...I wish I would have bought D90 that time by exceeding my monetary capability .... Bcz my eyes needed a brighter VF than of a D5000 other than that AF with motor lenses was the second reason behind upgrading.... And if i had bought it that time I wouldn't have upgraded now and would have bought a Nikon uwa instead of buying a D7000 body.
Points such as those are often made when a newbie asks for guidance on selecting his first digital SLR. Unfortunately, the reasons are not so clear until one has seen for himself the differences between entry level cameras and those designed for more advanced photo enthusiasts. IMO, a well conceived, even used, mid-range camera is a better choice than a stripped, crippled entry level one that will be traded off at a loss within a year or so. Used cameras of the class of 40D, 50D, 60D, D80, and D90 should not be so readily dismissed by serious students, in my prejudiced opinion.
All cameras were once new. And every new camera is used after a few weeks. Better to be sure that the desired and needed features are therein. The smell of new is not a very useful feature. Nor is the length of a "feature list."
Back at my office, they organized a photography competition and among several rules some are:
The camera resolution should be 12MP or higher... Picture size should be limited to 3MB (are you joking, then why the hell above condition)
Hmmm.... was "Thou Shalt not Crop." also in that list? I wonder if the person(s) in charge of the rule making could explain hyperfocal distance or the principle of the exposure triangle if their lives depended upon it. What kind of contest is it that is so "exclusive" that pixel-less cameras like Linhof, Horseman, Hasselblad, Rolleiflex, Mamiya, and Leica are excluded from participation? Your friends back at the office probably need to keep their day jobs for now. Photography would come as a shock.
I wouldn't buy anything else that's less than 100 MP
I'm sure you must have some compelling reasons to say that, Anirban. I would be delighted to sit at your feet and learn whatever they are. BTW, congratulations on your new gear.