DSLR Nikon

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  1. coolcatric

    coolcatric Chief RAID meet organiser

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    HI !

    Need to buy an SLR camera for dad.

    Has to be Nikon. This is going to be is 2nd SLR (He used Yashika SLR for a decade ! )

    Pointers -

    1. Buying from abroad of any good ? If yes then from which all countries ?

    2. If not, then from where to buy from in Gurgaon ?

    3. Which model to look for in 30k types budget.

    4. Would prefer with stand & additional lenses ( or feature to upgrade in future )

    Please advice.
     
  2. harryneopotter

    harryneopotter NEO is my middle name ! Staff Member

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    3. <30k u say ? ... Nikon D3100, eyes closed. Well, you can keep your eyes open if u want, but it wont help as there isnt any better model in this price range from Nikon :p :D
     
  3. kauffmann

    kauffmann The Fountainhead

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    I want to buy one too, but my budget can be extended upto 35k. Open to both Canon and Nikon.

    coolcatric - any particular reason you're going in for Nikon specifically?
     
  4. coolcatric

    coolcatric Chief RAID meet organiser

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    Well, consulted with few user...said more or less its the same. But my dad somehow has this soft corner for Nikon. So i would stick to Nikon.

    When do you plan to buy ? Where are you based from ?
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    harryneopotter Which is the next model ? Where to buy from in Gurgaon ? Whats the best price for it ?

    Any fun in buying from Abroad ? Did you speak to our guy ?
     
  5. kauffmann

    kauffmann The Fountainhead

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    I have the option of buying it from US, so I'm also considering buying a factory refurb if there is a good price difference. If I buy it from the US, then I'd be buying after 18th July, from India then before 18th July.
     
  6. coolcatric

    coolcatric Chief RAID meet organiser

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    Cool. So whats the price you getting from USA ? My brother is in USA rigth now, can ask him to check & bring 1 for me (provided he has space left ! )
     
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    coolcatric Chief RAID meet organiser

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    what's your view on Nikon D3100 vs Canon 550D ?
     
  9. harryneopotter

    harryneopotter NEO is my middle name ! Staff Member

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    Next model is D5100 ....
     
  10. coolcatric

    coolcatric Chief RAID meet organiser

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    harryneopotter - What are the major differences between 3100 & 5100 ?

    How much is 5100 for ?
     
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    kauffmann The Fountainhead

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    How about the D3200?
     
  13. coolcatric

    coolcatric Chief RAID meet organiser

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    no view on that ! Let other members give their inputs on that...
     
  14. kauffmann

    kauffmann The Fountainhead

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    It's comparable if not better than 600D. Basically I talked to Stuge and this was his opinion.
     
  15. coolcatric

    coolcatric Chief RAID meet organiser

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    So, to summarise, what all options do i have in 30K to 35K range ?
     
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    ManISinJpr Want to resurrect.. !!!

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    No comparison !! Canon beats all Nikon models hands down !
     
  17. harryneopotter

    harryneopotter NEO is my middle name ! Staff Member

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    550D is any day better than 3100, and more expensive too !
     
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    coolcatric Chief RAID meet organiser

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    So, canon D550 is what i should buy ?
     
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    harryneopotter NEO is my middle name ! Staff Member

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    Most definitely not,Canon does make some better camera's than Nikon when it comes to PNS.In the world of SLR's its a completely different story altogether.

    In fact if you put this out for in a poll with proper backing of proof in a world wide photography forum, Nikon will win with flying colors. Everyone knows this including all canon owners.

    As of now Nikon D4 is the best full frame camera on the planet.


    Having said all this i must say 550D is a better camera than D3100 in still photography but D3200 is way better than 550D in everything.
     
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