Difference between D90 and D5000?

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  1. Chriss

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    Is there really any major difference between the two? On all the comparing camera sites ive been on, they seem almost exactly alike. Is there anything I havent seen? Thanks!
     
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    D90 has a built in auto focus motor which is amazing if you have older lenses that will AF but only if you have a AF motor in your camera.

    also the D5000 has more numbas son, numbas

    The D90 is better.
     
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    D90 has a command and sub command dial. I commander mode for flashes. A top view screen that allows you to see all your settings. More easy access buttons. Built in AF motor. Better low light performance, and a ton more advantages. The only REALY dis-ad I see it the D5000 has a rotating screen. But overall the D90 is a much better camera.
     
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    So the D90 would be the better of the two?
     
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    Of course.
     
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    And would you say its worth saving up the extra 300 bucks to go from the D5000 to the D90?
     
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    That's something you'll have to decide since you're the one looking for a camera.
     
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    IF you are looking for a camera that will last you longer I would have to say yes..
     
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    Yes. I ALMOST jumped on the D5000, but knew I would have just kicked myself for not moving up to the D90, which was just a few hundred more.

    When I had made that decision, the next thing that popped in my head was, well why not just spend a few hundred more and pick up the D300?!?! Then I went and looked at the 3 models and compared sensor performance and decided that the D90 offered the features I wanted, but none of the ones I didn't feel I needed. It also had the best image quality, which was what I was really looking for, a camera that could produce the best image.
     
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    Alright thank you very much guys.
     
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    Why will the D90 last longer?
     
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    Not actually longevity as a camera but it will last longer in terms of wanting to buy a new camera. While you may want to upgrade in say 1 year with the d5000 the d90 would keep you over longer.
     

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