Looked at Canon t2, t3, t2i, t3i, d3100, d3200 as first DSLR. Right now, I am using a Canon sx160is point and shoot with a lot of DSLR features. A year from now, I will want to move up. Leaning toward the d3100. To me, looks like great bang for the buck. Will be buying from a brick and mortar shop(?)
This is all new to me. Reading avidly, and using forums. I want this camera for still shots. I have a JVC camcorder, so the d3100 will be for stills.
Is buying from a brick and mortar shop the best idea (support)?
In head to head comparisons, the articles keep mentioning lack of an autofocus motor in the d3100. The spec sheets don't speak of this. Isn't the autofocus motor in the lense?