Summary: Of course after all the research and finding a price that I found to be the best, I purchase the camera and then find it $100.00 cheaper at a local camera store. I know it is a fantastic camera, I've spoken to several other friends that have this model and they love it as well. The lenses from my existing D50 all fit onto this model as well and that is a Huge Plus!
Summary: Estoy muy feliz con la compra del paquete pero el maletin que recibi no es el mismo que esta en la oferta. gracias I am very happy with the purchase of the package but the briefcase that I received is not the same as this in the offer.
Summary: The D3100 is a great camera for those interested in learning as they go. I've probably taken 75,000 photos in my life, but have never learned about f-stops, shutter speeds, and various modes. The 3100 has an in camera guide that automatically changes the settings for the situation you choose. Just pay attention, and you'll have it down on your own. I especially like the "Reset Shooting Settings.
Summary: The camera is excellent. Just a little dissapointed to find out that it was no wireless remote functionality like the D3000 or D5000. A bit silly not to include it... maybe they just want you to buy the new D95... Anyway...
Conclusion: This camera is user friendly and is a great camera for someone who loves to take photographs. My husband who does part-time professional photography work has even taken my camera along for jobs and loved what he was able to get out of it. It's a steal for the money and I highly recommend it.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance
Summary: D3100 is designed by the same team that created the flagship camera Nikon D3, using a sensor whose part number differs by a letter. So you will be getting a great design for sure. Nikon puts most effort on their entry camera to get you hooked and the flagship (duh). They tend to neglect the middle ranges in comparison. That said, Nikon did several things that I hate 1. slowed down the AF speed to half a second (why, since it is the same CAM as used in D5000 and D90) 2.
Summary: I am reviewing for my daughter as this was a gift for her. She loves the camera and all the items that came with it. If she goes on to school for photography, she will already have at least one of the cameras that are required.