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Old 15th July 2010, 13:03   #4486
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Please can somebody give me a review of the below link. Its just for an enrty level.

Leica V-LUX 1 Digital Camera - Preview - The Imaging Resource!

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Old 15th July 2010, 13:41   #4487
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Hey thanks for the info

Being in the creative line i would want to take it further a bit, though dont have plans to become a photographer but want to use it where ever my work requires

Have shortlisted NikonD90 & Nikon5000 not yet finalised yet...

Jayesh was known for grey stuffs but will try with him....

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Old 16th July 2010, 12:09   #4488
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Hey thanks for the info

Being in the creative line i would want to take it further a bit, though dont have plans to become a photographer but want to use it where ever my work requires

Have shortlisted NikonD90 & Nikon5000 not yet finalised yet...

Jayesh was known for grey stuffs but will try with him....
You guys are not hearing the rumour? D90 and D3000 replacements/new cameras are coming soon.
Either you can wait for them or you can get D90 for a lesser rate than now.

-Siva
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You guys are not hearing the rumour? D90 and D3000 replacements/new cameras are coming soon.
Either you can wait for them or you can get D90 for a lesser rate than now.

-Siva
True as D90 prices may crash soon...D90 is now a clearance item in US as the new one is going to be released soon

See this:

Nikon D90 listed as “clearance Item, limited availability” | Nikon Rumors
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Old 16th July 2010, 12:19   #4490
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Have shortlisted NikonD90 & Nikon5000 not yet finalised yet...
May be this will help you. I read somewhere on the internet the following review and comparison of D90 and D5000

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There's two things that really set the D90 above the D5000: controls and lens compatibility.

Without getting into every little difference in controls I'll just highlight two. The first is the D90's front scroll wheel. The D5000 and D3000 both have one on the back for your thumb, but the second wheel on the D90 gives you quick access to changing other settings. In manual mode for example, one wheel controls the aperture and one controls the shutter. On the D5000 and D3000 you'd have to fiddle with menus to set one of them. In Program mode, which I shoot 95% of the time, the back wheel can tweak the shutter/aperture ratio, but I configured the front wheel to set exposure compensation which normally requires a simultaneous button press.

The next control difference is the inclusion of a customizable shortcut button on the front of the camera next to the lens mount. This can be hit with your index or middle finger to bring up a menu of shortcuts to the menu items you use most. I have a couple things like ISO and White Balance menus on there that I access frequently enough to not want to dig through the entire menu system. Both of these additional controls are big for me and I don't think I'd want to move to a camera without them.
The other thing to consider when comparing the D90 and it's D5000/D3000 counterparts is lens compatibility. The D90 includes a built in AF motor which means it is compatible with older AF lenses; the other two do not. On the D5000 and D3000, the only lenses that will autofocus are the ones with AF-S built in which isn't a big deal if you plan to stick with the 18-55mm or other newer lenses. If you wanted to shoot something like the older but excellent 50mm f/1.8 then the D90 is your best option.

If my discussion of the D90 went over your head then that's a good indication the D5000 is more than enough camera for you. The D90 provides good bang for your buck if you are going to get serious about photography. The kit includes an 18-105mm VR lens which will give you more reach than the 18-55mm. You also have the option of getting the D90 body by itself and then adding on whichever lens fits your needs the best.
I have added below the comparison from Nikon website
DSLR_Compare.pdf

I bought my D90 based on these inputs as well as by talking to few D90 owners.

For you apart from these, budget would also be a criterion i think

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Old 16th July 2010, 12:24   #4491
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True as D90 prices may crash soon...D90 is now a clearance item in US as the new one is going to be released soon

See this:

Nikon D90 listed as “clearance Item, limited availability” | Nikon Rumors
Thank You siva for the info. Actually I was about to buy a D90 in this week itself. Now I have changed my plan. hope the wait will become worth soon.Will they provide the HD video function in lower end models also ?
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Old 16th July 2010, 12:28   #4492
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I have heard about 60D as well, people speculating the specs and features as well. Earlier they said it may get announced by July 13, but now it seems its going to be August sometime.
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Guys thanks to all of you for letting me decide on my DSLR. Yesterday, I bought "little used" Nikon D90+AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm+case+16GB card. The carry case and 16GB card are new.

Each and every item of original package were available in almost brand new condition. The original packing, boxes, booklets, software CD etc etc.. were in "not used" condition. The dealer has given his 6mths warranty. I know it may not be a great thing but for the sake of warranty it is. BTW the same type of warranty was available for the brand new too.

