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"What to Buy D5100, D7000, or even a D300s?"


Auburn, US
          

I am sure this has been debated to no end but I couldn't find a good thread on the subject, and also didn't know whether to post it here or in the D5100 forum, sorry.

I have shot everything from a D2x, D700, D300, down to Nikon film cameras but I got out of the big glass big camera bodies a few years ago and over the last 3 years have shot nothing but the D90 with a kit (horrible) lens.

I am going to Africa (Uganda) in July on a mission trip and want to pick up some new glass and one of the newer bodies but know almost nothing about the newer D3000/5000/7000 lines as far as personal shooting experience.

My consideration right now is between the D300s, D7000, and the D5100. They have a pretty decent comparison between the D5100 and the D7000 here http://snapsort.com/compare/Nikon-D5100-vs-Nikon_D7000 but would love a Nikonian opinion.

The only reason I was really considering the D5100 over the other two was as with all technology, I tend to stick with something just released over buying something a year old (especially when I probably won't be buying a new body again any time soon). The D5100 has the same sensor as the D7000 but has several newer features? The D300s seems to be old news at this point and uses the same sensor (I think) that my D90 uses, so that was probably lower on my list.

Most of what I am going to be shooting is people shots, some kids soccer and the like. I will probably pick up a 35mm, 50mm 1.4, and the 70-300 f/5.6 and something in the wide range?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, thanks so much. Scott

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billD80 Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2007Sat 23-Apr-11 07:16 PM
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#1. "RE: What to Buy D5100, D7000, or even a D300s?"
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If I were you, I'd stick with the D90 and pick up new glass. The need for a new body isn't there, but the need for new glass is.

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#2. "RE: What to Buy D5100, D7000, or even a D300s?"
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Auburn, US
          

True, but, I will probably want to take two DSLR bodies with me to Africa and my wife was looking for a second camera body to give me as a present and couldn't really pick between these three

I will probably keep the D90 regardless, and I will be picking up some glass as I come across a good deal.

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Len Shepherd Gold Member Nikonian since 09th Mar 2003Sat 23-Apr-11 08:20 PM
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#3. "RE: What to Buy D5100, D7000, or even a D300s?"
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Yorkshire, GB
          

As a back up body from your list I would go for the D7000 - because the extra resolution enables you to get 400mm framing with little loss of 12 MP quality with a 300mm lens by cropping a 300mm image slightly.
I beleive a D5100 trade off is an apparent viewfinder size about half the size of your D90 - or a D7000/D300s.

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#4. "RE: What to Buy D5100, D7000, or even a D300s?"
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Portland, US
          

I would go for the D7000 as the D5100 will not AF with lens that don't have AFS.

  

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#5. "RE: What to Buy D5100, D7000, or even a D300s?"
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Auburn, US
          

Well my current lens is that 18-105mm, my choice to pick up is 35mm 1.8G, 50mm 1.8G, and the 70-300mm 4.5-5.6, all of which I believe are AF-S. Since I don't have any glass that would be wasted on a D5100 would you still recommend the D7000 over the 5100?

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#13. "RE: What to Buy D5100, D7000, or even a D300s?"
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Don't plan on the 05mm F1.8G. The recent press release was a mistake. They may release it in the near future, but for now, plan on the 50mm f1.4G or go with a third-party lens like Sigma's 50mm HSM if you so desire this focal length for a prime....

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Sat 23-Apr-11 10:13 PM by JPJ

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>The only reason I was really considering the D5100 over the
>other two was as with all technology, I tend to stick with
>something just released over buying something a year old
>(especially when I probably won't be buying a new body again
>any time soon). The D5100 has the same sensor as the D7000 but
>has several newer features? The D300s seems to be old news at
>this point and uses the same sensor (I think) that my D90
>uses, so that was probably lower on my list.


The only thing the d5100 has that the d7000 does not that I can see is:

1. More scene modes as one would expect from a more entry level consumer camera;
2. An articulating screen
3. An in camera HDR mode
4. 30 FPS HD video as opposed to 24 FPS (I suspect Nikon will firmware the d7k to 30 FPS given that is has the same sensor, not that I care).

