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05/04/2011 06:24:13 PM · #1
It seems like just yesterday that I bought my Fujifilm FinePix S9000 and started to really have some fun with photography.

Now admittedly I haven't picked it up as much lately but my daughter did, I passed it down to her //www.dpchallenge.com/profile.php?USER_ID=36215, Ellie and she's actually entered a couple of challenges since acquiring it and done pretty decently as well.

But alas, the other night I went to plug it into my computer and the port to put the cable in, popped down inside the camera and now it won't power up at all. :(

We took it to the local shop and they said we could only send it to Fuji but I know that won't be worth the cost to fix it. I've had this one for a good 6 or 7 years and put it through quite a bit.

So now we are on the hunt for a new camera for her. She is taking a class at school (can even develop her own pictures from a film camera!) and doesn't want just a simple point and shoot like the one I use now a Sanyo VP-S120 so if anyone has some good suggestions where we can go to get her a good inexpensive DSL or even a DSLR it would be greatly appreciated.

Keep in mind, we don't have a lot of dineros so I am talking good but cheap! :)

Thanks all
Deannda
Yes, I'm still alive :)
05/04/2011 06:49:15 PM · #2
I have a Pentax K-1000 SLR and 50mm lens (think it's f1.8), though that may be a little too old school. If no brand preferences otherwise, Nikon has many good entry-level cameras. Hope this helps!
05/04/2011 10:04:54 PM · #3
Are you looking for something similar to the S9000, with the giant zoom range, or does it matter?
Also, what did you mean by "DSL or even a DSLR"?
05/04/2011 11:14:12 PM · #4
B&H has some great deals on refurbished Nikon camera's. D60 and D40X are both under $400 for just the bodies. So that may be an option. Looking at getting my son one of these and maybe an 18-200 for him to learn with.
05/05/2011 06:48:24 AM · #5
Nice to see you around again ! Thought you had moved to the North Pole :-)

Mike

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