Summary: All of the materials in the pack (excluding the camera itself) are middle-to-low grade, and therefore not for the professional/expert. I would highly recommend not purchasing this for the extras, but only if you find a deal on the camera+2 lenses. I had set my expectations very low on the quality of the 'extras' and I hit it right - they were not that great. In summary - Great camera, Great lenses, Good bag, Mediocre-Low quality extras.
Excerpt: I usually don’t take out my Nikon D5100 for heavy duty or casual purposes. That’s because it is high resolution DSLR and I am totally in love with it. You can say I am very possessive about this first ever DSLR I ever bought. Even a bit possessive perhaps. But believe me even after 1 year of using this awesome camera I don’t regret ever shelling out a hefty $600 for it.
Summary: Cons: Some of the accessories are a little cheap. No lens cap retainers. Lens hood is basically useless. Pros: GREAT camera, backpack fits everything...and although some of the lens attachments are cheap, they produce some pretty cool effects. I've shot about 500 photos with this rig and I've yet to be disappointed. Big plus that it comes with a tripod and a Nikon VR telephoto lens. 8gb card holds more photos than I can shoot in a day.
Summary: photos really pop, shine, however you describe it, nikons in general have excellent image quality. not very good battery life, buy another battery or two. auto focus is kind of slow and squirrely, build quality is cheap but great pics. it is 2+ years old and i paid half what they want here but go for it, it is a great camera.
Summary: She searched for the longest time and all she wanted was THAT camera. She knew just what she was looking for and she got it. I'm not a camera expert but for what she told me, it's PERFECT. I try to use it w/o reading the booklet and it was OK, but still need to go deeply into it. For me a camera is a camera, but when looking at the pictures, you can see the difference in the product. Hope we can enjoy the camera for a long time.
Summary: I was sent a USED camera! No doubt about it. The flip-out screen looked like someone's sticky fingered child had gotten a hold of it. Smear marks and scratches all over it. Additionally, the recess where the screen docks is filled with enough dirt, dust and grime to fill someone's rolled up blue jean cuffs. Looks like it had been on a nature hike. It's going back, TODAY! A VERY BIG DISAPPOINTMENT, AMAZON!!!