The d7000 has many things that the d5100 does not, just off the top of my head:

1. Nikon's latest meter (the d5100 uses the old d90 meter);
2. Nikon's latest AF module - CAM4800DX (the d5100 uses the old d90 AF module (CAM1000)
3. A Mirror up mode
4. User setting banks on the mode dial
5. Higher flash sync rate
6. Better build/ and has weather sealing
7. AF motor
8. Wireless flash commander mode
9. Dual Sd Cards
10. Faster FPS (6 vs. 4)
11. 100% viewfinder coverage
12. Better battery life

I would say the d5100 is an improvement on the d90 while retaining a lot of its feature set (meter, AF module for example). Main improvements would be the sensor with better ISO performance and the video (if that is important to you). The d7000 is a completely different beast, not only improving on all of the d90's feature set but adopting some of the better ones from the 'pro' bodies.

Which one is better for you is really a question of whether you would use the additional features in the d7k or you need the better build and/or weather sealing.

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#8. "RE: What to Buy D5100, D7000, or even a D300s?"
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Auburn, US
          

thanks, that's a great look at the feature difference between the D5100 and D7k... I was drawn to the in-camera HDR a little more just because I love messing around with that but it wasn't a feature I would pick the camera for alone. What I didn't know is the meter was different, thanks. Scott

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#7. "RE: What to Buy D5100, D7000, or even a D300s?"
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Joanna, US
          

The physical characteristics between the D90 and D7000 are very similar so you'd probably feel right at home. The big differences are what's on the inside. One top reviewer stated that Nikon pulled out all the stops on the D7000 and that if it sounds like it might be a technological powerhouse for a modest price, you're right. With the high resolution, etc. it will show up user errors that might not show with the other camera bodies. Newer technology was one item you listed and the D7000 has it. Good luck with your choice.

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#9. "RE: What to Buy D5100, D7000, or even a D300s?"
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Auburn, US
          

thanks John, really appreciate your response as well... when I purchased my first pro body, the D2X I realized then my technique had to improve because the camera itself was showing mistakes my D100 was hiding, so, yes, the reviews from the D7000 being "difficult" to use I was taking with a grain of salt. It's sort of like a lot of the different reviews I have read about the 35mm f/1.8G performing bad in low light. Although I haven't used that lens yet, I'm not sure how any Nikon prime can "perform bad in low light", I'm thinking it's more the operator performing bad in low light, but I could be wrong.

Thanks for your suggestions. Scott

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#10. "RE: What to Buy D5100, D7000, or even a D300s?"
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Since you have owned pro bodies and now a D90, I don't think you'd like a D5100 IMO. I have a D5000 and D7000. After using the D7k for a few months I took the D5k out for the day and it just wasn't as fun to use. The view finder is a lot smaller, most of the controls are menu driven and there's no top LCD to display current settings. That was my main reason for buying the D7k. The D5k is almost a "set it and forget it" camera. The D7k is great if you want to change settings quickly and often. Would you want to give up the ease of use of your D90?

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#11. "RE: What to Buy D5100, D7000, or even a D300s?"
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Sherbrooke, CA
          

The D90 is a wonderful body and, since you had D700 and got out of it, why don't you just get another D90 (maybe used) AND the new glass.

I have both the D90 and D7000 and I still use the D90 quite often. Don't forget that the D7000 is less forgiving and has much bigger files to store than the D90. It all comes to what will the pictures be used for. If you don't think of printing huge prints, the D90 is still a very viable choice in my humble opinion.

But, since I've picked up the D700, both D90 and D7000 have not been used so much...
I love the file size and the IQ.

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#12. "RE: What to Buy D5100, D7000, or even a D300s?"
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Toronto, CA
          

I would just qualify the statement that the d7000 is less forgiving by adding that may be true IF you view d7k photos at the same magnification as your d90 files without taking into account that they are, in fact, larger. Essentially, you are introducing additional magnification that, not surprisingly, has a habit of revealing smaller flaws that were potentially not visible before. If one were to view the photos at the same size, it is my impression that the d7k is no less forgiving than the next Nikon.

