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Getting the right DSLR from the very beginning [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there disadvantages to a prosumer camera for a beginner, aside from cost? I would like to get a DSLR. As a beginner, I'm tempted by Canon T4i, Canon D7 and Nikon D7000. ...
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Did I just purchase too much camera for me? [duplicate]

Just purchased Nikon D3300 SLR camera 18-55mm G VR DX II AF-S Zoom Lens w/32CB card. I am going from a P&S to this SLR. Wondering if it is too much for a beginner.
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Canon EOS 70D, beginners camera? [duplicate]

I am buying my first camera, but there is so much variety i don't know what to choose. Is Canon EOS 70D a good beginners camera, with the kit lens 18-135mm lens? Not looking in to buying another lens ...
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What should I look for when shopping for my first DSLR?

I am thinking of buying a digital SLR camera. What things should I be looking for?
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What methods can be used to micro-adjust autofocus of a camera body to a particular lens?

I have a Canon 7D with a 50mm f/1.4 lens, and I think the auto-focus of the lens is off. How can I test and adjust this reliably? Will this approach work with all of my lenses? If I had a different ...
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Better to buy an older high-level camera or newer entry-level camera?

What are the pros and cons of buying an older higher-level camera if the price is about the same as a new entry-level one?
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What is the difference between a pentaprism and a pentamirror?

Higher-end SLR cameras include a pentaprism to transmit the image from the lens to the viewfinder, whereas lower-end SLR cameras use a pentamirror to accomplish the same task. What are the ...
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Why aren't all viewfinders 100%?

We often see that a manufacturer's high-end (D)SLR models offer a "100% viewfinder," which shows the entire exposed frame, and allows precise composition with regard to objects near the edge of the ...
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Should I buy a DSLR to get started?

I'm really interested in getting into serious or even professional photography. I've read some articles about fundamental concepts like aperture, exposure, ISO sensitivity, etc., and I want to get the ...
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Is the D90 worth the extra money for a beginner?

I am looking at getting a DSLR. I have a little experience with a film SLR but not much more than the basics. I plan to take a range of photo types. My research has narrowed down the products to the ...
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When best to use Multi-Zone/Matrix, Spot, or Center-Weight exposure metering modes?

What are Multi-Zone/Matrix metering, Center-Weighted metering, and Spot metering? What about Partial? Is there a good rule of thumb, or a few pointers, on when best to use each exposure metering mode?...
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What DSLR should I buy?

I'm in the market for a new camera and I've been shopping around looking at various DSLRs. I currently use a Canon compact super-zoom camera, and shoot in manual mode 99% of the time, so the step to ...
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What makes a DSLR camera "entry-level"?

When I look around the questions on this site, I feel everyone can clearly tell what makes a DSLR camera "entry-level". But I have no clue on how to tell. What makes a camera model "entry" level or "...
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Is an entry level DSLR going to shoot nice portrait pictures? [duplicate]

I'm thinking of buying entry level DSLR Nikon D3500. I haven't used DSLR before, so I'm not sure if it is a good decision to buy DSLR. I would like to know if with this camera I can shoot portraits ...
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When buying entry level cameras, are lenses really more important than the body?

Original Question: Is there a D5100 alternative I was considering my first DSLR Nikon D3000, then saw D3100 and was fixed on it, then saw D5100 and I though yes,this is the one to go for. While ...
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