Nikon d5100 or d90 as my 1st SLR?

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Nikon d5100 or d90 as my 1st SLR?
May 13, 2011

I'm about to buy my first DSLR and I dont want to be frustrated by the limitations of the camera anytime soon.I intend to use it for a long time to come and that's why I'm considering buying the new Nikon D5100 or the trusted Nikon D90.

From what I have learnt so far,the only real limitation of the D5100 is the absence of an auto-focus motor,the dual control wheel and external button controls for ISO and others.

Since I currently own NO lenses,I can buy new lenses such that they eliminate the problem of the lack of an inbuilt motor.But the real dilemma is that should I get the D5100 and buy a better lens(maybe the 18-105mm AF ) or do I buy the bit more expensive D90 and stay happy with the restricted 18-55mm lens.I'll have to make a choice since my budget is tight.

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