Summary: it's an unattractive camera, top heavy looking, like it just got out if bed. But the handling is as easy as my old D40, with the internals if a D90 and D300s. This one has slipped under the radar for most, but so glad, a new 5100 body in UK is $ 464 but ask, is there a $240 difference between a used 5000 and a newer later model? It surely worthy of consideration.
Summary: I love love love this camera. I only shoot in auto mode because I haven't figured out the settings but it takes beautiful pictures of my children who never stand still. I've blown up my photos to frame and they are still crystal clear.
Summary: I absolutely LOVE my new camera! I take it everywhere with me! The on time, (from being off to switching on and photo ready), is great, so you won't have to worry about missing those "perfect photo" moments. Lots of customization capabilities and a big perk for me, since I'm a beginner, is that the Auto mode works like a charm! Its great! I'm going to include a couple photos I took while hiking Mt.
Summary: Great camera and easy to use! I really like how the menu options are set up compared to other brands in the same price range. Also this is the USA version which means you have a NIKON warranty in the USA instead of getting a European model supported by an aftermarket warranty company known as an 'gray market' or 'import model'.
Summary: I needed an easy to operate yet high quality camera for business and personal use. This camera satisfied these needs. The camera has an easy to use auto focus setting that anyone of any experience can operate. If you have more experience or wish to experiment, you have the ability to easily adjust your own settings. I also have the ability to take high quality videos.