Hi Guys a Newbie here too...
Good advise there dennisc... took me almost 2 years to Upgrade mine...hehehehehe(self taught). Love photography but never could afford good 1's nor go for a Photography Course so had to do it the Hard Way.... Kudos bro...
Haha if I have the money now, I would upgrade to a 7D. Because the 100% pentaprism viewfinder is way too tempting. And the 8 fps.. omg.. Lol. But the D90 is good enough already, no? Yeah, maybe you should state your reasons for upgrading to a 7D, instead of a 50D or nikon D300s.
Fully agree with u. The 100% pentaprism viewfinder and the 8 fps are the pulling factors. But then price of 7D is so high. One shop is willing to taking in my 500D close to $800 for upgrading to 7D. I think it's too low. Also there is rumours that 60D will be out next year. So probably will wait and play with the 2 cameras first before taking any further action. For me, D90 still ranks 1st.
Agree. I rarely see people holding more than 1 camp of DSLR camera. Unless you are using micro 4/3 which i did consider getting a EP-1 lol if not i dont understand the purpose of holding 2 brands with you. Imagine the cost of having 2 different flash light and accessories.
Btw i suggest since you are kin to sell off your canon why not get a D300 or D700 so you have both nikon body which is more cost effective.
Welcome aboard! Tell me what's limiting your capabilities in both of these bodies and we can suggest you something. If 100% coverage and 8FPS are the only limiting factors I'd suggest you look at other features such as robust weather sealing and the number of focus points. All these features are subjective to your actual style of photography too.