>I was already to pull the trigger and purchase a D7000, but >having second thoughts after reading some of the posts. >Currently I have the D80 which is a wonderful camera. I >consider myself a Amateur, hardly ever use Auto, Usually >Apature priority or manual. From what I uderstand the D90 is >close to End of life, so what do I purchase >I dont want to make a ourchase that I will regret. > >Steve
I don't think there's any need for second thoughts, the D7000 is a great set of features/value and Nikon's best DX sensor. I've been away from the forum this week and I see there are still some problems being discussed but the D7K is a LOT of camera that takes some learning of it's features but that doesn't make it a bad camera IMHO.
You are shooting aperture priority and manual so clearly you have a good grasp of shooting in which case the D7K will probably still challenge your shot discipline but you have the experience to deal with it.
I've had mine for a little over a month and am really enjoying it. Still lots to learn for me. I think if you approach this camera from a learning perspective you will enjoy the journey!