Summary: I'm a novice but have thoroughly enjoyed using the camera/accessories. I did a lot of reseach at the time of purchase in 2012 and have been very happy with the quality, ease of use with the interface. I haven't had any concerns or issues.
High-end camera, just from a few years back. Buy this one!
5 January 2014
Summary: My overall rating is based on what I expected for a camera in my price range. The camera has everything you might want in an entry-level DSLR; plus a few extras that are just for fluff. I bought a 50mm f1.8 AF-D lens. I like the manual focus for creativity and experimenting. My camera came with the 18-55mm kit lens and I think it is actually a great mid-range zoom lens.
Summary: This is not an entry level camera nor a top professional one but is a very high quality unit with all of the components of Nikon's top line DSLRs. The physical handling qualities are good, stable and functional even for a guy with big hands. Anyone who has used a 35mm SLR will find this unit easy to use with all the functions of a pro DSLR.
Summary: The camera came quickly and every piece was wrapped. We were very impressed. The camera was for our son who went to Tanzania with his grandmother over Christmas. He knows a lot about cameras and was excited with his gift. Thank you.