Average review score based on 211 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
As soon as I get a battery, and start taking pics, I will let you know. Overall, the camera appears to be in great shape.
Honestly, the only good thing about this kit is the camera and kit lens.
The extra stuff is all junk. The tripod is actually worth $4 on Amazon, it wobbles and I would not trust my camera on that. The bag is okay, same brand as the tripod but I'm still going to upgrade my bag and not trust the straps.
The memory cards are useful, the holder is useful, the cleaners are useful, and the UV screw on lens is useful.
The wide angle and telephoto you could do without, the quality is shotty so it just causes your photos to look bad.
The kit is well put together. I shoot Nikon a lot and needed an extra body. The kit offered a good bit of extras which I am also using as extras in my kit bag. The only negative about this kit is the Tripod. While it could be useful as a table top tripod, it is far to weak to take out and use at remote shoots.
The only thing I don't like is it doesn't have the built in auto focus motor and I have to buy lens with it in them. So you will have to have the AF-S for nikon lens.
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. When you start investing into lenses, keep in mind that this model can not auto focus with the older lenses. If you pay for a better body, with the auto focusing motor built in, you can save money on the lens in the long run - unless you don't mind manual focus, then you can save across the board with this camera.
The D5100 is light, seems durable and is easy to use. I compared cameras for two weeks before my purchase: my conclusion was that it excels in more (important) areas than other cameras in the same class. Don't worry about megapixels, worry about ISO quality more. This camera's ISO is commendable all things considered.
- Why did you buy it?
because as it is a product that they knew and had to have it someday entisiasmado
- What do you like most about it?
is a very good and easy handling the marka reflects your warranty NIKON
- What do you like about it?
is very light and takes pictures expextaculares q pence not be so good I hope someday lest the technical service for now all ok
i decided that nikon or pentax k - mount was the way to go since cannon gives such poor parts support after the warrantee is done.
this model has many features that remind me of the old film slr days and yet it also encompasses the newer digital era technology as well. it fits comfortably in the hand with a good placement of the shutter release. angled so as not to cause jiggling upon releasing of the shutter. i like the option of the angle adjustment of the screen but i prefer the view finder since it is a slr.
the only neg thought i can see so far is i'd prefer a shutter speed number dial instead of symbols. and true the 18-55 kit lens is not as smooth as the older slr lenses i am used to but it is not bad.
also i can't believe cannon choose to use the rebel body for their basis for their dlsr. that poorly made plastic body had more problems than their old AE1 body had. the AE1 was very popular with many lenses still available but when they went to the eos rebel they orphaned all of those users (instead of bridging them as ongoing buyers))
i used to buy only cannon products but since they seem to have abandon their products and loyal customers i don't buy cannon products anymore.
at least nikon and pentax only make cameras (not printers, printer ink , or copiers ect. hence they are not going to make up the lost camera sale when they sell you a new printer with a tiny ink tank ) .
dollar for dollar the nikon has the edge over the cannon since it has a bit more pixels for almost the same and if not sometimes a slightly lower price.
The good has already been written in other reviews.
The best part is that the picture quality is almost perfect, with some efforts and some luck.
Now for the bad:
* Get 35mm lens instead of kit lens, otherwise many of your low light/indoor photos will come out blurry, not to mention extra distortion even in good light; with 35mm lens it's the best camera on the market for your money.
* It's not easy to get perfect focus with either 3100 or 5100, compared to other cameras. There's some truth to those backfocus issues threads on the Net;
* Make sure that you order your memory card direct from authorized reseller (on sale), as eBay is flooded with fakes.
Final recommendations: D5100+35mm, or D7000+35mm.
You will need to buy a camera case for protection purposes. Other than that, the camera is good and haven't tried out every highlight of it. Judge based on your own expertise.
I used before another camera produced by Nikon which I bought in 2005. The quality of pictures made by this camera was much more better comparable to other cameras made by my friends. I both this product and it meets my expectations.