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Hi everyone, I'm Black Shuck as you may know or not know. I have been using a variety of Fuji Finepix Bridge camera's for Urbex for the last 5 years. From a tiny S1000fd when I first started, through an S100FS, then a S200 EXR, and finally now a Fuji HS20 EXR. As you may all know, these camera's are ok and have a huge fixed lens capability, for example's sake, my HS20 has 28mm to 720mm. I face the a bit of a dilemma, as I feel I am ready to make the move to my first DSLR, possibly a Nikon 3100, with the bog standard 18mm to 55mm kit lens. I understand that the DSLR's picture quality will be much better as the sensor size is larger than a Bridge Camera, but I am worried that I'll end up missing the huge zoom capability of a superzoom bridge camera. The other option is Fuji's Finepix X S1, that combines a larger sensor than the HS20 which uses a compact sized sensor, yet rated at 16.9 mega pixel. The X S1 has a large sensor than the HS20 but combines it with a 28mm to 628mm lens, is still substansially smaller than the 3100!!.... Help needed pleeeeeaasee!!.:razz:

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I have a D3000 and my gal Noodle has the D3100. Both in my opinion are great camera, a great step up from a bridge, which I had before, and do everything we want them to do. You could pay loads mor money, but I don't know that you actually get many more benefits.

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Guest Dubbednavigator

Id consider a D40. First camera i had, superb as well

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My first dslr was a sony Alpha £279 brand new and did a good job,well would of if id of known how to use it..but there are plenty of entry level Dslr's available all have pros and cons mate

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Went from canon 350D to a Nikon D40x, i would highly recommend it as a first camera, looking to upgrade to the d90 soon !

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Guest Scattergun

It's really down to personal taste. I also used a D3100 and now that you can pick one up for £300 you're getting a lot of camera for your money. Not really familiar with makes like Canon and Sony as I don't use them. Try experimenting if you can. Find someone who has a dslr and have a go with it.

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