Best Nikon camera under $2000?

4 months 1 week ago #732835 by Chase Sanders
I want a Nikon camera and don't want to spend more than $2000.  Can you suggest something to me that will get me going and still be under budget please? 


Thank you!  
Chase


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4 months 1 week ago #732902 by r1ch

Chase Sanders wrote: I want a Nikon camera and don't want to spend more than $2000.  Can you suggest something to me that will get me going and still be under budget please?
Thank you!  
Chase


It really depends on what you are going to shoot and how tight is your budget,. After you get the camera you are going have to buy a lens.. That sort of information is helpfull. Are you willing to buy used? Do you want a DSLR or the new Z series mirrorless. The new Z lenses are very expensive and they have very limited used lenses.

So new.
Best buy is selling the new Z6ii for $1999
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/nikon-z-6-ii-4k-video-mirrorless-camera-body-only-black/6437928.p?skuId=6437928&ref=NS&loc=101
Considered the best DSLR every by Nikon the D850 used under $2000
https://www.mpb.com/en-us/used-equipment/used-photo-and-video/used-digital-slr-cameras/used-nikon-digital-slr-cameras/nikon-d850/
The previous iteration or the D850 is the Nikon D810 under $1000 then you could buy a used lens.
https://www.mpb.com/en-us/used-equipment/used-photo-and-video/used-digital-slr-cameras/used-nikon-digital-slr-cameras/nikon-d810/
There is also the D750 which is the same generation and the D850 but has 24 megapixels under $1000
https://www.mpb.com/en-us/used-equipment/used-photo-and-video/used-digital-slr-cameras/used-nikon-digital-slr-cameras/nikon-d750/
Which one between the d810 and 750? I have the D810 and it is a great camera, but the 750 is newer but less resolution. Here is a good comparison, they guy has strong opinions but in the end, it does depend on what you are going to shoot. For the average person or new photographer I would say the D750
https://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/comparisons/d810-vs-d750.htm


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4 months 1 week ago #732903 by r1ch
Here is another one but is @2200. You should not set a hard limit on your budget because there could be exactly what you want for a little bit more and to me it does not makes sense to not get what you really want for some arbitrary limit you set on yourself.
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1431707-REG/nikon_1598_z6_mirrorless_digital_camera.html
If you are very wise and not the typical American got to have it now regardless the cost. Wait until Christmas. All the best deals are from Black Friday on through Christmas. I always do. I have a phone and a camera and a computer, photo software that all work. I can wait till Black Friday for an upgrade and it will be the best price. If something breaks ok, then I have to bite the bullet but I even have backup stuff so really no need. Good luck


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4 months 1 week ago #732907 by Nikon Shooter
I would not suggest to go mirrorless because the availability of
F mount lenses is so much greater — even on the used market
… if your budget is limited as you say.

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4 months 1 week ago #732920 by r1ch
You should not be afraid to buy Nikon mirrorless mirrorless is the future and has more expansion, capability and access to more lenses that any DSLR new and used . Nikon makes an adapter for Nikon lenses but you should read the lens comparability so you know which  Nikon F lenses you can buy that are auto focus. Also you can buy used Canon lenses using the Fringer EF to NZ adapter. Some people say it allows Canon lenses to work as well in terms of auto focus as on a Canon camera.
https://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/fringer/ef-nz.htm
So with a Nikon Z camera, you have access to all the best Canon lenses on the used market as well as Nikon F lenses and of course the Z lenses which eventually come to the used market. Of course you will have to buy the adapters
No worries about buying mirrorless, it is the future and DSLR will eventually go away.


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4 months 1 week ago #732921 by Screamin Scott
"No worries about buying mirrorless, it is the future and DSLR will eventually go away."

I seriously doubt that the DSLR's will "go away". They likely will become a niche market like the 8X10 film cameras though...

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4 months 1 week ago #732923 by r1ch
I was talking mostly about Nikon but... Does Nikon or Canon make film dslrs? Nope. They are dead and gone from a manufacturing standpoint.  Maybe I should change my wording a little. DSLRs are zombies.. Walking dead. They still wander hopelessly in malls and stores but they are not alive or progressing though they still function though time will kill them off.
Canon already announced it will not make a 1DXmk4 flagship. It is shifting to mirrorless. Canon also announced that it is ending EF lenses for "redundant" models. Models that cover the same focal length in EF and RF mounts. The writing is on the wall. They are going away.
Now will there be a used market for them. Sure. I believe Canon will still be making DSLRs in the low end range for a short time. But as I said, walking dead. I am a poet and didn't know it.
I posted in the film forum here. I still have my N90s film camera and several Nikon lenses that work with them. But I don't use them anymore. They are dead but not gone or forgotton.


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