Don't get frustrated if you're just starting with your camera and your pictures don't look good enough
Andrei Barsan, Amazon
27 September 2013
Summary: I've felt it many times. The frustration you feel when you mess around with all the settings on manual, take a picture hoping it will look mind-blowing and it ends up looking like it was taken with a crappy phone. A DSLR is not a point-and-shoot. You need to learn how to use it. Once you start getting the hang of it, your pictures will start looking better, leaving even the best camera phones far behind. Also, automatic mode works wonders in a LOT of situations.
Summary: The Nikon D5100 does take wonderful movies of more distant soccer games, scenery, family gatherings, weddings and yes it is a camera. The variety of options and quality of photographs is absolutely Stunning. I find it to be magnificent all around high end camera for amateurs.
Summary: He loved it.... very nice for a good starter camera that you can add to later if you wish. My husband likes it just as it is. easy to operate and easy to learn. He has had hours of fun with it already. I like it because of the quality and the packaged set... took the guess work out. I look forward to many years of fun photos with this camera.