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  1. cherrypics

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    I guess what made me doubt about the Nikon is the sky pictures i have seen taken with the canon are so colorful and I just haven't seen as many pictures taken with the Nikon


     
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    D90 has video feature in it, you will appreciate it, otherwise you need two mechines like me now. I have a lot of video clips of my family taken with the old camcorder on interval a bit each, and I am on the verge to buy another. I need it now while my kid is still little. She really loves to watch the clips - seeing herself growing up slowly clip by clip starting when she was a baby.

    That's what I think best.
     
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    No. They are a scam website, or rather I don't doubt they have D300's, but they will try to upsell you, by adding on things that should come with a new camera: battery, maybe even a body-cap. Stay away from them. If you want packaged deals, check out Cameta Camera on ebay, or other stores on eBay. Generally they will have good deals on "demo" or "refurbished" units. A lot of people will tell you to buy "new", but the only difference between a new unit and a demo/refurbished unit is about 0-2000 or so shutter clicks and a few hundred dollars.

    As for an "all around" lens, the 18-200 is an ok lens, and gets consistently good marks. The main thing is (again) for that price you could split the lens up and get two better lenses that have better performance indoors, if you are interested in kid photography. Although, if you get a dedicated flash (like the SB-400 for 100 bucks, or the much better SB-600 for about 170 bucks), performance in low light (like in your home) will mean absolutely nothing.

    Are you dead set on the D90? It is a good camera, but you can get the D80 for significantly cheaper, you just lose the HD-Video function. For example, if you really just wanted a camera, you can get a D80 VR package (18-55 and 55-200) for about 1000 bucks (from Cameta), and then use the other 500 to invest in a flash and maybe some other accessories.

    That is 100% user operation. Really, image quality should NOT factor into your choice if you are choosing between a Nikon and a Canon. Anything like "brighter" skies, or more pleasing skin tones can ALL be adjusted after the fact, and most are.

    And to reiterate - do NOT buy from SonicCamera. Check out ResellerRatings.com for online shops - generally these REALLY good deals are going to be the scams. B&H and Adorama are good places to buy, but generally you will be able to find better deals on eBay.
     
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    Which
     
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    I feel empowered with the knowledge you bring. :eek:ldman:
     
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    I love my D90. It has been a great camera so far. I think it handles color quite well! This is my first DSLR, and I'm still learning, but here's a few pictures that I have taken with my D90:


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    Excellent grab on that last one.

    Was that fire hydrant really that red? Or did you punch it up?
     
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    Great pics! Love the water!
     
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    I kicked the saturation up a notch on the camera, there was no PP.
     
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    Hmmm. Theres a bit too much yellow in that picture then (you can tell by the grass). Generally I've found the VIVID control to be pretty good at punching up color.
     
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    .... but it was funny....... and correct usage.
     

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