     
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    :mrgreen: I see you must be one of those who have more experience with these 2 cameras than he does. Could you tell me what parts of the reviews that I posted above are incorrect? Might be very helpful for the OP (and myself) to know.

    Also, what would be you're reasoning behind going with a D60 instead of a D40? Just curious? Details are always more helpful than just quick snips.

    OP - as I said earlier - go out and ask if you can test both at a shop. See which one suits you best. Don't buy one just because it's the newer version (doesn't always make it better).
     
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    thanks for those. I'll head up to best buy or something and check them out today

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