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    New camera

    So after a long ass time looking at comparisons between the 600d & the Nikon D5100 I've decided to go with the d5100.

    Both have different advantages over the other, the D5100 has won me over because of the price & the picture quality compared to the 600d/t3i.
    It was a hard decision though due to the fact that the D5100 has automatic exposure settings in video mode while the 600d doesn't, the 600d also has better video quality and it seems there's less noise in it :l


    We also just got new D5100's at school so I think I'm allowed to borrow one for a day or 2 to test them out and see if I like it before I buy it.
    We normally use 550D's And I really do like them, especially the way they're built but I'm not a fan of the video quality.

    This is what I'm getting:
    I'm also getting a free camera bag from my school





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    If you're into opinions, I recommend just dishing out an extra 70 bucks or so and get the D5200. Good move buying from DR, by the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan View Post
    If you're into opinions, I recommend just dishing out an extra 70 bucks or so and get the D5200. Good move buying from DR, by the way.
    Thanks for the suggestion but it I did that it honk the price would be in the $800 range since cameras Re so expensive here..





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    Quote Originally Posted by HalfBajan View Post


    Thanks for the suggestion but it I did that it honk the price would be in the $800 range since cameras Re so expensive here..
    Sorry, you're right. I was just looking at the body.

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    I dont know jack about photograffy and cameras, but after comparing them and if you say you like the D5100 over the other then go with the D5100.
    Make sure one thing: are you going to take pics mainly? Video mainly? 50/50?

    If:
    Mainly photos: D5100
    Mainly Vids: 600d
    50/50: D5100
    (based on what you said)
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    Quote Originally Posted by gamer4evere View Post
    I dont know jack about photograffy and cameras, but after comparing them and if you say you like the D5100 over the other then go with the D5100.
    Make sure one thing: are you going to take pics mainly? Video mainly? 50/50?

    If:
    Mainly photos: D5100
    Mainly Vids: 600d
    50/50: D5100
    (based on what you said)
    I disagree. If you want good performance on both sides, Canon is the way to go. Canon's photo quality is only slightly lower than Nikon's (which hardly matters in post-processing), but Nikon is at a disadvantage when it comes to video. This is all in terms of entry-level cameras, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan View Post


    I disagree. If you want good performance on both sides, Canon is the way to go. Canon's photo quality is only slightly lower than Nikon's (which hardly matters in post-processing), but Nikon is at a disadvantage when it comes to video. This is all in terms of entry-level cameras, of course.
    Completely agree here. I have a Canon 1100D and it's served me well through any task I've needed it for.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan View Post


    I disagree. If you want good performance on both sides, Canon is the way to go. Canon's photo quality is only slightly lower than Nikon's (which hardly matters in post-processing), but Nikon is at a disadvantage when it comes to video. This is all in terms of entry-level cameras, of course.
    yeah i trust you on this, like I said, I dont know jack about cameras, and brands and all that.
    If it was cars or PCs I could counterargument you but not being the case.... xD (probably will get owned anyway so I'll just shut up now).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan View Post


    I disagree. If you want good performance on both sides, Canon is the way to go. Canon's photo quality is only slightly lower than Nikon's (which hardly matters in post-processing), but Nikon is at a disadvantage when it comes to video. This is all in terms of entry-level cameras, of course.
    You are right.... but money....

    I have the D5100 sitting right next to me and It's actually really nice.
    It's definitely a huge learning curve but I'm willing to do that.
    I might post some pics up later if I can be bothered





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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan View Post


    I disagree. If you want good performance on both sides, Canon is the way to go. Canon's photo quality is only slightly lower than Nikon's (which hardly matters in post-processing), but Nikon is at a disadvantage when it comes to video. This is all in terms of entry-level cameras, of course.
    I found a great deal on the 600d! They have two different listings, one as the Canon X5 Kiss and one as the 600d

    The one listed as the kiss is $539 while the one listed as the 600d is $600

    They're the same camera, just different names for different parts of the world





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    Quote Originally Posted by HalfBajan View Post


    I found a great deal on the 600d! They have two different listings, one as the Canon X5 Kiss and one as the 600d

    The one listed as the kiss is $539 while the one listed as the 600d is $600

    They're the same camera, just different names for different parts of the world
    Yep, the Kiss line is for Japan (surprising right)? The 600D is easily better than the D5100.

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