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Old 02-23-2013, 07:00 AM   #1
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Nikon D3100

I am considering purchasing a Nikon D3100, I have a Nikon SLR which was actually my dads and has seen me through my Forensic and Crime Scene photography course at Uni and I do love it but it's seen better days. I have 2 little point and shoot cameras which take perfectly lovely photographs but I just feel with my previous experience with an SLR, I could probably get amazing photographs after taking some time to get used to one again (it has been almost 10 years since I properly used one!) Can anyone give me a little advice on this camera if they have one? I do want a Nikon but I don't want to spend super amounts of money on it. The D3100 is on Amazon at £318, is that a good price?
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:05 AM   #2
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The Nikon 3100 is their basic entry level camera that is now one generation old. It was replaced by the 3200. I don't shoot Nikon, but I have been told it does not have an in-body focus motor, therefore it cannot use the full array of Nikon lenses. Saying all that, it still has the capability to shoot good images.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:14 AM   #3
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in addition to what's been said, www.nikonians.org has a list of which lenses loose what functionality on the D3100 (as well as all Nikon bodies). It can be helpful, especially if you have old lenses you were hoping to use.

http://www.nikonians.org/html/resour...atibility.html
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