Hi all, I am new here.
I am a P6000 bridge camera user mostly shooting university sports in manual, and shutter priority mode. It is painful, I know. I had purposefully bought this camera to learn the basics on, so that I could migrate to a prosumer camera when I am ready. Thanks to P6000 now I have hands on experience with handling light, speed, and distance. I had my eye on D300 (since I mostly shoot sports, so 51 points would help there) but was going to settle for D90 for budgetary reasons, as I also wanted to buy a 85mm f1.8d lens along-with whichever camera+70-300 ed-if af-s vr kit I buy.
Now this rumor of a 39 point camera is kind of nagging me. My next semester is not beginning till end of august, so I am in no hurry to buy.
1) The new 39 point camera will certainly be pricier than D90 $770.00 but in your opinion will it be in less than $1,000 range?
2) When 39pointer is made available for sale will a new D90 concurrently be available for sale from likes of Adorama and B&H? Hopefully at lower price? Or will they jack up the price, or totally discontinue D90? (I would like to avoid buying a used D90)
3) Lastly, is there a better choice than the below for a under $500.00 lens than below?
Indoor Sports: Nikon 85mm f1.8D
Outdoor Sports: Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5 - 5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR
Thanks in advance.