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Offline vyavaharesd

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NIKON D7000 VS NIKON D5500
« on: May 10, 2015, 02:22:30 PM »
HI!guys,one of my friends wants to buy a new camera,  he is first time  buyer he is confused btw D7000 vs D5500.though i own D7000 fantastic camera,i am also confused which one to suggest,ergonomically D7000  :like: but it is now 5 years old and even technically d5500 out sell it.please help guys

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Re: NIKON D7000 VS NIKON D5500
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2015, 05:02:19 PM »
D7000 though a bit old but is still a fabulous camera. The control layout of the 7000 is the best Nikon has offered to date. Also it has some awesome features like commander mode and intervalometer. Yes it is old but that's why you are getting it at this price. On the other hand D5500 is a modern camera with features like articulated screen, WiFi, etc. So its best to ask your friend if he really needs those features. Also to note is that D7000 is a pretty heavy camera but also has a wonderful battery life( close to 1100 shots)

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Re: NIKON D7000 VS NIKON D5500
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2015, 07:40:54 PM »
agreed Shekhar sir, if image quality and high iso performance is concerned what will be your choice,he has handle my d7000 so he has no problem with it.

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Re: NIKON D7000 VS NIKON D5500
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2015, 09:22:22 PM »
agreed Shekhar sir, if image quality and high iso performance is concerned what will be your choice,he has handle my d7000 so he has no problem with it.
Please don't call me sir, I am yet to be knighted . Regarding your question I would probably go with D5500 as it is newer and the performance is also good. But having said that he can also try Sony a6000. Have heard pretty good reviews and is much lighter. Sorry to confuse you more.

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Re: NIKON D7000 VS NIKON D5500
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2015, 12:02:25 AM »
Do bear in mind that the D5500 does not have an inbuilt focusing motor. Not much of a problem if mounting AF-S lenses, but AF lenses will have to be manually focused.
Nikon D7000   /// Nikkor 35mm 1.8G  50mm 1.8D   55-300mm  // Tamron 17-50 f2.8  90mm f2.8 Macro  // Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6  /// Yongnuo 460 II  560 III  /// Vanguard Alta Pro 263AT // Rollei Pro BH611

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Re: NIKON D7000 VS NIKON D5500
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2015, 07:11:25 PM »
how about canon750/760d vs Nikon D5500

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Re: NIKON D7000 VS NIKON D5500
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2015, 02:20:59 PM »
Let your friend decide after trying out both the camera models in own hands.

Having an internal autofocus motor is a plus but with time old lenses tend to go out of alignment and auto-focus is not very accurate with them. So keep in mind that even with a camera with AF motor built in, one might have to buy new models of lenses.
New camera bodies offer better image processing but that can be had by shooting RAW and post-processing all the images.

Making the decision on the basis of AF motor or out of the camera image quality is not really the right way in my opinion.
Let your friend get a feel of both the cameras and buy the one which is more comfortable to handle and use.

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Re: NIKON D7000 VS NIKON D5500
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2015, 06:45:51 PM »
my friend has narrowed down on two models
canon  760D With Tamron 17-50 f2.8 and
Nikon D5500 with 18-105 or 18-140?
if he goes with nikon how is 18-140 lens in terms of sharpness

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Re: NIKON D7000 VS NIKON D5500
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2015, 02:02:59 AM »
......  how is 18-140 lens in terms of sharpness

I know many who are very happy with the 18-140mm. Plus you get that additional 35mm of reach over the 18-105mm.
Nikon D7000   /// Nikkor 35mm 1.8G  50mm 1.8D   55-300mm  // Tamron 17-50 f2.8  90mm f2.8 Macro  // Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6  /// Yongnuo 460 II  560 III  /// Vanguard Alta Pro 263AT // Rollei Pro BH611

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Re: NIKON D7000 VS NIKON D5500
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2015, 10:06:16 AM »
I had the 18-140. It is a very sharp lens throughout the focal length with excellent contrast. You will never go wrong with one.

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Re: NIKON D7000 VS NIKON D5500
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2018, 07:50:43 AM »
I think the best time to buy - after the release of a newer model, then the previous models will be cheaper. Now I also want to buy a new camera, so tell me, when is the best time this year? But recently I was interested in this camera - http://fixthephoto.com/blog/tech-tips/relonch-camera-review.html This is original, right?
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Re: NIKON D7000 VS NIKON D5500
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2018, 08:03:01 AM »
I think the best time to buy - after the release of a newer model, then the previous models will be cheaper....

Hi Folks.

I have observed over the past few years that in the heat of competition manufacturers sometimes rush products into the marketplace which have not been adequately proven and vetted.  I can think of examples where Canon and Nikon have done this. 

Perhaps the best time to buy a new model that you like is about a year after its introduction.  By then, its shortcomings will have been identified and corrected, if that is possible.

The very best camera support comes from not needing it in the first place.  Manufacturers and vendors have proven to be sluggish more than a few times when new technology failed to perform as advertised and as expected.

One might say that a lot happens in technology within a year.  They would be right.  Just be mindful that being on the leading, bleeding edge of technology sometimes comes with a price and/or penalty.  Are bragging rights really all that important to you?  Some would say yes.  I say, for me, no.  If a camera meets your technical needs and is dependable, then that's probably good enough for the pictures.  The best part of your pictures will come from your mind, not your camera anyway.

Happy Day.   :)
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