My old Nikon point and click, kicked the bucket.
DH is going to buy me a new camera.
Right now BB has a sale on the Nikon D60 D-SLR with 18-55mm lens. It has 10 megapixels, and a 2 1/2" LCD. It's priced at $549. 97. You can optimize this for an additional $200, and also get a Nikon 55-200 mm VR Telephoto Lens and Lowepro D-SLR backpack. Said in the ad we'd save $50 on the camera and $174 on the optimized version. Grand total with the optimized package is $749.97. A friend I asked, suggested that I also get the 2 gig memory card.
I'd like to know if you think this would be a good camera for taking birding photos and macros? I am passionate about Macros and have many opportunities to photograph birds, but have been unable to capture the detail I wanted with the old point & click.
I'd like to know if anyone has had any experience with this type of camera? What are the good things about it, and if you've had any problems with it? Is this camera good deal?
Don't want to spend much more than that but could go as high as $1000, if I can justify it.
Your opinions and experiences would be very helpful to me, in making a decision.
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