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.
Excerpt: 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
Excerpt: I love the ease of use and the size, fits nicely in your hands.Pictures very clear.Camera can do many things but manual not very good.If you want to get real proficient with camera buy Nikon D3100 for dummies.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet
Excerpt: Good camera for the people moving to SLR. It gives additional option of recording videos which is handy. Also the shutter speed is better and the performance is better than D3000 and contemporary Sony model ( haven't tried Canon so I cant say anything for that). I just bought this camera 3 weeks ago and haven't put the battery life to test as yet but it looks good.