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I bought my Nikon D3100 last week and am pretty happy with it, but I just found a great deal on a brand new in box Canon T3i. I would be paying ~$100 more to switch as I can still return my D3100.

Is it worth the upgrade?
    
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If you do video, sure. If you do photography i'd just stick, they're practically the same (decent) entry level DSLRs.
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I would definitely go for it.
    
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Video wise ya,
What else do you plan on getting with the camera just a kit or?

I own the t2i and its a great camera, although it does not have that swivel lcd screen, but i have magic lantern for the firmware on my t2i and its great give more control for video especially specially with audio, and changing white balance for video right then and there...
Its up to you though
I like canon have not shot with nikon yet, hear great things but im no pro i just like to do random video and photography with my canon...

Id say do it though youll prob get better deals for lenses using POTN for buying them used and in great quality,
saw a post for a 70-300 is EF usm lens for 380 and that lens costs about 639 or so..not a bad choice to look on there for deals on lenses wink.gif
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I'm just getting into photography so nothing too intense. Maybe some video here and there, but I don't take much video, it's just a nice feature to have. As far as I know, my D3100 does a decent job with video, but apparently the mic is in a bad spot, so you can sometimes hear the lens focusing.

I'll have to think about it some more... I just bought a 35mm-1.8 lens yesterday. I know I can sell it for what I paid or even more, but it is extra work.

Or maybe I'm just getting caught up in acquiring the gear...
    
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heh, I know about getting caught up in extra gear. I've been making phone calls to try to free up some funds to pick up a 5Dii & 24-105 deal I found, when I have a 7D, 5D classic, four great lenses, and a bag full of other stuff sitting at my house, not being used right now.

The best thing for you to do is try to head to a brick and mortar store and check out the rebel. See if you like it better than the Nikon's ergonomics. If you do, then return it and get the Rebel. If you dont, then take the advice I try to give myself alot and get out and shoot! thumb.gif
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I'm just getting into photography so nothing too intense. Maybe some video here and there, but I don't take much video, it's just a nice feature to have. As far as I know, my D3100 does a decent job with video, but apparently the mic is in a bad spot, so you can sometimes hear the lens focusing.

I'll have to think about it some more... I just bought a 35mm-1.8 lens yesterday. I know I can sell it for what I paid or even more, but it is extra work.

Or maybe I'm just getting caught up in acquiring the gear...

Yes, yes you are tongue.gif

With regards to the mic, IIRC every onboard DSLR mic can pick up the lens focusing, even if it's an USM lens.

Additionally, the D3100 is already a great camera. It may not be as good as the T3i, but you already seem to be doing fine with your kit. If it works well for you and you don't find it holding you back, I'd just keep it. In the end, it's what you do with the gear anyways more than what gear you own. That D3100 with 35mm will be a hell of a combo for anyone starting out in photography.
post #9 of 14
don't bother to change, the difference is minimal and Nikon rocks! ( D90 here:D )
Plus it's the lense and skill that makes the difference.
post #10 of 14
fyi friend has a d3100. had an issue with continuous video shooting. it caps at like 5 or 10 minutes (forgot which) and it takes a while to "cool down" then allows u to shoot again... didnt know that.. friend missed a few shots at wedding frown.gif
 
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