I am from India, I want to buy a DSLR. Budget is Rs.50,000? Which One I should Buy? D90, D5200

astronastron Posts: 5Member
edited January 2013 in General Discussions
I am from India, I want to buy a DSLR. Budget is Rs.50,000? Which One I should Buy? D90, D5200 or D3200???

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  • shawninoshawnino Posts: 453Member
    I've got that coming out at about $930, but I have no idea what cameras cost in India.

    We do see posts here like this from time to time and my first question is, what do you want to shoot? If you want to shoot portraits or work in less than good light, you should leave $200 (10K Rupees?) in the budget for a 35 or 50 f/1.8.

    One other comment is that every review of the D5200 I've seen is that it doesn't really stand out from the D5100, which is going at clearance prices currently. If you could get a D5100 quite cheaply, you might be able to add on the 50 1.8 G and still have several thousand rupees in your pocket (memory card, flash, tripod, something totally unrelated to photography...).
  • dissentdissent Posts: 1,265Member
    According to today's rate, 50000 Rs = $938.223.

    Shawnino beat me to the punch. Yeah, what you want to shoot will influence what lenses you want to put on the camera.

    If you google "nikon d90 D5100 D3200" you'll get many hits to sites providing comparison discussion. On the other hand, you can get bleary eyed reading other people's opinions about why this camera is way better that that camera. If you really want a camera with DSLR features, do a modest amount of reading and then just pull the trigger on a purchase that meets your current needs. There's always a better camera somewhere down the road. But you can still take some pretty nice photos with any of those nikons.
    - Ian . . . [D7000, D7100; Nikon glass: 35 f1.8, 85 f1.8, 70-300 VR, 105 f2.8 VR, 12-24 f4; 16-85 VR, 300 f4D, 14E-II TC, SB-400, SB-700 . . . and still plenty of ignorance]
  • heartyfisherheartyfisher Posts: 3,172Member
    edited January 2013
    Hi astron, You need to give us some more information. besides the prices in India. it would be useful to know your experience in photography eg film slr?, P&S, retired award wining MF slide film photographer? and what subjects you are interested in. eg landscape? macro, astro, movies, portraits etc etc.. . without that information the advise we can give is pointless.
    Post edited by heartyfisher on
    Moments of Light - D610 D7K S5pro 70-200f4 18-200 150f2.8 12-24 18-70 35-70f2.8 : C&C very welcome!
    Being a photographer is a lot like being a Christian: Some people look at you funny but do not see the amazing beauty all around them - heartyfisher.

  • sevencrossingsevencrossing Posts: 2,800Member
    Is the D7000 out of your buget ?

  • shawninoshawnino Posts: 453Member
    I'll just put this on the table for discussion. DigitalRev at least used to be a sponsor here (still?). They ship to India, and bill in USD.

    Budget: $938.

    D5100 +18-55: $549
    35 or 50 1.8 (not both) $229
    Memory card, cleaning supplies, bag, etc. (buy locally) $100 to start

    Totals $878, $60 under.

    If instead of the prime 1.8 for weaker light you want more reach, swap that out for one of the 70-300 ($119), 55-200 ($159) or 33-300 ($269) and you're still under by a hair or by some distance.
  • astronastron Posts: 5Member
    Cost In India
    D90(18-105): $956
    D3200(18-105): $770
    D5200(18-55): $700
    D5100(18-55): $560

    yes D7000 is out of budget. I want cam is capturing people, expressions my little nephew and some landscape and astro. I know very basic and haven't won anything in photography yet. You can see some of my photos clicked by point and shoot here

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=194059757309085&set=a.189262794455448.42330.100001151865881&type=3&theater

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=189262887788772&set=a.189262794455448.42330.100001151865881&type=3&theater

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=191899540858440&set=a.189262794455448.42330.100001151865881&type=3&theater
  • astronastron Posts: 5Member
    I have some question

    1. which one is more important 24MP of D5200/3200 to 12.3MP of D90 or AF motor of D90 to none in 5200?
    2. How much important is commander in off camera flash?
  • astronastron Posts: 5Member
    and one more as D5200/D3200 has no AF motor so lenses for D3200/5200 will be more costly. so it is okay to put some extra money
  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,396Moderator
    D5200....

    After some time becoming more experienced, possibly posting photos on PAD, then you can look at other options.
    Msmoto, mod
  • heartyfisherheartyfisher Posts: 3,172Member
    edited January 2013
    D5200....

    After some time becoming more experienced, possibly posting photos on PAD, then you can look at other options.
    Agreed .. from the prices and budget and your experience level and interest level. the D5200 is the best value for you. Lots to learn and you will not soon outgrow the D5200.

    Re the in body focus motor : its really only useful if you use old lenses that do not have a inbuilt lens auto focus motor. this is especially useful for us long time photographers who have several of the old lenses.

    Commander mode is very very nice if you have an off camera flash that can use it. but those flashes cost almost as much as your camera ! :-) however they are well worth it once you learn how to take advantage of it. otherwise just bounce flash techniques with cheap flashes will make a big difference..ie learning is more important than gear for you right now.

    Post edited by heartyfisher on
    Moments of Light - D610 D7K S5pro 70-200f4 18-200 150f2.8 12-24 18-70 35-70f2.8 : C&C very welcome!
    Being a photographer is a lot like being a Christian: Some people look at you funny but do not see the amazing beauty all around them - heartyfisher.

  • sevencrossingsevencrossing Posts: 2,800Member
    edited January 2013
    If you are happy with the D5200's view finder, then yes, it is the best of the bunch
    If you not happy with the view finder
    Then do look at the D90, it has a slightly better view finder
    but it does not have a Flip-out screen
    Post edited by sevencrossing on
  • KFW1982KFW1982 Posts: 17Member
    I would add a vote for D5200, too, although in reading the specs, it's not that much different from the D5100 (which I own), except the images are 24.1 mp as opposed to 16.2. Also, as Shawnino points out, the D5100 going for next to nothing now. If you buy the kit, the D5100 comes with a pretty fair lens, too.

    I love my D5100 (and I own a D600, as well). As a hiking camera, something to take if you're scrambling in the mountains, the D5100 is a gem because it's light and if something happens to it (I once dropped 12 feet down a side of a rock face - and the D5100 came out fine!), you won't break the bank replacing it.

    The one issue is it doesn't have an AF motor, so I'm either using DX lenses (of which there are several good ones and they're less expensive than FX lenses) or manually focusing. Since I shoot a lot of landscapes, it doesn't matter to me, but it's important to others.
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