Originally Posted by AB22 Easy Tiger
sorry like, I'm a Canon man so can't really help but I'm sure notspavin will be along soon to recommend a D90, it seems like the business from what I've heard.
I upgraded from a D40 to a D2X.
It's a pro camera, and that's mainly a good thing (near infinite customisation, brilliant picture quality, superior build / materials) but also there's a few bad things too (it's very big, very heavy, quite a steep learning curve, small-ish LCD screen).
Prices are falling all the time. You can get big bargains on eBay second hand, especially if you're prepared to buy from the States, opt for standard delivery and run the customs risk. Mine cost around Ł800 last year, used but with a tiny shutter count (about 5,000), and they're even cheaper now. It was a very nervous 3 weeks waiting for delivery mind.
The D90 is really the best upgrade though. D300 at a push - it's not that
much more expensive, especially since you'd be going body-only.