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Old Mar 2, 2015, 11:53 AM   #1
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Default D40 to what? Advice please

I have the d40 which I bought second hand. I am finding without a live view the viewfinder is too small for me due to eye problems.

If I sell it, body only, what can I ask for it and what should I replace it with second hand/refurbished and why so that the kit lens from the d40 will fit?
Lightweight is good.
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Adorama has refurbished 14MP Nikon D3100 (body only) for $260, 24MP D3300 (w/kit lens) for $420, and 24MP D5200 (w/kit lens) for $470. The D5200 has a much better AF system, so that would be my choice.
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Thanks TCav. I am in the UK.
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I'm not familiar enough with retailers in the UK to look for refurbished cameras, but London Camera Exchange has some interesting deals on similar cameras at what I presume are reasonable prices at good terms.
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Thanks TCav. Will be looking nearer to home, London is the opposite end of the country for me.
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London Camera Exchange has branches all over England and Wales.
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The options that TCav are fantastic, now is also a great opportunity to buy a used Nikon D300.
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Thanks TCav, I have looked and there is none where I live as I live much further.
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Marcelo, would you recommend a d300 and if so why? I know nothing as yet as I am a learner.
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Right now you have great variety and options if you want to upgrade your actual camera.

Everything depends of your budget, your actual lenses and the kid of photography you are planning to practice. Nikon just released a the D7200 which is the newest and more advance camera in the DX segment but you have other options.

The D300 was released in August 2007 and it is only DX profesional camera, it offers a faster AF system, sturdy, weather proof and heavy body, 12MP and a large buffer for actions shots.

In the US you can find used for $200 $300, if you are looking for a camera to learn photography this is a great tool.

You should check ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/bhp/nikon-d300

Good luck in your search.

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I'd second what both TCav and MarceloLi suggest...
The D5200's AF system puts it a step up from the entry level offerings...
The D300 (or 300s) was a cracking camera- robust and fast and certainly a good prospect if you can find a low-mileage one.

If I was shooting landscapes a great deal- the extra dynamic range and resolution of the D5200 might suit better...
For action and heavy use- maybe the D300/300s....
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