Choosing an amateur Nikon camera and a lens for it

Every day I get questions like 'which digital SLR camera to buy Nikon'. In this article I will share my experience on this matter. I have shot with almost all Nikon DSLRs with different lenses and in different conditions. Some things in choosing a camera for beginners may not be obvious, but believe me, in this article, I have thought out everything as much as possible and adjusted it as much as possible for the optimal and truthful options for choosing.

Popular Nikon cameras

Popular Nikon cameras

To begin, I advise you to understand what is the camera forthen you need to determine the most suitable class of cameras that are suitable for the selected tasks.

All Nikon digital SLR cameras are very easily divided into 4 classes:

  1. Amateur cameras (entry level) - these cameras are aimed at people who just need to get a high-quality photo without delving into the subtleties and settings of the camera. These are the so-called cameras - 'pointed and took off '. Most often, amateur cameras are best suited to people who don't do photography professionally, they just want a good camera for home, leisure, travel, family, nature, etc.. The main requirements for such a camera are ease, simplicity in management, reasonable price.
  2. Advanced Amateur Cameras (Advanced) - these cameras have advanced functionality with a large number of specific settings that can be dealt with for a long time. These cameras are suitable for advanced amateurs who at least basic knowledge of camera settings either want to get a good potential for mastering photography skills.  These cameras are noticeably more expensive, heavier, but still with the same intuitive controls as entry-level cameras.
  3. Professional cameras (cameras of the upper price range) - these cameras are created for people who are engaged in photography professionally, they know a lot about photography and are not afraid of manual settings. Typically, these cameras have a much better body, functionality and support additional extensions and capabilities. These cameras are not suitable for amateurs as do not have automatic shooting modes and have a specific professional management with a small number of tips.
  4. Flagship professional cameras (TOP cameras) - these are cameras with exorbitant workmanship and functionality, are needed exclusively for professional purposes. These are the cameras that everyone else is equal to, like a 'flagship'. These cameras are not suitable for beginners and hobbyists.

Nikon itself makes the distribution even easier, only professional and amateur cameras exist on the official Nikon website, but wikipedia also divides Nikon cameras into 4 levels. By the way, the words 'camera', 'camera' and 'camera' in this article, and in many others, mean the same thing. View a graphical distribution of cameras by category can here.

Basic separation of Nikon interchangeable lens cameras

Basic separation of Nikon interchangeable lens cameras


For beginners and lovers I recommend entry-level Nikon amateur cameras.

A camera is a complex technical device, and technology does not stand still. It so happened that in my rating cameras from Nikon can be traced clear correlation of camera output - the newer the camera, the better it is. For 2017, following this logic and other details, the best amateur camera is Nikon D5600, this can be seen from the nameplate below.

When choosing a camera, I do not recommend paying much attention to the number of megapixels, in most cases a large number of megapixels is not in demand and even unnecessarily (these issues are covered in more detail here, here и here). Once again, in big letters - think about the fact that megapixels in amateur-grade DSLR cameras do not solve anything at all.

Nikon Z50 - a mirrorless camera with very wide capabilities, from very fast burst shooting to 4K video. Rotary touchscreen display and many modern features.

Nikon D5600 - SLR camera, interesting by the absence of a low-pass filter (allows you to get very sharp photos), a rotatable touch screen, a good focusing system, continuous shooting at 5 frames per second and Full HD 60p video (with progressive scan). By itself, Nikon D5600 stuffed with a whole bunch of all sorts of modern 'gadgets'.

Each Nikon camera model is highlighted by a link that leads to its review, which describes all of its features.


The question of choice is very much limited by your budget.. I recommend buying a camera that fits into your budget based on the ratings below:

