I'm New, and I have a question

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  1. Hellrot

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    Hey guys. First I'll introduce myself.

    I have been shooting for about a year now with most of my "training" coming from my step-dad who is a photographer here in Utah (Scott Breen). I mainly shoot cars but would like to branch into portraiture as well. On to my question:

    Right now, I shoot with a Nikon D70 and I think it's time to upgrade. I'm choosing between a D200 and D90.

    Which camera would you buy?
    Through Nikon I can get the D90 body only for $730, and I can get the D200 used for about $500. I was mainly looking at the D90 first but the D200 DOES have a faster shutter speed. Anyway, what would give me the best image? Is the D90 processor better?

    Thanks all!

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    I'd go with the d200 unless you really want video. Also leaves you more money for lenses.

    Edit: Also, may I ask where your getting a d90 for 730?
     
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    I work at best buy; It's an accommodation.

    Just wondering: Price isn't swaying your opinion is it? To save me money for lenses? I Have some VERY good lenses that my dad lets me use so lenses aren't an issue. I just want the best body of the two.
     
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    No. That was just a bonus. I'd still go for the d200. To me it feels better, its built stronger, better weather sealing, easier access to basic controls (for me), 5 fps. Overall I just prefer it. The only thing (IMO) the d90 has going for it is the newer sensor. For some, that might be enough, for me, its not.
     
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    Cool. I'll go test it out tomorrow and possibly buy it. Thank you!
     
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    No problem, if you do buy it make sure to post some photo's :D.
     
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    What will the newer sensor do? Nicer shot?
     
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    The CMOS sensor in the D90 is the same sensor that is in the D300. The D200 sensor is a CCD.

    The D90 will have better Image Quality and better high ISO performance than the D200.

    The D200 has 1 more stop of shutter speed and 2 more fps if that is something you think you need. It can also auto bracket up to 9 images to the D90's 3 which is nice if you want to make HDR's.

    The D200 was first released in November of 2005. Best Buy has been selling new D200's online for $600.00 recently.
     
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    This seems more important to me. I dont care if the D200 has better weather sealing or quicker access to controls, I've never had a problem with either of these scenarios. I'd want good images and ISO performance....
     
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    Hmm. Maybe I will infact go with the D90.

    I'm more worried about shot quality.

    I shoot cars a lot and like to shoot sports, but it's car sports. shutter speed 1/4000 should be fine. The continuous drive on my D70 right now is fine, and The CMOS sounds smexy.
     
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    Yeah, I agree that the image quality of the d90 is better, but I just cant get used to using it after i've used my d200. For you it probably wont be a problem. Though my next camera is gonna be a d700 so in reality my answer is neither lol.
     
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    Maybe I should just sell my car and get a D3X?
     

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