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TMort Registered since 04th Jul 2010Fri 12-Nov-10 03:23 PM
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"D7000 vs D3100"


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I have the dead pixel issue with my D7000 and Bestbuy, of course, is completely out of the D7000 atm. One option they gave me is to exchange for a D3100 (price diff would go on a BB card). For photojournalism in Afghanistan, is there much of a diff between the two cameras? Just wanted to get some opinions.
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TMort Registered since 04th Jul 2010Fri 12-Nov-10 07:57 PM
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briantilley Moderator Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003Fri 12-Nov-10 09:16 PM
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Given that both cameras are newly-launched (especially the D7000), I'm guessing there aren't too many people who have useful experience with both. Not yet, anyway

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kuzzy Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Dec 2005Fri 12-Nov-10 09:01 PM
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Tom, I do not have either camera but I do have a D7k on order to replace my D70. On your profile you show that you currently have a D40. I do not know how much of a step up the D3100 is compared to the D40 but I would think they are fairly similar except for pixel count (which to me is of minimal importance). The D7k will have substantially more features than the D3100 but that does not mean that the image quality will be better depending upon your use.

There is a review as well as test shots for the 3100 and test shots from the 7000 at imaging resource ( http://www.imaging-resource.com/ ) if that would be of help. You might also want to look at Ken Rockwell's reviews of both camera's. I know he has a lot of detractors but his information is usually accurate, just keep in mind that some of his opinions are tongue in cheek. He was absolutely in love with the D40 because of it being small and lightweight so you may find his comments useful.

For me the D40 and D3100 are just a little too small for me to comfortably operate them so I would be looking at the D7k if for no other reason then that. Sorry, I wish I could be of more help.

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TMort Registered since 04th Jul 2010Fri 12-Nov-10 09:32 PM
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The main things that draw me to each are:

D7000
- Weather sealing and better suited for the dusty conditions in Afghanistan
- Superior low light capabilities
- Dual sdcard slots
- Camera motor for more lens options
- Better quality build (in my opinion, I've held both)
- Works with Remote that I already have for my D40

Obviously there are other advantages but these are the main ones for me.

D3100
- Much Cheaper
- More basic and less of a learning curve
- Smaller and lighter (almost identical to my D40)
- Extra $ to purchase the Adobe CS5 Design Premium student version (currently have an outdated cs1 version) and maybe AfterEffects or something similar

I don't plan on purchasing any new glass (currently have: 35mm 1.8, 50mm 1.8, 18-55mm, 18-200mm) anytime soon, the extra $ saved from the D3100 would be used for software, as stated above.

Thanks to both of you for your comments, I do appreciate them!

>Tom, I do not have either camera but I do have a D7k on order
>to replace my D70. On your profile you show that you
>currently have a D40. I do not know how much of a step up the
>D3100 is compared to the D40 but I would think they are fairly
>similar except for pixel count (which to me is of minimal
>importance). The D7k will have substantially more features
>than the D3100 but that does not mean that the image quality
>will be better depending upon your use.
>
>There is a review as well as test shots for the 3100 and test
>shots from the 7000 at imaging resource (
>http://www.imaging-resource.com/ ) if that would be of help.
>You might also want to look at Ken Rockwell's reviews of both
>camera's. I know he has a lot of detractors but his
>information is usually accurate, just keep in mind that some
>of his opinions are tongue in cheek. He was absolutely in
>love with the D40 because of it being small and lightweight so
>you may find his comments useful.
>
>For me the D40 and D3100 are just a little too small for me to
>comfortably operate them so I would be looking at the D7k if
>for no other reason then that. Sorry, I wish I could be of
>more help.

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TomCurious Registered since 03rd Jan 2007Fri 12-Nov-10 11:25 PM
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I never used either one, but if I'm permitted to give a little advice: Get the camera that you want and don't settle for an alternative just because it's more readily available.

Tom
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RRRoger Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his long history of demonstrated excellence and helping other members with equipment, technique and DSLR video in the true Nikonians spirit. Charter MemberFri 12-Nov-10 11:37 PM
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#6. "RE: D7000 vs D3100"
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Fri 12-Nov-10 11:40 PM by RRRoger

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I have bought and used both cameras.
You may be better off with the D3100.

I returned my D3100 because it was too light.
I had trouble holding it steady.
The D7000 is much more solid and heavier.
However, I also got lots of blurry shots when I first used the D7000.
So, maybe it is just the higher resolution.
The D3100 images are nearly equal.

The D3100 in-camera mic is very good.
Much better than my D3 or my D90 was.
My second reason to upgrade was the lack of a stereo mic jack.
Again, the D7000 will not work with my Tascam because I cannot turn off the in-camera amplifier.
My stereo boom mic does work very well though.

The AFF Video AutoFocus seems to work better on the D3100.

The D3100 is cheaper and much easier to use.
The D7000 has much more controls and higher ISO capability.


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