D80 or D90?

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  1. Squashtowner

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    My wife offered to buy me a D90 & 18-135 VR kit in the spring as a late Xmas gift, (And I added 'EARLY B'DAY GIFT' to it for her) from the Antigonish 5c-$1.00 store. I got to handle the camera last fall when it first came out, and loved it. (They have the best pricing on Nikons, too, BTW. Much better than Carsand, Future Shop, B&H etc.)

    But they're really pricey. :(:( I'd hate to have her pay $1400-ish for the camera. Although it is very nice. Plus, she's getting my D50 in return.

    I also handled the D80 w/18-200VR. That's also quite nice. Plus, it's around $300 (give or take) cheaper. But it's been discontinued for the D90.

    Is the D90 really worth the extra $$$ for 2mp, 1/2" bigger screen & sensor cleaning? I'd probably never use the video feature, but the other features are nice, especially for the nerdy-gizmo-type like myself.

    She said she'd pay, just i feel guilty as hell for that much money.

    :happysad::happysad:
     
  2. Cheddar

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    For those features you mentioned, no its ot worth the extra money.

    For the fact that you can take a picture over ISO 200 and not have obscene amounts of noise, absofuckinglutely. The screen is MUCH nicer, and noticibly bigger too. Continuous shooting is much faster as well.
    Its night and day differences.
     
  3. Squashtowner

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    :( My D50 is awful at ISO 400+ for noise. 1600 looks like someone painted on sand.

    This shows ISO 100 vs 3200 on the D80. :happysad:
    http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/dslr-comparison/index.htm

    But I really liked the 3" screen, and how the whole camera felt.
     
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  4. Cheddar

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    I had the D80. Now have the D90. Trust me. Night and day difference.
     
  5. Squashtowner

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    :eek3: I did not know you had the D90!
     
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  7. Squashtowner

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    Not sure. Can't remember what it was taken with. Either the 18-135, or the 50mm 1.8.
    I think it was the 18-135 D80 Kit lens.
     
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    I find my D80 inadequate after ISO 400. I can get away with up to ISO 800 if the exposure is perfect, but I VERY rarely use above ISO 400. If the D90 is better for noise at higher exposure, I'd say it's worth the extra money.
     
  10. Ryan

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    if you're married, half that money is yours anyways :kekeke:
     
  11. Squashtowner

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    :o She's got me beat 2:1 in the earnings category :o
     
  12. RoryTate

    Buffer the streaming media unto me.

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    :kekeke::kekeke::kekeke:
     
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    As a current D80 owner, I have to say, I can't wait to get my hands on a D90!
     
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    As a previous D80 owner I would highly suggest the D90! Much better for the noise and the focusing has been improved as well.
     
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    :lol: :D
     

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