I have been wanting to upgrade my old Cannon powershot sx10IS to a decent dslr for a while now and I am fairly set on either the d5300 or the d7000/d7100. But i am having trouble deciding on which one to get. Now i will predominately be shooting family portraits, holidays, travel and general stuff like that. I am also very interested in landscapes and astrophotography. I will be shooting mainly in manual as well. Budget around $900 Australian
I'm drawn to the d5300 as it is considerably cheaper then the d7100 and it has the same sensor, so in theory i should be able to take the same quality image with either camera. However Im not a fan of the button and dial layout. From my quick 30 second demos in store, setting changes seem like they could take a while going through the menus and stuff.
Now I can get a second hand d7000 (398 shutter count) plus a sigma 18-200 for only $650 aus. Now I quite like the ergonomics and feel of the d7000, as well as the added dial and additional buttons. My only concern is the low light performance compared to the newer cameras.
The d7100 is the best of both worlds but is out of my budget at the moment.
Unfortunately no where seems to allow me to hire the cameras i am interested in (only FX bodies) so im left with forums and user experience to guide me
So how good is the d7000 for low light and astrophotography? what are some of your opinions? Is it worth buying? At the moment I feel as if the d7000 is the best bet but I just want be sure that it is capable in the low light scenarios.