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10-06-2010, 08:52 PM
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Here's a great example of a Nikon D3000 now available for a really low price, due to the release of the Nikon D3100 that has replaced/obsoleted it.
See http://www.digitalFAQ.com/forum/show...2803#post12803

That's the way to do it!
thanks for the link, I will read through the reviews.

can you suggest or link any models that allow video recording? it would be nice to have, instead of carrying around my other camera that can shoot video.

Low noise photos in low light would be nice as well, something that could go 400 + ISO without graininess as point & shoots seem to max out at ISO 400 without a flash.
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DSLRs all have rolling shutters. The Canon 7D, 5DMk2 and Nikon D3s are the best SLRs with video available, and they are really not that great outside of tripod mounted short recordings. Sadly, and ironically, P&S cameras often have better video for unsteady movements. My D3s video work is almost unusable handheld, while my Sony DSC-W120 is quite excellent. Of course, the P&S video does not have the benefit of expensive lenses, depth of field, HD, etc. So there's a trade off. Do not expect much from DSLR video now, or for quite a few years.

Low noise generally needs better cameras. This D3000 is decent into the 1600 ISO range, which should suit you for most things. Higher end cameras have clean images in the 3200-12800 range. And to think color film generally topped out at 800 ISO, with pushing into 1600-3200 for low light.

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DSLRs all have rolling shutters. The Canon 7D, 5DMk2 and Nikon D3s are the best SLRs with video available, and they are really not that great outside of tripod mounted short recordings. Sadly, and ironically, P&S cameras often have better video for unsteady movements. My D3s video work is almost unusable handheld, while my Sony DSC-W120 is quite excellent. Of course, the P&S video does not have the benefit of expensive lenses, depth of field, HD, etc. So there's a trade off. Do not expect much from DSLR video now, or for quite a few years.

Low noise generally needs better cameras. This D3000 is decent into the 1600 ISO range, which should suit you for most things. Higher end cameras have clean images in the 3200-12800 range. And to think color film generally topped out at 800 ISO, with pushing into 1600-3200 for low light.
I found this Nikon camera; http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-D5000-18...440377&sr=8-10

Would this work well for me as well? is there a huge difference between this one & the D300 you suggested?

I notice they are referred to as entry level cameras, can they take professional quality shots? If I get one of these, I want it to last, not something I may outgrow & need something else too quickly.

I would probably want to get a longer lens for it as well (longer than what these cameras come with), I take distance shots. can you suggest any longer length lenses under 400 US dollars? the camera itself would set me back a bit, so I don't want to break my budget.

I have seen some lenses that are super light & compact, and can get long distance as well as short distance all in one compact piece. I think a make called Tameron makes lenses like this. Would they work with a Nikon? could you link me to some lenses?

I appreciate your help with this, I am interested in photography and it is nice to find someone like the folks here that are experienced with this, as I need some expert guidance, these would be big ticket items for me, and I don't want to blow my money on something bad.
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I've moved these camera posts out of the slide scanning thread, since it's a new topic.
I'll get back to this in a few days, need some time to give good thorough answer on this one.

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