- Entry-level: these cameras are easy to operate and their performance is geared toward beginning photographers or those making the switch from a compact point-and-shoot to an SLR (D40, D40x, D60)
- Mid-level: for a step up in price above the entry-level models, you get a camera with faster performance, a sophisticated autofocus system, and more custom settings (D80)
- Semi-professional: you should only get a camera at this level if you have a lot of experience using a film SLR camera and are making the switch to digital or if it's your intent to use your camera in the future for a photography business (D200, D300)
- Professional: Nikon produces several digital SLR cameras that are geared for professionals (like the D2Xs ). I don't list information about these cameras on this site, since they are priced well out of the buget of most consumers.
Saturday, September 25
the latest Nikon Digital SLR cameras
While all of the Nikon digital SLR cameras capture images with exceptional color and detail, there are several distinct levels of performance.