Excerpt: Purchased for general use recreational photography. This is our first DSLR camera. It's only a couple of weeks old, and we have not explored all of the many settings and options provided within the camera, but it is simple to start taking pictures right away. Charge & install the battery, install the memory card, set camera to "auto" and start taking great pictures.
Excerpt: very happy with this camera. it is a nice upgrade from my previous camera (Pentax *ist DS). Still getting comfortable with the different features, but I really like the way the colors come out on this camera (as well as other Nikons). I opted for this camera as opposed to the D3200 because the only real difference is that the D3200 has more megapixels, which are not necessary for my purposes.
Summary: We have only had this camera for a few weeks but it is exactly what we were looking for. Have yet to learn what most of the settings are for but the pictures are stunning. I like being able to zoom in on a shot and see if this is the picture you want right on the camera.
Excerpt: We were looking for a step up from our point and shoot camera. Gets used alot by our two teenagers who love to take those candid and action shots for Facebook and Instagram. Very happy with the image quality, shutter speed and overall ease of use. For the price, this has been a very good purchase.