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nikon D40 or D3000?

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Zombie Runner, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. Jun 7, 2010 at 11:57 AM
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    edit: I ended up getting the d3000 from best buy last night

    Im wanting an entry level dslr and ive narrowed down my choices between the d40 and d3000.

    the price diference is the d40 at $400 at best buy and the d3000 for $450 on amazon.

    anyone know the difference in these two cameras?

    I know the d40 doesnt have an internal focus drive motor, meaning it will only auto focus on AF-S or AF-I lenses. I dont know how important that is?

    The d3000 doesnt have live view. I dont know what that means or if its even important to hae or not? and it has No in-body stabilization.

    So out of these two, or a similar priced cannon, what would you choose and why?
     
  2. Jun 7, 2010 at 12:16 PM
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    Try this site.http://www.kenrockwell.com/index.htm

    I have a D-60 and love it as an entry level dslr. The d-40 is almost the same. If you get into internal focusing just get ready to spend bucks.
    I know this is vague but hope it helps.
     
  3. Jun 7, 2010 at 12:29 PM
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    Panda jerk helped me alot and I think Im gonna end up getting the D3000. wal mart has it listed at 450, im gonna see if I can talk best buy into matching that and buy from them
     
  4. Jun 7, 2010 at 12:36 PM
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    I'm thinkin about getting that one also. Jake told me the D5000 is a good one to look at also.
     
  5. Jun 7, 2010 at 12:39 PM
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    yea, that one is about $200 more than the 3000. I dont plan on shooting any HD video but the flip screen would be handy. I have that on my current cannon and its pretty handy.
     
  6. Jun 7, 2010 at 12:41 PM
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    Yeah I want the 3000 just because its cheap and I could possibly get it cheaper since my GF works at walmart. but I want the Hd vid and the live view
     
  7. Jun 7, 2010 at 12:42 PM
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    My wife and I are not experienced photogs but our D40 is many steps up from the point and shoots we used to use.
    Never wish for anything that isn't already on the d40. Got a smokin deal with two VR lenses and love it.
    I like Nikon as a brand...had a cs issue with Canon and told them I wouldn't support them again.
    My professional film friends like Canon.
     
  8. Jun 7, 2010 at 12:59 PM
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    the d40 at best buy is only 400 right now
     
  9. Jun 7, 2010 at 1:37 PM
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    for real??? checking on it right now
     
  10. Jun 7, 2010 at 1:39 PM
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    yea, its online only though, no in store pick up.
     
  11. Jun 7, 2010 at 1:39 PM
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    If you can save up for a d5000...I have a d3000 to but in low light it sucks. The d5000 has the same sensor as the d90 ;)
     
  12. Jun 7, 2010 at 1:42 PM
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    ohhhh thats why i aint seen that deal. i think i'd still wait for the 3000 or 5000
    thats one of the points i wanna save up for the 5000 :D
     
  13. Jun 7, 2010 at 1:47 PM
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    Kevin, if you're open to other brands, I would give the the Rebel XS and XSi a good look too. I bought an XS for my father a while back and it ended up being to much camera for him, so I've since acquired it from him. It's been more then enough camera for anything I do, and takes great photos. The menu takes a little bit of getting used to, but once you've got it down, it is just like any other DSLR. I have three lenses for it at the moment.

    Here is a link to there website. I would elaborate a little more, but have some work to finish at the moment. http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=139&modelid=17316


    Most importantly, get both of the cameras and take some shots. I found it is kind of like choosing a pistol or rifle to shoot. If it doesn’t feel comfortable in your hands, you're not going to shoot it worth a shit. Both Nikon and Canon make exceptional cameras, and there isn’t any argument to be made there.
     
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    Heres a picture with the D3000

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    Another
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    And this is with a D5000

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    im going to best buy after work to test one out. $449 at wal mart, I got a print out and see if they will match it:D
     
  16. Jun 7, 2010 at 2:10 PM
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    I'm thinking about getting myself a D3000. There is a kit at Best Buy for like $600ish and they are doing 24 months no interest of the Best Buy card.

    Cannon is also good but I see most people talking about Nikon. A guy at work lost his virginity so Cannon to it's Cannon or nothing for that guy and he gets mad every time I mention Nikon.
     
  17. Jun 7, 2010 at 2:20 PM
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    Ive already got the BB card so its lile 18 Mo no intrest. Ill prob put down half and pay on the rest, if I end up getting it tonight.

    Im sure I will though:D
     
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    Post some d3000 pictures!!!
     
  19. Jun 7, 2010 at 8:34 PM
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    nice are you using the 18-55?
     
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    I bought a D3000 last night from best buy. They price matched Wal Mart for $449 and I got the 2 year protection plan and case and two filters :D

    Now I just gotta figure out how to use it!
     
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