Summary: This is my first time buying a Digital SLR. I have mainly used point and shoot cameras in the past and have always had fun taking pictures. I wanted to start digital photography as a hobby so I decided to buy a nicer camera. After reading many reviews and comparisons I decided on this camera as it is the update to the Nikon D3000 that a friend of mine has. They love their camera so I figured this was a good choice.
Excerpt: I generally use this product for outdoor photography. The basic lens that you obtain is great but the key drawback of the camera is it doesn't have an internal image stabilization which cameras like Sony alpha series do. The benefit of having an internal image stabilization is the benefit of buying cheaper lens. Lenses with VR tend to be more expensive than ones without it. The video quality is great and the autofocus works well.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Quality
Summary: I have a photography business and I have used Nikon for years. The camera is basically my back up for a higher grade of Nikon. I often find for events and non portraits jobs. I call them walk around jobs. This unit is used more than the bigger far more expensive camera. I find the photos are great and the camera has on board editing if you choose to off load them straight from the camera for use.
Excerpt: Love the camera, although auto focus bring an issue, need to press a button to make it focus everytime, my D40 use to do this automatic, when I click, with I need to make it focus with a button and click to take a pic.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality
Excerpt: I really like this camera. I have only two problems with it. 1. I cant view myself when I cam making videos...it doesnt have a flip out viewer that I have seen on other DSLR cameras....(I am an avid YouTube video maker...so I needed that in a camera.) So it is hard to make video and see what I am doing. 2. Sometimes when I am making a video, it automatically stops recording. But I have noticed it does that about 6 secs in..
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Large Clear LCD