Question - Nikon D90

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  1. RTamer

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    At the moment I have been using a Lumix FZ50 for the past couple of years, and now (with the go-ahead from my wife) I want to get something better. The problem is, here in Germany they are showing the D90 with 12.3, 13.3, 14.3, and 15.3 megapixels! Here is a Link to them. I know it's in German, but the megapixel numbers can be read by everyone... :D

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    It was my understanding that the D90 had only 12.3 megapixels, or did I miss something in the production of the D90 bodies? Is this the camera I should buy if I want to produce the best photos for this price range?

    Thank you all for your help.

    Robert
     
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    D90 is 12.3 megapixels.

    Buy it, use it, love it.
     
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    Its really odd that they would do that...
     
  4. RTamer

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    I'm not quite sure why it is so, but i'm gonna call the company tomorrow and ask.
     
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    It's not a Nikon site and the people maintaining the OTTO web site aren't photographers.

    The D90 is 12.3 MP regardless what some retail outlet web site says.
     
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    @KmH

    Thank you for your comment. I'm trying to find out what I should buy next. Would you also recommend this camera over the others in the price range? I was reading a discussion about the D300, but it's definitely more expensive and out of my price range. I can get the D90 with a 18-200 and a 70-300 lens for about €1400, with flash around €1700. That's about my limit.

    I'm not too familiar with the Canon cameras in the same price range.

    Robert
     
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    get d90 with 18-200+ flash and you'll be set for a while :D
     
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    Agreed. Unless you specifically need the extra 100mm of the 70-300 for something, I'd say just stick with the 18-200. It's a good lens, and great for all-around general use.
     
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    I own 4, D90's that get used in a sports photography side business I have.

    I'm not a fan of the Nikon's 18-200mm lens for technical reasons (severe barrel distortion on the short end).

    The 70-300 lens that has VR is quite good for the price. I would get Nikons 18-105 mm instead of the 18-200 to accompany the 70-300.

    Canon's equivelent camera is called the 500D in Europe. it is less expensive than a D90, has more mega pixels, but can't match the D90's ISO performance nor overall image quality, IMO.
     

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