While I doubt you'd be disappointed with any of the cameras you've mentioned, the new Canon 450D seems to inch ahead of the competition in a few areas: the 3 inch LCD and live view are probably worth having if price isn't an issue, and it finally offers a spot metering option lacking on the 400D. The Nikon D60 isn't really much different to the D40x, so I'm not sure it's worth waiting for that. You might get a really good deal on a D40x now it's been superceded though, and that might save you enough money to buy an extra lens. The Canon isn't troubled by not having a focus motor built in, so the choice of lenses is a bit better than the Nikon..
Photo quality on all will be equal by the way, so it's features and price you should be looking at..
How much more you think the 450D will be over the 400D?.
Body only for 400D is: AUD$759...Think 450D will be 800-900?..
How much more you think the 450D will be over the 400D?Body only for 400D is: AUD$759...Think 450D will be 800-900?.
Not sure in Australian dollars. But there's certain to be a price premium for a new model. It'll soon be on discount when the internet retailers get their hands on it, but can you bear to wait?.
Not in a hurry .
My ancient p+s Nikon 4300 still does the trick..
I'd totally not even consider the Canon 75-300 lens.
All it will do is leave you wanting for more, and you won't want to use it much.....
I was in the same boat and found the Nikon fitted my hand and eye much better than the Canon, so that was my choise. I think being comfortable with the camera and finding controls where I expect them important. Always try before you buy, you must be happy to hold a camera..
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