Finally, I got my own DSLR camera,it’s a new Nikon D3000 and I got it for the lowest price. An entry level camera just like D40 and D60, these are the models that I really wanted to buy. Unfortunately there were no stock available and they told me that those are already phased out. So I ended up with the D3000. Are you wondering where I bought it? You’re right! I got it from Hidalgo St., Quiapo, Manila, the photographer’s haven for cheap cameras and photo gears. Here’s what I got from the kit:
The contents of the box:
- D3000 body
- 18-55mm lens
- EN-L9a battery
- Battery charger
- Camera neck strap
- USB cable
- CD-ROM with NX2 trial version
These are the FREE items I got as they said:
- 4Gb SD card
- Camera bag with a Nikon name on it.
Other items that I think are really needed for protecting the camera from dust and scratches:
- LCD protector
- UV filter
There’s a big difference with the prices, Nikon D3000 at Hidalgo costs 26k pesos while you can find it in the malls at 32k pesos. But there are a lot of tradeoffs when you buy at Hidalgo. It’s a long list and maybe I have to make another post for that. Now I can start shooting for my blogs which is one of the reasons I bought a camera.