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JR.com has the refurbished Nikon D60 10.2MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens for $400 with free shipping.

  • 2.5-inch color LCD monitor with 3 colorful display options
  • AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens, Uses SD/SDHC Media
  • ISO 100-1600 in steps of 1 EV, Autofocus with built-in SWM and manual focus

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      m0f0 Ben's cred: 761
      Posted 9:22 am PDT 03/10/09

      I'm interested in hearing people's opinions on which is better, Nikon DSLR, or Canon DSLR? Thanks in advance!

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      oscar5453 Ben's cred: 74
      Posted 9:24 am PDT 03/10/09

      It depends actually on which fanboy you talk to.

      I have the Nikon D90 so you can just guess which one I'd go with?

      My Nikon is an Awesome Camera!

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      sokok Ben's cred: 18
      Posted 9:34 am PDT 03/10/09

      can't go wrong with either camp really..

      that said, i have a canon and love it.

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      DavePacman Ben's cred: 12
      Posted 9:38 am PDT 03/10/09

      I've got a Nikon D90 and love it. Both Canon and Nikon make excellent DSLRs. I suggest you go to a store and handle each to see which you prefer. Size, grip and control layout varies between brands and models. Price ranges vary for both brands as well.

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      benben Ben's cred: 124
      Posted 9:47 am PDT 03/10/09

      Looks like a nice lens, by the way. I got myself a Canon 50D and have no regrets (but it's more expensive that this toy).

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      icmac2 Ben's cred: 17
      Posted 10:08 am PDT 03/10/09

      Canon or Nikon? It depends on what are you going to use the camera for or what settings on the camera when taking pics.

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      plays2win Ben's cred: 75
      Posted 10:11 am PDT 03/10/09

      It's a refurb. Should that concern me?

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      smileypan Ben's cred: 3
      Posted 10:12 am PDT 03/10/09

      Ok, we've got the answer to the first question. Here comes the 2nd, why we don't see Canon deals anymore? It's been quite some time we only see Nikon deals here.

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      Wally Ben's cred: 8
      Posted 10:22 am PDT 03/10/09

      The kit lens with this camera is $150 about anywhere. Decent deal on an entry level Nikon SLR. Still think the Nikon D200 body deal from Best Buy is a better deal.

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      daihung Ben's cred: 26
      Posted 10:36 am PDT 03/10/09

      What is a good entry level DSLR for Canon and Nikon? I only know the Canon Xsi is nice but don't know about Nikon. thx

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      hurl3.0 Ben's cred: 293
      Posted 10:46 am PDT 03/10/09

      the canon sd1000is that Ben constantly shills is pretty nice

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      RKLE Ben's cred: 952
      Posted 10:49 am PDT 03/10/09

      Is there a warranty for this?

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      RKLE Ben's cred: 952
      Posted 10:57 am PDT 03/10/09

      Entry level camera according the cnet. See their video.

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      semanticantics Ben's cred: 3
      Posted 11:01 am PDT 03/10/09

      Link says 90 day Nikon warranty.

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      sl8763 Ben's cred: 6
      Posted 12:17 pm PDT 03/10/09

      #7, I bought this last time around and I absolutely have no regrets. Posted this on the older thread:

      I ordered this from J&R on the 4th and got it two days later. The camera and lens look 100% brand new, with no scratches anywhere - not on the body, the LCD screen, even the bottom of the camera. According to the EXIF data from my first picture, the D60 only had 17 actuations on it - meaning that it was either hardly touched before going through the refurb process, or Nikon had replaced the shutter and done 17 test shots before declaring it ok. Either way, it was like getting a brand new camera. And yes, the lens is VR.

      I think the 90-day Nikon warranty will be sufficient, but if you want a 1-year seller warranty on top of that, check the Used&New section of Amazon for the D60 and get it from Cameta.

      #13 - While this isn't Nikon's top of the line, it's certainly not "entry level". Try doing a little more research. Besides, technique trumps gear every time, and lenses are more important than camera bodies.

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      TheBS Ben's cred: 129
      Posted 12:26 pm PDT 03/10/09

      Hell, Amazon ran a $399 special on the Pentax K2000 (basically the K10D minus a few details), which includes a hot-shoe flash. It sold out extremely quickly.

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      sjunkie78 Ben's cred: 7
      Posted 12:40 pm PDT 03/10/09

      #15 - This is the entry level DSLR for Nikon. It's just the newest entry level DSLR for Nikon.. same class as the D40x before it and the D40 before that. #13 had his research. Practice a little more of what you preach genius.

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      VMallu Ben's cred: 6
      Posted 12:50 pm PDT 03/10/09

      Holy cow, I paid $1XXX for D200 body, two years ago. $599?!

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      sl8763 Ben's cred: 6
      Posted 1:10 pm PDT 03/10/09

      #17 - Semantics. If the D60 improves on the D40, which it does, then it's not the entry-level model. Is it worth the premium (new) over the D40? It's arguable. If the D40 was no longer being sold and the D60 was the lowest-priced Nikon DSLR, I'd be inclined to agree with you. Either this or the D40 above would be good buys at this price point...

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      snofrandy Ben's cred: 12
      Posted 1:41 pm PDT 03/10/09

      I had a D80 and major amp noise issue at high exposure/high ISO. Sold it and got the D90 and love it.

      Also love my dad's XTi, which I started with. Just got a Nikon instead of XSi to try something different.

      So, Canon vs Nikon, I'll put a very slight edge on Nikon because they have fisheye lens. Other than that, PS the fisheye or get a fisheye filter adapter

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