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    Default I need a CAMERA!

    I know it's not baby related...but I really need a camera!! I don't currently own one except for the one on my smart phone!

    Anyone have suggestions? I would love a DSLR but I may save that for the future.... It will be my Christmas present which ever I decide on.
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    We love our Nikon D40... I would suggest something you can operate easily and quickly

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    Get whatever is the easiest for you to operate. period. dSLRs are great for growth and variety, but if you're only ever going to use the kit lens it comes with, on auto, with the pop-up flash, then you're better off getting an all in one camera and foregoing the extra expense. As far as features in a fixed lens camera you want one that will handle low light the best so high ISO capability with the lowest digital noise grain. If you go the dSLR route I recommend buying a body only and investing in a good mid length prime (not telephoto) lens with a fast aperture (under f2.. In Nikon and Canon the 50mm f1.8 is a perfect starter lens for indoor baby picture taking and is what many budding photographers start off with. Also, when it comes to megapixels, once you get 8mp or so you really don't need any more than that for most prints unless you are cropping crazy amounts of your photos - and then it's a problem with how you're taking pictures and not with house many MP you have. the higher the MP of the camera the larger the files and more memory card, computer space, and processing speed of your computer it will take to handle the files.

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    Get whatever is the easiest for you to operate. period. dSLRs are great for growth and variety, but if you're only ever going to use the kit lens it comes with, on auto, with the pop-up flash, then you're better off getting an all in one camera and foregoing the extra expense. As far as features in a fixed lens camera you want one that will handle low light the best so high ISO capability with the lowest digital noise grain. If you go the dSLR route I recommend buying a body only and investing in a good mid length prime (not telephoto) lens with a fast aperture (under f2.. In Nikon and Canon the 50mm f1.8 is a perfect starter lens for indoor baby picture taking and is what many budding photographers start off with. Also, when it comes to megapixels, once you get 8mp or so you really don't need any more than that for most prints unless you are cropping crazy amounts of your photos - and then it's a problem with how you're taking pictures and not with house many MP you have. the higher the MP of the camera the larger the files and more memory card, computer space, and processing speed of your computer it will take to handle the files.

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    My dad is/was a photographer so I've been using high end cameras since I was a child. I've been leaning towards a Nikon DSLR specifically because there is no adapter required to use older lenses, and I have access to a bunch of older Nikon (i.e. 70's/80's) lenses from my father and step-father. I'm definitely above just point and shoot, but nothing really official just all self taught fun. I really love macro photography. That's why I think just another point and shoot might not be worth it as I will still eventually want a DSLR.

    I will probably buy from Henry's camera store, which is a local go to for all camera related stuff where I live. They offer classes and excellent warrenties and a really good used selection. Here is their link:

    Digital SLR - Henry's best camera store in Canada

    I've been looking at the D3200 a lot:

    USED NIKON D3200 RED DSLR BODY 8+

    Here are the lenses though, not sure which one I would consider:

    Lenses - Henry's best camera store in Canada
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    The older lenses WILL fit the mount, but they will no autofocus and may not lightmeter with the D3200 DX format. You will need to use dx compatible lenses with it or want to manually focus and meter it. The newer DX sensor nikons do not have the focus motors built into the camera bodies - they are contained in the lens and those lenses are more expensive than the non-DX compatible versions. Just an FYI if you weren't aware of that
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    Ahh ok. Good to know. I knew about manual focus (I'm used to that) but not about the other. I'm so used to old cameras with manual focus that it will be a learning curve for auto focus! I remember taking pictures at my grandmother's 80th birthday when I was 13 using my step-dads old Pentax! I was using B/W film and a few of his lenses. Ahhh...the old days. I should just ask him for his old cameras! He's not using them.
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    Camera is SOO baby related! Maybe put one on your registry. We got a Video camera (back when camera's didn't do video) as a baby present when we had Jacob.
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