Model Rating Exit time The number of MP Speed ​​c / s Point focus. Video Comment
Z50 1 October 2019 20 11 (5) 209 4K 30p with autofocus The best option for an amateur camera
D5600 1 November 2015 24 5 (4) 39 Full HD 60p with autofocus Very nice amateur cam
D5500 2 January 2015 24 5 (4) 39 Full HD 60p with autofocus A very good option for an amateur camera
D5300 3 November 2013 24 5 (4) 39 Full HD 60p with autofocus A very good option for an amateur camera
D5200 4 November 2012 24 5 39 Full HD 60i with autofocus Great option for an amateur camera
D3300 5 January 2014 24 5 11 Full HD 60p with autofocus Great option for an amateur camera
D3500 6 August 2018 24 5 11 Full HD 60p with autofocus Great option for an amateur camera
D3400 7 August 2016 24 5 11 Full HD 60p with autofocus Great option for an amateur camera
D5100 8 April 2011 16,2 4 11 Full HD 30p with autofocus Good option with rotary display
D3200 9 24,2 4 11 Full HD 30p with autofocus Good option, no rotary display
D3100 10 December 2010 14,2 3 11 Full HD 24fps with autofocus A good option without a rotary display
D5000 11 June 2009 12,3 4 11 HD 720p, no autofocus Bad video quality
D3000 12 December 2009 10,2 3 11 No Old matrix, does not work well in dark conditions
D60 13 March 2008 10,2 3 3 No Old matrix, does not work well in dark conditions, few focus points
D40x 14 May 2007 10,2 3 3 No Old matrix, does not work well in dark conditions, few focus points
D40 15 December 2006 6,1 2,5 3 No Slow shooting speed, low ISO, few focus points
D50 16 July 2005 6,1 2,5 5 No There is a focus motor. Very small display, very old camera

All these cameras are cameras. Nikon DX  (cameras with a cropped sensor format APS-C). All amateur cameras except Nikon D50, do not have a built-in focus motor and should use only lenses to achieve auto focus Nikon AF-S, AF-I, AF-Por lenses third party manufacturersthat have a built-in focus motor. Also, all amateur cameras except Nikon D50, do not have an additional monochrome display for quick setup of basic functions. And yet these cameras do not have an additional front selector (disk), which on more advanced models is located under the power button. Nor do they have buttons for previewing the depth of field, and their built-in flash cannot remotely control external flashes in automatic mode. These cameras do not have a mode high speed sync with flashes for shooting at extremely short excerpt. Most of these functions are not in demand for the amateur and are not particularly critical when choosing a camera.

If there are financial constraints, then good budget option there will be a camera Nikon D3300, which I recommend as Nikon's first SLR camera for beginners and amateurs who no longer plan to take photographs.

Real prices on Nikon D3300 with lens 18-55 here, with a lens 18-105 here.


Among advanced amateur cameras, the best is full-frame Nikon D750. If you don’t feel like contacting the full frame, then the best option among cropped cameras is Nikon D7500.

Model Rating Exit time The number of MP Speed ​​c / s Point focus. Video Comment
D780 (FX) 1 January 2020 24,2 7 (12) 51 4K 30p with autofocus The best option for an advanced amateur camera. Full frame.
D750 (FX) 2 September 2014 24,3 6,5 51 Full HD 60p with autofocus A very good option for an advanced amateur camera. Full frame.
D610 (FX) 3 October 2013 24,3 6,0 39 Full HD 30p with autofocus A very good option for an advanced amateur camera. Full frame.
D600 (FX) 4 November 2012 24,3 5,5 39 Full HD 30p with autofocus A good option for an advanced amateur camera. Full frame.
D7500 5 April 2017 20,2 8 51 4K auto focus The best option for a cropped advanced amateur camera.
D7200 6 March 2015 24,0 6 (7) 51 Full HD 30p (DX) and 60p (1.3x) with autofocus A very good option for a cropped advanced amateur camera.
D7100 7 February 2013 24,0 6 (7) 51 Full HD 30p (DX) and 60i (1.3x) with autofocus A good option for a cropped advanced amateur camera.
D7000 8 November 2010 16,2 6 39 Full HD 24p with autofocus A good option for a cropped camera
D90 9 October 2008 12,3 4,5 11 HD 720p, no autofocus Good option, badly shoots video
D80 10 September 2006 10,2 3 11 No Old camera with a good feature set
D70s 11 April 2005 6,1 3 5 No Morally obsolete camera, has a small display, few focus points
D70 12 January 2004 6,1 3 5 No Morally obsolete camera, has a small display, few focus points

Advanced amateur cameras Nikon D70, D70s, D80, D90, D7000, D7100, D7200, D7500 are cameras Nikon DX. Cameras Nikon D600, D610, D750, D780 are full-length, Nikon class FX. Unlike amateur cameras, all advanced amateur cameras have a built-in focus motor and can use non-motorized, sometimes cheaper type optics AF (optics AF-S, AF-I, AF-P may also be suitable). These cameras have a monochrome display for quick setup of all basic functions, an additional selector under the shutter button, a depth of field preview button, and their built-in flash can remotely control other flashes automatically. All advanced amateur cameras except Nikon D70, D70s have very useful high speed sync function when using external flash units.

