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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 3:04 am 
I bought one for my girlfriend and she loves it. Its a fantastic small camera body and a good backup to my D700. The size and weight is good for girls and I would be suitable for families. I am debating whether to get her the 35.8 or the new 55-300 now.


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Does anybody know what the continous buffer size for this camera is ?


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Does anybody know what the continous buffer size for this camera is ?
Don't know what the actual size is but on the D90 it shows you in the view finder the number of shots the buffer can hold (at current settings) when you half press the shutter button. The number showing how many shots you can store on the memory card changes to a number with r in front of it (I assume the r is for something like "remaining" buffer space).

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:50 pm 
According the manual : 100 exposures (ISO100 ; drops when nois reduction is on) For NEF 13 pictures.[/img]


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I am really puzzled .. a d5000 or d3100 .. what it should be .. i am planning to buy one of these .. which one ? please help


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:45 pm 
I'm also waiting for the first full reviews before I decide.
At this moment I prefere the D3100.
Newer chip, newer image processor, live view, guide mode, ...


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:45 pm 
Out of the two Id go for the newer D3100.

With cameras, unless you are going for an improvement in ergonomics or frames per second, newer cameras will always be miles ahead of the older ones.

Im sure that the ISO results of this camera smoke that of the old 12 MP sensor in the D5000, and the extra megapixels are I guess a nice addition.

Love to hate him, but check out Ken Rockwell's report on the ISO performance of the 3100 here and see its surprisingly close to the D3's level.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:06 pm 
just wanted to know,when you guys gonna do the review of nikon 3100?i mean i want to buy a dslr camera.but i'm pretty much confused.i dont know which one to buy actually.shall i go for nikon 3100 or canon eos 550d?it will be greatful,if you guys can help me out with that please.thanks....


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I can't comment on the timescales of future reviews, sorry. It will happen before Christmas, but I can't say when.


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well then i have to wait for your review,then im gonna buy it.and stuck between nikond3100 and canon eos 550d,cause i have less knowledge about dslr........ :?


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You could ask in the "not decided on brand section" of this forum what people think (or first use the search feature to see if someone else had the same dilemma)

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:47 am 
I am still torn between the D3100 and the D5000, I can't afford the D90.

I am not really concern of the video, so I guess any thought out there is a great help. Please consider stills only.

And how important is the new sensor? And the Expeed2 of the D3100?

I have read a lot of reviews and decided to go for the Nikon D5000 over the T1i and T2i, but there is the D3100.

Here is what I am thinking...

The sensor size of the D5000 is bigger that the D3100 and it has fewer megapixels, which could mean that the D5000 shots better in low light.

The D5000 has bracketing, the D3100 has none. (I think this is a good function for HDR, but not really sure).

If the D5000's images are as good as the D90, then it is perhaps better than the D3100.

I like those low angle shots, and the super-micro shots.

The D5000 has a bigger body.

If the D3100 is being positioned to compete with the T1i, then most probably the D5000 is better than the D3100 because the D5000 is a little better than the T1i.
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Please say other things to consider, this is going to be my first DSLR.
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I hope Gordon would make a comparison between the two soon for I really respect his views.

Thanks!


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I will probably compare the D3100 against the 550D / T2i because the 500D / T1i and 1000D / XS are older models.

I agree the closest mode in price right now is the 500D / t1i, but a more useful comparison longer-term will be against Canon's 18 megapixel sensor, and the cheapest model with that right now is the 550D / t2i.


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how much fps can actualy video shoot?

1080p is not important if it shoots in 5fps...

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I think they're 24 fps.


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