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Upgrade from D3000 to D3100. Is it worth it?

Shadowantz

Bucharest, RO
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Shadowantz Registered since 03rd Jan 2011
Mon 03-Jan-11 01:46 PM | edited Mon 03-Jan-11 01:48 PM by Shadowantz

Hello,

I'm new here so I say sorry from the start if I break any rules of posting here my question and for my average English skill.
Fist I want to tank the community for a nice forum and Nikon for so nice products

Now let me start with the question. I've recently (5 days ago) bought a D3000. I'm new with DSLR's cameras (had some point and shoots till now but I've decided to move to the next level). In all this five days I didn't managed to know all the camera features (It will take a while, I know) and I'm very pleased about it, I basically love IT! Now the 'problem' is that I've got a few more money to spare (a salary bonus ) that I haven't got five days ago and the store that I've bought the camera from has this offer to return a product before 30 days have passed and you can change with another.
Now the question is... Is it worth it to spend those money for D3100 as an upgrade from D3000 or its better to buy a set of lents and stick with what I have?

I did some research even before I got the D3000 model. I have to say that the Live-view and movie support don't count that much for me. I don't like to rec things (they don't say pictures worth 1000 words for nothing). The only thing that I like is those 4MP that the D3100 has above D3000. But then again, even 10 are enough for a starter like me. But maybe in time I will feel the need of those +4Mp... who knows.
Another feature that I like to D3100 over D3000 is the higher values of ISO sensitivity. I do many pictures in low-light areas. Even too D3000 can manage good with this, I think D3100 will be a bit better.
What I don't like is the type of sensor. D3000 has a CCD (witch I've heard that is a bit better) and D3100 has a CMOS (ofc this subject is disputed all over).

I really don't know if it worths the investment to D3100 or to buy lent's kits for D3000.
Thanks for reading this and sorry for a wall of text . Have a nice day! Also thanks in advance for replays.

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