Attention: physical matrix size all-all Nikon DX cameras are the same. Physical matrix size all Nikon FX cameras, too, are the same. Matrix size Nikon FX is 2.25 times larger than Nikon DX. This is described in more detail in the section Fx / dx.

A good option for an advanced camera would be a model Nikon D7100, which I recommend as the first Nikon SLR camera for advanced users who want to get a huge amount of functionality for a not-so-large amount of money. There is also focus motor and nice control fast flash sync, a huge 3-inch display, the ability to control flashes through Nikon CLS, Live View mode and high-quality video shooting.

Real prices on Nikon D7100 BODY (without lens) can be viewed here, with a lens 18-55 here, with a lens 18-105 here.


About the video: Autofocus on all Nikon SLR cameras when shooting video does not work well or not very well. This is due to the fact that the mechanism of a digital SLR camera is poorly adapted for focusing with a raised mirror, which is required by the video mode. Typically, focusing when recording video occurs in contrast, rather than using the phase sensors of the camera. You need to be prepared for the fact that the speed of auto focus will sometimes be hundreds of times worse than with conventional compact cameras. If speed and focusing accuracy for video is very important, then I recommend thinking about buying mirrorless cameras Nikon Z6, Nikon Z7, Nikon Z50.


I do not specifically affect professional cameras such as Nikon D500, D300s, D5, D4s, D850, D810, Df - because there are very slippery moments among the choice of a professional line camera. For professionals, this will be interesting performance plate.


Mirrorless cameras with Nikon Z mount

Nikon has full-frame mirrorless cameras Nikon Z6 и Nikon Z7as well as a small fleet of lenses for them. In general, these cameras are at mirror level. Nikon D750 or even just above her. With these cameras, lenses from SLR cameras can be used with the Nikon FTZ adapter. If there are a lot of troubles with accurate information, it is better to ask me on these cameras in the comments.

Equipment

Usually the camera is sold separately from the lens, this is called bodyand sometimes the camera is sold with some kind of lens, this is called Kit, and the supplied lens is called 'whale lens'. Attention: take pictures with one camera body You can’t take pictures always with a lens.

Important: usually, if you buy a camera with a whale lens (Kit kit), then such a kit will cost less than buying a camera and lens separately.

Native (whale) lens

There are lenses very different for different purposes and for different tasks. Usually, the camera comes with a universal standard lens that can be used for basic photographic tasks. With a standard lens, you can shoot landscapes, and close-up objects, and portraits - almost anything. Usually the most common lens is Nikon 18-55 / 3.5-5.6 (one of 6 possible modifications) Instead of this lens, I highly recommend purchasing a kit with one of the following candidates:

  1. Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-105 mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED SWM VR IF Aspherical
  2. Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-140 mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED SWM VR IF Aspherical
  3. Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-200 mm 1: 3.5-5.6GII ED SWM VR IF Aspherical

The above lenses are suitable for all Nikon DX cameras.. In online stores, the names of lenses can be specified differently, but they can be easily determined by the value of the focal length, for example, 18-105, 18-140, 18-200, etc.

Very important: choosing a lens is just as important as choosing a camera. The lens is sometimes so important that it is better to take a cheaper / simpler camera, but with a higher quality lens. Take my advice - instead of buying and using a camera with a lens Nikon 18-55 / 3.5-5.6 (or any modification of it), look for the recommended options mentioned above.

If you're on a budget, the best versatile, fast, professional Nikon DX lenses are Nikon 17-55mm f / 2.8G ED IF AF-S DX Nikkor и Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 16-80mm 1: 2.8-4E N ED VR Nano Crystal Coat SWM IF Aspherical. ask note to the fact that this is purely my recommendations and in each individual case the recommendations can be very different.

What do all these mean incomprehensible coded designations in the names of the lenses can take a look here.

List of all professional lenses for Nikon DX cameras can be found here (there are 4 of them).


The choice of other non-universal lenses requires a separate large article, but in addition to the full-time (universal whale) lens, I recommend getting a fast, discrete fixed lens. Such a lens does not know how to zoom, but it has a very high aperture. Huge aperture will allow you to shoot without problems in poor lighting conditions, control the depth of field (create blurred background in photos), create a bokeh effect, get brighter and more vibrant colors in photos. In good light, such a lens allows you to shoot at a very short shutter speed, thereby 'freezing' objects in motion.

