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Old Jul 31, 2009, 9:04 AM   #11
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Thank you for all the help and advice. I think I am going to upgrade to the D5000 or D90 with a single lens, learn how to use it then add an additional one.

Any thoughts on the D3000?
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Old Jul 31, 2009, 9:13 AM   #12
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The D3000 is brand new. So, we'll have to wait and see how it compares. But, it's using a 10MP CCD with a max ISO speed of 3200 using boost. My guess is that it's the same (or very similar) Sony CCD Sensor used by the D60. So, I think it's unlikely you'd see much improvement in higher ISO speed performance compared to the D60 (although the new D3000 does get a better AF system). Like the D40, D40x, D60 and D5000, the new D3000 would not allow Autofocus with lenses that don't have a built in AF motor, too (so, you couldn't use something like a Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 AF lens on it without going to manual focus). The D90 is the way to go if you want better high ISO speed performance, as well as compatibility with more lenses.
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