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Old Jan 3, 2011, 10:52 PM   #1
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Default Is the Nikon D3000 good for a beginner?

Hi,
I was set to buy a T2i and then decided to spend less.
A refurb Nikon D3000 is about $399, a refurb Canon XSI is about $479. A Pentax KX new is about $575 (with 2 lens).
Will all three provide a good tool for an introduction to photography? I wont use it too much for moving subjects. Thank you for your ideas.
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Old Jan 3, 2011, 10:54 PM   #2
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i love my d3000
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Old Jan 4, 2011, 2:52 AM   #3
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Hi have you tried any of these if not try them it may help if one is better to hold easier to use
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Yea def go and hold each camera cause how it feels makes the fifference I love my d3000 but had to put a batterygrip on to bulk it up for my hand size
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I'm a photography newbie as well, but I had a D3000 for about a week and traded up for the D3100. One of the best decisions I've ever made. The D3100's images are noticeably crisper (better CMOS sensor, the CCD in the D3000 is closer to what most point-and-shoots use), plus the live-view is a very worthwhile feature. I haven't used the HD video yet, but that too seems like it's going to be a standard feature in the future that will help age-proof your camera. Lastly the 3100 has a more rubberized grip that I am thankful for, and I won't lie, the extra buttons on the 3100 makes more people say "wow" when they see the camera. It's weird, although the 3000 looks 90% identical, people who handled the camera did not seem nearly as impressed by it (just based on feel/appearance), whereas the 3100 garners a lot of attention.
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