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Old Oct 3, 2010, 4:52 PM   #1
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Default Nikon D5000 for $749 or Wait for D3100?

I found a deal for a D5000 with the 18-55VR and 55-200VR lenses for $749, which seems pretty good. But am wondering if waiting for the D3100 is worth it? If the two will give basically the same image quality and if the D3100's added physical controls aren't worth the extra money, I don't think I'll see a deal on a D3100 with these two lenses close to this price.

Thoughts from anyone who shoots with both?
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Old Oct 3, 2010, 5:43 PM   #2
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FYI - this forum is for nikon aps cameras. You might get better feedback in the Nikon dSLR forum.

Where is the deal from? I just bought the same setup from Amazon with both lenses for $770 shipped so maybe it's not quite the once-in-a-lifetime deal that one might think. It is a great deal though. Keep in mind that it has to be from an authorized dealer listed on Nikon's website for them to cover it under their warranty.

I don't know anything about the D3100 so I can't speak to that.
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Old Oct 3, 2010, 5:46 PM   #3
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i moved this thread to the nikon dslr forum for you.

if you dont need the added controls for video on the d3100, then that is a good deal on the d5000 which is a nice little cam.
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Old Oct 28, 2010, 11:21 AM   #4
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agreed. the D5000 is a great camera and an "ok" video camera. of course, the main use is photography but it doesnt hurt to have that extra feature . i would definitely go for it
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Old Oct 28, 2010, 1:26 PM   #5
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If you are shooting mostly jpeg, the d5000 with the AE bracketing will be useful. The d3100 does not seem to offer that feature.
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