#2. "RE: Good semi-pro level camera" In response to In response to 0 Sat 19-May-12 01:02 PM by MEMcD
Since you want to use a Speedlight, keep in mind that DSLR's use a different TTL flash control system (D-TTL-D1 Series and D100, i-TTL All Nikon DSLR's from the D2 Series and D70 to present) that is not compatible with Film SLR's. So you will need to add a new Speedlight to your kit as well. The discontinued i-TTL SB-600 and SB-800 Speedlights are backwards compatible to both D-TTL and Film TTL flash control. The SB-700, SB-900, and SB-910 are not backwards compatible.
Tell us more: Do you have a specific budget in mind? New or used? The D200,D300,D300s,D700, and even the D7000 are all Pro/Semi-Pro bodies. Good luck and Enjoy your Nikons!