I too am a newcomer to Photography. and i put on this forum that i was going to buy a Canon 450D. I ordered it but the shop told me it got lost in transit and could not be found Then the shop said another one would not be available until sometime March. Then on going to the shop to collect it they then told me it would be sometime in April until the camera came in as i wanted a better quality lens than the basic one
, Now i am a patient fellow but i was not going to wait that long on the whim of the distributer, so i told them to forget the camera and i would get another make
I then handled the NIkon D 80. and the Nikon D40.
My problem is this. I have very small hands and the Nikon D80 felt big and heavy for comfort
When i picked up the Nikon D40 it felt just right in my hands, Comortable and pleasant to hold.
So, I thought i would go one better and get a Nikon D40X. I have not ordered it yet, but was going to next week when the camera came into the shop.
I like 'Lumpyme' am in a bit of a muddle as to know what to get. I chose the Canon solely because it was lighter in weight than the Nikon D80 but i too am unsure as to buy the Nikon D40X or the NikonD80 i may get used to the size and Weight, on the other hand i may not.
How much difference is there in the two Cameras regards quality and performance.
To start with until i learn about the camera i buy i will use Autofocus more then as i learn use more of the controls. But once i buy the camera i cannot afford to change it for another
Sorry its a long post but like Lumpme i too do not know which to buy
die sia another lecturing hahaha
i truly appreciate all ur inputs! thanks lot to everyone...
i think ill go for the d70s. so next time i can scold ppl who wan to go for d40 as well! hur~
har canon so fast release 450D already????
Canon IXUS 850 / Canon EOS 400D 18mm-55mm Kit Lens
I like your sense of Humour, Sorry. i meant the Canon D400. It shows up though i am a complete Novice on Cameras. I want the Camera for taking Photos of My German Shepherd and Border Collie Dogs and For My Racing Pigeons, I am only a Hobbist at the Game but would like good Quality Photos and Be able To enlarge them
i'm a canon user here... but i'd say go for the d70s.. MP count will not amount to anything... and the features of the d70s make it a better camera for one to learn about all the functions nikon camera provides and how to use them.. these extras can may or may not help u to get better pictures... and, u'll have less difficulty learning to use any future nikons that u may upgrade to, coz the features will be more similar...
Canon EOS 30D w/ grip 580EX, Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8, EF-S 10-22mm
Ok in all fairness not everyone in this forum thinks alike but since you asked I'm giving my honest-to-goodness feedback. If I were you, start with a camera that fits your current budget and current skill level. As you're just starting out, frankly there's no point spending top dollar on a camera that has more gadgets than James Bond and find yourself spending more time on what this function does than taking pics! Agree?
Whether you pick the D70s or D40x, either cam will serve you fine. Next time when yr skills improve and you insist on a bigger and badder camera then go for it. Basics first! Enjoy.
Er...what is a D40x?