I have a Nikon D40x DSLR and I think it is great. The best pictures I have ever taken and it should. It cost more than any camera I have bought.The x is 10 megapixel and it is a great starter camera.
They don't call it that model anymore, it is the Nikon D60.
I bought it at Bedfords and I work nights and cannot take the Geeky Camera Classes, but I would like too. It will take 3 pictures a second and it has a Whole bunch of features that I don't know much about. If I need help I just drop by Bedfords and they will do their best to explain it to me. There is a learning curve with a dSLR so just start playing around with it an do a little reading, lots of books out there on photgraphy. If you shot film 35mm with SLR it is not a big jump to digital. If not you will think you are over your head, like me.
The Canon Rebel XTi is just about the same price and same features, but I always wanted a Nikon.
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