Summary: There is no reason to spend tons of money for alot of these upgraded cameras. My main camera is a Nikon D800. I still use the D3100 when out on family trips and my 7 year old son is learning photography with it.
Pros: Size and ease of use.
Cons: If you really get into photography learning to use it manual you will outgrow fast.
Summary: Hello there! I'm Chandler, fourteen, and an amateur photographer. I got this as my first camera back in January and the camera itself is FANTASTIC. I bought it used in perfectly good condition, it just needed cleaned and the buttons had a little wear. I'd like to give you some reasons to buy and not buy this camera: Pros: - Offers great image quality in a DX (APS-C) sized sensor (14.2 effective megapixels) - Small, lightweight, fits well in the hands.
Summary: I bought this camera to take better pictures of my son on the soccer field. For that, I would give 10 stars. The bigger lens (55-200 mm) is great for sitting in the stands or at the end of the field and capturing individuals on the field while still capturing bigger field shots as well. The camera itself is fantastic. There are so many things I can do with it.
Summary: I got this one for a friend in one of my US trips. I tested for some days to make sure that everything was working. I don't know much about photography but I was impressed that only by using the automatic function and changing lenses I was still able to get really nice pictures. Great image quality. The one I got is second hand but it came with a nice case.