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Which camera to use?!

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1. Posted by mikeandave (Full Member, 84 posts) 30 Apr '07 04:37

Hi everyone!

Going travelling for a year to numerous places. I cant decide on which camera to take with me. I have a family friendly type digital camera which takes ok pictures but not amazing. I'm looking at getting a Nikon d40 digital slr for its amazing features and high quality pictures.
I'm worried about taking something like this in case it gets damaged. I'm also snap happy and take millions of pics. Is this ideal for this?

Im confused. Thank you for your replies in advance!!
Mike

2. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru, 3535 posts) 30 Apr '07 07:41

Hi Mike

I bought a Nikon D40 - finding it great entry level camera - it is big but l bought a slingshot back (got it on Amazon) and it was fine - it protected it well - l bought the smaller one - but it carried the camera, spare lense, camcorder as well as my memory cards and other bits and pieces too.

As for being snap happy it depends on the size of your memory card - l think my biggest is 2 gb and l can get around 1000 photos on it - which is LOTS!

Would also recommend buying UV lens to protect your lense and also take glare out of pictures - l bought mine in Melbourne for around equivalent of £8 l think Jessops in Uk are approx £10-15 dependent on brand!

Good luck!

Heather

3. Posted by mikeandave (Full Member, 84 posts) 30 Apr '07 08:01

Hi Heather

Thank you for your reply. Im going to be travelling for a long time with a backpack. Is there a smaller pack you would recommend for this camera. I'm not taking a video camera or extra lens. I'm thinking of just making do with the 18 - 55mm. I'm worried about being able to just pull it out easily and take loads of pics. Where do you think would be the best place to keep it so i can just pull it out when needed?

Thanks again
Mike

4. Posted by Kamar (Full Member, 32 posts) 20 May '07 04:59

I use Nikon D50, I love it

5. Posted by hawaiinate (Budding Member, 33 posts) 20 May '07 09:51

well usually Iuse a canon 30D but it;s kins big and kinda heavy so for traveling I picked up a 350D body (digital rebel xt) it usses th same enses as my 30D so all i needed was the body, geat little camera. the 350D is more or less the equivlent of the nikon D40 and D50

6. Posted by mario46 (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 6 Jul '07 00:12

The Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro Digital SLR Camera is a good value digital SLR camera with an impressive feature set. It is reputed to take excellent quality pictures and has a very good skin-toned reproduction which makes it ideal for portraits and high-contrast compositions. -snip- Hope this helps.

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