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D3100 or D90?

Started by DTNS, December 07, 2011, 06:27:47 PM

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DTNS

hi guys,

help me choose my next DSLR. I realized that the D7000 is still way out of my budget. so I'm choosing between the D3100 and the D90 to replace my D40X. below are the pros and cons of each:

D3100
- very good IQ
- very good high ISO performance
- affordable (+/- 25k, with kit lens)
- DX only lenses
- "just" 3fps

D90

- good IQ
- good ISO performance
- semi-affordable (30+k body only)
- can use FX lenses
- 4.5fps


which of the two would you recommend and why?

Coffee

I'd go with the D90. It has a built-in wireless commander  for triggering and adjusting Nikon SB600, 800, 900 flash guns.

Sorry to confuse you with more choices. Why not go for the D7000's competitor? I see Canon 60D bodies at 38k (D7000 is at 48k to 53k) It's almost neck to neck with high clean ISO performance of the d7000.

Born to evolve and accelerate. The thrill of going through hell and getting through it.

Brent

Unless your current camera is broken, skip the upgrade and save up a bit more for the D7000 nalang Tomas. You'd get better value with a much better camera.

DTNS

Quote from: Brent on December 08, 2011, 03:06:40 AM
Unless your current camera is broken, skip the upgrade and save up a bit more for the D7000 nalang Tomas. You'd get better value with a much better camera.

I guess that's still the best option. D7000 prices have gone up to 52k at the moment. (christmas demand?)  I hope it goes way down next year.

Brent

Christmas demand and Thailand flood aftermath. They'll go down around Feb or March I think.

Conan®

Quote from: DTNS on December 08, 2011, 04:26:31 AM
I guess that's still the best option. D7000 prices have gone up to 52k at the moment. (christmas demand?)  I hope it goes way down next year.

If you can find any in stock. A friend sold his D60 in order to move up to the D7000 and after he sold his camera, he can't locate a D7000 unit.

Dj

Quote from: Conan® on December 08, 2011, 02:05:12 PM
If you can find any in stock. A friend sold his D60 in order to move up to the D7000 and after he sold his camera, he can't locate a D7000 unit.

Whoa! That's crazy... So that's why D7000's prices are up...

@DTNS recommendation will highly depend on where you'll use the camera. But between the 2, I'd go for the D90. But yeah, better wait for D7000's prices to go down, way better value for money.
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R-A-Y

what the?!??! 52k na ang isang D7000? Oh well... there goes any upgrades for now :(

FDCRV

Makasali na din at may mga pros din dto sa camera.  :read2:
Mga sirs my friend is selling his D90 dslr to me for 65k. Here is the list of package:

1. D90 + AF-S Nikkor 17-55mm 1:2.8 G
2. Battery Grip
3. Lowepro Camera Bag (all weather)
4. Crumpler Sling

Im not sure of the camera actuation and camera waranty if CDSC.
TIA

DTNS

Quote from: FDCRV on January 20, 2012, 03:12:14 PM
Makasali na din at may mga pros din dto sa camera.  :read2:
Mga sirs my friend is selling his D90 dslr to me for 65k. Here is the list of package:

1. D90 + AF-S Nikkor 17-55mm 1:2.8 G
2. Battery Grip
3. Lowepro Camera Bag (all weather)
4. Crumpler Sling

Im not sure of the camera actuation and camera waranty if CDSC.
TIA

disregarding # of actuations and camera condition, that package is a steal! a brand new Nikkor 17-55mm 2.8G costs more than 65k!

Coffee

January 21, 2012, 03:29:15 AM #10 Last Edit: January 21, 2012, 03:40:47 AM by Coffee
Quote from: FDCRV on January 20, 2012, 03:12:14 PM
Makasali na din at may mga pros din dto sa camera.  :read2:
Mga sirs my friend is selling his D90 dslr to me for 65k. Here is the list of package:

1. D90 + AF-S Nikkor 17-55mm 1:2.8 G
2. Battery Grip
3. Lowepro Camera Bag (all weather)
4. Crumpler Sling

Im not sure of the camera actuation and camera waranty if CDSC.
TIA

Not baaaad. 65k seems a fair price. A d90 body is around 18k to 20k if sold to a friend these days and that 17-55 is around 40k to 45k usually.  It's like the batt grip, bag and sling came in as a bonus.

The 17-55 2.8 is a sweet sharp, pro built lens. I think the actual value of the package is around 75k assuming the bag, grip, and sling are in pristine condition. More so if the batt grip is an original Nikon mb-d80.

See if you can haggle for 55k or 60k (ask nicely) Even if he doesn't budge, 65k seems good enough because of that optically wonderful and flexible 17-55 lens. 
Born to evolve and accelerate. The thrill of going through hell and getting through it.

FDCRV

30,000 na mga sirs ang actuation ng d90. What I researched is that d90 can do 100,000 actuations. Yung battery grip nya boss china lang. The best na nga kung pumayag sya ng 60-55k. Mga sirs kung grey unit ba magkaroon kaya ko ng problem in the future? Someone told me na pag grey unit ang laki daw ng labor charge pag pinagawa dto sa atin.
Mga sirs salamat sa tulong..

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