Hi there,

For a while now Iíve been thinking about getting a DLSR, mainly because I hate my compact, I think it takes awful photos, so I want to take control a bit. Iíve got a few trips planned over the next year, (Cornwall, Scotland, Istanbul etc.), and want to make the most of the scenery.

An opportunity has arisen to buy a Nikon D40. I know its 'old' and lacking in specs somewhat, but from my research I feel its possibly a good starting point for me.

Its £150 and comes with 18-55 kit lens, Lowepro camera case and a spare battery.

Thatís as much as I paid for a compact for my GF last year...

What are your thoughts?

Many Thanks,