Nikon users? D5100/5200/5300?

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Hi Folks...

Basically need a entry level DSLR which could be used for 5-6 years until there is some drastic change in technology.Is there any Nikon user who is using D5100/5200/5300?

1.Which would be a better model? Is there any significant improvement considering 5200/5300 over 5100?

2.Since there are combo offers for Lens(addition to 18-55mm) which Lens to consider? The base to consider is Landscape and Night shots.

3.I have heard that if cam is purchased from shopping site then the Warranty is not given by Nikon Service Center. Is this correct?
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Image quality wise, the D3300 is at par with the D5300. It's only short of a flip out screen which can be useful sometimes. I'd have saved my 10000 rupees and bought the 3300 instead.

Neither has an in-body focus motor anyways.

You'd be best off buying the base lens available with the camera and adding a 35 mm f/1.8 g sold separately for night shots. (which you can get for the 10000 you'll save by buying the 3300)
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Thanks Vaibhav.

Yes I have heard about 35mm as a very good choice.I think the flip out screen can be very useful when shots have to be taken from ground and screen can be rotated.

What exactly is the difference between the Nikon 3000 and 5000 series? Which Nikon cams have inbody motor?
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What exactly is the difference between the Nikon 3000 and 5000 series? Which Nikon cams have inbody motor?
Check snapsort and kenrockwell.com. too much to type here.
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Agree with Vaibhav, the D3300 is a very good option.
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I have the D7000, so I can't comment on the other models. Personally, I would either get the D3X00 series or the D7X00 series. With the exception of the D3000, I heard only good things about the others. In the USA, the D3100 was on sale for $199 recently....a very good price. The 35 f/1.8 (DX) is a good lens. Same for the 50 f/1.8. Just make sure all the lenses you get are for AF-S cameras. If you like landscapes, a wide angle zoom would also be helpful. Most of the newer Nikon and third-party lenses are good. I have the Tokina 11-16.
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Thanks for the views.

Ok so coming onto the Lens which is more important than the cam body.

Would the 18-140(7.8x zoom) be better than 18-55(3x zoom) as the Kit Lens? Would it be better to just get 18-140 first and decide Prime Lens later on(35/50/55-200)?

18-140 costs about 23k.
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18-140 is noticeably sharper than 18-55. It's also heavier and a bit unwieldy. Camera balance is very important and buying on the internet has this severe downside.

55-200 is not a prime.

ETA: I have all three of these lenses so speaking from experience. I've retained all three of them actually since I get use from them under different circumstances.
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What I am thinking of is not taking the pain for changing the lens for zoom specially having no experience with SLR's.In start I would be using Auto mode for some time anyway.Yesterday had my hands on D5100 of my friend with 18-55 and it's range is not much.

So would 18-140 serve as a allrounder for most purpose? After experience more lens can be bought.

By buying from internet you mean the Warranty issue? As I have heard the online purchase may not be with the correct cam serial# which is mandatory to avail warranty from company.
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i.e. if you cant hold the camera + lens in your hand, once you receive it you may find it patently unusable.
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I need an urgent help.
While charging the nikon dslr battery, the nikon MH-24 charger's amber LED indicator suddenly stopped flashing/blinking, and the LED is not glowing steady. So i guess the charger has failed. (it's not getting hot either, so i guess it's gone somehow).
The online price widely varies from inr 2500 on amazon.in to inr 450 on ebay.in.
Paytm price is somewhere in between @ inr 1300.
Is it ok to buy low priced product from these online marketplace?
Kindly suggest some chandni chawk area store where i can find this charger (something equivalent to MM shop at moti shil lane/metro gully in esplanade, kolkata). I have a very bad experience of third party charger (for cellphone-once a 60 rupees charger exploded on first use). I am looking for original charger at minimum price.
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Originally Posted by rajatchakraborty View Post I have a very bad experience of third party charger (for cellphone-once a 60 rupees charger exploded on first use). I am looking for original charger at minimum price.
It is wise to be picky when it comes to batteries and chargers. Get it from some authorised seller and insist upon getting proper bill. Inferior chargers usually cause damage to the batteries too , hence proves costly in the long run.Also check if the adapter plug is gone , in that case you can replace it cheaper, once happened with one of mine.
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