Great Camera for Beginner or light second DSLR
I bought this camera because I was looking for a second DSLR to my D200 and didn't want to spend a lot. I have to admit this is a nice camera to use. It's light, responsive and easy to navigate menus. I wasn't sure at first because I have been using my D200 solely for a long time and it allows me to do whatever I want at the push of a button or flip of a dial. After a initial trip and use I feel good about this camera and would recommend it to anyone looking for an easy to use DSLR. It of course doesn't give me some features that I have in my D200, but it was $399. I do have a ton of other features that I don't have in my D200, like in camera editing and scene modes for when I'm short for time and patience. I like the fact I have live preview and HD video recording. I love the preview switch and record button integration on the back. This is a great camera and will definitely be coming with me on trips.
June 22, 2013
My First dSLR
I have loved photography for years but I have only recently (within the last eight months) purchased my first dSLR camera. I thoroughly enjoy using this camera and learning on it. I know that I will be getting more lenses and eventually I will upgrade to another Nikon in the future after I master this one.
I have recommended my camera to several people.
February 17, 2013
Great Camera for the price!
I got an amazing deal for this camera, a 55-200 mm Nikor lens, a tripod and memory card from Best Buy. I have taken it on a trip recently and the results were AMAZING. The camera is easy to use (even though I am still looking at the various options). I am very pleased with the picture resolution and clarity. For an amateur photographer, 14 mp is more that enough for me.
I recommend this camera to anyone who wants a great and easy unit to use with phenomenal results.
January 28, 2013
This is a great camera, Nice body, the pictures are stunning.
October 12, 2012
Totally worth it
I got this as a birthday gift last night and already I am impressed by it's quality. I have been a shutterbug since a young age and I only used point and shoots. They were good for a while, until my tastes changed and my views on what a great photo is. I have entered my last year of high school and I want to get into Photojournalism.
The Nikon D3100 is a wonderful camera and I see it as a great beginner's camera. When my skills improve even more, I hope to buy a high end Nikon.
I plan on setting up a small little studio for all sorts of shots in my basement.
September 15, 2012