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Best DSLR Camera for a beginner?

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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
At the moment I have a Canon Digital Ixus Wireless 5MP Compact so am looking to upgrade to a DSLR so I can get more in to photography.

I have been looking at the Nikon D40 but if any one can suggest any other good DSLR cameras for a beginner I would appeciate it!

Thanks
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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
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#1
I bought the Nikon D40 as my first DSLR about 6 months ago and I would recommend that. I find it easy to use and the help system is great.

Best thing to do is to pop into somewhere like Jessops and give it a try and compare it with other.

Also have a look http://www.camerapricebuster.co.uk/ for cheap prices.
#2
im also looking for a DSLR, read many reviews but still cant decide, looking at a canon 450D at the mo, however im not too sure if that is too much for me....

camerapricebuster is a awesome site!
#3
Check the Canon 1000D or Nikon D40/D60 or Sony A200.
#4
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Check the Canon 1000D or Nikon D40/D60 or Sony A200.


Thanks, I don't really want to go higher than £300.

The D40 has brilliant reviews and seems quite good for me and is around £250 - £300 but I am just wondering if any one can recomend any cameras with the same sort of specs and around the same price.
#5
If you buy the Nikon D40 before the end on june, you can claim £30 cashback from Nikon UK,

See http://www.nikon.co.uk/sites/cashback/default.html for more details.

d40 is a great camera, I havn't looked back since getting it a few weeks ago :D
#6
I agree with jagsheer - go to Comet etc (or John Lewis who have more knowledgable staff) and see what they've got and try them out.
I was looking for something similar to you and I ordered a D40 at the weekend. The Canon 400D is a slightly better camera with a few more features but you won't get it for under £300. However, the Nikon comes with a better kit lens and a 2 year guarantee (Canon is just 1) and is about £100 cheaper after cashback.
It's worth reading some reviews on the net (and people's comments on this site). I read loads and didn't find one person who was disspaointed with the D40. Let's hope I'm not the first! :)

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