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Nikon D5100 - Excellent!,
This review is from: Nikon D5100 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm VR Lens Kit (16.2MP) 3 inch LCD (Electronics)Like so many people on here I am new to buying a DSLR and was torn between the so popular D3100 and the new D5100! I did consider the option of the D3100 and spending the change on more kit. In the end I went to a a shop and purchased a D3100 as I wanted to pick up the camera and the cost worked out the same as an online purchase - i like some customer service ;-) After a couple of days with the camera (which is brilliant) I decided that the D5100 was more suited due to;
a/ the swivel screen as I use it on a tripod for portraits and it was difficult using the fixed screen
b/ the better low light sensitivity as I use the camera inside a lot
c/ the mic input for the video is a must to eliminate the focus noise.
I am using this camera on manuel mode all the time now and have spent the past month immersing myself in the DSLR and the internet offers some amazing resources for budding photographers. All in all I am very happy with this camera, I added the amazing 50mm, f1.4g prime lens which is perfect for inside portrait use and sucks in all the light - in fact I use the prime lens almost exclusively and keep the kit 18 - 55 lens as a back.
I am no expert but am enjoying this camera so much more than the compact cameras I have owned in the past (all of which are very impressive) and find that the creative input I now have have raised my expectations and understanding of photography - I highly recommend making the jump to DSLR and would recommend this camera to anyone.
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Initial post: 18 Dec 2011 06:23:55 GMT
Mr. J. R. Grice says:
is it worth buying the kit or is the lens not very good?
In reply to an earlier post on 18 Dec 2011 10:02:53 GMT
Mark "Poptart" says:
The kit lens is good - I needed a prime lens so got the 1.4 lens which is amazing. Personally I would just buy the camera and get the 18 0 200 lens which is expensive but could be the only lens you ever need.
Either way - a great camera ;-)
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