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Question Help finding a good camera`

Just wondering which brand and type of camera ya'll are using. I had a Kodak Easy Share that I LOVED and it got broken last weekend I tell ya, I am totally like a fish out of water. Of course Kona is doing the cuttest things and I HAVE NO CAMERA to capture them.
I would like to find a good camera that will take great close ups or distant photo's without losing alot of detail, color or clarity. Any advise????
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Well a lot of people here use a Nikon D40 Digital SLR. I use it as well. Takes great pictures. You definitely can't go wrong with it. YOu can check here for a review http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikond40/

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Thanks, I was just telling someone I was looking at the Nikon D40 and thinking hard about it. I have been a long long LOOOOOOOONG time user of the Kodak Easy Shares, b/c of their ease, but deff. willing to jump over to the other side of the fence.. LOL... and try the Nikon!
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I have a Panasonic DMC-TZ3. It's not a DSLR, but it takes nice photos and has a 10X zoom that I really love. It takes especially nice outdoor photos. It is easy to use and fits in my purse with no problem. Really big LCD screen is nice too. Leica lens. My last Panasonic camera was also very nice. It's mechanism got jammed with dust in a storm one time (put cameras away in dust storms!!) and it still works, three years later. My daughter uses it now.

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I've never tried a Panasonic or heard about them, so I'm glad you said something. : ) I might just have to take a trip to "DIGITAL CAMERA LAND" (Circut City) this weekend and see what I like.
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Just remember when you talk about megapixels, a NIkon D40 with 6.1mp will have better quality pics than a compact camera with 10mp. The sensor on the NIkon is larger and hence will give you a better quality pic.

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Hi
New to the forum (or to be honest, a former lurker in the forum) happy mom of 4 havanese, or havanais, as we say in sweden.
Any way. I am in the same situation as you, looking for a new camera for picture of my beautyful dogs (and children of course) and was looking for the Nikon D40 this week, just to hear that it is the old model, and if I find any, it will be the "rest stock". It have been replaced with Nikon D60. I got a recomendation of Olympus E420, just because it has quick "snappshopp" up to 7 pictures per second, the Nikon D60 had 3. I am not a good fotographer, and think the more picture I get, the better chanse there is for me to catch "the moment". Anyway, they seems to be in the same price range, so I will check it out.
I live in europe, so perhaps there is a other situation in the Nikon D40 "over there".
I will follow this topic, hoping for advice.
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I have heard good things about Olympus cameras. I don't wanna spend a small fortune, but I might have to swallow hard and do it anyway. My kodak wasn't too much, a few hundred but the Olympus and Nikon are like a few few hundred. LOL Ah, it'll all work out. Glad you are out of hiding now Karin.. LOL and your puppy avatar pic is adorable!!!!
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The Nikon D40 has been discontinued and is being replaced by the D60, however according to Ken Rockwell, the D40 is still the better camera. http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/recommended-cameras.htm

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I thought the D60 is replacing the D40x not D40

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