A&P D90 versus an Alpha

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  1. Valence

    Valence Gustav Refugee

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    I'm slowly bringing myself to think about getting another DSLR (Price being why i'm hesitating) and I'm down to those three. Of course, the D90 is my first choice, but the Alpha's look pretty cool thesedays. Any horror stories? I know it's six one way half dozen for the other and everyone has a preference, just curious to hear personal stories.
     
  2. Wobistdu

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    i'd love to support a d90 in this thread since i own one, but i dont even know what this alpha is you speak of.
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    D90. And wait for Black Friday.
     
  4. Valence

    Valence Gustav Refugee

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    thing is now i'm torn between the d5000 and the d90 because i love the idea of the tilt swivel screen... hmm.
     
  5. Wobistdu

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    i had a camera with the tilt screen once. i missed it for about 5min. the d90 shits on the d5000 :naughty:
     
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    They are practically the same camera, right? The main difference is that the D90 has a screw motor, and the d5000 is AFS only and has a tilt screen. They share the same sensor, I believe.
     
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    Valence Gustav Refugee

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    that's what I read too. I'm not a fan of having to use the view finder - i wear glasses most of the time, usually don't like messing with any diopter adjustments and / or wearing contacts.
     
  8. Wobistdu

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    i may be thinking of a diff model. i believe the d5000 is the d90 shoved in to a slightly lesser quality camera.

    http://www.engadget.com/2009/04/28/nikon-d5000-review-head-to-head-with-d90/

    do some googling and you'll get comparisons. more people on here know the diffs off the top of their heads. i think they differ in auto focus points and a few other things
     
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    I like the feel of my 90. The 5000/3000)40 and all those other beginner cameras feel too small. The 90 feels tiny next to my 700 but its not annoyingly small. The thing with the alpha is that you have to get sony lense (I don't think nikon mounts even though they share the internals in some models) so you're gonna be spending a little more later on. I would say get the 90 and call It a day
     
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    Valence Gustav Refugee

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    rebel ti or whatever generally overexposes the sample photos they've shown and washed out details.
     
  12. dmora

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    Canon or Nikon aftermarket will be WAY better than any other.
     
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    the 5000 has no AFM

    go D90

    or alpha 350 or higher if you need a tilt.

    but the price you will have to pay for AFS lens for the 5000 will super-cede the money you think you will save from not going with the d90.
     
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    Sony.
     
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    I wouldnt touch any of the Dx000 series cameras.
     
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    Smahatma Bitch-Kumar

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    What price point are we expecting it hit?
     
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    D90 is a great camera to start out with. I'd go with that.

    I do agree that Sony is starting to look more appealing. I really hope they take off in the upcoming years and put some pressure on Canon and Nikon to bring out better products.
     
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    I would lean more towards the a550 with the auto hdr feature (which is not what you think)
     
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    i'd go for the d90, however the a550 is really quick surprisingly. however, the alpha does not have a top lcd or a rear wheel for aperture...only front shutter-scroll wheel. the a550 is kind of large to have to press a/v +front wheel. (my largest complaints). if you're talking a-anything lower than 500 forget about it. Nikon's d90 has the built in commander mode as well vs the 5000.
     

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