Average review score based on 173 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
- 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.
Actually I bought this camera for a friend of mine, I think it is to complicated for him, I'm more like a point and shoot guy. Taking photos with SLR is more like a full time job.
I'd recommend this product for slr lovers, for others, I'd recumbent a point and shoot with good zoom
My daughter had been looking at this camera at a "big box" store. I started looking around and found this deal. For nearly the same price, I can get additional items such as the extra zoom lens, filters, tripod, memory card, and bag. All of this would've been a lot extra at the big box store. I wouldn't know it was refurbished, if I hadn't seen it advertised as one.
Now she can see if she really is into cameras, without having to spend a lot.
Hi, im from Chile and the experience to take a picture whit the d3000 and later whith d5100 is other way to look the world. The pictures its so beatyfull and the colors so intense, at last great camera!
Bought this camera to move up in picture quality and performance from my last digital camera. Did a lot of research on cameras in this catagory and from what I found this was certainly the best I could choose. The picture quality is great and the performance and features are great as well. Also very easy to find additional accessories to help with taking whatever types of pictures you might want to take. I have two very goood friends that are both very good photographers and they both use Nikon products and I now know why.
Excellant camera i love it. it has so much funcationality. this is my first time using slr camera, new experiance learning and getting more quality picture.