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Nikon D60 or D80 Slr camera?

Asked by elman25 (159points) April 25th, 2008 from iPhone
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joeysefika's avatar

…A bit more information, what do you use it for, etc

elman25's avatar

personal… First DSLR

joeysefika's avatar

Wow you must have some money to blow.. sorry just bought my first, a Nikon D40 (dont have much spare cash) anyway there both 10.2MP so thats pretty good, what your looking at between the D60 & D80 is first off cost. with the D60 your looking at $700 with a lens. but a D80 is over $800 without a lens and you’ll find yourself paying 300 upwards for a lens. Personally i would go the D60. if you’re just starting off and are looking for a good easy to use camera the D60 i the way to go. but if you want something a bit more advanced then go the D80.

EDIT Prices in USD from

mvgolden's avatar

Here is one of the most detailed reviews I have found. The guy really seems to know his stuff. He reviews all the cameras on his site.

I just got a Nikon D40 a few months ago and I love it. The colors are incredible. It is my first dSLR. I have more than enough stuff to go into. Since I don’t plan on blowing pictures up beyond 8×10 I don’t need 10MP I would rather have the color.

ishotthesheriff's avatar

nah man you can save a lot of money by going here

you can get the camera and lens for a little over 500 bucks, and you get so many other goodies…

ishotthesheriff's avatar

keep in mind, those aren’t the best lenses they give with those packages, but that’s still the cheapest I’ve found a D80

ishotthesheriff's avatar

erm, nvm that site. i just read a lot of shitty reviews about them.

stick to amazon and ebay..

bob's avatar

Ken Rockwell recommends the D40 over the D60, and he seems to like the D40 over the D80 as well. Go for the D40. It’s a great camera.

If you have extra money, get an extra lens—this Nikon 50mm prime is an excellent lens. It lets in lots of light.

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