Recommended list of fast fixed lenses:

  1. Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 35mm 1: 1.8G SWM Aspherical (for any Nikon DX cameras)
  2. Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm 1: 1.8G SWM Aspherical (for any cameras)
  3. Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor (for any cameras with a focus motor)

Usually the first such lens is the so-called 'half a ruble'(the last two in the list). The entire lineup of fifty kopecks for Nikon cameras can be found here.


You will find a complete list of all Nikon DX lenses. here.


Thoughts on optional external flash find in the section Which flash to choose for Nikon cameras?


How to check the camera upon purchase is described in the section 'Camera check'.


Recommendations for choosing a Canon camera can be found in the 'What kind of amateur Canon SLR camera to buy'.


Nikon or Canon? I have touched upon this question in a series of articles on this subject: time, two, three.


My experience

I had many Nikon cameras at my disposal: D700 (about 4 years) D90 (3 years), D80 (2 years), D40 (2 years), D200 (1 year), Nikon D70s (half a year) Nikon D70 (half a year) Nikon D100 (half a year) Canon 350D (2 years), Canon 450D (year), Canon 300D (half a year), Canon EOS 5D (1 year), Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro (about a year) Nikon AF N8008s (2 years), many cameras of other brands (like Sony a7). Due to the fact that I am writing camera reviews and work professional photographer, then in my hands I held and shot almost all models of Nikon and Canon SLR cameras.

Over the past 2-3 years, everything orders I shoot on Nikon D700 or Nikon D610 (I take from friends). Also i like Sony a7which I use for the needs of this site. For home in 2015, I bought myself Nikon D40which I love very much for a pleasant color performance. In 2017, I bought and Nikon D70s, which is not a pity to use in any conditions, the gallery of images from this camera is located just below. In 2018, in fact, I got a gift Nikon D100, pictures from her can be looked here. I do not hesitate to shoot on old cameras, as I know for sure that the final result depends more on other factors (described here).

From personal experience I can add that choosing a camera is not an easy matter, it is especially difficult to choose the first camera, then everything becomes simpler and choosing something else becomes very, very simple. Take my advice - don't chase megapixels, they practically don't solve anything. I wish everyone to find exactly 'their very best camera', and also remember that important how to take pictures, but not by what means.



Alternative versions at the lowest price

If you have a urge to take pictures in your blood, and the budget for the purchase of an SLR camera is very limited, I recommend looking in the direction of used cameras. In used cameras are nothing wrong. For example, for only $ 100 can buy used Nikon D40 (Or D50, or D70, or D70s, or D80) with a whale lens Nikon 18-55mm f / 3.5-5.6GII ED AF-S DX Nikkor. Even such an old DSLR will in many ways be better than some modern digital soap dishes and even advanced cameras with interchangeable lenses, such as Nikon 1 J1.

Nikon D40 body on the secondary market can be found for 60-100 ye - this is one of the cheapest SLR cameras of all time. For 80-100 USD you can find a pretty super-zoom to it Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-135m 1: 3.5-5.6G ED SWM IF Aspherical or Nikon AF-S Nikkor 18-70mm 1: 3.5-4.5G ED DX SWM IF Aspherical and shoot for your own pleasure.

My practice has shown that The following models may be the cheapest and most functional.:

On this link you can see my picture gallery obtained with a fairly old camera Nikon D70 and a fast fifty-fifty lens Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8 AF Nikkor (MKII, Nikon JAPAN).

On this link You can see my gallery of pictures obtained with the help of an old man Nikon D100 (Nikon's first digital SLR camera in a classic case) paired with a fast fifty-pound lens Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm 1: 1.8 (MKII, MADE IN CHINA).

Imagine what can be removed on a better modern technology?

You will find many examples of inexpensive autofocus photo equipment among my galleries. here.

You can still get old soviet fast lens, such as MS Helios-81H 2/50 or any other inexpensive manual lenssuch as Nikon Nikkor-SC Auto 1: 1.4 f = 50mm и study just super-awesome shots, however, will have to lose auto focus.

Well, if you are a real ninja photographer and want to use some unusually stunning DSLR sword for a small amount of money, then I highly recommend that you look into my article Legends go to battle.

And that's not all, if you really want to shoot on full camera, then you can organize such a pleasure for yourself for just $ 240. How? Read in the section 'Full Frame for $ 240'.

