Excerpt: While I am very new to this camera, I am finding it easy to get good results, indoors and out. I tend to shoot landscapes and outdoor scenes. I love to shoot macro as well; a macro lense will probably be my next purchase, then possibly a 200 to 300mm telephoto There is a lot to learn with a camera such as this.
Pros: Bright View Finder, Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet, View Finder Content 100
Not a D3 but has most of the features at 1/5 the price.
13 March 2013
Summary: Very nice camera with features a professional needs but at a price affordable by most camera enthusiasts. I am a small town phtographer and have been one for over 30 years. this camera is a leap ahead of the last generation cameras in ability and value for the dollar. Since I am a still photographer, I do not care for the movie settings. For my purposes, that is another added expense and use of space that could be used by some other function.
Summary: Ju2019adore cet appareil ! J'ai déjà essayé un d3000 et je voulais m'en acheter un et je m'amuse beaucoup, c'est mon premier appareil ! Pour commencer, si vous voulez être meilleur, acheter le d7000 surtout pour commencer à shooter en manuel le bouton iso, le shutter speed et l'aperture sont très facile à contrôler !
Summary: I ordered a d3100 about 6 months ago and they sent me the 5100 kit, I was hoping they'd send me the kit instead of just the body on this order...lol I'll update the review as I test the body some more. Also, the shipping was okay, not as fast as usual. Plus, they are recycling boxes or something now? Mine looked like it had been used a few other times (wripped on flaps under tape. Also could have fit three of these units in that same box plus the padding they use.
Pros: Feels like a pro body, fast af, great in low light, fast shutter speeds
Summary: Was considering a D5100 until I read up on this. The only advantage a D5100 has is the "flip" screen, and if you don't need that, spend the extra money and get a better camera in the D7000. Read the specs. It has more and better sensors, and gives you more control in your photography. And it's not plastic! The 18-105mm lens is a jewel. All in all, it's a typical Nikon; all quality with so many features it will take some effort to learn the camera.
Summary: This deal is too good to pass up! If you looking to buy a quality digital camera and lens set up this puts you well on your way! You have an excellent camera, 3 versatile lens, an adequate memory card, some filters and other accessories that will all come in handy. You couldn't ask for a more complete kit and the price is phenomenal!
Summary: This was a big jump for me- I went from a point and shoot to a DX- and I am amazed at the photos it produces. I shoot completely manual- and love every minute with my camera. It amazes me and it was the perfect fit for me. Perfect for those who really want a big step into photography and want something really good, but not too crazy expensive!