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Old    Justin (gotwake133)      Join Date: May 2010       11-07-2011, 4:50 PM Reply   
I am looking at the Nikon d3100 and d5100. Does anyone shoot with either one of these?
Old    Jagermaster (jaegermaster)      Join Date: Sep 2002       11-08-2011, 8:24 PM Reply   
Just got the D5100 today. Ordered from Costco. Body, 18-55mm, 55-300mm, bag and memory card for $924. Haven't had a chance to shoot yet but IMO a pretty good camera for a pretty good deal.
Old    Bob (Reez)      Join Date: Mar 2010       11-14-2011, 7:40 AM Reply   
Is there a big dropoff in quality from the d5100 to the d3100?
Old    Jagermaster (jaegermaster)      Join Date: Sep 2002       11-14-2011, 5:36 PM Reply   
Bob, I wouldn't really know if there is a drop off between the 5100 and the 3100. Hopefully some of the DSLR gurus will chime in. We got the 5100 for 2 reasons. 1. Costco's no BS return policy and 2. It has some built in shooting modes my wife really wanted. Other than that I am as new to DSLRs as it comes.
Old    Jagermaster (jaegermaster)      Join Date: Sep 2002       11-14-2011, 6:24 PM Reply   
Here is one of the built in effects the 5100 has. The one my wife really likes.


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Old    Justin (gotwake133)      Join Date: May 2010       11-14-2011, 7:32 PM Reply   
That Picture is pricelesss!
Old    Dennis (sixeye)      Join Date: Apr 2005       11-23-2011, 5:59 PM Reply   
For sure!
Old    Justin (gotwake133)      Join Date: May 2010       12-12-2011, 10:12 AM Reply   
Well I am still searching around for a camera, and I am now looking into the Canon Ti2. Anyone out there have any reviews or comments about this camera?
Old    Wakeboard2escape (wakerpunk)      Join Date: Jan 2006       12-13-2011, 5:16 AM Reply   
T2i is a great camera. I have the t3i and the only difference is the rotating lcd. I needed that for shooting video on a dolly. I used to have a Nikon D40 but i phased out of still photography and wanted a camera that could shoot high def video and crystal clear stills. The T3i has been the perfect choice. I have read that canons have superior adjustment options for video as compared to a Nikon in the same class. Can't go wrong for either brand....
Old    J Brewer (wakecumberlandky)      Join Date: Feb 2011       12-13-2011, 6:26 AM Reply   
from what i have read there is no quality difference in the d3100 to the d5100 out of the box. The only way you will get better photos out of the d51 is if you learn how to properly dial in. You have more options to adjust and manipulate your photos with the d51. The d31 is a great starter camera for anyone wanting to learn how to use a dslr. IMOH most people will never be able to use the d51 to the fullest potential so save yourself some money and go with the d31

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