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    D7000, or save for D7100?

    uploadfromtaptalk1398399603917.jpg Justin you should just buy me this. That'd be real friendly like. Hehe
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    In you honest opinion should I look into aD7100 for now and then later this Summer save to purchase a nice D7100?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NEF.D90 View Post
    uploadfromtaptalk1398399603917.jpg Justin you should just buy me this. That'd be real friendly like. Hehe
    That'd be right neighborly of me wouldn't it...heheh

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    In you honest opinion should I look into aD7100 for now and then later this Summer save to purchase a nice D7100?
    you mean D7000 now?
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    yeah you could get a d7000 now and a d7100 later. however there are rumors of a d7200 and d9300 that might be announced later this year. with your d90 kicking the bucket, I'd probably grab a good D7000 for cheap, then wait for whatever the d7200/d9300 stuff is, and save up for that, or a d800/etc....

    however if you're just looking at a d7000 to a d7100, I don't think it'd be worth it, they're just too similar. I'd either save up for the d7100 now, or get a d7000 and save for something better than a d7100.
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    D7000, or save for D7100?

    Well my D90 has caught a terminal illness, the dreaded green light syndrome. The repair will cost more than the old body is worth.

    So now the question at hand is what do I buy now? I love the specs on the new D7100, it sounds like an amazing option for a DX format body.
    The problem with purchasing a D7100 is the price they are up around $800-1000 used and $1150 new. Now the body is worth the money but I'm working on cleaning up a little debt mess I have landed my self in so a less expensive option may be better for the time being.

    My thoughts are to buy a used D7000 get use to how it operates and in a few months maybe purchase a D7100. Then I will have this nice D90 body for "shelf art" lol, the D7000 will be a backup camera if ever I need to have one, and the D7100 will be my full time use.
    Also while holding out for the extra money for the D7100 that will leave time for nikon to announce any new projects they want to release.

    So what should I do?
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    Okay, I moved the other posts from the chat thread over here. they were written first so they'll show up before the original post of this thread, but at least it's all in one place rather than everything in the chat thread area
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    Is there any other budget body you might recommend for me to look at to replace the D90. I really like the 7000series but maybe I'm over looking something? Just wondering. Is it worth it for me to look at the D300s or the D600series?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NEF.D90 View Post
    Is there any other budget body you might recommend for me to look at to replace the D90. I really like the 7000series but maybe I'm over looking something? Just wondering. Is it worth it for me to look at the D300s or the D600series?
    well...yeah some of those are great. the D300/300s are both excellent bodies, they're from the same era as the D90 but a step up in terms of the build quality and setup. they're more semi-pro where the d90 is more consumer so they'll have better weather sealing, better build, more external controls, fastser fps, etc...however the image quality will be similar as they're all using similar sensors/processors, so you won't get much of a ISO or resolution benefit from them. they're also still fairly expensive for their age and the fact that they don't REALLY have a successor yet. you'll still be looking at the $500+ range for a used D300, and the $700+ range for a used D300s. personally since it's just a interim body for you, I'd go with something else.

    the d600 is a whole different ball game, that is a newer full frame body, and is significantly more expensive. it'll give you a huge increase in ISO, and image quality, and most everything else over the d90, but its also like $1200+ used.

    if you're just looking for something in the meantime while you save up for a different higher end body, a D7000 would be the way to go. it'll offer mild to moderate benefits over the d90 across the board, it's relatively inexpensive on the used market, etc...however its fairly old and already discontinued, so if you're looking at a more long-term body I'd say save up more and grab something else, a d600/d610 is ideal for most things and is a good gateway to the full frame bodies at a reasonable price, a d7100 is the top of the mark DX body currently, though others are rumored to be released soon so if you want to stay DX, I'd probably say wait before you buy on that one (the d7100 is awesome but has some downfalls like a weak buffer size)...
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    http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...135179&alt=web
    Here is a D600 I'm going to keep an eye on.
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    the D600 is a nice body. it's like the d800's little brother. it is full frame though remember, but its a great body to make the transition with.
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