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 purchased the D5100 bundle with a 18-55mm and a 55-300mm lenses in June 2012 on Amazon from a company called Cameta Camera for $1020. I have taken about 3500 pictures using mostly the 18-55mm lens 80% of time during last few months. The pictures were great. However, during my last trip to the Mammoth Cave, the 18-55mm lens stopped zooming, i.e. the lens got stuck and can only move between 24 and 35mm.
Summary: the camera and lenses as all nikon brand is very good, the rest of accesories of the kit are not so good, for example the tripod is so light for the weight of the camera, remote control never worked and the telephoto and wide angle lens, I never got, my money was back but I had to buy the items left in other store
Camerta Camera needs to take care of their customers.
23 December 2012
Summary: I was so excited to receive my new camera and began to use it right away. I use the camera for some work assignments out of town. I was unable to access the pop up flash and was unable to contact Cameta Cameras until I returned from my trip. It was 32 days after I received the camera. They told me they did not have a replacement camera and I needed to contact Nikon to fix my problem.
Nikon D5100 - Maybe I just got a lemon; it happens.
Kevin Clark, Amazon
17 May 2011
Summary: Maybe I just got a lemon; it happens. Colors looked great; control layout was fine with me. I thought this would be the perfect step up from my D40. I loved everything about the camera, except one thing - poor image sharpness. I started in P mode (custom settings for everything), which is how I use my D40. Later, I also tried Auto Mode Landscape and Auto Mode Macro.
Summary: Alot of my pictures come out blurred and out of focus, even when I focus myself, still not that clear of an image. loved it when I first got it, helped me learn alot more as an intermediate photographer however I feel I have grown out of it quickly and now am looking for other options, thinking of trying a canon, not good in certain lighting (bright afternoon lighting) have yet to try low light