Nikon Camera Question

    • Gold Top Dog

    Nikon Camera Question

    Ok so my camera has decided to really not preform how I want it to, so I'm in the market for a new one. I am well aware nikon is the way to go from all the chat around here. My question is which one to get!? Budget is really not a problem but I would prefer to stay in the 5-600$ range or so. My pictures will mostly be of our pets and DH playing soccer, as well as the team of girls he coaches, a lot of action pictures! If someone could be so kind as to point me in the right direction as far as which one would be best for my needs I would really appreciate it!!
    • Gold Top Dog

    At the end of last year I got the Nikon D3100 and I absolutely love it.   I wanted a camera that  has video capabilities; interchangeable lenses and will allow me to be as basic or as complex a photographer I want to be.  The basic lens that comes with the package is a 18-55mm with auto/manual focus and vibration reduction features.  If I remember correctly, the cost was good at just under $450.00 at Sams Club.  This camera would be great for action shots too.

    A few months later, I realized I needed an additional lens for zooming capabilities and opted for the Nikkor 55-300 mm lens, which was a little bit over $300 online.  The lens is heavier, but not much and it does everything I want it to do.

     Its possible that the next version is out by now, the D4100.

    Nikon also carries a much smaller sized range of camera that I've seen do a very nice job.

    • Gold Top Dog

    I use a D90 I got a few years ago so I haven't looked at cameras since.  My recommendation is that no matter what you get, get it from a reputable company.  If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.  Most Internet sites/deals are selling grey or black market stuff, or they don't actually have it in stock.  I buy from Nikon authorized dealers (Norman Camera, Dell, Best Buy, etc) or online from B&H Photo.  I believe Cameta and Adorama are also reputable online stores.  You may have a local shop that price matches.

    • Gold Top Dog
    Cool! Thanks for the input. I stopped by Best buy today and looked at a few I like, now I just gotta decide!
    • Puppy

    This might an old thread but to help other members You might want to consider checking this site: http://www.camerarunner.com/ and http://www.cnet.com/

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    • Gold Top Dog

    Or your neighborhood pawn shop.  Know what you want, do some research, and know price points.  Some pawn shops are really proud of their offerings.