Excerpt: I just received this camera yesterday. It's my first DSLR. Love it! It's light and easy to operate. It has good image quality. The kit len is ok for regular family use. But I think a 35/1.8 len is better for a portrait shot. However, it's low light performance is not as good as the advertisement said. Or maybe it's because my skill is not that good. Anyway, it's a good entry level DSLR!
Excerpt: Pros: -3D Color Matrix Metering -Full HD Video -$650 Street Price (January 2011) -High ISO and overall Image Quality rivals higher end DSLRs -Small & Light without sacrificing build quality/feel -Excellent ergonomics & layout The D3100 is a light and small DSLR. It has a great 14MP sensor (megapixels dont affect image quality, its just marketing, so dont worry), auto focus while recording videos, high ISO range with low noise.
Excerpt: My husband surprised me with this for Christmas. I have wanted a professional type camera all of my life, and this is a great one to start with. It is very user friendly, and allows you to "grow with the camera". As you gain more experience you are able to upgrade lenses!
Excerpt: My husband and I bought this for Christmas last year. We had a traditional point and shoot digital camera and decided to upgrade to a DSLR instead. Neither one of us a background in photography, but wanted a good quality camera to document family moments. Let me say that this is definitely not a camera for beginner SDLR users!
Excerpt: I have this camera and can say that, in the range of digital single lens reflex cameras, it is above average, but not one of the best ones out there. The best thing about this camera is that it takes great indoor photos. You do not necessarily need to buy a flash accessory because the flash that comes built into the camera is fairly good quality for most people's needs. No matter what, these photos come out fast and sharp, which is great benefit.
Excerpt: I recently bought this cameral with two lenses on amazon, and when I first got it, I had no idea how to use it, but after going through some instructions, it was fine. This is a pretty good competitor with the Canon Rebel, which my friend owns. Though the rebel has some features this camera does not, I like the D3100 better because of its image quality and better color.
Excerpt: My sister has this Camera, the nikon D3100, and i had the pleasure of using it during the Thanksgiving holiday. MMMMM turkey. The camera controls are super easy to use even for the novice, like me, and are close enough to the controls on my Canon, i could figure them out no problem. This camera takes super sharp, well , tack sharp pictures, with the kit lens.