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    Entry level dslr vs mirrorless

    ...I have a budget of $500.00...I'm torn between the Nikon d3100 or the sony a3000. I'm looking for something that works well for indoor photography(family pictures) and is durable. Any input on these two cameras.

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    Re: Entry level dslr vs mirrorless

    This link sums your question pretty well up.

    Nikon D3100 vs Sony A3000 - Our Analysis

    Most Nikon lenses have VR, image stabilization, so that's a wash. Nikon has greater lens selection and resale value.
    Can't really go wrong with either one. Personally I'd pick the Nikon.
    Volker
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    Keeping it light and simple.

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    Re: Entry level dslr vs mirrorless

    ....volks....when you say, image stabilization and VR, is "a wash"...do you mean that the Sony a3000 doesn't have these features??? Thx for your input in advance.

    Geoff

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    Re: Entry level dslr vs mirrorless

    Sony has it in the camera body, and Nikon has it in the lenses, designated by the letters VR on the lenses. So regardless which way you go you will have image stabilization, hence a wash. Hope that clears it up.
    Volker
    Nikon D7200
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    Nikon 55-200 VR II

    Keeping it light and simple.

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    Re: Entry level dslr vs mirrorless

    Ok volks....just saw the link comparing the a3000 and the 3100....thx for the help.

    Geoff
    Last edited by gcanpic; 12-26-2014 at 11:30 AM.

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    Re: Entry level dslr vs mirrorless

    You are welcome. I should clarify that not all Nikon lenses have VR. All kit lenses do, however prime lenses such as 30mm, 50mm and super wide angle lenses do not.
    Good luck with your decision, I,m certain you'll be happy with either one.
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    Nikon D7200
    Nikon P7100
    Nikon 16-80/2.8-4 ED VR
    Nikon 55-200 VR II

    Keeping it light and simple.

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    Re: Entry level dslr vs mirrorless

    this is very nice post
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