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Steve2013
13-03-13, 09:21 PM
Hi,

Sorry in advance I know this is a very current burning question amogst potential Nikon buyers, although I have owned a D70 previously but this will be my first dslr in a while. I wouldn't call myself a beginner but also far from a pro!

Aside from the big megapixel rating that the d3200 is trying to catch newbies with, have I got slighly more functionality and settings on the 5100?? I have also read a couple of times now that the 5100 takes slightly better images.. but obviously this various dependant on opinion. Another thing I was unsure on was that the processor in the 3200 is a EXPEED 3 while on the 5100 EXPEED 2 .. does this really make any worthwhile difference??

Thanks and sorry for all the questions ;)

Steve

wave
14-03-13, 06:55 AM
Hi and welcome may be you should look at the 5200 and then think which one. IMHO and not a nikon shooter i would have gone for the newer 5200

graham_c
14-03-13, 09:00 AM
Hi Welcome to the forum

Before I answer this can I ask what lenses you use on your D70... Graham

Steve2013
14-03-13, 10:11 AM
Hi and welcome may be you should look at the 5200 and then think which one. IMHO and not a nikon shooter i would have gone for the newer 5200

Thank You Wave :) Unfortuanately this isn't an option, it is the 3200 OR 5100 ;)


Hi Welcome to the forum

Before I answer this can I ask what lenses you use on your D70... Graham

Thanks Graham :) it was whatever was packaged with the camera originally, which I believe was a AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm Lens.

Just to clarify I am not a first time/beginner user, I have experience using both a 35mm film SLR and a DSLR.

Thanks again,
Steve

wave
14-03-13, 02:53 PM
hi i have looked at the specs of both and to be honest i would go for the 5100 it has swivel screen and possibly a better body

Steve2013
14-03-13, 03:09 PM
I have just ordered the D5100 :) I have spent days researching different opinions and looking at spec differences and I think the 5100 will be a better choice for me. It is slightly higher up the range than the 3000 series and a couple of extra features which grabbed me. Thanks for your help

graham_c
14-03-13, 04:41 PM
Good choice

You will get swivel screen,mirror delay, and better build quality is also has the same sensor as the D7000.