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    DPP Member Raniel Hernandez's Avatar
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    D5100 or D7000



    Hi Guys!

    I'm currently using a Nikon D40x na with Nikkor 18-200mm lens. I've been using this camera for about 4 years already and I'm thinking if I should buy a replacement like a better camera with more functions I guess.

    I'm thinking which one should I get, either D5100 or D7000?

    D5100

    Pros: One thing I like about this is the rotating LCD which can take shots in different perspective.

    Cons:
    The only major additional functions as compared to D40x is the LCD, better megapixels, and it has a video.
    D7000

    Pros: Quality is way better.

    Cons:
    No rotating LCD and no AF motor.

    Also, can anyone share to me a better pros/cons of these two and if you could suggest other Nikon cameras aside from these two that are priced below 60k.

    Thank you!

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    Re: D5100 or D7000

    its the the D5100 that doesn't have a BIM. the D7000 has. if you have the budget, get the latter.

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    Re: D5100 or D7000

    hands down, d7000! best bang for the buck. and, as what romzlopez said, it has a BIM. you can use non-AFS lenses which are much more affordable. check this out http://snapsort.com/compare/Nikon-D5100-vs-Nikon_D7000

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    Re: D5100 or D7000

    d5100 user here. It's a great cam but if you intend to grow deeper photography skills, I'd say go for the D7000. The internet has tons of comparisons on the two already. Just google it.

    The only thing holding me back to upgrade to the D7000 is: 1) its size and heft; 2) Olympus OMD EM5; 3) Panasonic GH3 which some said will come on Sept. 2012.
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    Re: D5100 or D7000

    d7000
    any day
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    Re: D5100 or D7000

    My first DSLR was D5100 and I have done my research and found that it has the same sensor as the D7000 so for 700USD less it would have the same IQ as the D7000 so I bought it. Done a couple of gigs and decided to sell it and I bought the D7000 body. Right away you would notice the weight difference and the jelly shutter found on pro cameras, I like that part. Long story short focusing was crazy quick and accurate than the D5100 and that 39AF points is a must unless your a focus recompose kind of type. Also reason I upgraded is the manual video control that D7000 as I found myself shooting stills and video.

    Hope this helps, like everybody said is Budget is not a problem D7000 is the way to go and don't forget that MB-D11, don't buy the cheap copy I've use two cheap copies and broke both just using them normally I don't beat on my gear as I spent so much to buy them and they still broke, I bought the cheaper Neewer then both the more expensive Phottix BG-D7000 and also broke. So I decided to buy the real thing and used it longer than both combine and still works like I just got it yesterday. By the way D5100 don't have that grip which are great if your a portrait shooter.

    Also that rotating screen only helps if you like to take videos of yourself and no one will stand behind the camera to compose and focus the shots. But besides that taking stills with the Liveview on D5100 takes forever it lags in my opinion it captures the picture from the moment you click the shutter but it will take a good solid 3-5 seconds for the mirror to reset and be ready again for another picture. Its nice to have the rotating screen but its not a deal breaker for what you will get more on the D7000, focusing speed, focusing on low light, 39AF Points, Internal focusing Motor, Manual Video Control, independent knobs for aperture and shutter which is the best thing also if your a manual shooter.
    Last edited by MarkMacatula; 05-27-2012 at 10:25 AM.

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    Re: D5100 or D7000

    Go for the D7000!
    "The best camera is the one that's with you." - Chase Jarvis
    Nikon D90, Nikkor 18-105mm 3.5-5.6G, 50mm 1.8D

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    Thank you so much guys for all the replies!

    I just taught of changing my D40x now lang so I'm still not that updated with all the new cameras. As of now, D7000 is a sure winner. I'll just research some more on them and the other cameras and see what would fit me and my budget.

    Thanks again!

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    Re: D5100 or D7000

    d7000 without a doubt

    like you said you need better functions.
    also their price are really different if you have a tight budget you can go with the d5100

    last i checked
    D5100 is at 29k-30k Hidalgo price, 36k mall price
    D7000 is at 65k Hidalgo price, 70k mall price (Watson's has 58k but most of the time out of stock due to his low price)
    D7000 body at 55k both mall and hidalgo price @_@ (watsons at 48k , same as above limited stocks and price changes always)

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    Re: D5100 or D7000



    Quote Originally Posted by Raniel Hernandez View Post

    Also, can anyone share to me a better pros/cons of these two and if you could suggest other Nikon cameras aside from these two that are priced below 60k.

    Thank you!
    Hi Raniel,
    the learning curve from a D40x to D7000 will be too steep - i suggest get a D90 first.
    after you have mastered the D90 and still wanting more then get the D7000. Surely by that time D7000 price have already gone down.

    D90 (body) price = PhP 36-38K hidalgo price - (don't get the overpriced 18-105mm kit lens, use your D40x 18-55mm kit lens instead - do your research on this)
    50mm 1.8D = PhP 5-6K (for your new D90 body only)
    AF-S 35mm 1.8G = PhP 10,500 - 11,500 (can also be used on your D40x)
    AF-S 50mm 1.8G = PhP 11,500 - 12,500 (can also be used on your D40x)
    Last edited by Philip Joshua Sinohin; 05-28-2012 at 01:34 PM. Reason: correction
    a battery grip won't make you a better photographer.

 

 

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