January 29, 2016 at 3:21PM


Camera Upgrade

Hi all,

I'm looking to upgrade my camera for 2016. I currently own a Nikon D3300 . My budget is $1000 (Canadian dollars... *sigh*).

Fire away!


Given your budget I would take a look at the Nikon D7100 camera, which shoots very good video ( very little aliasing or moire ), has 11-stops of dynamic range when shooting video with the right image profile, has a head-phone jack to monitor audio, is a fantastic still-photo camera. Aden Camera here in Toronto sells this camera for $880 Canadian, so it's well within your budget.


Vimeo Nikon D7100 Group

January 31, 2016 at 9:27AM

Guy McLoughlin
Video Producer

Whats the difference between the Nikon D5300 and D7100? I see the D5300 has a flip out screen.

Tom Warwick

January 31, 2016 at 9:58AM

>>>Whats the difference between the Nikon D5300 and D7100?

In terms of specs they are pretty similar. Here are a few things that I know of...

Headphone Jack
- D7100 : has a headphone jack so you can monitor audio recorded by your camera.
- D5300 : It's possible to monitor camera audio if you connect a HDMI monitor to your camera and the monitor has a headphone jack.

Build Quality
- D7100 : Better AF system when taking still-photos
- D7100 : Micro adjustments with still-photo AF system for perfect focus
- D7100 : Brighter viewfinder makes it easier to view your subject
- D7100 : AFP Flash sync for still photos ( sync at higher shutter speeds )
- D7100 : Larger battery lasts longer when shooting
- D7100 : much heavier built metal frame so it will take more abuse than the D5300.
- D7100 : weather sealed body so you can shoot in harsher conditions.

Nikon D7100 vs Nikon D5300

January 31, 2016 at 1:48PM, Edited January 31, 1:53PM

Guy McLoughlin
Video Producer

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