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

AgapeLight

Auburn, US
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AgapeLight Silver Member Charter Member
Sat 23-Apr-11 06:51 PM

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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