Idly browsing on Amazon… I’m shocked that the camera I bought last summer (from Amazon) for £267, a Nikon D40 with an 18-55mm kit lens, is now selling at £449! And the camera that is generally regarded as the replacement for this one, the D3000, is £398. Would I have bought the D40 at this price? I don’t know, but at this level the D40 and D3000 are hardly priced in what I would describe as an entry-level bracket.
It’s all even more confusing when you consider that the D90 is ‘only’ £649 without a lens, and £799 with an 18-105mm lens (these prices are from Jessops, not Amazon). And the D90 can be regarded as the top of the range DX format DSLR from Nikon. What on earth is going on here?
I know we are in the middle of a credit crunch, but these supposed ‘entry level’ prices are ridiculous. What does ‘value’ mean in these circumstances?