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Old Mar 13, 2011, 10:20 AM   #11
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So other than the difference in mega pixels and the fact that a battery grip was introduced for the D80, what major advantages does the d80 have over the D50 and what advantages does the D90 have over the D80

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So other than the difference in mega pixels and the fact that a battery grip was introduced for the D80, what major advantages does the d80 have over the D50 and what advantages does the D90 have over the D80

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The D80 is faster, has two command dials, can control off camera flashes, higher megapixels, better lcd screen are a few things right off the top. The D90 has many of the same features, but is a step up in IQ, and high iso performance.
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The D80 is faster, has two command dials, can control off camera flashes, higher megapixels, better lcd screen are a few things right off the top. The D90 has many of the same features, but is a step up in IQ, and high iso performance.
And D90 has video capture capability.

The 1st Nikon DSLR to do so.

But it lacks AF in video.
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And D90 has video capture capability.

The 1st Nikon DSLR to do so.

But it lacks AF in video.
Note: Just because it has AF in video doesn't mean much as it is abysmal in its delivery and performance. I actually turn the sound off and manually focus with this feature. I am not looking for it to replace a more capable video camera. The snippets with its DOF is what I am after with the use of dSLR video but in no way is Nikon making something I would find credible with AF as a feature. It's wonky and noisy.
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[QUOTE=big_potato;1205363]

I dont mean to be offensive to their owners

But D90 seems to be a little bit outdated.


May seem to be ridiculous to you guys

But my upgrade path is D50 / D5000 / D7000

While I am still keeping all of them[/QUOT

Not really ridiculous but not entirely correct. The D5k is also a little outdated now and due for replacement as well, which would put the lineup as D50 (now D3100)--D5100(??)--D7000. But really, the D5000 and D90 are certainly still very good cameras and can be had at very good prices. It may be worth waiting a little, as it is rumored the D5k replacement is due very soon. I have a D5k and D300 and am in no rush to replace as they cover my shooting well.
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...as it is rumored the D5k replacement is due very soon.
Or has it been here already ???

I mean D3100
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Note: Just because it has AF in video doesn't mean much as it is abysmal in its delivery and performance. I actually turn the sound off and manually focus with this feature. I am not looking for it to replace a more capable video camera. The snippets with its DOF is what I am after with the use of dSLR video but in no way is Nikon making something I would find credible with AF as a feature. It's wonky and noisy.
If you were using a small aperture lens
you would know the challenge to perform MF during video capture.

Given the small and low-res LCD of D5000
it's a strain on my eyes to tell whether the object is out of or in focus
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If you were using a small aperture lens
you would know the challenge to perform MF during video capture.

Given the small and low-res LCD of D5000
it's a strain on my eyes to tell whether the object is out of or in focus
My reply was what you had mentioned, which was the D90, not the D5k. The challenge is part of the fun for me in using manual focus is on near/far and far/near objects and subjects. I guess it matters not what reply is made, your answer will be completely about something else.
Two D90 bodies for me goes further than one D7000. The AF on it is useless to me and noisy with it trying to AF. Big fail in my opinion.
Good you enjoy your path to the best Nikon your money can buy.

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Or has it been here already ???

I mean D3100
The D3100 replaced the D3k. The Nikon DX lineup going forward is clearly D3xxx-D5xxx-D7xxx-D400 (?or whatever the D300 replacement is)
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My reply was what you had mentioned, which was the D90, not the D5k. The challenge is part of the fun for me in using manual focus is on near/far and far/near objects and subjects. I guess it matters not what reply is made, your answer will be completely about something else.
Two D90 bodies for me goes further than one D7000. The AF on it is useless to me and noisy with it trying to AF. Big fail in my opinion.
Good you enjoy your path to the best Nikon your money can buy.
Sorry!

Probably I was confused btwn D90 vs D5k
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