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Which digital camera for sharp images?

by TLori72 / May 14, 2012 3:45 AM PDT

Years ago I used to take professional pictures for portraits, modeling (people just starting out needing comp cards and a portfolio), a few small weddings, landscapes and flowers. I stopped and just never really got back into photography. Now I have a son who I am always taking pictures of and some landscapes and vacations with a small compact digital camera that I really do not like but it was a gift so I used it. I just traded my Nikon F100, Nikon Nikkor AF 28-105mm, Nikon Nikkor AF 70-300mm ED and my SB-28 flash (they only gave me $150 for whole outfit) in for the Nikon J1 but I'm wondering if the D3100 would have been the better choice for me and if so I have time to return and do an exchange since it's only been 3 days not to mention I'm sorta feeling like I got jipped. I went into the store to look at the D3100 but was talked into the J1. I haven't had the chance to really play with it yet but will today. I'm not picky about having or not having a view finder or shoe for a flash, size, control options or really anything else except the image quality. I want sharp images that will enlarge (nothing bigger than 11x14) nicely and still be sharp. Everything else I can go either way and have no preference. I mostly e-mail and post my pictures but do occasionally print a few for family use. I can not afford anything more than what these two cameras cost so I do have a limit. I don't have to use Nikon and am open to other models and brands too. Thank you in advance for anyone's opinion.

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Nikon J1 - Nikon D3100
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / May 14, 2012 4:29 AM PDT
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Your Call
by PistonCupChampion / May 14, 2012 5:43 AM PDT

The J1 is an excellent little camera for the kind of use and control you want, but it is dissimilar to your old F100, so I can understand your hesitation. For auto use either the J1 or D3100 works well. IMO image quality is very even; you have to "pixel peep" to see the difference between the two. The D3100 is able to use a higher ISO more cleanly, but the difference is very small...you might see a small difference at 11x14, and none at 4x6 or 5x7.

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by kakaet / May 16, 2012 4:00 PM PDT
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There is the picture can share it

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What?
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / May 16, 2012 11:37 PM PDT
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Is that an answer or a question?

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Then we have VARIATION. Link follows.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 17, 2012 4:42 AM PDT
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