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    Default DX camera recommendation

    Sorry to hijack the thread.

    A couple of questions as follows:

    1. Any recommendation for Nikon DSLR camera model with the following features:
      - Live View (Not a must but good to have)
      - In-body autofocus
      - Not full frame
    2. Is there any model other than D7100 that I can compare with?


    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by renol View Post
    Sorry to hijack the thread.

    A couple of questions as follows:

    1. Any recommendation for Nikon DSLR camera model with the following features:
      - Live View (Not a must but good to have)
      - In-body autofocus
      - Not full frame
    2. Is there any model other than D7100 that I can compare with?


    Thanks.
    Hi i think it is very rude to hijack a thread even you admit it is hijacking why are you not starting your own topic because what you are asking is zero to do with this thread

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    Sorry to hijack the thread.

    Any other non full frame Nikon models apart from D7100 and D7000?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Camera to recommend

    Quote Originally Posted by renol View Post
    Sorry to hijack the thread.

    A couple of questions as follows:

    1. Any recommendation for Nikon DSLR camera model with the following features:
      - Live View (Not a must but good to have)
      - In-body autofocus
      - Not full frame
    2. Is there any model other than D7100 that I can compare with?


    Thanks.
    Quote Originally Posted by renol View Post
    Sorry to hijack the thread.

    Any other non full frame Nikon models apart from D7100 and D7000?

    Thanks.
    it is impolite to piggyback other member's thread since your question is NOT the same as original thread starter
    Please start your own thread for asking question next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElCarnicero View Post
    Hi i think it is very rude to hijack a thread even you admit it is hijacking why are you not starting your own topic because what you are asking is zero to do with this thread
    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    it is impolite to piggyback other member's thread since your question is NOT the same as original thread starter
    Please start your own thread for asking question next time.

    posts moved.
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    Default Re: Camera to recommend

    Quote Originally Posted by renol View Post
    Sorry to hijack the thread.

    Any other non full frame Nikon models apart from D7100 and D7000?

    Thanks.

    Nikon D3300 and D5300 and D7100 are current-gen DX cameras.
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    D5300 have the best sensor among the dx series
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    Default Re: DX camera recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by renol View Post
    Sorry to hijack the thread.

    A couple of questions as follows:

    1. Any recommendation for Nikon DSLR camera model with the following features:
      - Live View (Not a must but good to have)
      - In-body autofocus
      - Not full frame
    2. Is there any model other than D7100 that I can compare with?


    Thanks.
    Answering for #1; if you also consider the discontinued model: D90, D300s, D300. All DX with live-view and in-body AF motor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    Nikon D3300 and D5300 and D7100 are current-gen DX cameras.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bart Tan View Post
    D5300 have the best sensor among the dx series
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    Quote Originally Posted by martosc View Post
    Answering for #1; if you also consider the discontinued model: D90, D300s, D300. All DX with live-view and in-body AF motor.
    Do you mean that current Nikon DX models do not have in-body AF motor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by renol View Post
    Thanks.



    Do you mean that current Nikon DX models do not have in-body AF motor?
    Not all Nikon DX models have in body AF, some have - namely the semi-pro models (D7000, D7100, D7200, etc). However it is also perfectly alright if you get the D5300 and other bodies without in-body AF, your lens will still work... in fact a vast majority of Nikkor lens now came with their own focusing motor and so you do not need the in-body AF, even if that lens didn't have, you can still resort to the good old manual focusing.

    By the way... just curious, if in-body Autofocus is so important... why don't you just get the semi-pro body? and why was that important, do you already have a set of lenses that required in-body AF motor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhino123 View Post
    Not all Nikon DX models have in body AF, some have - namely the semi-pro models (D7000, D7100, D7200, etc). However it is also perfectly alright if you get the D5300 and other bodies without in-body AF, your lens will still work... in fact a vast majority of Nikkor lens now came with their own focusing motor and so you do not need the in-body AF, even if that lens didn't have, you can still resort to the good old manual focusing.

    By the way... just curious, if in-body Autofocus is so important... why don't you just get the semi-pro body? and why was that important, do you already have a set of lenses that required in-body AF motor?
    It's kind of like insurance...I remember when I was deciding on which Nikon to buy years ago, I always thought about the in-body AF motor. It was not like I already had some AF-D lenses lying around, but somehow I just kept feeling "what if I needed it", because after all, cheap AF-D lenses like the 50/1.8D still exist, and the AF-S version is quite a fair bit more expensive, though it is still affordable.