If you’re not comfortable with Nikon amateur cameras, you can take a look a complete list of all Nikon Central Control Unitswhere you can find the top Nikon D1 professional cameras, D1h, D1x, D2h, D2x, D2hs, D2xs, D3, D3s, D3x, D4, D4s, D5as well as top-level cameras Nikon D100, D200, D300, D300s, D500, D700, D800, D800E, D810, D810a, D850... By the way, Nikon has also created a very interesting camera with a retro body design and no video recording capability - Nikon DF :).

Where to buy?

You can see prices and compare cameras and lenses in popular online catalogs:



Results

Progress does not stand still, basically, the newer the camera, the better it is, but even with relatively old SLR cameras you can get wonderful image quality, since the photo quality affects not only the camera.

The most good modern cameras are (depending on the class):

  1. Nikon D3500 (amateur class, SLR camera, entry level)
  2. Nikon D5600 (amateur class, SLR camera with a rotary display)
  3. Nikon Z50 (amateur class, mirrorless cropped camera with a rotary display)
  4. Nikon D7500 (advanced amateur class, cropped SLR camera)
  5. Nikon D780 (advanced amateur class, full-frame SLR camera)
  6. Nikon Z6 (advanced amateur class, full-frame mirrorless camera)
  7. Nikon Z7 (professional class, full-frame mirrorless camera, this class is not described in this article)
  8. Nikon D850 (professional class, full-frame SLR camera, this class is not described in this article)
  9. Nikon D6 (professional TOP full-frame SLR camera, this class is not described in this article)

To choose the best option, just decide on the budget and use my rating of cameras in the plate.

All prices for Nikon cameras (body or kit) can be viewed here. Or maybe someone will like Canon - you will find recommendations for choosing a Canon camera here.

I am constantly updating and supplementing this article. Last time the article was edited 11.06.2020/XNUMX/XNUMX (added information).

I don’t understand anything and I was lost in the choice!

Just tell me the budget that you are willing to spend on the camera and the purpose of buying the camera (what you will shoot for and in what) in the comments and they will tell you the best option. Anyway, ask any of your questions in the comments under this article (the site does NOT require absolutely no registration). You can consult me ​​directly on these contacts.

The material was prepared by Arkady Shapoval. My Youtube channeland Radozhiva's group on Facebook и VK.

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Comments: 1 744, on the topic: Choosing an amateur Nikon camera and a lens for it

  • Alexander Fomin

    Arkady, good afternoon!

    I have known your site for a long time. Many interesting articles on working in the Nikon system. Unlike Nikon Ambassadors, you give practical advice. It was nice to read the article on creative lighting and the use of auto ISO.

    There is a tool for every task. Many beginners are on a budget. Therefore, when choosing a camera from the DX series, many people cling to Nikon's good dynamic range (they don't think about a good skin tone yet). I also bought a Nikon D2014 with an 5200-18 lens in 105. With a head start on the transition to FX, I took 24-120 4.0 and used it on the D5200. Example: https://mywed.com/ru/photographer/mediapremium/story/ There were thoughts of switching to the D750. Then I saw reviews about the good on-camera skin color in JPG for the D780 and almost made a choice. But after looking at the test shots of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, I realized that when the manufacturer can produce the sensor itself, then this is a bigger deal. Moreover, Nikon does not have many cameras with good skin tone. The Nikon D780 is far from the EOS 5D Mark IV in color (yes, the price is higher, but it's worth it). It's not strange that Canon was the first to abandon support for old optics for the sake of electronic aperture control. It turns out that Canon is not afraid to be innovative. Nikon is left to put up with its dependence on Sony's sensors.

    Given your commitment to affordable Nikon, I was pleasantly surprised at https://radojuva.com/2013/01/obzor-canon-eos-5d/ comment “Many photographers easily and painlessly switched to Canon 5D after crop cameras. Personally, I liked the color rendering of the Canon 5D much more than the color rendering of my 'workhorse' Nikon D700. ”

    Then one more comment from you “At one time I made a mistake - instead of Canon EOS 5D (even in the used version) I bought another crop camera. Now I strongly recommend to all beginner photographers who are limited in funds and who do not need various 'gadgets', including video filming, instead of buying a 'average' cropped camera, get a used one. Canon EOS 5D (not new). I think it's very, very important and useful for a photographer to grow right away. ”

    Arkady, if an amateur plans to develop in portrait photography, then for a good skin tone you need Canon with an EOS 5D?

    • Arkady Shapoval

      I am a supporter of good photography, not a brand. Now the 5D mark II is better, it is quite affordable and not worse in color (IMHO). In any case, you will need to learn processing, modern portrait photography is highly influenced by processing.

