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c7fnt
c7fnt  2 United Kingdom
8 May 2012 - 1:33 PM

Hi There,

After some advice

I currently have a Nikon D40 which I have had for coming up to 5 years and want to upgrade.

Now if I stretch my budget I might be able to get a D7000 (body only). Would people recoomend this or should I save a bit of cash and get a D90 possibly 18-105 kit?

I know my results will be an improvement on my D40 but how much difference is there between the D90 and the D7000.

Cheers
Chris

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
8 May 2012 - 1:57 PM

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I have a D90 and I'm very pleased with it.

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MikeRC
MikeRC e2 Member 93493 forum postsMikeRC vcard United Kingdom
8 May 2012 - 2:05 PM

....I've had both...presently got the D7000...stunning camera.
When I get back off holiday...I'll be selling my body ...and the D7000 as well Smile

...undecided whether to pack it in completely or get something lighter ...arthritis taking it's toll on my hands Smile

saxon_image
8 May 2012 - 4:26 PM

I had a D90 and currently a D7000. The D90 is an excellent camera and easy to use. The D7000 is even better BUT there is a steep learning curve in terms of settings, knowing which focus modes etc are best - its a semi-pro/experienced users camera that I'm still learning even after 6 mths with it.

Paul

mshulver1
mshulver1  3 United Kingdom
8 May 2012 - 4:38 PM

Once cameras get to a certain spec like the D90 its the lens that makes the most difference in image quality, i have found so i would invest in better lenses and stick with D90 Smile.

I went for the D90 with kit lens which i'm very pleased with and also bought a nikon 70-300mm VR lens which would cost about the same as D7000. If i had the money i would definitely buy a better lens over a new body now!

mike

Carrera_c
Carrera_c  5255 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2012 - 4:46 PM

What lenses do you currently have for your D40? Personally I'd go for the D7000, it's a large step up from the D90 and worth the extra cost. The D90 is nice but it just can't compete with the D7000 as soon as you start to turn up the ISO. The D7000 also has a lot of advantages: Weather Sealed, twin SD card slots, not to mention the obvious 16MP.

If you can live with the lenses you've got just now from your D40 and then upgrade them later on to some DX/FX F2.8 stuff then you'll have an incredibly good setup when that's paired with the D7000.

Andy_Cundell
8 May 2012 - 5:07 PM

I have a D90 and love it, but I would 'upgrade' to the D7000 any day!

c7fnt
c7fnt  2 United Kingdom
8 May 2012 - 5:40 PM


Quote: What lenses do you currently have for your D40? Personally I'd go for the D7000, it's a large step up from the D90 and worth the extra cost. The D90 is nice but it just can't compete with the D7000 as soon as you start to turn up the ISO. The D7000 also has a lot of advantages: Weather Sealed, twin SD card slots, not to mention the obvious 16MP.

If you can live with the lenses you've got just now from your D40 and then upgrade them later on to some DX/FX F2.8 stuff then you'll have an incredibly good setup when that's paired with the D7000.

I currently have the stock 18-55 lens and a Tamron 70-300mm F4/5.6 DI LD Macro.
buying either D90 or D7000 kit appeals due to the 18-105 lens.

darranl
darranl  5318 forum posts England
8 May 2012 - 5:54 PM

You are obviously not in the habit of chasing the latest camera bodies all the time so I assume this purchase is going to need to last - if I was in the same position I would probably go for the D7000 knowing that it is the newer model of the two so should last longer before feeling the need for another upgrade.

kodachrome
8 May 2012 - 6:24 PM

The D-90 is an ikonic camera in the Nikon stable, it has 12mp and the image quality is superb.
The D5000 had the same sensor and process engine and gives stunning pictures. However, like all things, technology moves on [at a frightening pace with digital cameras] and the D7000 must be better, perhaps not so much in picture quality but in other performance areas.
Personally I don't feel I need more pixels than 12m because Nikon have done such a brilliant job with those cameras at 12mp. Check out the reviews. Pixel chasing is not what I want to take part in.

You have to ask yourself, will all the features and special customised programmes on the D7000 be used, if yes get it, if not think about it.
I'm sure you will make the right decission for you.

Kodachrome

Madhatter58
8 May 2012 - 7:22 PM

Got a D90 body plus battery grip very light use yours for 350 if you're interested all boxed

KONIN
KONIN e2 Member 3252 forum postsKONIN vcard England
8 May 2012 - 7:54 PM

i had a d90 and traded up to the d7000 about 13months ago its definetly a much better camera,and yes it was a steep learning curve but its made me a better photographer by that steep curve.forget the d90 go straight to the d7000 you wont regret it,stu

KBan
KBan  9457 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2012 - 11:12 PM

D7000, newer technology

digiman57
digiman57  3 United Kingdom
9 May 2012 - 7:02 PM

I have a D7000 for sale, brand spanking new, got it yesterday as a replacement for a damaged camers, but it isn't what i wanted, i'm after a D700, maybe they missed the 0 LOL

800 if you're interested :O) (no lens though)

I use a D300 for my motorsports but am ready to move forward....Smile

Martin

c7fnt
c7fnt  2 United Kingdom
9 May 2012 - 7:16 PM


Quote: I have a D7000 for sale, brand spanking new, got it yesterday as a replacement for a damaged camers, but it isn't what i wanted, i'm after a D700, maybe they missed the 0 LOL

800 if you're interested :O) (no lens though)

I use a D300 for my motorsports but am ready to move forward....Smile

Martin

If only I had the funds at the moment. I am looking at later in the year but am very tempted!!!!

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