Excerpt: Bought the refurb kit, because photo equipment is already expensive as it is, and plan to buy all my equipment used/refurb'd. When I received the kit, I couldn't even tell it was a refurb, besides the fact it didn't come in a retail box. It looked brand new. Everything was clean. Low shutter count in the 800's. Everything seems to be working 100%.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Tilt /Swivel LCD
Summary: I went from a simple point and shoot Canon PowerShot A470 to the Nikon D5100. I was contemplating on getting one of the Canon Rebels but saw this lovely camera here and bought it instantly. The special effects features are right up my alley since I myself am a photographer, I like to spice up my photos every know and again. I have taken the Nikon D5100 out for a few photo shoots and have gotten nothing but praise.