Summary: I bought this camera in UK. This is my second DSLR camera, my first one being NikonD40x. I have done extensive research on features of Nikon D3100 and compared it will similar canon/Nikon models. Towards end of my research, I was oscillating between Canon 550D and Nikon D3100. Finally, my decision was go with D3100. Following are four primary reasons for buying Nikon D3100: 1. FullHD 1080p with auto focus in Video mode (this is lacking in Canon 550D). 2.
Summary: Good beginners dslr, very easy to use although having to go through the menu system to change some of the settings can be a bit of a pain. Good picture quality even with the supplied lens. I bought this for my wife who has never used an SLR and she found the guide system an excellent way to learn how to use the camera,she has now moved on and is making setting decisions unaided. 10 out of 10 as an entry level SLR, well built for the price.
Pros: Great Picture Quality, Lightweight, Simple Controls