Summary: Time of use at review - Months (ish) PROs - Bigger and better than anything I've used to date (coming from the D40 and D70)... too many features to list, my suggestion is to go to Nikon's site or read the review of people who know what they're talking about, I'll be busy out shooting this camera!! CONs - Doesn't fly?
I'm no Pro! But I can't see any, Cons, about this awesome camera.
Randall Mooney, Amazon
24 April 2013
Summary: Looks Great after 3 months of shooting! Just can't wait to take it to Hawaii. I've back packed it to the sea and all the way up to the top of some pretty tall mountains. It hasn't let me down in any way yet. I’m way passed Auto now, but it has great quality and I love it when things happen fast. Like the Condor or the Bald eagle that seemed to come out of nowhere, or that perfect smile. The 300mm lens works for me as I may get a bit closer to the subject than some.
Summary: We bought this camera after seeing all the good reviews and were very happy when we received it. We were very pleased to get a camera bag, tripod, cleaning solution, 32 GB card, etc. with the camera which hadn't been advertised when we bought it! After using it the first time we came home and found the little "door" that protects the battery was gone.
Summary: This is my first DSLR camera. I debated between Nikon D5100 and Canon T3i for a long time, and settled on Nikon because of the way it fits in my hand. It's been a great camera that allows me to do everything I want to try out as a beginner, and I imagine I'll be happy using this for a few years. In addition to the lenses that came with this kit (18-55mm and 55-200mm), I purchased Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G, and I've been happy with the results.
Summary: This is my second DSLR and by far my favorite. The functions all easy to reach within the menu system and the camera is perfect for beginners or experienced Photographers. The articulating screen is a welcome addition when shooting from difficult angles.
Summary: I own a Nikon D300 and I love that camera. It's a work horse, but it's heavy. I was looking for a camera that I could use as more of an every day type of camera. You know, something to grab to take a few shots without a lot of fuss, weight and fooling with settings. In other words, a fun, easy to use camera. I had purchased one of the Micro Four Thirds cameras because it was light and small, but I found the quality lacking when compared to APS-C cameras.