Which camera to buy?

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  1. bcmcknight77

    bcmcknight77 TPF Noob!

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    Budget is about $400. What's the most bang for my buck? I just need it to take photos to post to the web.
     
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    nikon d40 - you can get it for $369 or something at beachcamera.com
     
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    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    If thats a body only D40 purchase, then the OP can't take photos with it within their budget.

    For taking photos to post on the web, I recommend a decent P&S that can be easily pocketable. From the limited info given, I highly doubt an SLR is your best choice.

    In the $400 budget, there are lots of choices in the P&S market. I like to my wife's Olympus 770 SW as it is water and shock proof. They have newer versions that might be to your liking. A friend of mine is also happy with their Panasonic Lumix (can't remember the model). My P&S is a Canon Powershot.. wonderful high end camera (lots of SLR features) but not near as pocketable as many. Last year Canon released the G7 and they just now released the G9. You might be able to find a G7 for a real good price.

    Two things you need to decide:
    * How compact does it need to be.
    * How much optical zoom do you want
     
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    You can also go on Ebay or Craig's List and see what's available used.
     

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