Which to purchase Nikon D5100 or Nikon D3100 as a first time buyer of Beginer DSLR

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Umakant Gupta New Member • Posts: 3
Which to purchase Nikon D5100 or Nikon D3100 as a first time buyer of Beginer DSLR

Hello,

This is Umakant Gupta. I want to purchase a new DSLR Camera as a beginner DSLR user.

After discussion between Canon and Nikon, I selected Nikon. Now I am in a middle of D5100 and D3100.

I went through review of both the models on the same site, I found the biggest difference is that the "Live View" button in D3100, which is not in D5100.

Can anybody please tell me how does "Live View" button helps or it matters while taking picture regularly everyday.

Which one to choose, if you would have to select between these two models. I can't afford D7000. If you think if there is any comparable model in others like Canon, Pentax or Olympus.

If you select D3100 then please specify the quality which is not in D5100 except the "Live View" Button.

Please do suggest.

I want to invest money in right product.

Hope you will help me!!

Thanks

Umakant Gupta

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