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    Nikon D7000 or D7200 ??

    I have the opportunity to purchase a second hand D7000 from a friend - it was her brother's who passed away a little while ago. My friend has decided to go with his Canon & Olympus gear.

    Shutter count is under 6,000 - so as good as new - comes with 18-105 lens & macro extension tubes, bag, charger, batteries & sd card - $900.

    My dilemma is for about $250 more I can get a new D7200 (body only).

    My decision is clouded by the slightly disappointing purchase of the D5100 - which is a later camera than my trusty D3100, but the D5100 appears to have a problem with some of our existing lenses in that the focus is sometimes 'off' depending on which lens is attached - the 55-300 seems to be the most successful. The D3100 however does not have any issues - I can put any lens I have on it and it works perfectly.

    In my tests of the D7000 so far, I have found that our existing lenses work just fine - even though there will definitely be a learning curve on how the D7000 works - what are the chances that I could have a similar issue with purchasing a new D7200 as I have with the D5100. We are talking about over $1,000 here - so a lot of money!

    and just so as there is something pretty to look at, here is a test shot A New Holland Honeyeater in my front yard

    testing D7000 by Cathy Cates, on Flickr


    Anyone have any thoughts/suggestions?

    What would you do?
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    Cathy, it really is no contest for the D7200.

    I've gone from a D800 to a D7200 and couldn't be happier. All your lens will work fine on the D7200.

    The D7200 has more megapixels, 24MP vs 16MP, No Optical Low Pass Filter, much better high ISO handling, released 4 years later with better in-camera image processing, much better auto focus, higher resolution display screen etc, etc and the list goes on.

    If you decide on the D7200 make sure you get it from an authorised Australian dealer as you will get 2 years Nikon warranty PLUS $50.00 CASH BACK if you purchase it before August 9, 2017.

    Good luck with your deliberations.

    PS: Love the NH Honeyater and it would be just that little bit better with the D7200.
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    Agree with Kev. I'll go for the D7200 if I were in your shoes. I had a D5100 which was not bad, but slow in transferring files to the SD Card. D5100 was replaced with a D5600, which is a joy to use and a good companion to my D7200.

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    7200
    Have a look on gumtree, plenty of D7000's asking around 500...more realistic price.
    Is that image taken with the 55-300 kit ? If so looks really good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cage View Post
    Cathy, it really is no contest for the D7200.

    I've gone from a D800 to a D7200 and couldn't be happier. All your lens will work fine on the D7200.

    The D7200 has more megapixels, 24MP vs 16MP, No Optical Low Pass Filter, much better high ISO handling, released 4 years later with better in-camera image processing, much better auto focus, higher resolution display screen etc, etc and the list goes on.

    If you decide on the D7200 make sure you get it from an authorised Australian dealer as you will get 2 years Nikon warranty PLUS $50.00 CASH BACK if you purchase it before August 9, 2017.

    Good luck with your deliberations.

    PS: Love the NH Honeyater and it would be just that little bit better with the D7200.
    many thanks If getting the D72000, I was definitely going to purchase locally - I like to support local bricks & mortar stores where I can

    Quote Originally Posted by richtbw View Post
    Agree with Kev. I'll go for the D7200 if I were in your shoes. I had a D5100 which was not bad, but slow in transferring files to the SD Card. D5100 was replaced with a D5600, which is a joy to use and a good companion to my D7200.
    thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by sanger View Post
    7200
    Have a look on gumtree, plenty of D7000's asking around 500...more realistic price.
    Is that image taken with the 55-300 kit ? If so looks really good.
    yes, taken with 55-300 (which I also bought off a friend who upgraded to a full frame camera )

    thank you for your input everyone, much appreciated.

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    Cathy i also agree with Kev, I had a D7000 which i upgraded to from a old D60. Worst mistake ever. The D7000 never really took the sharpest pics and never felt comfortable. I now have a D7200 and love it, great with all my lenses nice and sharp, and a joy to use.
    Just my humble opinion

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    I think $900 for the D7000 is 'dreaming'.
    Yeah the seller may be a friend, but friends don't rip another off too.

    Some people just need to get a proper perspective of how much stuff is worth.
    Put to auction, I doubt that the D7000 kit your friend has going would net any more than about $500-600 or so.

    price check:
    D7000: $500 in new condition, less than that used.
    18-105mm (i have one too, good lens for what it is): $150 max. They are $300 new, and common stuff like this is usually offloaded, not wanted. So a real friends price would be under $100 for sure!
    Bag: unless it's a top line brand and model .. free!
    SD cards: throw-away-items.
    batteries and chargers: one battery at least should come with the camera otherwise the camera is devalued even more! .. as well as the charger .. but a spare battery can be bought on ebay new for less than $20. S/H make that about $5-10.


    And your dilemma is exactly why my comment that people need to get a proper perspective of the value of gear. Yeah, we all want to maximise the value of our stuff if we resell it, but those prices have to make sense!

    I would expect a D7100 in a kit form as your friend has to fetch about $900-ish, and a D7100 is a D7200 in disguise.

    I've been contemplating a D7100 for about a year now, and can't find a reasonably priced one .. yet! In saying that I'm not looking all that much, and it's just an indulgence and therefore not urgent.
    Been hoping to get a new one for under $700, but I have found some new ones in the high $700 price range.
    ps. the reason for the D7100 and not D7200 is that the D7100 is one of the last ViewNX2 software compatible cameras(D5500 is the final Nikon camera too work with VNX2) .. so a D7200 is not even in my thoughts as an option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aocc View Post
    Cathy i also agree with Kev, I had a D7000 which i upgraded to from a old D60. Worst mistake ever. The D7000 never really took the sharpest pics and never felt comfortable. I now have a D7200 and love it, great with all my lenses nice and sharp, and a joy to use.
    Just my humble opinion
    thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by arthurking83 View Post
    I think $900 for the D7000 is 'dreaming'.
    Yeah the seller may be a friend, but friends don't rip another off too.

    Some people just need to get a proper perspective of how much stuff is worth.
    Put to auction, I doubt that the D7000 kit your friend has going would net any more than about $500-600 or so.

    price check:
    D7000: $500 in new condition, less than that used.
    18-105mm (i have one too, good lens for what it is): $150 max. They are $300 new, and common stuff like this is usually offloaded, not wanted. So a real friends price would be under $100 for sure!
    Bag: unless it's a top line brand and model .. free!
    SD cards: throw-away-items.
    batteries and chargers: one battery at least should come with the camera otherwise the camera is devalued even more! .. as well as the charger .. but a spare battery can be bought on ebay new for less than $20. S/H make that about $5-10.


    And your dilemma is exactly why my comment that people need to get a proper perspective of the value of gear. Yeah, we all want to maximise the value of our stuff if we resell it, but those prices have to make sense!

    I would expect a D7100 in a kit form as your friend has to fetch about $900-ish, and a D7100 is a D7200 in disguise.

    I've been contemplating a D7100 for about a year now, and can't find a reasonably priced one .. yet! In saying that I'm not looking all that much, and it's just an indulgence and therefore not urgent.
    Been hoping to get a new one for under $700, but I have found some new ones in the high $700 price range.
    ps. the reason for the D7100 and not D7200 is that the D7100 is one of the last ViewNX2 software compatible cameras(D5500 is the final Nikon camera too work with VNX2) .. so a D7200 is not even in my thoughts as an option.
    thanks for the reply


    Update on my prospective purchase: I have decided not to buy that camera - $900 was just that bit too much for what I was getting.
    However, what I did learn that Macro Extension Tubes are definitely on the 'new equipment wish list'

    thanks again, everyone for taking the time to respond

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