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Thinking of a T4i or D5100

Looking for a mid level DSLR camera.
Will be using it mostly at parties and perhaps occasional outdoor shooting.

Both of these models look like good candidates.

Any pros/cons?

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Oh and for the obligatory part, if anyone's unloading it for free, holla.

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Its kind of dead here and I wanted to see what those two items were so I googled it for you. You are welcome.

http://snapsort.com/compare/Canon-Re...vs-Nikon-D5100

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I use both. If you ever want to check them out or see some picture quality let me know. They are both great cameras. The only thing about the Nikon is that they have a lot more in camera features such as color selection and other modes for certain types of pictures or environments.
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Thanks Brian. I'll have to drop by some time.

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Looking at pulling the trigger on the D5100 myself.

Unless someone has a better camera for the $$.

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Looking at pulling the trigger on the D5100 myself.

Unless someone has a better camera for the $$.
It's a great camera for the money. I went out last weekend and took hundreds of pictures of frozen lighthouses. I may put them up later.
I would suggest getting a 70-300mm zoom lens and a 1.8 50mm lens(if you do low light portraits).
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Bought a Sony A-65 w/ 18-250 Sony lens and a HVL-F60M Flash.

Tried out the camera. It has a fantastic feature set, especially the 2.4k dot OLED view finder. And it won DP Review's Gold award.

My only gripe is that there is slightly more noise at higher ISOs compared to the competition.

I was also considering the Pentax K-5, which has superb image quality, esp at higher ISOs. But its movie capabilities are lagging.

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Return that stuff and go nikon.



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Bought it from Crutchfield, which has 60 day no questions asked return policy.

Let's see how it turns out.

I need a semi-pro camera. There are better cameras out there but, this is more user-friendly and more fun to use for me compared to Canon and Nikon.

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Bro. This is what I've learned.

1. It's about your eye (creativity)
2. When it comes to gear, nikon is kicking cannons ass right now, and so are the lens.
3. As your skill progresses and so does your photography/making things easier and getting the shot, the cost will go up when you get fast glass (IE; there 2.8 dream team) then a better body. DX or FX your call. But eventually you'll grow to need/want it.

I am already wanting a full size body/FX.

as with anything YOUR trial and error will dictate were you go with it.

Not knocking gear just saying. I've spent the last year? Every waking moment reading, learning, youtube'ing, and shooting.
I am obsessed with it mainly to keep my free time on the road from being total boredom.



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Good points.

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Plus I guess the main thing I am trying to say is when it comes to the gear is virsatility and options and comparability to adding components to your gear.
Nikon and cannon dlsr's is where it's at.

But hey only when your happy you'll know. Just trying to give you the best heads up unless you got tons of money to blow.



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Let me know if you want to check both cameras out. At least you will be able to check them out outside a store and go through all the features. I also have 70-300mm lenses for both and a 50mm 1.8 for the Nikon.
Took these last week with the Nikon

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My only gripe is that there is slightly more noise at higher ISOs compared to the competition.
Could be a problem when stalking your prey.

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It's a great camera for the money. I went out last weekend and took hundreds of pictures of frozen lighthouses. I may put them up later.
I would suggest getting a 70-300mm zoom lens and a 1.8 50mm lens(if you do low light portraits).

Picked up the 5100 last week. Still learning this thing as I'm brand new to DSLR's. I plan on picking up another lens eventually. Thanks for the feedback.

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