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so..uh... Nikon wins.. hands down.

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    ZippyV

    ZippyV wrote:
    Would the D40 be a good idea for an amateur/wannabe like me or should I go for a cheap Sony Cybershot with a Carl Zeiss lens?


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    Ion Todirel

    ZippyV wrote:
    Would the D40 be a good idea for an amateur/wannabe like me or should I go for a cheap Sony Cybershot with a Carl Zeiss lens?
    If you don't want to end with another "old cheap family camera" you should go with a DSLR, Nikon D40 is a good one to start with

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    Ion Todirel wrote:
    
    ZippyV wrote:
    Would the D40 be a good idea for an amateur/wannabe like me or should I go for a cheap Sony Cybershot with a Carl Zeiss lens?
    If you don't want to end with another "old cheap family camera" you should go with a DSLR, Nikon D40 is a good one to start with


    It does have one issue that you need to be aware of if you intend to buy lenses for it, though:  it will only autofocus with AF-S or AF-I lenses (most of Nikon's zoom/telephoto lenses have already been switched over to AF-S, but there are no fast AF-S prime lenses available from Nikon).

    Not an issue if you intend to stick with the kit 18-55mm lens, but you need to be aware of it before you buy the camera.  Aside from the lens compatibility issues, it's a great camera.

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