A&P Nikon d90 vs d5000 vs d3000

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  1. somethingstrang

    somethingstrang Active Member

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    I personally don't know anything about cameras, but my friend has a choice between these three, and would like to know which one is the best choice. I thought I could help him out by making a thread here. He says he's on a bit of a budget, which to me sounds amazing since these cameras are pretty expensive.

    d90: http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-D90-Dig...1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1249763904&sr=1-1

    d5000: http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-D5000-1...1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1249763997&sr=1-1

    d3000: http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-D3000-D...1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1249764021&sr=1-1
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    without even reading or clicking, I'm going to go ahead and say D90
     
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    The D5000/3000 are basically pimped out D40s. Except they don't add the stuff that matters most that's missing from the D40.

    D90 is the real man's camera.




    buy this if yer really on a budget. I did :hsd:
    http://www.adorama.com/INKD40KR.html
     
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    What are the missing things that matter most? My friend says why d40 instead of d5000
     
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    Go d90
     
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    My friend is being hesitant about buying the d90 due to the price. Convince him that he can't look back.
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    you can always look back, as long as you have more money in your pocket. :o
     
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    Internal motor so the camera can autofocus with all Nikon and third party AF lenses, not just the expensive AF-S ones.
    2nd control wheel like on the D90.
    DOF preview button although not everybody will care... but all the Canons have one, as it should be.


    Looking again though, it looks like the D3000 does include the better Gen 2 image processing like the D90 has, which is worth a decent improvement in image quality (the "Active D-Lighting" improves dynamic range, and it can automatically correct color fringing). Both cameras have a better autofocus system than the D40, and the D3000 kits also come with the 18-55 VR lens instead of the cheaper non-VR version. So that's not too bad for a couple hundred bucks.

    The D5000 though, $800 seems like a lot of money for a camera with the limitations it has. And all it gives you over the D3000 is a flippy screen and a movie mode you will probably never use. And it's not that much cheaper than a D90.

    I mean, I forgive the D40 a lot because it's a proper Nikon digital SLR that I got for $375 with lens... but if it's not cheap then what's the point.
     
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    I bought it already planning to upgrade to a D90 later.

    But any lenses I buy I can keep using for many years and I basically have 300 bucks in the thing. The question wasn't whether to buy a D40 or a D90, it was a D40 or no DSLR at all.

    For other people with money to spend I can totally understand crossing the D40 off the list. I didn't have $1000, or really even $500 to spend all at once on a camera and lens and didn't want to buy some old Canon that had been beat on for 5 years already.
     
  10. Wobistdu

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    not reading any of this

    D90 or don't waste your time
     

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