I am yet to see a comparison of photos from the d90 (or any other 12 MP Nikon) and the d7k at relevant and equal viewing sizes that really supports the concern that the d7k is less forgiving.

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#14. "RE: What to Buy D5100, D7000, or even a D300s?"
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Auburn, US
          

you bring up a good point, one of the things I absolutely loved about the D700 (besides the FX part) was the ability to shoot acceptable shots at super high ISO values. I haven't found the D90 to be nearly as good in that area (terrible comparison though when I was shooting a D700 and all pro f/2.8 glass with a D90 kit lens).

I was looking at the D7k with the hopes of regaining some of that lower light shooting ability in the higher ISO range. I tend to have to shoot music or bands in almost no light or nearly impossible lighting conditions. With the D700 I would shoot 3200-6400 without even thinking about it, the D90 just can't handle that to well. I know the FX to DX also has quite a bit to do with it but it looks like the D7k does very well in the higher ISO's. Anyone have any experience shooting up in the stratosphere with the D7k?

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#15. "RE: What to Buy D5100, D7000, or even a D300s?"
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Toronto, CA
          

>you bring up a good point, one of the things I absolutely
>loved about the D700 (besides the FX part) was the ability to
>shoot acceptable shots at super high ISO values. I haven't
>found the D90 to be nearly as good in that area (terrible
>comparison though when I was shooting a D700 and all pro f/2.8
>glass with a D90 kit lens).
>
>I was looking at the D7k with the hopes of regaining some of
>that lower light shooting ability in the higher ISO range. I
>tend to have to shoot music or bands in almost no light or
>nearly impossible lighting conditions. With the D700 I would
>shoot 3200-6400 without even thinking about it, the D90 just
>can't handle that to well. I know the FX to DX also has quite
>a bit to do with it but it looks like the D7k does very well
>in the higher ISO's. Anyone have any experience shooting up in
>the stratosphere with the D7k?


I think ISO 3200-6400 is very usable on the d7k. There is observable noise of course, but it retains detail and color very well as these levels (and noticeably better than any DX camera on the market). As a result, the photos clean up quite nicely (I always remove noise in post processing rather than in camera to allow me maximum flexibility).

Check out this guys review and samples in terms of the d7k and event shooting:

http://ishootshows.com/2011/01/11/review-nikon-d7000-nikons-best-dx-camera/


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Auburn, US
          

thanks, that was a super look at the ISO crop

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#17. "RE: What to Buy D5100, D7000, or even a D300s?"
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Alberta, CA
          

>Since you have owned pro bodies and now a D90, I don't think
>you'd like a D5100 IMO. I have a D5000 and D7000. After using
>the D7k for a few months I took the D5k out for the day and it
>just wasn't as fun to use. The view finder is a lot smaller,
>most of the controls are menu driven and there's no top LCD to
>display current settings. That was my main reason for buying
>the D7k. The D5k is almost a "set it and forget it"
>camera. The D7k is great if you want to change settings
>quickly and often. Would you want to give up the ease of use
>of your D90?

I think the above is quite good advice!


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#18. "RE: What to Buy D5100, D7000, or even a D300s?"
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Atlanta, US
          

I've been using the D300 since released, and got an early D7000 for my wife. It's a great camera and is very full functioned. I can easily use it the way I use a D300. Settings are very intuitive and there are no significant functions missing.

The D5100 sounds great, but is a step down and woudl involve some compromises. The learnign curve may actually be a bit greater as you need to understand what it can't do.

ISO performance of both cameras will be similar.

One difference on the D7000 is sharpening settings. You may need to set up the camera - and any post processing - for a little more sharpening.

I heard something related to sharpening from one of the Nikon School pros - he said to set high pass pixels (in Capture NX2) at the megapixel setting of the camera (16 on a 16 megapixel D7000) and use opacity to adjust to taste. That suggests that with smaller pixel size and more densely packed pixels, your Unsharp Mask settings would also need to be tweaked in a D7000.

