Purchasing a Nikon today, but....

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    So today is my purchasing day, yay!....But im still in one last pickle...the Nikon D40 or D40x? is it worth it to spend the extra $50 or so to jump up the MP and a couple other minor features? MP didnt really matter to me at first, because i am not going to be making 4 by 5 foot prints anytime soon, however, i thought for the extra $50 it may come in handy in the future....?
     
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    depends on how broke u are..if you can afford it go for it...otherwise dont worry about it too much, or even look into buying a used d40x and get it even cheaper then a new d40.
     
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    agreed -- though note that they improved other things besides the MP - FPS is boosted as well as a few other adjustments.
    For some one already owning a D40 its not worth the cost of upgrading, but for a new starter out I would say go for the D40x if you can - the little extras might start to niggle at you later if you don't ;)
     
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    i have the complete different thought:
    just buy the D40 u'll love it
    The D40x is exact same camera to almost all of the d40/x users most of the people that buy a 40x think that ur getting all of these features that will get u better IQ
    The thing is that the 40x has more pixels cramped into the same size sensor there for making pixels worse for low light.
    i would skip the D40x and save the money and get the D40
     
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    thats an interesting thought....the store i will be going to may give me a deal on a small package, a d40x with a couple perks from the store, for $429....or a d40 with a 4GB memory card + perks from d40x package for same price....only difference is the memory card, which i can get cheap elsewhere...what do you say?
     
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    i dont really understand what u just said me stupid :D
    do either of the packages come with a lens
    b/c i know u can get a D40 with the kit lens at adorama.com is $375
     
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    yes, the packages are:

    d40 with kit lens + 4GB memory card for $429

    OR

    d40x with kit lens for $429
     
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    what make of memory card?
    Don't go with a cheap noname brand - since write times will most likly be slower and reliablity also reduced. Sandisk are a good solid make to go for
     
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    its probably a no name, but theres a chance it may be transcend if i remember correctly....however, i dont care, because i can get them really cheap at a computer store by me....is either of those a good deal?
     
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    That is with a refurbished kit lens.

    To compare, the D40 with a new kit lens is $444 at Adorama.

    Not that there is anything wrong with refurbished, some people don't like refurbished stuff, me included. But when comparing prices, either you have to note the refurbished item or compare apples to apples.
     
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    3 fps for D40x vs. 2.5 fps for D40. . .marginal at best.

    Flash sync is quicker with D40 as well. .so advantage there.

    I bought the D40x primarily because I was blowing up pictures - 11X18, so I wanted some room to crop. Otherwise, not worth it.

    I'd jump for the D60 since the sensor and AF systems are far more advanced than the D40 series. . .
     
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    Neither, buy a nikon d70. ;)
     

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