Summary: My first SLR. It came recommended by a professional, so I did little research and took the leap of faith. Left for Alaska for 2 weeks about a week after receiving it. We are blown away with the quality of shots taken by this camera. Easy to use. Made a really rank amateur like me look pretty good!
Summary: Very good camera for the price. I paid only $350 for the used camera with 2 lenses and a camera bag. I bought it for my trip to Japan and used it along with 32GB SD Sandisk Extreme card. I was shooting RAW+JPEG and was stunned by the quality of my pictures. I was thinking about selling this camera after the trip but decided to keep it and just ordered an extra lens for it.
Summary: I have owned this camera for three years now and it has been great. As an amateur landscape photographer and a professional forensic photographer this camera has held up to the test. it is rugged enough I can take it out on my hiking trips and get great pictures of the landscapes around. it is professional enough that when photographing crime scenes your photos will hold up in court.
Excerpt: This is a review from a total amateur for other amateurs. To be honest, when I decided to buy a camera, I asked my friends who were into photography and when they explained to me all the technical stuff with those unfamiliar terms to me, I realized those were …
Summary: In late 2009, this was a good consumer DSLR. Takes great photos. 12.3MP is more than enough for 99% of the photos most people shoot. It records 720p video, but doesn't autofocus during video capture. Also, the video file sizes are enormous because it doesn't use mpeg4 encoding. I'd get the D3300 or D5200 now (early 2014), but the big improvements are in the video mode and wireless connectivity, not in image quality.