Great Camera Package with some Junk Items Included
B. A. Bates, Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: The actual Nikon D5300 Digital SLR camera, Nikon 18-55mm VR II Zoom Nikkor Lens, Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR DX AF-S ED Zoom Nikkor Lens, Nikon Deluxe Digital SLR Camera Case, and the 64GB Secure Digital SDXC 300x UHS-1 Class 10 Memory Card are fantastic and amazing, but really only the worthwhile part of the deal. The camera is absolutely incredible with superbly clear photos and ease use. The lenses are very good starting lenses.
Excerpt: This camera has lots of capability while shaving off considerable weight and volume from my beloved Nikon D70. It's taking me some time to learn all it can do. I'm concentrating on how to quickly adjust focus, aperture and ISO. Some people find fault in that the D5300 has only one adjustment dial as opposed to two. Since the key adjustments can be made by pressing one of two other buttons while turning the dial, I am happy with the setup.
Summary: I spent 3 weeks researching DSLRs. I consider myself either an "advanced novice" photographer. In other words, sometimes I get really lucky and get a nice picture. I was interested in the mid-range DSLRs with high mega-pixels because I like to have the option to crop when I don't compose my shot correctly. I was looking in the $900-$1,200 price range.