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    D5100 vs D3100

    There are several differences to consider when deciding whether to purchase the D5100 or D3100. The D3100 is more of a beginner DSLR and the D5100 is just a step before the semi-pro D7000.

    First the differences:

    They both have:
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    Re: D5100 vs D3100

    Quote Originally Posted by jdeg View Post
    There are several differences to consider when deciding whether to purchase the D5100 or D3100. The D3100 is more of a beginner DSLR and the D5100 is just a step before the semi-pro D7000.
    Out of curiosity, what makes the D5100 less of a beginner DSLR than the D3100?

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    Re: D5100 vs D3100

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisM View Post
    Out of curiosity, what makes the D5100 less of a beginner DSLR than the D3100?
    There's a couple more differences not listed above like the D5100 having more focus modes, exposure bracketing, white balance bracketing, the HDR feature, and more scene modes. I guess it's up to the purchaser if those features + the above are worth the extra $200.
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    Re: D5100 vs D3100

    Thanks, I was just curious. I think if I ever upgrade (maybe that should say "when" I upgrade) i'll just take the big jump up to one of the pro Nikons.

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    Re: D5100 vs D3100

    I almost bought the D3100. But I like the flip out screen and the D5100 is an amazing camera!

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    Re: D5100 vs D3100

    I think they now have a D5200, which seems like an awesome camera. I will have to look at it. I haven't done much looking. There should be a sticky comparing D5100 to D5200. That's if the D5200 is selling now.

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    Re: D5100 vs D3100

    I am pretty sure the D5200 is not available in the U.S. yet. From reviews it doesn't seem like much has changed from the D5100.

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    Re: D5100 vs D3100

    Amazon have it for ú720 here in the UK
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    Re: D5100 vs D3100

    are the d3100 accessories compatible to d5100?
    - lenses
    - battery grip

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    Re: D5100 vs D3100

    Quote Originally Posted by pobre0lang View Post
    are the d3100 accessories compatible to d5100?
    - lenses
    - battery grip
    Yes to lenses, they're both DX format camera's. I would imagine the battery grips should work too as they both use the same EN-EL14 battery

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