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#19. "RE: What to Buy D5100, D7000, or even a D300s?"
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Auburn, US
          

Thanks to all who took the time to respond, it sounds like the D7000 is the winner. I did go down to my local Nikon dealer on Monday to put my hands on the D7000 and I was quite amazed. It felt much more like a small D300/D700 than I thought it would, especially once you add the MB grip on it.

As soon as I pick one up, maybe in the next 2-3 weeks or so I'll let you know, because as soon as I buy it the D7100 will be announced, happens every time

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#20. "RE: What to Buy D5100 or D7000, not a D300s?"
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Thu 28-Apr-11 01:24 PM by RRRoger

Monterey Bay, US
          

I see that you got "hands on" with the D7000.
I would do that with the D5100 before I buy.

I went down to my local camera store to pick up a second D7000 last week.
They had the D3100, D5100, and D7000 on display.
I came home with the D5100.
It fit my hands way better than the D3100 which I previously returned as it was too light to hold steady.
The articulating screen was much sturdier than I expected.
It is better for hiking & travel (smaller-lighter).
4fps is fast enough. This is what I shoot my D3 at.
It is better for movies,

Downside: I have to get & carry more (dirt cheap) batteries.
It really annoys me not to have the top screen and to have to use the menus more.
Less weather sealing may cause dust and moisture problems.
Lack of AF motor, not really a problem as I have plenty of AF-S lens.

The AF-S 35mm f/1.8 DX is exceptionally good for videos and low light.
I sold my nifty fifty after getting the D7000.
I suggest you get the 28-300 FX instead of any version of the 70-300. I think it is much better in every way.
The other lens I really like is the 10-24 DX

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#21. "RE: What to Buy D5100 or D7000, not a D300s?"
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Thanks, yeah the weather proofing was an issue for me with this particular body... I am looking at using it extensively on a trip in the heat of summer in Africa, also in the middle of rainy season where i am likely to be just standing in mud.

I already pre-ordered the new 50mm 1.8 from Amazon yesterday, the price was just too good to opt for the older 1.4. The 10-24 was also on my short list as is the 35mm 1.8 DX.

I really need something light in the long range zoom and have looked over all the 300mm options that will go well with the D7000, it just looked like, price wise and size wise the 70-300mm (the newest one) would work the best. I had an old version of that lens and ended up buying the fantastic 70-200mm f/2.8 VR, but have since sold it.

Thanks for the suggestions, I will keep that in mind about the 28-300 with the D7000.

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#22. "RE: What to Buy D5100 or D7000, not a D300s?"
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>I really need something light in the long range zoom and have
>looked over all the 300mm options that will go well with the
>D7000, it just looked like, price wise and size wise the
>70-300mm (the newest one) would work the best. I had an old
>version of that lens and ended up buying the fantastic
>70-200mm f/2.8 VR, but have since sold it.
>
>Thanks for the suggestions, I will keep that in mind about the
>28-300 with the D7000.

What's the deal with the 55-300? It's not mentioned much - but the 70-300 is recommended all the time. Is the 70-300 that much better? The 55-300 is smaller, more economical, and newer than the 70-300. Is it the DX vs FX issue? I'm just wondering. I haven't tried the 70-300, but the 55-300 that I have is a purty good lens.

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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 MemberThu 28-Apr-11 02:46 PM
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#23. "RE: What to Buy D5100 or D7000, not a D300s?"
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Thu 28-Apr-11 02:48 PM by RRRoger

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>
>What's the deal with the 55-300? It's not mentioned much -
>but the 70-300 is recommended all the time. Is the 70-300
>that much better? The 55-300 is smaller, more economical, and
>newer than the 70-300. Is it the DX vs FX issue? I'm just
>wondering. I haven't tried the 70-300, but the 55-300 that I
>have is a purty good lens.
>
>Hillbilly Harry - in the Missouri Ozarks.
>
One good reason is that it is FX and can be used on almost any Nikon body.
The early versions of 70-300 are junk in my opinion.
The newer AF-S Nikkor 70-300 VR is quite good.
But I like the range and performance of the AF-S 28-300 VR FX better.

