Summary: This is my first foray into digital photography. The D3100 is fascinating in its ability to go from point and shoot photography into the world of professional photo shooting. Even with the limited use I've had so far I've learned a lot about photography in general and how to use the more sophisticated capabilities of this camera. I would definintely recommend purchasing a 55 - 200m zoom lense for the camera for taking long shots.
Summary: I've this bundle for about two weeks. All items here were included with the suprise than the SD card was a type class 10, not a type C6 as it is in the image of the publication, the rest of the items looks like are from very good quality (especially the bag I really like it). the shipped box was big 'cause the pieces but were well packed.
Summary: This is the perfect kit for beginners and gives you everything that you need to get started. I would suggest the next model up. It also comes in its own bundle but you get more for the price and more features! http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004ZL9ZPG/ref=as_li_ss_tl?
Summary: This kit is simple and to the point and gives you all your basics. If you want something more advanced which I would suggest, the NikonD5100 is the way to go. A lot more features. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004ZL9ZPG/ref=as_li_ss_tl?
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1 March 2013
Summary: While the stock lens that comes with the D3100 kit is great, I preferred a faster 2.8 lens. I purchased the body alone and then purchased two lenses separately. As far as the camera, it is the perfect mid-point camera for someone who wants to step up their photography but doesn't want to to spend thousands of dollars. Combined with Lightroom 4, I get really great results. People think I have a super expensive professional camera... but it's just Nikon's entry-level DSLR.
Summary: This is my first d/SLR. So far, I've been very happy with my photographic results. The on-board RAW editing and video trimming reduce the amount of housekeeping I'd normally do in post on a desktop. WB is the only feature I have set to Auto and it's very accurate in most scenarios. I really have only two complaints: 1.) No manual mode for video (although, you can use a flashlight to adjust the exposure and then lock it.) 2.
Summary: The zoom is terrible!!! If you dont have alot of money to spend on zoom lenses I dont recommend it. I need zoom for when I need to take photos at things like school plays. Foot ball fields and such. If your right on the action its fine. Portraits are great.