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Vlad_IT

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Vlad_IT Silver Member Nikonian since 21st Sep 2011
Thu 20-Sep-12 01:55 PM

Folks, i just ordered referbished D3100 with 18-55VR for my daughter, it's not shipped yet
some one is offering me for the same price D5000 + 18-55VR
Which one to choose? i can still stop shipping of d3100 if i'll call early enough.

I'm sure she will be JPEG user.
1. i need to know about sensor ISO performence.
2. ergonomics
3. extra feaches that can be usefull.
5. what bothers me is that D5000 too old of generation.

Thanks in advance,
Vlad

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Covey22 Moderator Expert in various fields including aviation photography Awarded for his contributions to the Resources and The Nikonian eZine Charter Member
Thu 20-Sep-12 02:40 PM

Given she'll be a JPEG shooter at the beginning, you can't go wrong with either. That being said, the tilt-swivel gives the D5K a bit of an advantage with unique shots/perspectives that a fixed LCD can't easily recreate.

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jpFoto Registered since 25th Jun 2010
Thu 20-Sep-12 04:32 PM

Vlad

What Armando says is correct, however, I have had the D3100 and my son had the D5000. I think that you are right about the D5000 being old technology, and I would opt for the the D3100 for the better IQ and the higher ISO capabilities. The D3100 is at least a stop better than the D5000.

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Thu 20-Sep-12 04:53 PM

Hi Vlad,

I would stick with the D3100 kit.
It has better High ISO performance than the D5000.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

Asgard

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Asgard Administrator He is your Chief Guardian Angel at the Helpdesk and knows a lot about a lot Nikonian since 07th Apr 2004
Thu 20-Sep-12 06:14 PM

As mentioned, go for the D3100

Gerold - Nikonian in East Frisia
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Vlad_IT

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Vlad_IT Silver Member Nikonian since 21st Sep 2011
Thu 20-Sep-12 06:29 PM | edited Thu 20-Sep-12 06:34 PM by Vlad_IT

Thank you all.

Eventually I was able to get D5100 + 18-55VR for $499.


I think my daughter will be extremely happy. I'm planning to introduce her to the forum as independent member sometime next week, when camera will arrive.

Thank you again,
Vlad

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Vlad_IT Silver Member Nikonian since 21st Sep 2011
Thu 20-Sep-12 06:32 PM

BTW, Gerold

Eventually I was able to find a copy of the magazine where my work was published in 1999. I keep it save now. LOL

Best regards,
Vlad

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