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How does the Nikon D90 work as an upgrade for a D80?

by leonardevens / June 14, 2011 7:04 AM PDT

I have a Nikon D80, which I like very much. I am considering getting a Nikon D90 because it has higher resolution and will allow me to see the scene on the viewscreen in back before I take the picture.

Some questions:

1. Are there any surprises? Will all my D80 lenses, such at the 18-200mm work without problems?

2. Can I use the same SD memory cards? I note it also takes SD HC (?) or some such thing. What is the difference?

3. Are the batteries and battery charge the samer? I keep an extra battery in case I run low.

4. Will other D80 accessories such as the remote release, etc. all work?

5. Can I assume that if I buy one from Amazon that it will come with all the Nikon guarantees, i.e., that I won't get a gray market camera?

6. Is there some other choice that might be better?

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Nikon D90
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / June 14, 2011 10:05 AM PDT

The D90 has been popular since it was introduced.
A good upgrade from the D80.

1. Same lenses
2. Same SD memory cards (HC = High Capacity, 4 gig through 32 gig)
3. Same battery
4. Remote Control:
(D90 - Optional ML-L3 or MC-DC2)
(D80 - Optional ML-L3 or MC-DC1)
5. I can't speak for Amazon
6. D7000 - has HD video


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Nikon D90 as D80 upgrade
by leonardevens / June 16, 2011 6:21 AM PDT

I found some answers by myself and some were supplied by snapshot2.

First, let me say that Amazon assures me that the camera would have the full manufacturer guarantees; it is not a gray market product.

I also discovered that my lens, SD cards, and battery should work fine in the D90. Also, I have the ML-L3 infrared remote, so that should also work fine.

I don't need video. The D7000 has some other features which ideally might be useful, but not worth the extra money.

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