I had a tripod before hand. As of now, I am reading the booklet and getting used to the camera.

The price info sharing would not be useful because here the prices are different and much higher. Enough to say that I saved 10K as difference between the new one and this one.

I am posting few pics clicked by my old Sony Cybershot.

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Old 18th July 2010, 21:35   #4494
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I have been contemplating a DSLR for myself and shortlisted 4 : Nikon D90 , Canon EOS 550D , Canon EOS 500D and Nikon D5000. Of these I like the D90 most, video is not important to me and it shortens shutter life considerably. I am not ruling out the EOS 1000D and D3000 but I find them a bit too basic. I'd like a quiet, fast action & low-light friendly camera. A good zoom and long focal lengths are what I like , I prefer shooting distant objects than up close shots. I find my 5 month old Fujifilm S2000 handy when it comes to zoom, but image quality isn't stellar in low light. I haven't had a DSLR before, it will take some trial and error to learn settings and apply right settings. All this initial testing will undoubtedly result in a lot of shutter cycles, which has a limited life and I read it's pretty expensive to replace a shutter around 30-50% of the cost of the body itself. Am I better off starting with an entry level 1000D or D3000 rather than spend on a high-end consumer model ? So far I mostly ride and barely ever drive. It might change in a year or two, but as of now a DSLR seems too bulky to lug around on bike trips which again so far have been very few - I'd like to do more but can't say if it will happen. A small model like Olympus might be better (Sony's seem too costly for the features) , but has with only 2-3 lenses in the market. Coming to D90, it's a bit expensive but I feel it matches my shooting type best and I'm afraid it's replacement which is due soon, will be quite a bit more expensive and with higher MP count might not do low-light as well. Other concerns : 1. Nikon doesn't supply RAW processing s/w with the camera whereas Canon does. Are there free RAW image processing tools I can use for the Nikon ? 2. Who makes better lenses at about the same price - Nikon or Canon ? 3. Why aren't Olympus , Pentax and other 4/3rds popular here ? There are barely 1-2 Olympus & Sony models available here, never see Pentax , Fuji . Small sensor aside, are their lenses inferior too ? Lastly, I haven't firmed up any decision about when will buy yet but am I better off waiting a year or two , or maybe even a better bridge camera suits my need better ? I came to the DSLR point after seeing high end bridges with small sensors costing 25k upwards, and my estimates just kept escalating.
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Other concerns : 1. Nikon doesn't supply RAW processing s/w with the camera whereas Canon does. Are there free RAW image processing tools I can use for the Nikon ?
ViewNX. CD accompanying my D90 had this tool.
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>> video is not important to me and it shortens shutter life considerably <<
Really? I thought, for video, the shutter would open once you start recording and close when you stop it.
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>> video is not important to me and it shortens shutter life considerably <<
Really? I thought, for video, the shutter would open once you start recording and close when you stop it.
Yes, it won't shorten the shutter life considerably. One shoot will only increase the shutter count by one, just like a still photo click.
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One observation, the speed light mount point cap is missing, just above the flash. Unless its there in box separately.

Edit : or may be not, my D5000 had it, but I don't see it even on cam on Nikon site
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Guys thanks to all of you for letting me decide on my DSLR. Yesterday, I bought "little used" Nikon D90+AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm+case+16GB card. The carry case and 16GB card are new.

Each and every item of original package were available in almost brand new condition. The original packing, boxes, booklets, software CD etc etc.. were in "not used" condition. The dealer has given his 6mths warranty. I know it may not be a great thing but for the sake of warranty it is. BTW the same type of warranty was available for the brand new too.

I had a tripod before hand. As of now, I am reading the booklet and getting used to the camera.

The price info sharing would not be useful because here the prices are different and much higher. Enough to say that I saved 10K as difference between the new one and this one.

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ll. Other concerns : 1. Nikon doesn't supply RAW processing s/w with the camera whereas Canon does. Are there free RAW image processing tools I can use for the Nikon ?
That should not be a point of consideration you can use UFRaw which decodes and converts every possible RAW Format. Can be used as a plug-in to GIMP as well.

UFRaw - Download & Install
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One observation, the speed light mount point cap is missing, just above the flash. Unless its there in box separately.

Edit : or may be not, my D5000 had it, but I don't see it even on cam on Nikon site
No its not there in the box. Good observation I must say. I am not sure if its there with the new camera. Is it important to put cap when the external flash is not mounted? Would it be available as an accessory or any other method to keep it covered?
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