      • Alexander Fomin

        Thanks for the recommendation. It will be great if you share your initial experience in photo processing. I think your readers will be happy about this too.

      • Charles

        Best Nikon called Canon? :))

        • Arkady Shapoval

          I do not know, this truth is revealed only by the monk Shaolin. Ordinary mortals that they hold in their hands are considered the best.

    • Alexey

      For a GOOD skin tone - this is to the units of the kenon.

      • Pokemon

        IMHO, quite well on the 4th Pyatak and on the 2nd and 1st.

        • Pokemon

          Quite good :)

  • Paul

    There is a desire and opportunity to take up studio photography (quiet work with models, pulsed / constant light, etc.). Tell me which camera to choose as a working tool. Thank.

    • B. R. P.

      For the studio, it doesn't make much difference.

  • Valeria

    Hello! Thanks for your helpful and informative articles! Tell me about the choice of camera, please. I'm a beginner, I want to shoot dogs at home, on the street, sometimes people. And I also want to be able to shoot a video. I am considering D5600, D610, d7100. Budget 40 thousand. Lens think sigma 17-55 2.8 or Tamron 24-70 2.8. The total budget for all thousand 70. I would be glad to any recommendations!

    • Trueash

      All three options are good for me. If my budget allows, I would take d610 + 24-70. Full frame and a good lens, what else do you need to be happy? True, I will not say for the video, I do not shoot a video. Well, a heavy bundle will turn out, almost two kilos (850 gr. + 825 gr.)

      • Ashot

        As a result, I choose between the new d7000 kit 18-55 (or 18-105) or the used d5500 with AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f / 1.8G

        Generally confused)

  • Ashot

    Hello. What would you advise to start acquaintance with photography from the proposed options:
    1) Nikon d7000 kit 18-105
    2) Nikon d5200 kit 18-105

    • Ivan

      For dating 5200 is better suited. And even better for beginners of the 3000th series (from D3000 to D3500).

    • B. R. P.

      7000 is also not bad if in good condition.

      • Ivan

        The question was not what is better and what is worse, but what is better for getting started with photography. To start dating, the 7000th is redundant. Even the 5000th is redundant. Arkady writes about this in this article above.

        • B. R. P.

          Why not start with a more advanced camera? Will be backlog for the future. I don’t think that it will be much more difficult for a beginner to master the 7000th than 5000 or 3000. Another thing is when it comes to the minimum investment. Then you can also advise D40 (though the video is dumb there), and having got used to take something already modern.

    • Ashot

      Thanks to everyone who responded.
      I read the article, and realized that the 5000-series is better for a start.
      Just a question is that now you can find a good used d5500 for 10k UAH. And then I found a new d7000 from 18-55 for 10k or from 18-105 for 13k UAH.
      I don’t know what to do

      • Michael

        Take a new 7000, with such price tags)

    • Ashot

      As a result, I choose between the new d7000 kit 18-55 (or 18-105) or the used d5500 with AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f / 1.8G

      Generally confused)

      • Trueash

        If the question is still relevant:
        https://cameradecision.com/compare/Nikon-D5500-vs-Nikon-D7000#:~:text=As%20you%20can%20see%2C%20D7000%20is%205%20years,and%20Nikon%20D7000%20has%20a%2016.0%20MP%20resolution.
        There is a plate where one or another performance characteristics of both cameras are compared. See which ones (perhaps) are critical to you. For example, the presence of a rotary screen or a shutter speed of 1/8000 versus 1/4000, or the presence / absence of a low-pass filter, or the presence / absence of a “screwdriver”, or something else - for example, 24 MP is noticeably heavier in processing than 16 MP.
        If you are not sure which features you need or do not need, take the one that you like best (I believe that the technique should be liked, then there will be an additional incentive to use it).

      • Pokemon

        D7000 with low mileage can be found on Avito. At one time, they were bought a lot for amateur purposes (mainly in the form of a whale) and now many are sold in good condition.
        This camera was often taken for family shoots and for holidays 2 times a year, just like the Canon 60D.

  • Arkady Shapoval

    The comments of Comrade Viktor and Comrade Ivan for 29/30.11.2020/XNUMX have been deleted. The reason is the transition to personalities. Comrades, try again to start a discussion, questions, opinions, etc. from scratch. Thanks.

