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Old Sep 20, 2008, 3:13 PM   #1
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D60 or D80 which one and why? Any thoughts from anyone on these two choices?
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Old Sep 20, 2008, 3:21 PM   #2
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Actually my choice would be the nikon D-90 for sure. Read the reviews, and the D-90 seems to clearly top both the D-60 and the D-80.

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Old Sep 20, 2008, 3:26 PM   #3
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Thanks Sarah

I know about the d90, just I am on a tight budget. Oh darn.



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They are both fine cameras, but the D60 has a poor autofocus system, and doesn't have an internal autofocus motor so the selection of autofocus lenses is slim.
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Thx very much TCav. Besides the Autofocus differenences are there any other BIG issues between the two -based on relevant technologies that impact upon the results? Will jpg images and prints suffer from one body/system to theother? Thanks in advance for your opinions.

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Nope.
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With the Nikon D-80 body now selling for less than $(US) 600.00, I would suggest that you purchase the body only, and then add some used lenses to hold down the cost of the entire kit. www.keh.com and www.adorama.com are two good sources for bargain priced, used lenses.

That would seem to be the best strategy.

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Thanks Sarah, I'll check them both out.
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The Nikon D-80 is much more preferred than the D-60, which has received negative somewhat negative reviews.

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The Nikon D-80 is much more preferred than the D-60, which has received negative somewhat negative reviews.

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Sarah,

What negative reviews? Besides the focus system limitation - i.e. only 3 points and no internal focus motor - what other negative feedback has the camera received?
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