I do intend on selling the d40x, as soon as I can get a good estimate as to what its worth along with the kit lens and everything else it came with.Geoff,
The D3000 is the new replacement for the D40, if you visit www.nikon.ca you can check out the specs. It's only 3 fps though. If you want faster, you'll have to spend a bit more.
If you're visiting Halifax soon, you might be able to do a trade in with your D40 at Henry's, not sure how much you would get. That is if you do want to sell the D40x.
Going price used for the body?Maybe a used D200 for sports?
I don't get what you are saying?. and if I remember the D40x also shoots at 3fps so no upgrade at all unless you really need that new AF system dumped in from the D90 (which is useless without AF-S lenses anyway).
I personally would get some nicer lenses first - as in a Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8D used. Probably a stretch on your budget, but worth it. You wouldn't have autofocus, but for field sports and the electronic focus assist built into the camera it'd probably do a great job. Even better, look for a used push-pull (one-touch) version of that lens since it'll let you zoom and focus at the same time. Eventually you'll upgrade to a body that will support AF on it anyways. The pro level nikon telephoto lenses are amazing. They'll give you incredibly nice images and the extra speed will let you shoot at faster shutter speeds and lower ISOs to make it even better. The ability to yank backgrounds out of focus is great too, and a lens like this is also fast enough to use for indoor sports.I have a 70-300mm G lens. Which is the main reason I would like a body to use it with..
And I have the kit lens.
What is this D3000 that was spoken about earlier in this thread?
And yes, I am looking for something with faster FPS. What is the cheapest step up from what I have then?