Summary: The pack is good. Of course the extra items are not the absolute best quality, but they are OK. If you buy this, do it as long as it gives you a good deal for the camera and the lens. The extras can always be better. The remote control is really handy and the camera bag is good as an initial one. It is better than 2010's Nikon bag. Anyway, I got this pack as a present for a new motivated, soon-to-be amateur photographer.
Summary: It does everything I want plus some. like the live view and dedicated record button. The flip open LCD keeps my screen clean and protected you can't find that on any other camera. You have to purchase a protective cover BUT not for this camera. Was kinda shocked it was so small. for girly hands that I don't have. That's why I bout the extra battery grip.
Summary: This camera is great! I'm always on a budget and this one fits the bill perfectly. I loved my D40x, but unfortunately, it's seen it's time and I had to get a replacement. This is a great entry-level DSLR. Very affordable which gives me more spending money on lenses. I'm not a professional photographer, this is just a very passionate hobby of mine, so this DLSR fits my needs perfectly in affordability and function. There are tons of reviews of this camera on Youtube.
Summary: I've had the Nikon D5100 just a few weeks shy of a year. I went shooting a few days ago and took about 200 photos only to discover that after maybe 20 everything else was BLACK! Apparently this is an issue with this caamera. I've just shipped the camera back to Nikon for either a repair with a one year warranty (standard is 6 mths), a new camera or a full refund. I think this is a manufacturer's defect.
Summary: There are so many lengthy, detailed reviews about this camera, written by experienced photographers. If you're truly serious about buying an SLR camera, then I assume you've already done your homework and read these reviews. So, there's really only one more thing I can add to these reviews, especially as a beginner in photography: WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!?! This camera is AWESOME. Quit reading about it and just buy it already!!
Summary: I'm brand new to photography. I've been wanting to learn for years rather than to keep shelling out money for someone else to take mediocre pictures of my children. I did a lot of research and spoke with a lot of people before deciding on this. My total budget was $1000 for camera, lenses, case, cards, and software. I picked Nikon over Canon after trying them out in the store solely based on how it felt in my hand.
Excerpt: At first I had a some concern about the buying any refurbished product. But I have not any concern or any regret at now. Also I have a lot of pleasure. In additionaly I offer special thanks to cameta for speedly and free shipping.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet, Tilt /Swivel LCD