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Nikon D3200 vs D3300 Specs Comparison, what's the difference?
Comparisons between D3200 and D3300
I was in the same situation about 18 months ago - was going to Iceland and wanted to get a decent camera without paying megabucks. Went for the Nikon D3100 which is their entry level DSLR. It's excellent, does pretty much what I need it to. Have heard that the basic kit lens you get with Nikon are a lot better than their competitors, and according to people who know more than me about cameras, the lens quality makes far more of a difference to your photo than the camera body does. I'm considering buying a bigger zoom lens at some point in the future (really want to go to Africa in the next couple of years), but for now I'm very happy with it.
Can't quite remember what I paid for it, but would imagine it's around the AUS$400 mark.
Last edited by Meridio; 10-08-2014 at 05:31 PM.
Yeah, the first thing I read was basically to buy a cheap body, and drop the big cash on the lens.
Not having big cash to use for a lens, the cheap body can come first and it'll be a work-in-progress from there.
D3100 looks pretty decent thus far, will do some research.
EDIT: Found it, with lens, for $389: http://www.kogan.com/au/buy/nikon-d3...ns-vr-18-55mm/
D3200 comes in under budget as well from that site: http://www.kogan.com/au/buy/nikon-d3...-vr-kit-black/
Last edited by Dan; 10-08-2014 at 07:36 PM.
I started off with the D5100 and just borrowed lenses from my friend whenever I needed them. The only issue I had was that the camera itself didn't have AF (the kit lens does) and the lens I borrowed didn't either, so I had to manually focus when I went to South Africa for most of the pictures which was a pain.
I own both Sony & Canon camcorders, and both are very good brands. (Sony makes more models that are used by TV stations & networks than Canon, but Canon makes more pro-TV lenses.)
It was recommended to me by another professional photographer who now suffers from Parkinsons. He had to give up his DSLR's due to his earth issues and after a lot of consideration took this one. I bought it as a birthday gift for my wife since she travels with me a lot and gets bored while I lose all sense of time when I am taking pictures. But I find I now use it very often myself.
It is the compact a professional photographer would like to carry in his bag for emergencies.
Check it out.
PS: The best thing about it is, it really is a camera you can use as a DSLR (can't change lenses of course) as far as usage is concerned. I use it in manual modes since that is what I am used to and it gives me similar functionalities. Once you do that you realise what a little beauty it is. So for someone like you, starting out, you can learn everything on it till you are ready to spend the big bucks and you won't have to learn the basics of using a high-end camera from scratch. It is good for you if you are an abject novice and it satisfies you at a pinch if you are used to professional gear. Its good
Last edited by SJS; 01-09-2014 at 10:49 PM.
wait for the iphone 6 bro
I've currently got an SLR (Canon 7D), but am looking for a smaller point and shoot that I can take on occasions when carrying an SLR is just unsuitable.
Anyone got any recommendations on good point-and-shoots?
I'd see if I could pick up a mirrorless compact on sale if I were you mate. They have detachable lenses though, so it depends on whether or not you are prepared to dish out extra for another lens to get more reach. There are some floating around with two lenses in a kit ...but a decent one is about $600-700 (and that's if you get lucky and find it on sale).
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Thanks SOC, that's the route I ended up actually going down
I got an Olympus E-M5.
Very nice! Saw them on sale a few weeks ago I think. Ted's Cameras had a special on them.
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