I want a new nikon! Which one??

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  1. Nessy024

    Nessy024 TPF Noob!

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    Hey everyone, so i need help i have a nikon d3000 which is suppose to be the worst and lowest of all dslr. But it was my first and now that i learned everything about it im ready for an upgrade. I mostly looking for sharp images...especially when using high iso! I also invested in 50mm 1.4 lens and an sb600.... So my lens helps for sharpness but can anyone recommend a new camera for me? My budget is under $1000. And i dont care at all about video...just extra fast and sharp!


     
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    IgsEMT No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    7000 comes to mind, you can probably get used one from crsigslist.
    Otherwise d90 is the next choice for me.
     
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    When did you buy the D3000? How long have you been using it?
     
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    I'd go with a D7000 or D90. You can get a used D90 for about $600
     
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    D7000 for that much.

    I'm fairly new to DSLR's as well and I'm wondering why no one has recommended the 5100 if the 7000 doesn't fit the budget. Doesn't the 5100 share the same sensor as the 7000?
     
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    Yes it does, but the D5100 has far fewer of the external controls the D7000 has that save a lot of menu diving.

    It's not just about the image sensor, it's also about usability.
     
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    I bought it over a year ago....but def not happy now that i know what to expect...check my site vanessajulie.com
     
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    And what do you expect? You're not going to get a whole lot more for under $1000 than what you already have.
     
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    D90 or d7000. Then again, you can use the sb600 and yield decent results from the d3000. What are you trying to shoot?
     
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    Is your D3000 broken?
     
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    It's always the camera's fault. ;)
     
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    Exactly what I was getting at. She's had it for 1 year and she's "learned everything about it is ready for an upgrade." Needs something that takes sharp photos. I think the issue is not the camera.
     

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