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i am looking to get a new camera, not really sure what to get... i don't know much about them, i would like something with a pretty good zoom... i like wildlife pic taking , along with kids and family pic taking , how many mega pixels should i be looking at, i have about 3-500 to spend. any thoughts or ideas would be greatly appreciated....
 

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circuitcity.com has a nikon d3000 on sale now for 479. If I was in your shoes thats what I would be buying.
 

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tfabarcher35 said:
circuitcity.com has a nikon d3000 on sale now for 479. If I was in your shoes thats what I would be buying.
Agreed. Or you can look into just the body of Nikon D60 and buy a nice piece of glass like a Nikon 55-200 telephoto lens later.

Don't rule out used either. I bought a used D70s for $250 from a friend who took very good care of it. I've also purchased all of my glass used and you can save a great deal of money that way.

For some well written camera reviews, you might start here: http://www.kenrockwell.com.
 

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geesekiller said:
Well with only 300-500 hundred to spend I would look at a good point and shoot with a fixed lens something like these
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?ci=8612&N=4294538180+4291315846+4294949781

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?ci=...9782+4294949781

The Mega Pixels you don't need much that just a myth that the more the better as seen here. http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/mpmyth.htm

I hope this helps
it helps some, i just bought a camera from a member here .. a pretty nice camera, just a few years old, some were saying i should have gotten a newer camera , because the one i bought has only 5.1 megapixels, i did'nt know a megapixel from a fig newton , i know it takes pretty good pics though ......so i may play around with it a lil more before i decide... it is a sony dsc h1 12 x zoom... have any opinion on that cam... i thank you for the help
 

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Zimmer50cal said:
tfabarcher35 said:
circuitcity.com has a nikon d3000 on sale now for 479. If I was in your shoes thats what I would be buying.
Agreed. Or you can look into just the body of Nikon D60 and buy a nice piece of glass like a Nikon 55-200 telephoto lens later.

Don't rule out used either. I bought a used D70s for $250 from a friend who took very good care of it. I've also purchased all of my glass used and you can save a great deal of money that way.

For some well written camera reviews, you might start here: http://www.kenrockwell.com.
thanks zim, i love your pics of the day, i was gonna p.m. you , but figured you may have spent well more then i am willing to.... i am looking for a good solid cam that i can take a pic of a turkey at 70 yards , yet take pics of family and friends at 4 feet..... without going to photo school....i guess research is the answer...i thank you all for any input.
 
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