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
Excerpt: Have only had this camera a week so still learning what all it's capable of doing. The automatic features are pretty easy to understand and operate. Camera has trouble autofocusing sometimes when taking pictures using LCD screen and pictures come out fuzzy. The battery that's included has a short charge life, would definetely recommend upgrading to a stronger longer lasting one.
Summary: This is my 3rd dslr/ilc camera, and I will say I have owned entry level before. The Olympus E-420 or E-450, Sony A100, A200 Etc. are entry level. This camera is more mid level in my opinion, and I knew that going in. I was close to buying Canon t1i or t2i and decided on this. I also purchased Nikkor 35mm DX f1.8 lens, and it has not came off camera since I put it on. I tested the kit lens and put it up. The camera really shines with this lens.
Excerpt: As an entry level DSLR photographer, I am in love with this camera! I purchased it just before we went on vacation to the beach, and while there was just a tiny bit of a learning curve, I captured some amazing shots. I'm especially impressed with the "Child" setting, which makes colors in portraits of children more vibrant while keeping their skin tone natural, and the action setting, with which I captured birds in flight and family members jumping in the sand.