I'm a photography enthusiast (with cell phone cameras) and a penniless grad student from Germany. I have been saving up for some time to buy a decent dslr. After doing my research I feel the nikon d5300 would best enable me to take the kind of creative images I always wanted to take and comes more or less inside my price point. Infact I had decided to buy it by the end of this week, but with the recent announcement of the d5500 i wonder if that would effect an eventual price reduction for the d5300?
Normally, I would have just waited a month or two to find out. But the thing is the model is currently included in a cash back program of about 50€ which lasts till the end of jan 2015. So my worry is if I wait for a price drop and miss the cash back which doesnt materialise or isnt significant, I would end up paying full price. I plan on putting any savings towards a nikor 35mm 1.8.
I would appreciate any advice or insights by more expererianced users. Thank you.