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I just bought a used D 300s from Keh about three weeks ago for $ 900. It is a lot, lot better than my D 80 in every way. You may not want to spend that much, but the D 300 is not much above your budget. See if you can look at a D 90. It may involve a lot of menu diving to change everything. D 300 only has a CF slot and does not do video like the s model. I believe the sensor on the D 90, D 300, and D 300s are the same.