Some of you may recall that I have been wanting a digital SLR camera for the past year or so. I had decided upon the Nikon D80 and began saving my pennies. My dad chipped in a nice chunk of change for my birthday in January. Finally last spring I ordered it. But then it was on back order and I ended up cancelling the order. Anyway, with all the drama of the summer, I never got my camera. These things are not cheap and it's been hard for me to drop that kind of change. But now I'm actually really glad I didn't even though now I have a dilemma.
A couple weeks ago Nikon released the D90. And my oh my, it is sweet! It is the updated D80 with a very huge difference--- you can shoot video! Yeah, you can make movies on this thing. It is the only SLR that does that. Now for the dilemma... should I get the D90 which with the kit lens costs $1300 or should I get the MUCH cheaper D40 for around $500? At this point, I'm not even interested in the D80 anymore. The D40 is a smaller SLR but it would certainly keep me busy honing my photography skills for now and it's WAY cheaper. Then maybe I'd get the next updated version of the D90 in a few years. Or should I could just go for the D90 now and not have to get another camera for a long time. Plus, we want a video camera, and with the D90 we wouldn't need to buy a separate one.
What should I do? I've been going back and forth for days.
Here is a little preview from some Brits in London.
And here is a longer video from a professional photographer that got to test the D90 with his staff.
Plus you can check out Nikon's website for lots of info on this. It is so cool!