Discussion in 'Nikon Accessories' started by TammyCampbell, Dec 28, 2015.
You can buy another D5100 for really cheap too....just saying.
True but the d7000 is basically the same camera as a D5100 with a better stronger weather proof housing. For about 50 dollars more. http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-D7000-DSLR-Body-Only/dp/B0042X9LC4
Oye face planting sucks.. I look and feel pathetic..lol. i know, want some cheese and crackers with that wine???
I own a D7000. I had a chance to shoot with a D5500 just yesterday evening. I prefer the D7000 hands down. It has a focusing motor so I can get AF with my D lenses. It has double control wheels for faster operation. There are all kinds of other features but those two are the most important to me. The images I took yesterday aren't any better to my eye than my D7000 despite the newer sensor on the 5500. If you aren't afraid of gray market there are still some of the brand new 7000's on Ebay for less than $500. That is a great deal.
Of the two, I'd probably look at getting the D7000 - I'd also price a used or refurbished D7100. Since the D7200's came out they've dropped in price quite a bit.
The addition of the 2nd command wheel is worth it's weight in gold as far as I'm concerned. I went from a D5200 to a D7100 and after just one day of shooting the D7100 I realized I'd never go back.
But the other big advantage is the built in focus motor, especially since your a hobbyist without a huge budget. You can get some really amazing lenses that don't have a focus motor built into the lens dirt cheap because they only work with bodies like that have the focus motor built into the camera.
I picked up a 17-50 Tamron 2.8 for just a little over $100 off of ebay. Fantastic lens, sharp, great color rendition, etc. A huge improvement over the kit lens, and for a lens I paid next to nothing for it.
If you find you really miss the flip screen you can also get an external LCD screen that will mount in the hot shoe, honestly I found pretty quickly that I didn't miss the flip screen nearly as much as I thought I would.
Don't get me wrong, the D5200 is a great camera, I shot one for quite a while and I'm sure you'd be happy with it if you decided to go that route. But given the choice between the two I'd go with a D7000, or a D7100 if I could afford it.
kinda an old thread ...
Old like the D7000!
Yup.. but still a very usable camera all things considered.
I had one for a long time.
Sold it after I kept it as a backup to my d600 for about a year. I never used it, so I sold it.
Great camera, 16mp. Great fitting in the hands with the additional grip.
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