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Forums Lobby MASTER YOUR NIKON CAMERA Nikon D60/D50/D40 (Public) topic #44564
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buffumjr   US  Registered since 05th Jun 2013 Tue 02-Jul-13 08:16 PM
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"Which Camera ?"
Tue 02-Jul-13 08:50 PM by Asgard


Walked into this awesome pawn establishment. He has 3 DSLRs for sale

D40 $329
D5000 $499
Canon EOS xTi $459

Prices negotiable. They've been there awhile.

I currently have a sophisticated point and shoot, so I have been getting some practice with aperture, speed, ISO.

Each of these, Canon included, has an 18-55 "kit" lens.

Which would be the better choice?

  

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JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit.   Seattle, WA, US  Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006 Tue 02-Jul-13 09:09 PM
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Definitely the D5000. It is 2 or more generations newer than the D40.
The XTi is about the same age as the D40.

The D5000 over both:
much newer technology
more megapixls
higher ISO range
bigger LCD
more focus points
more frames per second

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Joseph K
Seattle, WA, USA

D700, D200, D70S, 24-70mm f/2.8, VR 70-200mm f/2.8 II,
50mm f/1.4 D, 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR, 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 DX

  

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briantilley Moderator Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014   Paignton, UK  Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003 Tue 02-Jul-13 09:19 PM
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Of those options, I agree that the D5000 is the one to go for.

But... this may not be the best deal unless you can negotiate down quite a way.

As an example, B&H Photo list several examples of the D5000 with 18-55mm VR lens for around USD360-400.

Brian
Welsh Nikonian

  

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buffumjr   US  Registered since 05th Jun 2013 Tue 02-Jul-13 10:17 PM
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Yes. Leaning towared the D5000 myself. I checked Amazon's prices. If I can talk this guy into $400, then that gives me room to buy a couple of nice lenses. He may go for that, as the camera has been there for months. I can always walk, and get it on Amazon.

Nikon 50mm f/1.8
Tamron 18-200mm "latest and greatest." 6 year warranty.

When buying a DSLR from a pawn shop, what should I look for, besides all the originally included stuff from the box, charging cable, DSL cable, etc?

  

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s2sailorlis_nikon Silver Member  US  Nikonian since 19th Jun 2012 Fri 26-Jul-13 05:49 PM
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dont waste your time buying from a pawn shop....go to keh.com or ebay. there are millions of d5k's to be had. keh offers a 6 mos warranty on their equipment, why take a chance?

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excuse typos...via iPad....

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