Please clarify for me.

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  1. sxesweets

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    This is such a simple stupid question I know but I am sitting here just going in circles. For canon and nikon can someone please put the cameras in the right order. The model numbers have me totally confused as to which are the entry level base and up and which are the pro base and up. Does that make sense. I think that for the Nikons it's D40, 60, 80, 90 in the entry level series but where does the d50 and d70 that I keep hearing of come from?
     
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    D50 and D70 are older models.

    D60 is actually an updated D40X

    D50 although between D40 and D60 is a little different as it was an entry level Nikon Dslr that kept the body mounted af motor. It can use the older Nikon AF lenses. The D40 and D60 can only auto focus with newer Nikon AF-I and AF-S lenses only!

    The D50 was before the D40!

    Basically its really

    D40 - D40X - D60

    D50 - D70 - D70s - D80 - D90

    D100 - D200 - D300

    Over simplified but basically 3 groups of entry level to advanced amature DSLR's
     
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    Thank you. I am just going bug eyed from all the reading and I think my brain will explode with this all. It's hard to compare prices and features when I can't get the lines straight
     
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    Canon

    Basic level: Digital Rebel XS (1000D)

    Entry level (in chronological order, I think) Digital Rebel (300D), Digital Rebel XT (350D), Digital Rebel XTi (400D), Digital Rebel XSi (450D)

    Prosumer: D30, D60, 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D

    Full frame prosumer: 5D, 5D mark II

    Professional journalism/sports (1.3x crop sensor): 1D, 1D mark II, 1D mark II N, 1D mark III

    Professional studio/portrait (full frame) 1Ds, 1Ds mark II, 1Ds mark III
     

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