Excerpt: The best thing is this the price for the bang. The outdoor clarity and feature to improve the quality of picture. The ease of getting to know the camera function and its capabilities are friendly to a novice. If your just getting started or even a pro the feature and price excellent. If you want more pixel to blow up poster size photos than spend the extra money. Other wise save your money and buy this one.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance
Summary: So far this is working good. Still not a pro but if i have enough tome to set it up i usually end up taking good picture. Definitely not a point and shoot kinda thing but it gets the right shot when configured correctly.
Summary: I saw this camera on a cruise ship (photography shop was selling them), however it was $150.00 more than what I found on Amazon. It has excellent picture quality and all of the features you would expect. I did also purchase the more powerful lens as I travel extensively all over the world for pleasure and need both lenses. A great SLR for the price.
Excerpt: I actually bought this Camera for my wife. I use a Nikon D7000 , and she is always envious of my photos and cannot compete with her Coolpix P600. She is not to up to using all the bells and whistles of the D7000 , so after a lot of reading and information gathering we decided on the D3100.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Large Clear LCD
Cons: No Auto Bracketing, Noisy At High ISO, Shutter Is A Little Noisi