Excerpt: I like this camera. I'm an old film photographer, but finally gave in to the digital snapshot revolution just to take pictures. I finally decided to jump back into the DSLR world, and this is a great camera for starting back. Complex, but manageable, and such a range of options to take excellent...
"2nd Nikon in a row with defective lens mount=bad."
28 September 2013
Pros: Great mid-level camera - when it works.
Cons: Again - the 2nd time we have had issues with the lens mounting to the camera. Does anyone else have this issue ? Camera is (of course) just past 1 year old and suddenly the lens won't mount properly.
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.