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12 Jun 2018 10:48PM
Hey guys,
I'm getting a new camera and wanted to know which would be better, the Nikon D7000 or the D3400. The D3400 has more MPs but it doesn't have a AF motor like the D7000 does. Is the AF motor really important? Thanks in advance

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User_Removed 4 328 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2018 11:56PM
7000, with the AF drive motor you can use a wider selection of lenses - many cheaper than Silent Wave lenses you would need with the 3k series of camera bodies.

16mpix is enough for most situations.
Jestertheclown 10 7.9k 252 England
13 Jun 2018 8:05AM
The D7000 comes with far more features than the D3400 and despite its age, it's more than capable of producing excellent images.
The learning curve may be greater but practice and learning how to get the best from it will pay huge dividends.
Forget about the megapixel count. The race to cram in ever more was a marketing mans' dream and loads of people fell for it.
In real life, the quantity makes very very, little difference.
LenShepherd 10 3.8k United Kingdom
15 Jun 2018 10:09PM

Quote:Hey guys,
I'm getting a new camera and wanted to know which would be better, the Nikon D7000 or the D3400. The D3400


It is a while since the D700 was available new.
If you mean new to you but other wise second hand the D7000 has many features helpful to more advanced photographers than the D3400.
18 Jun 2018 8:28AM
hello, my name is Ron and its my very first time in forum, so here goes i am a beginner with photography" and have been using a Canon SX510HS, with some good results.

Right now i am looking to upgrade as my main interest is nature, landscapes. I do not have a huge budget and any advice would be most welcome.

thanks
deavilin 14 345 1 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2018 12:03PM
Hi

It is not just the camera remember it is primalliy what you perceive through the lens and what it in your minds eye, a camera is only as good as the user as time goes on you will find this out for yourself. Just get what feels right in your hand and one that is not to difficult to understand, as for cost get one that is at the top of your budget that way it will last you longer before you feel you want to change it Smile
Names are unimportant as most cameras today are very similar, just get what you like and can afford and enjoy taking you pics that way you will know you have the right one Smile

Good luck with your search

Regards Charlotte
Carabosse 15 41.2k 270 England
18 Jun 2018 1:39PM

Quote:I do not have a huge budget


What is your budget?
19 Jun 2018 9:27AM

Quote:hello, my name is Ron and its my very first time in forum, so here goes i am a beginner with photography" and have been using a Canon SX510HS, with some good results.

Right now i am looking to upgrade as my main interest is nature, landscapes. I do not have a huge budget and any advice would be most welcome.

thanks



If you are looking to move into DSLR cameras, you might want to pop into local shop such as Curry’s or a more specialised one if there is nearby, and have a feel/play with the ones on show and there is a huge selection available to you

Then check out the reviews and specifications on this or other sites

If you like the Canon interface and want to stick with Canon, then the cheaper crop sensor cameras in the XxxD or xxD range together with the EFS lenses, usually they come with an 18-55 kits lens for wide angle, and sometimes a mid range telephoto 55-250mm

EFS lenses are a cheaper option but they will not work on canon full frame bodies

If buying new you might want to check out This site

thewilliam2 1 1.0k
19 Jun 2018 12:37PM
There's a Catch 22 when choosing a beginner's camera. You need experience to make a sensible choice and you need to take pictures to gain that experience.

One solution is to borrow a camera from a friend and use it enough to form a definite opinion of what you like and dislike. My wife used the company kit when she started wedding photography and, although it was the best available at the time, she hated using those cameras. The upside was that she knew exactly what she DID want and is still using much of that first outfit.

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