D3300 vs D5000

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I have had my D5000 for about 4 years. I've really liked it and haven't ever (knock on wood) had an issue with it. I've been wanting a second body to have around so I don't have to swap lenses so often. My original thought was that I'd save up for a D7100 or better, but I was in a shop last week and was surprised that the D3300 beats my old D5000 in almost every category.

Would the D3300 be a worthy second camera to the D5000? I still have this stigma that my D5000 might still be the better camera, but with the specs on the D3300, I'm not so sure...

My D5000 also has a green pixel when you zoom in a bit on the LCD....I don't think this is a huge deal, but it got me thinking I need to grab a back up camera.
 
Apart from the flippy screen the d3300 should be better than your d5000. It should give a reasonable upgrade in image quality when light gets more difficult
 
Up to about 2 weeks ago my second body was a Nikon D5100, nice camera but I wanted something that will give me better low light performance and I got the D3300 instead.
I am being modest by saying if feels like I gained for at least 1/3 of a stop better low light performance which might not sound much but considering I have a brand new camera with more resolution and better low light and I only added 200$ for it to me feels like a bargain.

Now you have a D5000 so I think you understand its a no brainer, you will not use your D5000 after you get the D3300, its simply a much better camera!
 
A D3300 will serve well as a second camera.
Can we buy a D3300 new - body only?

From a usability and image quality perspective the D3300 will simply be a very slightly better camera - at best.

Both cameras have the same Multi-CAM 1000 AF module/detection range, the same 420 pixel RGB metering sensor, the same AEB, the same 1/4000 max shutter speed, yada, yada, yada.
The D5000's built-in flash unit is a bit more powerful then the D3330 flash unit.

No doubt the seller of the D3300 will appreciate you buying the camera.
 
A D3300 will serve well as a second camera.
Can we buy a D3300 new - body only?

From a usability and image quality perspective the D3300 will simply be a very slightly better camera - at best.

Both cameras have the same Multi-CAM 1000 AF module/detection range, the same 420 pixel RGB metering sensor, the same AEB, the same 1/4000 max shutter speed, yada, yada, yada.
The D5000's built-in flash unit is a bit more powerful then the D3330 flash unit.

No doubt the seller of the D3300 will appreciate you buying the camera.

Well I mean I see new D3300 Bodies on eBay in the sub-$300 range...couldn't hurt at that price right?
 
Well worth 300 for a new modern dslr
 
A D3300 will serve well as a second camera.
Can we buy a D3300 new - body only?

From a usability and image quality perspective the D3300 will simply be a very slightly better camera - at best.

Both cameras have the same Multi-CAM 1000 AF module/detection range, the same 420 pixel RGB metering sensor, the same AEB, the same 1/4000 max shutter speed, yada, yada, yada.
The D5000's built-in flash unit is a bit more powerful then the D3330 flash unit.

No doubt the seller of the D3300 will appreciate you buying the camera.
Yes I bought my D3300 body only but its uncommon, most come with their 18-55mm kit lens, they ordered especially from their warehouse so I waited one extra day to get it, no biggy.

I can tell you from my D5100 to my D3300 I noticed improvement in low light, also the AF feels better, I am no expert but I know what I know and feel what I feel, it is a very nice improvement over the D5100 so I think its will be an even better improvement over the D5000.

Check out these stats from DXO, in low light the D3300 kills the D5000

Nikon D3300 vs Nikon D5000 | DxOMark
 
So I've noticed that the D7100 bodies are around $650 on eBay. This makes it interesting because I could sell my D5000 and get a 7100. The 3300 is so enticing though for the price. I mean, $300 for a body new is insane when it will be a better camera than the 5000.

Got some thinking to do.
 

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