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    jdh313 TPF Noob!

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    I have been searching for months now for my first dslr!
    I thought i had finally narrowed it down the Rebel xs, but then i found out that i could still get a Nikon d40. Any advice on either? I need to stay under 500 dollars and the d40 seems like a cheaper option. i would like fully manual settings on whatever one i purchase as that is my reason for upgrading. I mainly shoot low light, landscapes, including nautical, and macro. Thanks for any help.
     
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    Though I shoot Nikon gear I'd recommend you get the XS because it has a bit better ISO performance than the D40.

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    I would suggest a greater concern is getting a good lens.
     
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    I am actually more of a Nikon fan myself, but the Canon is a better value for my budget.
     
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    I was actually looking to stay under budget. As much as i love the D5000, i wouldn't be able to get the money.
     

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