    I'd say that now, the in-body focus motor is not that important any more. Even third party manufacturers' lenses all come with some in-lens focusing motor (we used to have to buy the "BIM" version of lenses, but not anymore)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhino123 View Post
    Not all Nikon DX models have in body AF, some have - namely the semi-pro models (D7000, D7100, D7200, etc)
    I thought the D7200 doesn't have an in body AF motor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhino123 View Post
    Not all Nikon DX models have in body AF, some have - namely the semi-pro models (D7000, D7100, D7200, etc). However it is also perfectly alright if you get the D5300 and other bodies without in-body AF, your lens will still work... in fact a vast majority of Nikkor lens now came with their own focusing motor and so you do not need the in-body AF, even if that lens didn't have, you can still resort to the good old manual focusing.

    By the way... just curious, if in-body Autofocus is so important... why don't you just get the semi-pro body? and why was that important, do you already have a set of lenses that required in-body AF motor?
    Wow, where did you get the D7200 to play with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhino123 View Post
    Not all Nikon DX models have in body AF, some have - namely the semi-pro models (D7000, D7100, D7200, etc). However it is also perfectly alright if you get the D5300 and other bodies without in-body AF, your lens will still work... in fact a vast majority of Nikkor lens now came with their own focusing motor and so you do not need the in-body AF, even if that lens didn't have, you can still resort to the good old manual focusing.

    By the way... just curious, if in-body Autofocus is so important... why don't you just get the semi-pro body? and why was that important, do you already have a set of lenses that required in-body AF motor?
    Quote Originally Posted by brapodam View Post
    It's kind of like insurance...I remember when I was deciding on which Nikon to buy years ago, I always thought about the in-body AF motor. It was not like I already had some AF-D lenses lying around, but somehow I just kept feeling "what if I needed it", because after all, cheap AF-D lenses like the 50/1.8D still exist, and the AF-S version is quite a fair bit more expensive, though it is still affordable.

    I'd say that now, the in-body focus motor is not that important any more. Even third party manufacturers' lenses all come with some in-lens focusing motor (we used to have to buy the "BIM" version of lenses, but not anymore)
    As mentioned by brapodam, it is more of an insurance thingy.

    What is the average lifespan for a DSLR camera?

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    Quote Originally Posted by renol View Post
    As mentioned by brapodam, it is more of an insurance thingy.

    What is the average lifespan for a DSLR camera?
    My Canon 1000D is still alive and kicking, and it is close to 4 years old. I saw someone with a Canon 20D which was launched in 2004, so if the camera is well taken care of... it can last you a decade or more. Just keep your camera in dry cabinet, don't go around throwing it everywhere, bumps here and there is okay, try not to submerge it in water even if your camera said that it is weather proof... noting that weather proof is not water proof... a DSLR can be very very durable.
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    Wow, where did you get the D7200 to play with?
    Oops. Not too sure about the models of Nikon, just thought I read it somewhere and thought that it was already a launched models.
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    Quote Originally Posted by renol View Post
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    Do you mean that current Nikon DX models do not have in-body AF motor?
    Sorry if it wasn't clear. My answer was with the assumption that you already know about D7000 and D7100 as it has been mentioned by someone else.

    Anyway, Rhino123 already answered your question :-).

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    What is the average lifespan for a DSLR camera?
    My Canon 350D has seen several volcanoes from the top, got wet by drizzle and water splashes, got dusty when wind threw up the dirt from the road - and it's still working well. The rubber cover for the connection ports came off recently, a few scratches here and there. If you overcome the widespread GAS (Gear Acquiring Syndrome) then any recent camera is able to serve you for many years.
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    My Nikon D70 was still working at the time when I sold it - it was about 8 years old?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    My Canon 350D has seen several volcanoes from the top, got wet by drizzle and water splashes, got dusty when wind threw up the dirt from the road - and it's still working well. The rubber cover for the connection ports came off recently, a few scratches here and there. If you overcome the widespread GAS (Gear Acquiring Syndrome) then any recent camera is able to serve you for many years.
    Quote Originally Posted by Blur Shadow View Post
    My Nikon D70 was still working at the time when I sold it - it was about 8 years old?
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    I read that it is recommended to get the 50mm f/1.8 as the first lense?

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