Excerpt: Purchased this camera for my teenager. Very nice size and easy to use. Takes nice images. Perfect camera for an amateur or anyone just getting into photography. It will only work with G lenses for autofocus since it has no auto focus motor. The lack of a top lcd makes it a little tricky to get to all of the manual mode functions, but for the person that wants the camera to do all of the work setting up the exposure, this camera can do it.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Large Clear LCD
Summary: I love it so far. Allows me to take great action shots. As I learn more about it and taking pictures I might like it more but I only give it 4 stars for one very important reason and to caution anyone looking to buy this. Consider the 70-300mm version instead of this one. I use this camera for gymnastics and the 300mm would have been better for me.
Excerpt: This is a great camera for a beginner. I was reluctant to purchase a DSLR as I thought it would be difficult to operate. This camera is wonderful. Very easy to use and pictures come out great.
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: We purchased this camera to take pictures of our daughters at their swimming meets. So far the pictures on the automatic settings have been great. I have had several people comment on how nice they look.I wish the lens that came with it had VR, but I know that would have added $$$.I would also like faster speed shooting, but again that is in the more expensive cameras. This is a good starter.
Excerpt: Having no photography experience, just a sense of creativity, I found this camera very easy to use for a beginner like me. It takes wonderful photos, and all it takes is some playing around with the settings for a couple of hours.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Quality, Large Clear LCD