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sony dslr a390 vs nikon d3000,

albinoni 10 6 1 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2011 8:44PM
A friend just rang asking advice as to whether to buy a SonyA390 or NikonD3000.
I'm sure they are both great cameras for the price, but I'm a Nikon fan and a bit bias
For the most indecisive guy I know, hes done incredibly well making a decision to buy a camera and even better narrowing it down to 2 and after 6mths deliberating, hes finally ready to do the deed. Can anyone help with this final hurdle?

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cameracat 14 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
5 Jan 2011 9:04PM
Don't buy either without taking a very close look at the Pentax K-x ......Smile

Its way better than the options you list, Plus its in the same price bracket......Grin

Just take a good look at the DXO ranking index , The Pentax K-x is mixing it with cameras costing several thousands of your hard earned....!!!

Sorry if that was not the answer you where looking for, But I have to tell it like it is.....Wink

Perhaps another 6 months of deliberating on the horizon....." Chuckle " ..Smile
5 Jan 2011 9:12PM

Quote:Don't buy either without taking a very close look at the Pentax K-x ......Smile

Having been looking on behalf of my nephew, I would have to agree.
But it does matter as to which would feel comfy in the hand.
My wife has a Sony A230 and I can't cope with the small hand grip.

Hope that helps
htid 7 12 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2011 9:34PM
A second hand d5000 may also be something worth looking at? Sorry to throw something else into the mix as opposed to answering your question!
albinoni 10 6 1 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2011 8:12PM
Thanks guys - all good suggestions - I'm not sure they will help him though, as they will probably delay things for another 6mths lol. The DXO link is very intereseting and some of those camera prices - the Leaf Aptus75S for 33k usd seems a bargain - maybe EPZ will run a competition to win one Wink
richard978 7 10
9 Jan 2011 8:49PM
I'm in the same position as yourself, but I wasn't very impressed with the Sony. Lots of features but the quality of the images didn't compare with the Pentax Kr. Sony produced a lot of noice and was uncomfortable to hold.

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