After almost a month’s research, I figured out that D90 was the best way to invest when buying a DSLR camera. This is my first DSLR, and I’m hopefully catching up fast. 24 hours down with the camera, I’ve already made up my mind about not using the flash again, and that somehow, images look much better without flash. But in any case, I’ve done nothing but play with the camera in the last 24 hours.
The D90 is a mid range Nikon DSLR which arguably has the Canon EOS 550D as its competitor. Honestly, Canon doesn’t stand a chance, but there were times when I was seriously considering to get the 550D as of its powerful new image processor. At the store, D90 somehow felt much better in my hand and my initial clicks were razor sharp with D90’s good enough 18-105mm lens. I didn’t really even look at 550D once the store guy shot a photo in a near dark room with the D90. Man, he had steady hands.
Since then, I’ve been trying to get sharp images in the dark with slower shutter speeds. Seems like I need some serious practice. I’m yet to get used to the 11 focus points the D90 offers as I rarely use the LiveView mode. The camera allows me to take about 540 snaps at the finest quality mode (JPEG) on the 4GB memory card that came in with the kit. The battery gives something around 450-500 snaps, although I also did a 5 minute D-Movie in between.
The performance is unquestionable. Nikon vs Canon, be it a long time debate, boils down to Nikon earning the throne. Totally worth it.