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I'd call up Canon ASAP to get that checked out. There shouldn't be any sort of rattling inside.
I guess it's just an orientation sensor, a small ball bearing rollingback and forth inside.
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I have the D90 and its a great camera. I dont think I'll ever need to upgrade although full frame would be nice.
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Canon XS with better lens.. For a first time DSLR owner you won't use the "bells and whistles" of a d90, Trust me.
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You need to hold both cameras and see which one you like more. I have started and still use a Canon XSI and love it. Powerful small starter camera. One strong point is that Canon has all adjusting motors in the lenses.

Don't spend too much. Get a starter camera with a great lens. Later upgrade the body and sell the old one. You will then have a great lens and great body. A great lens goes a long way.
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I guess it's just an orientation sensor, a small ball bearing rollingback and forth inside.
It probably isn't. I've hands on experience with a lot of Canon cameras, and none of them had any rattling sound. I'd honestly get it looked at.
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Lol! I'm starting to think you guys were right on me getting the 3100 for my first DSLR. The D7000 has way too many settings/feature. I'm running the camera in full manual, But I've got the hang of using the most important features like Shutter speed, Aperture, ISO...ETC
     
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post #47 of 56
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Lol! I'm starting to think you guys were right on me getting the 3100 for my first DSLR. The D7000 has way too many settings/feature. I'm running the camera in full manual, But I've got the hang of using the most important features like Shutter speed, Aperture, ISO...ETC
There's much more to a DSLR than just Manual The D7000 has other features like a pentaprism viewfinder with larger coverage/magnification than the D3100, much better AF system, dual SD card slots, weatherproofing (my 50D has partial weather sealing that's held up in the wettest of rain), bigger body, and a better user interface (two dials versus one, quick-access option buttons).

As to whether or not you should return it for the D3100, honestly it's a toss-up. I'm biased towards the D7000 since I personally would love all of those extra features, and many of them are on my 50D and I'd feel a bit uncomfortable shooting without them, but seeing as how you're a new photographer, if you feel like you're not going to miss these extra features it'll probably be in your best interest to return the D7000 and grabbing the D3100. As someone else mentioned, bodies devalue quickly, and it'll probably be cheaper to sell off the D3100 down the road and pick up the D7000 when you feel comfortable with the jump, and right now get the D3100 and spend the difference on lenses.

With the price difference between the D3100, you can grab yourself some pretty good lenses to compliment the kit 18-55mm. The Nikon AF-S 35mm f/1.8 and Nikon AF-S 55-200mm VR are two popular lenses people get in addition to their 18-55mm, and with a total price of ~$400, can be bought with the same budget as just the D7000.
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Whats the advantage/disadvantage of having an 18-55 vs 55-200mm lens?
     
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Whats the advantage/disadvantage of having an 18-55 vs 55-200mm lens?
Focal lengths. The 18-55mm is wider and has a more general-use focal length, whereas the 55-200mm is a telephoto lens. The two are meant to compliment each other, not compete.
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Yeah, I wouldn't recommend getting the 55-200 as a first and only lens, I think a lot of beginners in photography often want to get big zoom lenses and often then realize geez.. I need a shorter lens after they spent there doh on a longer lens.
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