Like home prices lately, you just know as soon as you buy anything electronic, its price will go down. Hence, I’ve been paralyzed for the past couple days scanning the net for a “better” deal on a new, grown-up camera. The risk in this game is that supply and demand is in play and unless you slept through day 1 of your Econ 101 class, you know that if supply gets exhausted, you’re screwed, or even worse, you’re forced to buy a Canon. Yeah, my old, badly repaired Canon can still take a nice shot, but its got limits I’d like exceed.

The object of my digital desire has been the Nikon D40, but my DDDS had prevented me from pulling the ecommerce trigger until this morning when I rang up:

  • Nikon D40 6.1MP Digital SLR Camera Kit with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Lens
  • Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR Zoom Nikkor Lens
  • Kingston 2 GB Elite Pro Secure Digital Memory Card

That’s a lot of digital photography for $611.00 and free shipping! Oh, and my pals at Amazon threw in a nice camera strap and a UV protection filter on the house! Yes, I did consider the D40x 10MP big brother, but my exhaustive research led me to conclude it’s not the size of your megapixel that matters, but the aperture of your lens, and the D40 is identical in that department to the more expensive D40x… At 6:58am I’m very happy with my deal, but buyer’s remorse is a side-effect of treating DDDS and I expect that could hit before lunch. Stay tuned.

Oh, and here’s one more reason I’ll never buy another Canon…