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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-06-2009, 08:49 AM Thread Starter
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Need Help Picking Out A New Camera

I am so jealous of the pictures you guys are posting and I want a better camera for those "action" pictures for my babies. I am looking at a Nikon 90? Tell me if you have one and if you like it or any other suggestions would be great. I have to work fast my Hubby is going on another golf trip and I am going to get it while he is gone..Ha Ha. I figure I can spend the same as he will on his trip lol. Not really he does not care..just want to get one that I will be happy with and will last a long time without having to upgrade for a long time.

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Karen, Nikon D90 sounds like the right camera that you won't outgrow anytime soon! Make sure to invest in some good lenses too, which will really make the difference in your pictures. I'm sure Carolina (she owns D90), Sally, Daniel, and other knowledgeable members will chime in soon. You will LOVE owning a Nikon, I have the D40 and am sure I won't outgrow it anytime soon.

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Love the D90!!

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Depending upon how much of a photographer you choose to be, the D90 is certainly the upgrade model that should serve you for a very long time. However, if it's for the basic stuff a lot of us do, the D40 or D60 (which I have) is wonderful. I would recommend you go down to a store and actually hold the models you're considering before purchasing. One just might feel better in your hand.

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The D90 is WONDERFUL. However, I do have to add that if you've never shot with a dSLR at all it can be overwhelming. Do you have any experience in photography? If you do, I'd say go for it, if not I'd think about getting a D5000 or a D60 instead. They are also great cameras but not as bulky or as overwhelming to use. Plus, the D90 is wonderful but only if you are REALLY into taking pictures - as in this is something you see yourself doing every day forever, otherwise you're just spending a ton of money and you could have gotten the D60, for example, for a lot less money and you would get GREAT shots with it.

Basically, just ask yourself what you will be using it for and what you need it for and go from there. You can't go wrong with any of the Nikon dSLRs in my opinion.

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I just got the Nikon D40. I have no photography skills but wanted a camera with quality pictures yet simplistic enough to learn for the novice like myself. I experiment a little bit each day (if it will ever stop raining). I love the picture quality and I love that it is simple enough to "aim and shoot" if you never advance beyond that point. I cannot imagine myself outgrowing this camera for a very long time.

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I bought the camera bag today. Hmmm. Leaves a little to be desired. Seems like there is a compartment for everything but everything is such a tight fit. It does not accomodate the manual (which is my Bible). It came with the DVD "Nikon School, "Fun, Fast and Easy." I thought the DVD was pretty good, the camera bag, not so good.

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Karen, Why not go back to the store and exchange the bag for a larger one? I have 2 bags, a small one that holds pretty much just the camera and lens. I also have a much larger one which holds almost all my lenses and goodies.

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It was the largest Nikon bag they had (Wolf Camera). Nice bag but .....!!! I did save my receipt (for once) and it may go back. My daughter bought one at Target for 1/2 the price and works great. Fits the manual too. Live and learn. I did like the DVD that came with it. Sort of a "Nikon for Dummies."

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The camera sounds nice. It's not one you throw in your purse and go but it gives you great clarity. I really miss having a camera that's tiny and can fit easily in my purse and have been looking at them. A gal I know took a great action shot that totally stopped her dog in mid run with a Sony 8. It does a better job than my Nikon does but others get great action shots

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