Pros: This is my first DSLR camera, so I did a lot of research and found that the D5100 has the top of the line Nikon sensor for the best picture quality and some excellent features that make the transition from point and shoot easier. This kit comes with almost everything you'll need to get started.
Cons: Not many cons here. The camera bag that comes with the kit isn't big enough to hold more than just the camera itself. If you want to travel with this kit, you'll need a camera backpack to hold everything. Tripod is a little sketchy. If you're an amateur, you'll want to head to the bookstore and pick up a book on the D5100.