Summary: i bought it at a higher price last year, and so far it has been worth getting. i have taken some amazing shots with it and overall enjoyed the camera. i cant say i would exactly recommend this one persay though. it is a great model but it was last years model. i would recommend a non slr camera to a begginner and if they were good tell them to get this one. it is great for the price.
Summary: I ventured into buying it because of all the good reviews I read. Maybe it's just the one I got and everyone else got a good camera. First off, the camera body was showing signs of a lot of wear. Screen was scratched, the drawings on buttons were worn off, and I found around five dents around the body.
Summary: Thats all, I din't recieve enclosed the filters. I told the hotel not to ecieve the filterslater (I went only one night) but they recieved at all. Bad done from 3 Palms Hotel, and also bad done from Cameta Camera for let it there knowing I wasn't there. Pity, the rest of the product was good. I hope to recieve the filters, free of charge, at home in Uruguay.
Summary: I only needed a new body and had lenses, batteries and chargers for the D3000. The lenses fit but don't seem to work on auto focus. The batteries and charger were not compatible, so I had to purchase these too. Had I known about all of this I would have purchased a package deal of a new D3000 for nearly the same price I paid for this. Also had to buy a manual to try to learn how to use it. It is quite different from the D3000.
Summary: The camera takes ok pictures, But you really cant take close ups with the lens that comes with it. You would have to purchase the 55 to 200 mm lens which is another 250.00 dollars> so you would be better off getting the Package with the 18-55 mm and the 55-200 mm lens for a extra 130 dollars.
Excerpt: After shooting almost 25000 pics with my D3100, I can say I am quite content with the camera, which proved even more reliable than I had expected from an entry-level model: I shot as many as 850 pics in some 4 hours, with no problems at all. Very intuitive for learning photography, it may also serve as an effective instrument for (budget) events, as small weddings or christenings - at least until you want something more potent.
Summary: After ordering a cheaper camera and found out that it wasn't what I wanted in terms of quality. I decided to bite the bullet and buy the high dollar camera. I found out that you do pay for what you get, but this camera did not fit me either. It was large and bulky compared to the slim cameras. Certainly more expensive, but I could not see the significant difference in the photos taken by this camera compared to the slim cameras.