Summary: We tried this camera for a couple of days. It is a little better design than the basic dslr from Nikon. If this is the only slr you owned it would be a great camera set-up. It is still hard to beat the old film cameras. We own two or three smaller point and shoot digital cameras, and at 8x10 size photos it was hard to tell any difference in the picture quality of those P&S cameras and this dslr.
Summary: I have no complaints on this camera at all. Takes great pictures! Can be as easy as you want or you can take total control of all settings. Scene modes are useful for different situations you encounter. The effects modes work well too. I have already taken better pictures than I ever have in my life.