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Nikon D90 150 17.34%
Canon 50D 715 82.66%
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Old 27th of August 2008 (Wed)   #1
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Default 50D vs Nikon D90: What's you pick?

So, you're sitting around with $1300 burning a hole in your pocket.

No camera allegiances..... ie, pretend you don't own thousands of dollars of lenses and lights......

The new 50D. The Nikon D90.

Which do you pick, and why?
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Default Re: 50D vs Nikon D90: What's you pick?

between these two... the 50D.

Why? Because I have thousands of dollars worth of Canon lenses and flashes that won't work on the D90. Simple really!
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Default Re: 50D vs Nikon D90: What's you pick?

50D, if everything they say is true. fast AF, fast FPS, and two levels of sRAW! liveview AF, VGA LCD screen, what more do you want?!?

i really dont care for video mode. if i wanted to capture video, id bring my hd camcorder.
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Default Re: 50D vs Nikon D90: What's you pick?

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between these two... the 50D.

Why? Because I have thousands of dollars worth of Canon lenses and flashes that won't work on the D90. Simple really!
Yup!
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Default Re: 50D vs Nikon D90: What's you pick?

^^ OP did indicate "no camera allegiances".
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Default Re: 50D vs Nikon D90: What's you pick?

50D for sure
the D90 still only has 12bit, only 4.5fps, 12mp up from D80 really isnt anything big..same focus system, The only thing it really offers I would say over the D80 is movie mode, 2mp more and 1.5fps more..nothing else seems to be much of an upgrade at all...its even a less of an upgrade from 40-50D

The 30D use to be able to kick the pants off the D80 focus system

50D has over it
14bit at 6.3fps
15mp although 12 is plenty
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MUCH MUCH better focus system compared to that D90(cross points on ALL 5.6 and faster) D90 is only cross at center with 2.8
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Default Re: 50D vs Nikon D90: What's you pick?

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^^ OP did indicate "no camera allegiances".

Yep. Sorry -- clarified.
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Default Re: 50D vs Nikon D90: What's you pick?

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^^ OP did indicate "no camera allegiances".
My vote remains. I am not fond of the lens lineup for Nikon or their ergonomics. this is why I chose Canon in the first place.
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Default Re: 50D vs Nikon D90: What's you pick?

D90. All day.

All the primes I love don't have that "oomph" on APS-C anyway, so I'm over to zooms. Nikon's zooms are generally equal or in a couple case better than their Canon counterparts. I like that the 50D's AF is better, but I get along just dandy with only the center point being high-precision x-type (5D).

I personally love the movie mode, for a lot of reasons. Why carry two devices if one does the trick?

That said, I won't buy one simply because I love my lenses, and am happily in too deep to switch.
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Default Re: 50D vs Nikon D90: What's you pick?

If I had no lenses and was just entering the game, i.e. ISO, aperture and shutter speed meant diddly squat to me, it'd be a tough call.

For some reason Canon marketing has stuck on my brain over the years as the sensible choice but I'd actually be tempted to swing for the D90, I'd find HD video rather cool. Although the higher mega pixies and frame rate would swing me back towards Canon, oh and the big white lenses I thought were cool.
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Default Re: 50D vs Nikon D90: What's you pick?

50D because I'm perfectly happy with my Canon HDD camcorder.
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Default Re: 50D vs Nikon D90: What's you pick?

The D90 and 50D aren't really meant to compete. The 50D is meant to compete more with the D300 and the 40D will compete with the D90.

The price-points between the 50D and the D90 are considerably different... the 50D is $1399 and the D90 is $999.
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Default Re: 50D vs Nikon D90: What's you pick?

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The D90 and 50D aren't really meant to compete. The 50D is meant to compete more with the D300 and the 40D will compete with the D90.

The price-points between the 50D and the D90 are considerably different... the 50D is $1399 and the D90 is $999.
I don't think the 50D competes with the D300 at all. I'd choose the 51pt AF system over the 9pt on the 50D anyday.
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The D90 and 50D aren't really meant to compete. The 50D is meant to compete more with the D300 and the 40D will compete with the D90.
Price wise they WILL be competitors. They will both be priced, according to the internet, in that $1300 price range.
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The D90 and 50D aren't really meant to compete. The 50D is meant to compete more with the D300 and the 40D will compete with the D90.

The price-points between the 50D and the D90 are considerably different... the 50D is $1399 and the D90 is $999.
Opps. Adoroma had them on preorder for $1299. My bad.....

Yikes -- My poll just lost a TON of significance........
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