  • Pokemon

    “Nikon stops making cameras in Japan”
    The production line was closed due to the planned cost savings. From this day, according to the source, Nikon's main capacity will be concentrated at the Nikon Thailand (NTC) plant.
    The plant has been operating almost continuously since its foundation since 1971.
    In addition, it is reported that the production of Nikon Z7 and Z6 mirrorless cameras in Japan was completed at the end of September 2020, and preparations for transferring production to Thailand have been going on since the first days of October.
    It is also reported that the assembly of the flagship Nikon D6 SLR camera is also planned to be transferred to the production lines of the plant in Thailand, this will happen by the end of 2021.
    https://photar.ru/smi-nikon-prekrashhayut-proizvodstvo-fotokamer-v-yaponii/

    • Ivan

      Yes, this is one more “bell”. The next optimization step will be the closure of regional offices. Added to this is the problem with the production of some SLR cameras and F-mount lenses due to a lack of components due to a fire at the AKM Semiconductor plant in Japan.
      Well, I already sent this, but the comment was deleted:
      https://photar.ru/smi-nikon-nesyot-bolshie-finansovye-ubytki/

      • Victor

        It's a nightmare, just a nightmarerrr, everything is gone, everything is gone.

        • Pokemon

          Well, the fact that D6 and the rest of the "premium" are transferred to transsexuals in Thailand, it is .. In short, a blow to prestige.

          • Victor

            Ok, yes, I'll try to explain the reason for my healthy skepticism over the alarmist mood in the topic about choosing Nikon's AMATEUR camera.

            What will happen to Nikon there and when, even if the production is transferred to Russia and Uncle Vasya will assemble it at the Krasnogorsk Zverev plant, it does not matter. Already existing, released cameras and a bunch of excellent inexpensive optics will not turn into a pumpkin after that, but will continue to shoot as they did before.

            You see, gentlemen, I personally photograph, and do not invest my last funds in the shares of (possibly) unprofitable photographic companies. And the result and the habits developed over the years are more important to me than trying to make predictions and sow karchic moods “shefff, everything is lost, everything is lost” :-)

            And even if in 20-30 years the last carcass d40 / d80 / d200 / d3 / d700 / d800 will expire on Earth, well, what else is there, the least that I will grieve at this moment is about the money spent on the system kopecks, for reasons that are probably understandable to everyone.

            I can still understand the presence in this topic of a service engineer offended by the company, but I definitely don't understand Pokemon's alarmism :)

            • Ivan

              Ha ha ha! “Service engineer offended by the company” - your erotic fantasies have nothing to do with the reality of my life path and change of job and position. It is highly counterintuitive for someone resentful of the company to remain loyal to the brand and continue to invest in the system by purchasing another lens last month. Apparently, you are not aware that parents scold their child not because they do not love him, but for just the opposite reason. And our concern with Pokemon is connected precisely with the fact that we do not want the demise of the company, but on the contrary, we wish it prosperity.

              Arkady, please pay attention to the one who is again trying to provoke rudeness on your resource.

              • Victor

                Listen (those), Vanya, in general, this topic is not connected in any way with the company's development prospects, but only touches upon the issues of choosing, let me remind you, an amateur Nikon camera and a lens for it. A flood with a karkhist attitude is unlikely to correspond to this topic (I will not complain about this to Arkady, as a kindergarten teacher, he will read it himself), and place the corresponding messages in a more appropriate topic, for example, there is one on the resource, I don’t remember literally, but there is something about the prospects of SLR cameras and the popularity of mobile phones (which is why EVERYONE, without exception, manufacturers of photographic equipment are doing much worse than before). About parents and a child is not at all in the cashier, there is a clear overestimation of their own importance for the company.

                Actually, I described my position in the message above, I can only add the results of a small observation: those who are most interested in secondary things, as a rule, are least interested in the main thing - what the camera is for. It's just an experience, nothing personal :)

                And yes, the same Arkady did not seem to have been noticed in such moods. Wind up, as they say :-)

              • Novel

                Both of you are right in your own way. It is quite obvious that Nikon does not expect anything good, and for those who are planning to buy a new camera "to grow", especially something from the same Z-series mirrorless cameras in the hope that it will "come out even better soon" should take note of this. In the same way, I would also be careful not to build a full-fledged photo studio on Olympus. Although that same Pentax sculpts himself somewhere from time to time and a devoted fan may well enjoy their products for himself, content with the attitude “you will find hell and you will fix it”.

