Good beginner Camera?? hi..

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  1. Disfunctional

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    hey I'm new to this hobby, ive always loved it but never had the camera for it just a little digy....

    I was wondering before i get a camera, is the Nikon 10.2 D40X a good camera or just asking for trouble and issues?

    Remember im just a beginner i dont need anything that can shot for the stars... just a good reliable camera....

    thanks.
     
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    That would be a very good camera for what you want it to do. I would also compare it to the Canon counterpart, and also look for a D50 D70 or D80 so that you don't have lens limitations, but if the lens limitation think does not bother you go for the d40x.
     
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    yes i was looking at a few of those you mentioned, but one of them i cant remember was like $1,500 thats alittle high for right now, this is just a x-mas gift im aloud to pick out, i have limits... lol

    i would like to get a camera that gives me choices of lens, i really want a lens thats like 500-800 $$ i think its a macro or micro?

    thanks for all the warm welcomes.
     
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    Personally, I wouldn't go with the D40 or D40x, because there are some lenses that you cannot use with those cameras. It may not seem like it now, but in the future you will want those lenses that happen to not fir the D40 and D40x. I would go for the D70 or D80 (good camera).
     
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    Well since you seem interested in different lenses (like the macro/micro you mentioned above) Would recommend a D50 you can still buy it new for about the same as the D40x and it does not have the lens limitations.
     
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    in opinion which is better for its money...

    1. D40 or D40X

    2. which is more reliable

    3. Do MP's really matter? whats the point if its higher lower whatever.
    i understand quility of the picture but does it make that BIG of a difference?

    sorry im such a NEWBIE! haha
     
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    I think that someone in your situation will be happy with the 6.1 megapixels that the D40 offers. From what I understand there is not that much difference between the d40 or the D40x besides the sensor. Personally I would go D40 and have more money to spend on lenses.
     
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    hmm okay cool and if i get the D40 ill also have more choices in lens? by what i understand.
     
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    No in theory you will have less choice. If you get the D50, D70 or D80 you'll have more choice in lenses which autofocus than with the D40 or D40x. The D40 and D40x will only autofocus with Nikon lenses that say AF-S, or Sigma lenses that say HSM. Other lenses by Nikon, Sigma, Tamron and Tokina will work on the D40/D40x but will not autofocus (you will have to use manual focus instead). Take a look at the lenses which do or don't have AF-S or HSM in their names, and consider whether this is likely to be a problem for you (it is a problem for some but not for others so you'll have to make your own decision on that).
     
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    Zaphod is correct, but the same lenses will be able to autofocus on the D40 as on the D40x. With your post (the 7th in this thread) I assumed that you were set with either the D40 or d40x
     
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    Right, the D40 and the D40x are basically identical apart from the sensor. To answer the earlier question, neither will be any more reliable. With the D40x you really are just paying for the extra pixels. Like Coldow91 I would go for the D40 instead of the D40x and put the money saved towards lenses (or flash, or a good tripod, all of which can be more useful than a few more pixels) :thumbup:
     

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