Amatuer Photographer not sure what her new camera should be..?

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  1. Bliss.

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    Hey:)
    I currently have a not-so-great kodak Z650.
    I'm hoping to get a new camera soon.
    i'm currently thinking i want the Nikon d80.
    I shoot many different types of picture, from people to landscapes, still-life and action.
    I can't decide if i love color or black&white better.
    I need something with excellent focus (close-uo and far away)and exquisite quality.
    I also want something that can take clear and great pictures in any light (i konw i probably need different lenses for this but like i said, i'm new haha).
    I am, however, sure that i want a DSLR camera, though i doubt that helps any, haha.
    i just wanted some backup opinions before i make my final decision on a good camera.
    thanks for your help.:)

    -Livie.​
     
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    What's your budget?
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    What have you looked at so far?
     
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    Mainly nikons and cannons.
    i've heard that i should stick with companies that only make cameras.
    The nikon D90 is very nice as well.
    As for cannons, i dont know any specific model names.
    and my budget is upto about 500$, but there are sites where you can get higher class cameras somewhat used.​
     
  5. manaheim

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    Nikon D80 is a fine camera.
    D90 is a decent body as well, just a bit newer.
    I wouldn't go any "lower" than the D80/D90 in the Nikon lineup if you can avoid it.​
     
  6. Bliss.

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    Alright:)
    So is there a major different between the D80 and D90?​
     
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    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The most noteworthy difference is the live video, but a quick google
    search will get you a very nice side-by-side comparison.​
     
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    Alright,
    thank you so much!​
     
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    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Absolutely
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    $500 isn't going to get you a D80 or D90, not even used. I would go with a D60 used for your budget. Check out this deal.
    D60 refurbished - Adorama.com
    That's a D60 refurbished body but you're going to need a lens so you could just get the kit lens.
    18 *55mm* nikon VR - Adorama.com
    Kit Lens w/ VR refurbished'

    That puts you at $460 then you need to worry about a bag, memory card, strap, etc...
     

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