Summary: I bought this camera in 2007. I have had the shutter refurbished by Nikon once around 30k shots I think. WHile this camera has only three focus points, and can hunt like a madman in an action situation, and it not weather-proofed, otherwise I have to say it's been quite the trooper, and what worries me is that NIkon has still not made it's replacement. First off, I love the profile and size of this camera.
Summary: Wish this camera was still available--it's so easy to use and small for a DSLR. You'll get much better photos than with a point and shoot and the kit lens (Nikkor 18-55mm) is so small and light that it's easy to bring it anywhere you go. I didn't need the lens, but I saw the 40x available with a lens. This is a true DSLR--no video capabilities.
Summary: This was my first SLR (never had a film one) so I don't have much of a reference point. Other reviewers complain of the small size, but I actually wanted that; it's small enough that you can carry it around for the day without too much bother. The included kit lens is pretty decent, I was too slow in getting a clear filter put on though and got the end of the lens sandblasted on a beach in Florida. Get that filter on!
Summary: Camera takes great pictures, should have done my homework because the screen only allows you to view pictures after you take the picture not during, kinda annoying to me because my other camera has that feature and its nice to have, looking through the view finder to take pictures seems old school.
Summary: The camera did not come with a 55-200mm lense. The lens sells for 199.00 which needs to be considered in pricing. It really needs one to make the camera an excellent device. There is no port for a remote switch for night time photos.
Summary: I would like a little more information, and would like to buy it soon. I do like this camera a lot.I am looking for a camera with good quality and great lens. I truly love photography and looking for a good camera. This is an amazing price, I will pay.