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Thread: Is it worth upgrading from D80 to D90/D300S

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    Default Is it worth upgrading from D80 to D90/D300S

    Hi all

    I am a casual user of presently a D80 for about 3 years after upgrading from a D40 which I had for about 2 years.
    My D80 is used mainly now for casual holiday snaps and photos of my family and grandchildren.

    I am tempted to upgrade to a D90 - the D300S may be a bit heavy for my already shaky hands, my question is - is there a huge difference between the D80 and D90 apart from the video and live view functions? Should I be waiting for the upgrade of D90 ?

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    Senior Member ZerocoolAstra's Avatar
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    Default Re: Is it worth upgrading from D80 to D90/D300S

    Hi grandpa!

    welcome to clubsnap!
    care to share why you are tempted to upgrade?
    Some of the main differences between D80 and D90 (off the top of my head):
    1) larger and higher resolution 3" rear LCD display. Easier to see if you made any mistakes in your shots.
    2) Live View w video function
    3) 12.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, with different noise processing algorithms. D90 seems to do much much better in controlling noise than D80 when taking photos with high ISO speed.
    Exploring! :)

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    Default Re: Is it worth upgrading from D80 to D90/D300S

    I've been tempted to upgrade as well...
    But I think for my current usage I can't justify the additional cost of the upgrade. My D80 is serving me well...
    Exploring! :)

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    Default Re: Is it worth upgrading from D80 to D90/D300S

    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    Hi grandpa!

    welcome to clubsnap!
    care to share why you are tempted to upgrade?

    Frankly, itchy back..... , just after reading so much about the D90 on ClubSnap
    Lens, (or in this case) just Body-lust......

    Maybe I should wait a few months more for the D90 upgrade ?

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    Default Re: Is it worth upgrading from D80 to D90/D300S

    620g (D90) vs 830g (D300s). that's abt 33% heavier than D90.

    why dont i suggest you look at a second hand set? if you really dont like it, you can sell it off and at least you wont lose too much on it.
    Last edited by pokiemon; 7th March 2010 at 11:45 PM.

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    Default Re: Is it worth upgrading from D80 to D90/D300S

    actually D5000 would be fine too!

    the swivel screen is great for LV & video

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    Default Re: Is it worth upgrading from D80 to D90/D300S

    TS, if your D80 is working ok, I would say stay with it. No point upgrading unless you need the new features. If you have a lot of AiS lenses, I would say a D300 or D300s would make sense. If not stay with your D80.

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    Default Re: Is it worth upgrading from D80 to D90/D300S

    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    TS, if your D80 is working ok, I would say stay with it. No point upgrading unless you need the new features. If you have a lot of AiS lenses, I would say a D300 or D300s would make sense. If not stay with your D80.
    2nd Bro Daredevil123's suggestion..

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