What is a good upgrade from the D90?

Started Jun 17, 2012 | Discussions thread
qmiddleton
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Re: What is a good upgrade from the D90?
In reply to jimofcan, Jun 19, 2012

jimofcan wrote:

You did say "a good upgrade". A d300s, d700, d800(e), d3, d4, or a d3200.

All these cameras are a 'good upgrade' EXCEPT the D3200. The D3200 is actually quite a downgrade from the D90; they both have the same LCD screen, but the D90 has a top LCD screen which come quite handy, it has a better prism system (pentaprism rather than a pentamirror which is in the D3200 (the pentaprism is 0.96x rather than a 0.8x which means it's a brighter viewfinder which allows better AF)), it has a better built-in flash (17m at 100 ISO rather than 12m at 100 ISO), and a 4.5fps drive rate which will be a lot faster than 4fps in the D3200. You also get 5 WB settings in the D90 instead of just 1 in the D3200, and you get bracketing and WB bracketing, which is really useful.

The D7000 is yes the newer model of the D90, but the D90 is still an excellent camera. If you're wanting to go for a better upgrade rather than a newer model, I would go for any of the bodies listed in the quote above EXCEPT the D3200, especially if you're wanting to have more manual control and not be restricted to your control. The only things it offers that's better than the D90 is better video, and more MP. But the pixel count does not make the camera better, usually.

http://www.dpreview.com/products/compare/side-by-side?products=nikon_d90&products=nikon_d3200

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