Anyone can use this camera and take a great picture!
27 March 2011
Excerpt: The only reason it is not rated Very Good is that I do not have too many to compare it to. The pics are very clear and excellent quality. It almost as if you were there when it was taken. It did just what it should-allow me to take outstanding pics! If I can use it-anyone can! Good and sturdy, It is hanging right in there with us! Everyone is disappointed when the batteries die. We all want them to go on forever because we are poor planners.
Excerpt: I have been a professional photographer for several years. I chose this camera for an everyday camera to take with me for spur of the moments shots , sightseeing etc. The camera takes beautiful , clean shots with very little coaxing from me. I have the 300mm zoom and I love this - I have very crisp handheld zoom images that surprised me . the downside is I got error messages and the camera started corrupting my memory cards after less than a year.
Summary: The great thing about this bundle is the price. Check out the camera body price and how lenses sell for and it's easy to see it's a good deal. You also get that extra 55-200 lens which is good if you want to do more than point-and-shoot, inside the house stuff. The 3100 is awesome because they essentially took the 3000 model and added the good stuff of the 5000 model to create the 3100.
Pros: Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Large Clear LCD
"TOPS IN VIDEO AND PICS; BOTTOM IS LACK OF EXTERNAL MIC."
27 February 2011
Pros: I SAW A RATING BY A VERY EXERIENCED DSLR USER ON YOU TUBE. HE SIDE BY SIDE COMPARED ISO SETTINGS AND OTHER SETTINGS ALONG WITH A HIGHER RATED AND PRICED DSLR THAT I WILL NOT MENTION FOR REASONS OF RESPECT. I PAID $580 TOTAL WITH KIT LENS.
Cons: BIGGEST CON IS LACK OF EXTERNAL MIC PORT. IMPORTANT FOR SERIOUS MOVIE MAKERS.
Summary: I entered the digital SLR world with a D70 about six years ago. Was generally happy with it, although the learning curve for digital was very steep coming from 40+ years with a film SLR. Moved up to a D300 and it got even more complex, probably more camera than I needed or wanted at this stage in my life. I do not use the vast majority of the D300's features and get very few perfect out-of-the-camera shots.