                On the other hand, even if Nikon or Canon hiccups literally tomorrow, the stock of cameras and lenses on hand will last another twenty years. First, they will go into short supply, and then they will enter the market at even more meager prices. I don't have to bother with my fleet of optics at all - all that is missing is tilt-shift. And for an amateur who takes a carcass with a whale - even more so. Tired of the old one - he will take a new carcass of a new system with a whale and a cheap fifty kopeck to it.

              • Novel

                * at even more affordable prices * As it happens now with all the once scarce, but already unsupported technology.

            • Pokemon

              This is not Panic-mongering, it's like in the immortal classics: “... I'm offended for the state” :-)
              I still hope that they will not make hasty decisions.
              To be honest, I recently didn’t care which system to shoot.

              • Victor

                And the devil is with him, with Thailand :-)

                For example, as for the lenses, I have come across both frankly unsuccessful Japanese models, and frankly successful, Thai-Chinese ones, so I have no illusions about this (although, I confess, at one time I was in awe of the made in japan inscription :)

  • Arte

    Welcome.
    As stated in the article - when choosing, I finally got lost.
    I have plans to shoot a portrait, landscape, studio shooting.
    I was planning to buy a Nikon D810, but articles about the peculiar beauty-depth of the frame with Canon and the slightly cheaper cost of the lenses brought into question the decision.
    Help in solving the question, what to choose ...
    There are 200 sput to buy.

    • Novel

      You are in a bad time, when mirrorless cameras appear on the stage, and, most likely, for good, but there are still DSLRs, and of two types at once. A couple of years later, everything will be simple and unambiguous, but for now the choice is really not obvious.

      If without esotericism, then portrait, landscape and studio are more and more about lenses and light. Good results, in principle, are achievable on a mirror crop, and on a mirrorless full frame, and in medium format (if these are not railway cats, of course), but this takes time and experience.

      If you think about your amount, then for a portrait-landscape-studio it is quite possible to fit into some new 6D Mark II + 24-105 / 4L (or 5D Mark III with the same glass, but used) + 17-40 / 4L (if not wide enough, you can use it) + some 85 / 1.8 (you can also use it, well, or it can drop a little) and close your head according to typical needs for several years. With the prospect of going to mirrorless full frame and working your lenses seamlessly through an adapter. Next, see if you need a TV set or not.

      According to Nikon, I think that something similar can be assembled on the basis of the D810, but I don’t know here.

      It's just that the future is the future, and you have to shoot here and now. And the result is more important to the client than what you shoot with.

    • Pokemon

      Is the camera bought for the purpose of earning money or for the soul / for the family / for yourself?
      If the second option and you have not had time to acquire lenses and habits / preferences, then I recommend not to rush.
      Much more depends on your previous photography experience.
      If there is an opportunity to rent or lend equipment of interest, it is better to borrow and try, the result may be unexpected.
      For D810, it is advisable to take modern decent lenses, they are not cheap.
      It is easier to buy D750 and inexpensive 28-105 / 3.5-4.5 and 28-70 / 2.8D - it will be inexpensive.
      Now there is no particular point in investing in DSLRs, and Nikon and Canon are already looking at the BZK and are actively engaged in their development. If I collected from scratch on Nikon, I would buy Z6 + 24-70 / 4 (for starters), if on Canon, then EOS R + 24-105 / 4. In my opinion, it is better now to prepare yourself for the transition to the UPC.

    • Seladir

      The depth of the frame and other flexibility are definitely not the properties of canon or nikon, full frame or crop. In the first place is the work of a person with light and composition, then the properties of the lens and the camera itself is of very little importance here. Nearly zero, if we process photographs at least in basic terms.
      Well, I completely agree with other commentators that it is better to build a system from scratch in the form of a UPC.

  • Victor

    Hello! Tell me please. I want to buy the first DSLR on the used market (I have a soap dish and an ultrazoom, I want something more interesting) for different occasions. The budget is about 10 UAH. For today I liked the options:
    Nikon D5200 / 5300 kit 18-105 (there are options when the 5200 comes with glass 18-200 or even two - 18-105 + 50 / or 18-55 + 55-200)
    Nikon D700 / 7100 kit 18-105
    Canon 2000D EF-S 18-55mm IS ||
    Read similar comments below. But I'm afraid the 7000 is too cool. Maybe a newer Canon would be preferable? I will attach a screen of options. Thank you in advance.

    • Victor

      Or d7100 or d5300, the one with three lenses.

      • Victor

        And no, the “newer canon” (2000d) is definitely NOT preferable.

      • Victor

        Unfortunately, all lenses are sold separately there. Thanks for the advice.

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