Summary: I haven't really had the time to try all the features and feel it would be beneficial to find classes that would teach me hands on rather than trying to work my way through a users manual that is often difficult to understand. I love the feel of the camera and the clarity of the images it produces.
Conclusion: A beginner thinks about the rate and performance and the ease in operation. This camera got a mode where learning is possible. The clarity of the picture is good. High ISO enables to pictures in low light.
Summary: Very easy to use. The guide is also a good teaching tool. Have used it to shoot both hi-speed ie Pacific gulls in flight along with portraits. Good entry level DSLR. You might want to buy the 18 - 105mm lense to add to your kit along with a speedlight flash.
Summary: We like the camera (D3100) which is an entry level DSLR. The quality is great and it is fairly easy to use. Some functions have not been as easy to figure out but we will continue to study the manual.
Conclusion: I purchased Nikon 3100 July 2011....Its costed 28500..Very good cam..Simple operation ..high image quality...14 mp...video mode is superb.....continous auo focus is there in video..we can adjust brightnes even when taking video....
Conclusion: This Nikon beauty is one of the best SLR cameras you can get in the market. 14.2 megapixels, HD recording and compact and easy to carry. It is also compatible with several lenses. A great choice for your entry in the SLR world, this will complete all your requirements.
Excerpt: OVERVIEW In my opinion, a very good beginners DSLR camera which comes with many features. With 14.2 megapixels, a high quality output can be achieved. Although this camera provides all the features expected of a DSLR camera, it is fairly light for its size which means that it is not heavy to carry...
Pros: High Resolution, Guide Mode, Range of different camera modes, Ability to edit images in camera
Summary: I'm very happy with this camera. It takes good clear images, even in low light. It's relatively easy to learn to use. However, don't buy it for its video function - doesn't produce good videos at all.
Summary: I've been a pro photographer for very many years (over 40) and very much love digital cameras which perform far better than the old 35mm film cameras. I've owned a few Nikon digital cameras; D50, D80, D300S, D5100 and currently a D3100.