A friend at work posted this on an internal e-mail distribution and I thought I’d forward it here to solicit opinions from people that use their equipment actively. I’ll pass along any comments I receive.
I have an old (2 ? years) point-and-shoot Canon Powershot camera that I’m looking to upgrade. I’d like at least 8 megapixel, 6x optical zoom, and good close-up (one foot away+) shots. My current camera doesn’t meet any of those criteria. I want to spend less than $500 if possible.
The whole point and shoot thing aside, for under $500 a d40 is a good deal. Although, pesonally, I would try to find a store with lower turnaround with d50’s still in stock. The thumbwheel and back-compatibility with original AF and G series lenses make it tenfold better than the 40 for similar price.
But yeah, as far as P&S…. that Lumix looks pretty sweet.