Cannon 1100D Vs Nikon D3100 New to the SLR's

Hunter89

Active Member
Hi,
I am new to the SLR world and have been looking around And i have narrowed it down to 2. There are Cannon 1100D and the Nikon D3100 But i am not sure which is the best to go for i have been into local camera shop and felt them both but cannot make my mind up. Any help would be Good welcomed with any good Deal on theese Cameras.
Thanks
Hunter
 

tall.small

Standard Member
Hi

I too had the same issue when I came to buy my first DSLR. Read far too many reviews on each one, got even more confused. Went into my local John Lewis to see and hold them, and again couldn't choose. Spoke to both the Canon and the Nikon rep, both agreed that there was very little between them in terms of it being an entry level DSLR. They did both agree that the Nikon had a better lens that came with camera, and luckily for me there was also a D3100 in a clearance open box section, reduced to £300. So I purchased it :). Have had it for two weeks now and am really enjoying having a good play with it. Also finding Nikons guide mode feature very useful.
Hope this helps, I'm sure you'll be happy with either.
 

eddiewood

Distinguished Member
Hi,
I am new to the SLR world and have been looking around And i have narrowed it down to 2. There are Cannon 1100D and the Nikon D3100 But i am not sure which is the best to go for i have been into local camera shop and felt them both but cannot make my mind up. Any help would be Good welcomed with any good Deal on theese Cameras.
Thanks
Hunter
I'd get the Canon 1100D, you will not need to worry about whether a lens has a auto-focus motor in it or not like you would if you bought the Nikon.
 

eddiewood

Distinguished Member

sp_harris

Active Member
Obviously your choice, but I found the Nikon smaller and nicer to hold/focus, controls seemed to be in the logical places - I had a similar choice to you and seem to remember the Canon is a bit older and specifications are bit less/lower. I'm sure I will be immediately corrected, but I think the Nikon is a bit newer, more megapixels and better video. Although as already said, I sure both cameras are much better than most amateurs abilities :)

https://www.google.co.uk/search?sugexp=chrome,mod=14&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=compare+nikon+d3100+canon+1100d
 

eddiewood

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Obviously your choice, but I found the Nikon smaller and nicer to hold/focus, controls seemed to be in the logical places - I had a similar choice to you and seem to remember the Canon is a bit older and specifications are bit less/lower. I'm sure I will be immediately corrected, but I think the Nikon is a bit newer, more megapixels and better video. Although as already said, I sure both cameras are much better than most amateurs abilities :)

https://www.google.co.uk/search?sugexp=chrome,mod=14&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=compare+nikon+d3100+canon+1100d
You are thinking of the 1000D.
 
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Hunter89

Active Member
Well i have been looking around the web once more and have found a good deal on the Nikon D5100 What are peoples veiws on this and if i was to up my budget to say £450 What would i be better off getting the 1100D/3100 with a lens or the D5100 Too mny choices lol
 

DolbyDan

Well-known Member
D5100 has a better sensor, better screen imo better camera worth it
 

shotokan101

Distinguished Member
...Rob's just letting you know that as soon as you give in to spec/budget creep then your doomed ;)
 

eddiewood

Distinguished Member

eddiewood

Distinguished Member
I am Really liking the look of the d5100 Gonna go and have a look tomorrow so how it holds etc :)
It is ~£170 over your initial budget.
 

Hunter89

Active Member
It is ~£170 over your initial budget.
Change Of Plan as I forgot to add the Extras(case memory card etc ) and i think the Canon looks like the one for me. so the Only difference is the the lens is there much diffence between the 2 lens.

Ps: Sorry about all the noob question lol
 
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eddiewood

Distinguished Member
Change Of Plan as I forgot to add the Extras(case memory card etc ) and i think the Canon looks like the one for me. so the Only difference is the the lens is there much diffence between the 2 lens.

Ps: Sorry about all the noob question lol
Yes, one has IS and the other doesn't. :D

Get the Canon with the IS lens. That simple.
 

shoehorn

Active Member
Do you know anyone with a Canon or a Nikon already... ?
If so you may be able to borrow any lenses they have as you progress...
- just a thought, if there's not much between them...
 

Hunter89

Active Member
I finally got my canon 1100d mange to get a deal with sd card and case what else would you recomend me getting to get Me started?
 

shotokan101

Distinguished Member
I finally got my canon 1100d mange to get a deal with sd card and case what else would you recomend me getting to get Me started?
Flash - and a tripod if you're into Landscapes :)
 

shotokan101

Distinguished Member
UV Filter will offer protection to the front lens element when not used with a lens hood - it won't otherwise do anything - though poor quality ones may degrade the image quality or be more susceptible to flare etc.
 

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