I'm a beginning photographer. Mainly taking pictures during holidays, around the house, indoor during birthdays, friends performing with their band and stuff like that. I've been having fun with an old nikon D60 for 5 years now, but I feel like I need an upgrade for some better low light performance. I already have some lenses. A 55-200mm tele, 35mm f1.8 prime and a macro/fisheye lens (it consists of 2 parts) I got from a friend wich I can connect to my 18-55 kitlens.
As an upgrade I was looking for a nikon d5x00 or d7x00. Since the 7100 is outside my budget of €800 I was looking for a nikon 5300 (it doesn't differ that much with the 5500), but yesterday I came along a nice promotion in a local photostore. A D7000 with a 18-105mm lens and a 2nd battery for €799 and I'm in doubt if I should go for it or wait untill a nice D5300+18-105 comes along. I do want a new kitlens with the camera. This way I can pass along my old D60 with kitlens to my mother.
What can you guys recommend? The d7000 might be older, but still a great camera and it has AF inside the body wich makes it compatible with older AF lenses. A D5300 seems to have a bit better low-light performance and a newer image processor.
Looking forward to your advice guys!