Camera question

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I am thinking of giving my dad my beloved Nikon D40 and purchasing a new one for myself. I am obviously going to want to upgrade, but what would be the natural next step.

I love my camera, as does my dad lol....but if im moving up, i would like to stay in the Nikon range.

Any adivce happily received, as im a little cluless, but need to act fast as we are away to vietnam and cambodia next week and if its with my new cam i need some play time :)) before we set off.


  • Well if you want to stay within the Nikon range of cameras I would recommend either the D90 or D300, if you dont have the money to spend on the D300 then the D90 is what you will need :)
  • Dave_C_2Dave_C_2 Forumite
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    Any advice happily received, as I'm a little clueless, but need to act fast as we are away to Vietnam and Cambodia next week and if its with my new cam i need some play time :)) before we set off.

    I'm a keen photographer and made the change from my beloved Pentax film camera to a Nikon D40 just before a holiday.

    Bad decision, I ended up taking lots of shots on a ridiculously high ISO setting because I wasn't familiar with the camera - I found out when i got home that it is easily fixed with the two-button reset.

    I would strongly advise taking the camera that you are familiar with.

    Also the D40 won't need special insurance cover - check your holiday insurance policy.

  • Enterprise_1701CEnterprise_1701C Forumite
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    I would not part with my D40 - bought it because it was a simple DSLR, and if I am after quick shots I just leave it to it's own devices, it has not let me down yet. I have used other DSLRs and I cannot get anywhere near the same results. All I would say is if you do change, make sure you have a few months of practice first.
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