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JW 01
 

Nikon D60 vs, Nikon D90


I'm looking into buying one of these cameras. If you have either one of these, can you post what you like or don't like about the camera? I'm a beginner but I"m afraid if I buy the D60 I will outgrow it?? I mainly want one to take pictures of my kids (portrait and sporting events). Not sure which one I should get...

Thanks for your input.


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12/23/2008 3:04:54 PM

 
W.   
For a beginner both cameras are waaaay overkill. So I'd get the cheapest. But don't skimp on quality glass. THAT'S the major expense for dSLR togs. Not the bodies. They get a new one every year or 2 years. But they use the same lenses at least 10 years. Better have good ones then, eh?


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12/23/2008 4:34:17 PM

 
Pete H
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/9/2005
  " can you post what you like or don't like about the camera?"

JW,

Fron $100 camera's to $5,000 camera's; you will get too many answers to make a intelligent decision.

It isn't about what others like, it's about what YOU like...and that can only be determined by YOU going to a camera store to try out not just the 2 cameras you mention, but others as well.

Both camera's you ask about will produce fine images. The D-90 has the ability to record HD in movie mode, but this is a gimmick IMO; added expense I'd rather see spent in quality build.

Most camera's in the $1,000 range are very similar in features, quality and sensor design; you would be hard pressed to know which camera took this or that pic based on final image output.

Budget: It all comes down to budget.

I'll echo W.S's comment; never buy low quality lenses as this is by far the single biggest reason many are disappointed with their images.


all the best,

Pete


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12/24/2008 5:46:23 AM

 
Sandy Hawkins
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/17/2007
  JW...

The D90 is basically equivalent to the D300 at a much lesser price, so that's where I'd go if I didn't already have the 300.

Sandy


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12/25/2008 6:17:28 PM

 
Pete H
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/9/2005
  "The D90 is basically equivalent to the D300 at a much lesser price"

Sandy,

as an owner of the D-300 you should know better. I add this correction in case anyone misinterprets your statement.

The image quality from the D-90 and D-300 will be the same. This is where the similarity ends.

1) Metal body w/seals
2) Superior AF
3) Better Metering..to name only a few.

Those three alone make the D-300 a different beast compared to the D-90.

For anyone wishing to see the differences...

http://www.digitalreview.ca/content/Nikon-D90-D80-D300-Canon-50D-Compared.shtml#sidebyside


Pete


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12/25/2008 7:08:51 PM

 
Sandy Hawkins
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/17/2007
  Pete...

You're right. I should not have said equivalent, but the D90 is a great camera for the money with some features of the 300. I would certainly go for the D90 over the D60, but again I do stand corrected.

Sandy :-)


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12/25/2008 7:25:43 PM

 
Bernard    Another advantage of the D90 is improved "ISO" in low light photography allowing for the use of a faster shutter speed, thus reducing blur from camera shake


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12/27/2008 1:25:44 AM

 
W.   
...as well as from subject movement.


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12/27/2008 2:49:13 AM

 
JW 01   Hello,

Thanks to all for your response. I decided to go with the D60 (for budget reason). It was my birthday 4 days ago so I treated myself. :) I think I may take the online class for the D60. Have any of you taken any online classes? What do you recommend?

Thanks again and happy new year!
JW


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12/29/2008 8:27:17 AM

 
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