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very good choice if moving up to SLR
on 4 February 2011
I had been dreaming of owning an SLR camera ever since my first husband ran off with my prized Minolta SLR some 20 years ago - filter lenses and all accessories too! Yet having had a perfectly satisfactory series of Fuji digital compact cameras (which got dropped, stolen or lost in mysterious circumstances)I was reluctant to spend a very large sum of money on a digital SLR. However, on getting married a second time, we were presented with a number of gift vouchers - the perfect opportunity to purchase a camera. We dithered for some time over the Nikon D40 v. Canon, but eventually decided that since we had no pre-digital Canon lenses, there was no reason not to go with the Nikon. We also bought a longer lens for it (as the whole point of an SLR is that you can swap lenses.)
The camera was a revelation: well-built, easy to hold, with automatic focusing and easy controls to set aperture priority for incredible depth of field. Our first photos were sharp and detailed, although the 6 million pixel resolution probably isn't sufficient for poster-size enlargements. I still have not got the hang of all the wonderful things you can do with this camera, but the quality of the pictures we have taken is amazing. Professional-looking portraits; great wildlife shots; superb pics in low-light conditions. And so easy to use, you take it out of the box and shoot. An excellent buy.