upgrade d90 to d3500 or d5600? any choice

Started 2 months ago | Questions thread
Gizmo89 Regular Member • Posts: 237
Definitely the D5600

I was at the upgrade point before and tried out the D3400, D5600, and D7200.  I borrowed my friend's D7200 for a month and found it to be too heavy and bulky, and I didn't like the tilting screen (too limited) and didn't need dual card slots either.

I tried the D5600 and found it small and light like the D3400.  But what sold me was the fully articulating touch screen, which is like the Canon cameras.  Just like using a smartphone.  And the fully articulating touch screen allows you to view the scene while being in front of the camera, and it allows you to and view the screen while holding the camera over the heads of the crowd if need be.  The last two trips I've taken made me appreciate the fully articulating touch screen which the D3000 and D7000 series do not have.

People here in the forum talk about how much better the D7200 images are, but really, in the real world you will not be able to tell the difference between images taken by either the D3500, D5600 or D7200/D7500.  I still have and occasionally use my D3100, which still takes great pictures, so I feel the differences between modern cameras is negligible.  It all depends on what features you want, and I want the fully articulating touch screen.

Your mileage will vary, so choose your camera based on the features that YOU feel will be most useful to you.

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Nikon D3100 Nikon D5600 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G VR Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm F1.8G +5 more
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