Buy D90 now or wait?

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  1. czervos

    czervos TPF Noob!

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    I'm typically not a guy who drops a grand on a camera, but the birth of my first child has gotten me looking at DSLR cameras. At first glance, I REALLY like the D90 mainly for the ability to shoot HD video. However, with this being the first of it's kind, is it wise to jump on the bandwagon or should I hold off a while for a better alternative?
     
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    AdamBomb TPF Noob!

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    I absolutely love mine! The HD videos turn out quite nice. I can't think of anything that could be improved by a newer version, other than maybe 1080 HD, But the 720 still looks beautiful. I would say do it, Today! Then take lots of pictures and post 'em up!

    Check out some videos on www.vimeo.com to see some good D90 HD Movies, Like this.

    http://www.vimeo.com/1951343

    http://www.vimeo.com/2046398
     
  3. epp_b

    epp_b No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Don't buy a DSLR if you're goal in mind is to shoot video. It is a feature in it's infancy and it shows. The controls are pretty limited while shooting video and the rollowing shutter causes a significant "jello" effect to any movement.

    Nikon basically put it in as a feature because it already has live view (another tickbox feature) and it wasn't a particularly huge leap to record the live view to a file.

    If you want to shoot video, use a camcorder. If you want to take lots of photos and lots of video, get a point and shoot. If you want to shoot pictures and occasionally have video just for the heck of it but don't expect much of anything from it, get the D90.
     

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