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    Which one should I go for?

    Snapsort gives the D3200 an over all 72 vs. 56 for the D3100.

    Image quality, resolution and colour depth are all much better on the d3200. However the d3100 is about £110 cheaper right now.

    My main priority is video but will be taking stills often.

    From advice on amazon it seems most experienced photographers state that with the d3200 is better the sensor is too small to notice any real difference and a new lens that would cost more a **** load will be needed. Agree with that?

    http://snapsort.com/compare/Nikon-D3200-vs-Nikon_D3100

    here's the link if you want to look at the comparison yourself.

    Any advice much appreciated.
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    If you want to take video, you may not want to use an SLR camera. Only a few of those have a video option, and I think the the video isn't proper HD either, but I may be thinking of something else.

    Why not use a camcorder?
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    I got the D3100 a few weeks back. Use the money you save to buy all the other stuff you haven't accounted for: Memory card, Tripod, Bag etc. Plus, even if you have all of this stuff already, the money you save will be far more useful for buying a new and better lens. I'm guessing you're getting a Kit, and the lens that comes with it is decent but not great. A good lens will be far more important than the difference between the 3100 & 3200 IMO.

    Edit: I guess if you're doing a lot of video then a mic jack will be important. But then you could just use an external mic..

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    (Original post by Bonoahx)
    If you want to take video, you may not want to use an SLR camera. Only a few of those have a video option, and I think the the video isn't proper HD either, but I may be thinking of something else.

    Why not use a camcorder?
    The D3100 has HD video and records at 24fps. One of the first HD Nikons I believe. The D3200 is the new model, so I assume it is also HD is I know it is as 24p.

    I don't want a camcorder as I will also be taking a lot of stills. lol


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    I got the D3100 a few weeks back. Use the money you save to buy all the other stuff you haven't accounted for: Memory card, Tripod, Bag etc. Plus, even if you have all of this stuff already, the money you save will be far more useful for buying a new and better lens. I'm guessing you're getting a Kit, and the lens that comes with it is decent but not great. A good lens will be far more important than the difference between the 3100 & 3200 IMO.

    Edit: I guess if you're doing a lot of video then a mic jack will be important. But then you could just use an external mic..
    Yeah, this is the type of advice I've been seeing a lot of and is drawing me more towards the D3100.

    The mic jack is the only current flaw that is making me consider the D3200. However for the videos I have in mind I can't imagine the audio having a role, if I do want it, I'll get an external like you said.
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    (Original post by bestofyou)
    The D3100 has HD video and records at 24fps. One of the first HD Nikons I believe. The D3200 is the new model, so I assume it is also HD is I know it is as 24p.

    I don't want a camcorder as I will also be taking a lot of stills. lol
    Well OK, but how many stills do you want to take over video? What's your budget?
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    (Original post by Bonoahx)
    Well OK, but how many stills do you want to take over video? What's your budget?
    what do you mean? Like a stills:video ratio? No idea tbh, I reckon I will use both equally as much, just not at the same times if you know what I mean. For active things such as sports short party clips etc video, for landscape, and other general things then stills. It will just depend on what I am doing. By the time I finish with it though I'd say 50:50.

    It is for this reason I am preferring it over the GoPro, plus the issues with the GoPro are drawing me towards something else at the minute anyway. Budget would be about £450, but with other expenses <£300 for the D3100 seems very appealing right now.
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    (Original post by NJam)
    I got the D3100 a few weeks back. Use the money you save to buy all the other stuff you haven't accounted for: Memory card, Tripod, Bag etc. Plus, even if you have all of this stuff already, the money you save will be far more useful for buying a new and better lens. I'm guessing you're getting a Kit, and the lens that comes with it is decent but not great. A good lens will be far more important than the difference between the 3100 & 3200 IMO.

    Edit: I guess if you're doing a lot of video then a mic jack will be important. But then you could just use an external mic..
    PS

    Did you qualify for the Nikon Spring cash back deal?
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    If I did I wasn't aware of it! :-P

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    (Original post by NJam)
    If I did I wasn't aware of it! :-P

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    did you buy it after the 14/03? If so check where you bought it and/or with Nikon as you need to register with them online to get it. Only £30 with the D3100 but better than nothing.
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    (Original post by bestofyou)
    did you buy it after the 14/03? If so check where you bought it and/or with Nikon as you need to register with them online to get it. Only £30 with the D3100 but better than nothing.
    Ah, no it was a week or two before unfortunately :-\.

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    i have the d3100 the video is decent save your money
 
 
 
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