D800 or D7100 ?

Started Aug 5, 2013 | Polls thread
TOR8472 Senior Member • Posts: 1,616
Re: D800 or D7100 ?

Seb Spiers wrote:

Is it a waste of money buying a D7100 when have the D5100???  In truth I don't crop that many photos other than when I stitch landscape shots and crap them to a decent image ratio.

I might get a couple of hundred pounds trade-in on my D5100 now which does bring the D7100 price down, but am I then just wasting £700 to have something which is only perhaps 20% better?

Unless you can say what the D7100 does that you need your D5100 to do better (AF primarily), I'd say your money would be better spent on better lenses. The D5100 has a great sensor in it that even has some advantages over the D7100 sensor. You might even like the D7100 less if you missed the flip screen, etc. Don't let one purchasing mistake (your words about thinking you should have gone with the D7100 originally) push you into making another mistake by buying something you can't clearly articulate why you are buying it.

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