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#24. "RE: What to Buy D5100 or D7000, not a D300s?"
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There have been a number of versions of the 70-300. Some of the earlier ones were excellent.

John Shaw used one in his light kit. Bill Lea uses one regularly and told me he had more published images with that lens than any other he owns. Its small size and light weight means he carries it over heavier alternatives. He currently shoots it with his D700.

Of the more recent models, the G model without VR sold for about $110 and is not as good optically (this is relative - some have had good results stopped down). There is a model without VR but with ED glass that sold for around $290 - and it is pretty good (I have this one). The current 70-300 VR has updated optics and VR - and it is quite good (I have this one too). All of these lenses and the earlier ones can be used for DX or FX. I believe all except the current VR model use 62mm filters - and they work well with the 5T and 6T close up diopters.

So the 70-300 VR has very good image quality, a relatively low price, VR, and works for both FX and DX. That's why so many people buy it. I've got a trip planned for next month that involves some hiking and I'm taking the 70-300 VR over my 70-200 and 200-400. I'm sacrificing a very small amount in image quality but it is still good enough to produce prints I can print large or sell. And it is a relatively light lens for a strenuous hike.

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#25. "RE: What to Buy D5100 or D7000, not a D300s?"
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I wanted to throw one more thing into this and see what you guys might do?

I have decided to get the D7000 and I am looking for a solid backup (possibly harsh conditions of massive heat and or rain). Knowing that I have (or will shortly have) a D7000 and a D90, would you...

1. buy a used D200 for a solid backup in possible bad wx conditions (prices $400-$500 and would give me a D200, D90, and D7000)
2. sell the D90 plus kit lens and buy another D7000 (i.e. use two D7000's)
3. keep the D90 as the backup, sell the kit lens and put the money from that and #1 or #2 into more/better glass?

I am leaning towards #1 because i love the imagery from the D200 and loved my D300 and D700 so I know it's a heavy solid body, one i also won't have to worry about as much as the D7000 in the mud and rain since i would only pay around $500 for it... but... #2 or #3 are viable options as well.

In the above situation i will have glass wise
1. Nikon 10-24mm DX
2. Nikon 35mm f/1.8G
3. Nikon 50mm f/1.8G (on order)
4. Nikon 70-300mm VR (newest version)
5. depending on option 1, 2, or 3, I'm looking at the 85mm Micro DX (i shot a lot of macro stuff with my D700/105mm f/2.8 VR, would love to get back to that), the 85mm f/1.8, or possibly just going with the 105mm macro again (though I shot with that lens on the FX body so not sure about the focal length for the DX sensor).

Thanks for any suggestions. Scott

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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 MemberThu 05-May-11 04:41 AM
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#26. "RE: What to Buy D5100 or D7000, not a D300s?"
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>I wanted to throw one more thing into this and see what you
>guys might do?
>
>I have decided to get the D7000 and I am looking for a solid
>backup (possibly harsh conditions of massive heat and or
>rain). Knowing that I have (or will shortly have) a D7000 and
>a D90, would you...
>

>2. sell the D90 plus kit lens and buy another D7000 (i.e. use
>two D7000's)

>
>Thanks for any suggestions. Scott

2. Would be the best choice.
a. The D7000 has the better weather sealing.
b. It will be much easier to trade off between two of the same bodies with different lens combinations.

4. Or you can do what I did.
When I went to my local camera store to get a second D7000, I came home with a D5100.
The handling, articulating screen and Video capability were all much better than I expected.
However, I may replace my remaining D3 with a second D7000 for my Event business and use the D5100 for Video, Hiking, and Travel.

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#27. "RE: What to Buy D5100 or D7000, not a D300s?"
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thanks for the suggestion, yeah, switching on the fly in the field using the same body is a great advantage to my brain not having to adjust to which camera i'm using, thanks. Scott

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