Nikon cashback offer post June 2008

I'm looking to buy a DSLS in the coming months, and am particularly interested in the entry level Nikons..

I see the latest prices are around:.

270 for the D40 less 30 cash back = 240370 for the D40X.

I'm wondering what anyone thinks will happen when the cash back period ends in June 2008 eg.

Will they announce another cash back offer?Will they alter the pricing?.

Will the D40X be sold off at a cheaper price as it's due to be discontinued soon?.

I really like the D40, and think it's a good price. But have a nagging feeling on the megapixel figure. I've done a bit of googling, and know that the number of megapixels isn't the be all and end all, and I'm unlikely to be printing out many large photos so 6 is probably fine. But the thought of in a couple of years time when the latest mobile phones will probably have something ridiculous like 12 mexapixels any my DLSR only having 6 I imagine that I'll feel inadequate! I know it's just vanity, but it's really making me think about whether the D40 is the one for me!.

Any thoughts appreciated!..

Comments (5)

OK - I've found a website which might help with predicting what will happen when the cashback offer ends.....


Have to keep an eye on that!.

I've also got a relative who is happy to sell a Cannon 300D (think this is also called a rebel?) for not too much cash..

Now I'm really not sure what to do. Go for the Cannon and save some cash, or spend the c250 and get the Nikon..

I'm happy to spend the extra money, but really not sure if it's worth it?.

What does everyone think?..

Comment #1

But your pixels will be soooo big! It is like the effect of steroids on bodybuilders. They swagger around flexing their MPs, but it's all show: their pixels are all tiny...

Comment #2

Les Olson wrote:.

But your pixels will be soooo big! It is like the effect of steroidson bodybuilders. They swagger around flexing their MPs, but it's allshow: their pixels are all tiny..

Thanks Les - tiny pixels - who would want those?!..

Comment #3

OK, I've now got my hands on a Canon 300D free of charge (from a relative - very generous!)..

So think I'll hold off on purchasing a new camera for a while now as I can play around with this one, which will hopefully give me more of an idea of what I want in the future.....

Comment #4

Les Olson wrote:.

But your pixels will be soooo big! It is like the effect of steroidson bodybuilders. They swagger around flexing their MPs, but it's allshow: their pixels are all tiny..


I agree. It's "use it or loose it"...if you don't use your pixels, they shrivel up and ultimately will fall off! .

A good rule is to ignore ANYTHING that is printed in big, red letters on the outside of the camera box. The sad truth is that even most of the small, black lettering on the box is useless (for making a decision)..

Speaking of "rules", there are a couple....

1.a. Buy a camera with as big a sensor as you can afford.1.b. Buy a camera with as few pixels as you can stand..

2.a. Buy as good a lens as you can afford.2.b. Buy as cheap a body as you can stand..

As explanation (some dense readers don't "get" the "as you can stand" phrase), if you feel inadequate holding a D40, with only 6 MP and limited features, then you have to skip that choice. I even had an idiot once take "rule 1" to it's illogical extreme and suggest that a camera with ONE, GIANT pixel would not take very good pix (but everything would be in focus, the AF on that camera would be REALLY fast, and it's low-light sensitivity would be awesome!)..

3.a. Buy a camera that feels good when you hold it.3.b. Buy a camera that has intuitive controls..

Charlie DavisNikon 5700, Sony R1, Nikon D300HomePage: http://www.1derful.infoBridge Blog:'Experience: Discovering that a claw hammer will bend nails.Epiphany: Discovering that a claw hammer is two tools...'..

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