Pros For the price, you're getting a lot of camera....
Cons The movie mode is just OK. Don't buy the camera for this feature alone, it's more of a gimmick. I guess in a pinch, it's nice to have.
Summary The D80 is now a real buy, but if you have a few more bucks, the extra features on the D90 make it worth buying, like the LCD screen, live view, larger sensor, dust reduction and extra in-camera editing. I've shot thousands of images and this camera rocks. The kit lens seems fine throughout its range. Little noise at low ISO. The camera feels great. Printing crops from the 12.5 mp is great. The battery life is very good. If you want a longer lens, I would think about just getting the body and then the Nikkor 18-200 VR. No camera is perfect, but I'm glad I got this one....
Pros Same exact image sensor as D300,High ISO performance is amazing, quality construction and all of this is unmatched for price.
Cons none. Too good?
Summary This camera will have amateurs shooting professional quality shots. If you are already a pro then you will like its solid construction and performance in any lighting situation. I would still use a D3 for my large landscapes, just because. This camera offers superior metering, focusing and a fairly decent kit lens. And once again it has the same exact image sensor as the D300. Why would you spend more for exactly the same photos?
Pros This is a nice step-up from the D80 in megapixels and the fact that it is the first DSLR with video. Also good for its anti-vibration lens (VR) and its immediate ease of use. You can move from Auto setting to various shooting modes very quickly.
Cons The video mode has only mono sound and requires manual focusing.
Summary I have taken approximately 900 photos with this camera since purchasing mid-September; no disappointments at all in shooting RAW and processing into .jpg; camera has weight and feel of a professional level Nikon and I could get very satisfactory results immediately. I bought an 8GB SDHC memory card, which holds a large number of RAW images as well as HD video. Just an excellent, well made camera!
Pros Fast, Excellent quality, Easy
Cons None yet to list.
Summary My first camera was Nikon Coolpix 4100. It was very good and delivered good pictures. Later i upgrated to Kodad P712 a 7 mega pixel camera w/ 12x zoom. Overall it delivered good pictures but when compared apples to apples, i liked more my old Nikon coolpix because of its quality, lighting and speed etc. Since P712 is slower, i missed a lot of good moments of my kid who is 23 months old now. So I have decided to switch back to Nikon again for more quality & speed. I have decided to go for a DSLR this time so that i won't miss atleast some of those good moments anymore.
Just like others, i was going through all the reviews on different sites and did lot of research to figure out which Nikon DSLR i have to go for. The final answer i got is Nikon D90. Thats it. I bought the camera and started clicking my son's photographs rightaway. Took 30 mins to go over the settings and etc. It works right out of the box as you wanted it to work. So far I am happy with it.
Nice camera and i will recommend this to everybody.
Pros > Pro like features and considerable flexibility with shooting options.
> Great quality pictures.
Cons > Some serious quality & reliability issues.
> No stereo recording in HD video
> Warranty valid only in the country of purchase i.e. no international warranty for the dSLR camera body.
Summary > Bought this based on positive reviews on CNET and other renowned photography sites. Switched from being a long time Canon user. I have owned this for less than two months at this time.
> I bought the D90 camera body with the 18-200 mm Nikkor lens since it had very good reviews as well. Everything was going great until the camera locked-up and started displaying an ERR message on the display. Tried everything in the manual to no avail.
> Started searching online for answers and found a ton of people with issues and the 'ERR' messages. Seems to indicate some serious quality issues with D90 and owners generally frustrated that Nikon is not addressing this proactively. I'm feeling the pain & kicking myself for not seeing these posts before I bought the camera.
> I'm taking it to the authorized service center this afternoon. Unfortunately, I'll have to pay for any repairs since I'm taking it for service outside of the country of purchase (Australia). All Nikon dSLRs are only covered by local warranty. The Nikkor lens however comes with international warranty. I'm not sure what the rational is.
> I recommend holding-off on buying this camera for at least 6 months to a year until Nikon addresses all the issues and better built versions are on the shelf. FYI, the camera body and lens are made in Thailand.