Summary: I love the camera it is the first real decent camera I have ever owned. I purchased it for myself and it was well worth the price. It came with lots of accessories and I love them all. I am still trying to figure out some of the fancy operations to the camera but I believe it is because I do not use them often. I absolutely love the 55-300mm zoom lens one of the main reasons I bought it for my landscape pictures I wanted to be closer. This definitely does that for me!
Summary: My first digital camera I used film SLRs years ago and got proficient. I like letting the camera focus while I pay attention to framing a good shot. I haven't found the included software useful.
Summary: This camera is relatively easy to use even for a techno-phobe like myself. I have always used film and swore I would never buy a digital camera. I always said it was too easy to just delete photos just because you don't have enough memory or the image quality just isn't the same as film. Not true any more! With today's cameras you can buy a memory chip that is too big and the image is superior. I only have 3 issues with this camera. 1.
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.
Excerpt: To switch from cybershoot to DSLR, this is best camera. Whoever had a passion for DSLR this is best camera to start photography.<br />I enjoy every photo i have taken, amazing photo clarity even though i have taken in auto setting.<br /><br />With confident buy this camera, worth it.
Pros: Best startup DSLR Camera, Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet