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Old 7th October 2010, 00:00   #5266
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I didn't know that, hope you are not poking the Canon fan boys !
Why would I? I am canon fan boy myself

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Why is it so. I thought 550 was an DSLR camera, just like the D90, unless D90 does something which 550D cannot do?
IMO D90 is a semi-pro camera whereas the 500D and the 550D are not. It offers more dedicated buttons and better ergonomics. Comparing the two would be like comparing cars of 2 different segments. Being a canon fanboy, I am just suggesting that he take a look at the 60D before finalizing the D90.
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Old 7th October 2010, 10:47   #5267
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Guys my bro is looking to jump into dSLR category he has graduating from the trusty old s3IS we got in 07(actually doesnt seem that long!)

Anyway an option is available from someone returning from the US though some posts on here are giving me the indication that prices in India have turned extremely competitive.

I like Samurai's ratio for Body:Lens investment and was wondering if getting a refurbed body from the states and lenses from Blr?

30d/40d/450d are contenders for refurbed now that they are out of production.

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Old 7th October 2010, 12:07   #5268
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D90 body in US is for $857 on amazon, which translates to Rs.38565, same body in India is for Rs.40,000 to 41,000 depending upon the dealer. Plus body bought elsewhere will have no warranty in India.

Yes, refurbished would be a good option if you are ok with it, personally I will invest in a brand new body, because even refurbished ones are not that cheap, I was not able to find any one below $700 for D90 body

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Guys my bro is looking to jump into dSLR category he has graduating from the trusty old s3IS we got in 07(actually doesnt seem that long!)

Anyway an option is available from someone returning from the US though some posts on here are giving me the indication that prices in India have turned extremely competitive.

I like Samurai's ratio for Body:Lens investment and was wondering if getting a refurbed body from the states and lenses from Blr?

30d/40d/450d are contenders for refurbed now that they are out of production.
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Old 7th October 2010, 12:45   #5269
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Why would I? I am canon fan boy myself



IMO D90 is a semi-pro camera whereas the 500D and the 550D are not. It offers more dedicated buttons and better ergonomics. Comparing the two would be like comparing cars of 2 different segments. Being a canon fanboy, I am just suggesting that he take a look at the 60D before finalizing the D90.
If you keep ergonomics aside which is a matter of perception and individual choice feature by feature D90 and 500D/550D are comparable

Actually Nikon and Canon bodies can never be compared they pack in features in such a way that there can never be direct comparison among their product lines.
For example D90 does not have magnisium alloy body and micro focus adjustment like D50 so some one can claim D90 is not semi pro and comparable to 50D in exact same faison as you say D90 and 550D are not comparable due to number of buttons.
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@rajat - in delhi, golu is selling D90 gray for 37k body only. 50k (IIRC) with lens.

Decent deal if u ask me.
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@rajat - in delhi, golu is selling D90 gray for 37k body only. 50k (IIRC) with lens.

Decent deal if u ask me.
A contact number would be much appreciated. Wanna PM me pls?
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Thats the difference of just 5000\- or less (a dealer in Hyderabad has quoted 41000\-)for the body, I would like to pay this amount and get a 2 year warranty then save this now by picking it up from grey market and regret later in case of any repairs within 2 years (my opinion here)

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@rajat - in delhi, golu is selling D90 gray for 37k body only. 50k (IIRC) with lens.

Decent deal if u ask me.
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I am just suggesting that he take a look at the 60D before finalizing the D90.
I think Canon 50D and 60D will have a huge list of additional features compared to D90.

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..golu is selling D90 gray for 37k body only
I got mine from Jayesh Bangalore for 35k, now it must be lower due to the dollar drop. Grey prices always fluctuate due to the dollar swings, but not the MRP fixed by Nikon India.

Someone mentioned earlier that D90 is not in stock at many places, Jayesh sold around 15 pieces in the last 2 weeks. So where is the stock coming from ?
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Old 7th October 2010, 16:55   #5274
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Guys,

I am planning to get a higher capacity memory card for my 1000D. Current 2GB supports only 133+ snaps in RAW+JPEG mode. Need an additional 4GB or 8GB card to backup me during weekend travels.

Any suggestions? I am finding various classes (2/4/6/10 etc), not sure what is required and what is supported.
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Guys,

I am planning to get a higher capacity memory card for my 1000D. Current 2GB supports only 133+ snaps in RAW+JPEG mode. Need an additional 4GB or 8GB card to backup me during weekend travels.

Any suggestions? I am finding various classes (2/4/6/10 etc), not sure what is required and what is supported.

Same here . Someone please suggest. Also, will the camera become slow if we upgrade to a higher capacity card? How much can this camera support?
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Buy a Class 6 atleast. This means, even if you upgrade to a camera with HD video recording, you will not need a new card
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Same here . Someone please suggest. Also, will the camera become slow if we upgrade to a higher capacity card? How much can this camera support?
SD card is not sequential access device and there is no seek time involved as well. so size of card does not slow down anything. Buy the biggest capacity and highest speed SDHC possible, SDHC interface can support up to 64 GB , but 16 GB or 32 GB is more practical choice seeing the cost / benifit analysis.

Search on e-bay for "Silicon Power Class 10 16GB" it is most cost effective class 10 16GB card at 44$ including shipping to India. Silicon Power is a Taiwanese OEM supplier to many named brands who rebrand and sell at much higher costs.

PS : I have 16GB Class 6 which I use on my 500D it is sufficient but in corner cases I see it takes some time to flush so Class 10 is best , for 1000D even Class 6 should be sufficient as pixel count is less and there is no video.

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I have one 4 GB Class 6 and one 8 GB Class 6 as primary cards. And one 8GB class 2 (pretty cheap still good enough) as backup card. all Sandisk

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I am planning to get a higher capacity memory card for my 1000D. Current 2GB supports only 133+ snaps in RAW+JPEG mode. Need an additional 4GB or 8GB card to backup me during weekend travels.

Any suggestions? I am finding various classes (2/4/6/10 etc), not sure what is required and what is supported.
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Same here . Someone please suggest. Also, will the camera become slow if we upgrade to a higher capacity card? How much can this camera support?
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I have a SanDisk Extreme 8 GB class-6 and a Lexar Professional 8 GB class-10. Heard from gurus that its safer to keep 2 cards than relying on a single higher memory card.

Its also good to check your camera manual before buying a memory card. I remember my old D60 manual had a limitation of 8 GB maximum, technically supported by the model, although other higher cards would have worked. Older bodies might have a limitation of 8GB. I prefer to stick to the manual than doubling up the figures and end up in some software issues later, specially when I am on the "grey" side .
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By the way: Any comments on what Jacs mentioned about sensor life getting degraded by using SLRs for video recording?
The shutter needs to be open for the entire duration of video recording. This might introduce more dirt, etc if used in highly dusty environments.

Even though there are self cleaning technologies in most DSLRs today, this might affect overall life.

I doubt there is any other factor that reduces sensor life apart from this.
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