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Old Feb 4, 2011, 12:05 AM   #11
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the dslr, will give you the dslr image quality that the a point and shoot will not be able to match. Especially if you shoot in low light.
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I was in a similar dilemma a few weeks ago, but then I decided to go with Lumix FZ40, leaving the DSLR's behind, simply because for me the extreme IQ wasn't exactly an issue as I was not going to publish my work in a galleria or something moreover being a beginner I wanted to leave the DSLR for a latter time.

So the choice is really upto you, it depends on the level of detail you expect from your images.......
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Old Feb 4, 2011, 6:15 AM   #13
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Yes let me put it this way - The Fuji HS 10 costs 25,000 INR. If i go get that for all the pros of buying a P&S for a beginner, I will ahve to shell out another 30,000 INR in a year to get a DSLR once I have outgrown the HS 10.

But if i get the D3100 for 30,000 INR now, all I have to do is get the required lenses according to my choice.(which I know aint cheap still its better than buying a new DSLR then). What do you say ?
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If you shoot in low light, the image quality will be greatly in the favor of the dslr. None of the pns megazooms will shoot well inside. Even with the kit lenses, the dslr will preform well upto 3200iso.

If you are willing to learn how to use a dslr, and there is allot of free youtube classes out there. It will be the better option then the megazoon, in a cost over time equation.
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hello hello just now stumbled upon the rebel t1i/ 500D .... Whats the scoring compared to nikon d3100 ?
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I own a t1i also, and it is a good camera. It does all the things the T2i can, just the HD is not as good as the T2i. AF is the same as the T2i. So all the advantages the t1i has over the nikon pretty much is the same as the t2i, expect that it does not shoot 1080p as well the d3100.
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I own a t1i also, and it is a good camera. It does all the things the T2i can, just the HD is not as good as the T2i. AF is the same as the T2i. So all the advantages the t1i has over the nikon pretty much is the same as the t2i, expect that it does not shoot 1080p as well the d3100.
OK, so which do u rate better - d3100 or the T1i?
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t1i, better lens option, faster AF, and I use the EV bracket allot since I take allot of shots at twilight, and it is very useful to have a camera that can do this.
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