Digital SLR 14.2 MP Camera
### I don't have any other SLR models to compare this to since this is my first one.. but I will say that my pro photographer friends with Canon SLRs pretty much envy what I've got. The Guide feature on the camera has really helped me learn how to use th...e different settings. I really do suggest that you take a camera class or purchase a book about SLR cameras because you can't rely on the Guide alone. Don't forget to also purchase a tripod!!! I really do love this camera and can't wait to learn more about what it is capable of doing. The ratings on this camera are pretty great, according to Digital Camera magazine and a few others. Read more Less
I bought this camera and the 55-200 lense and I could not be more satisfied. Proffesional pcitures by a novice.
Small and easy to use, the Nikon D3100 is a superb upgrade for anyone interested in digital SLR quality photographs. Its 14.2-megapixel sensor gives the Nikon D3100 a little more resolution than most other Nikon digital SLR cameras, and image quality is excellent, even as light levels drop and ISO is forced to rise. Though still low in price, the Nikon D3100 also captures 1080p Full HD video, while a good many digital cameras are still limited to 720p HD. Furthermore, the Nikon D3100 is one of the first digital SLRs able to focus while recording a video, which can come in handy. For novice users, the Nikon D3100 also includes a Guide mode to help users capture better images and learn a bit about photography on the way. It's a great digital camera for the money, with excellent image quality. Read our review for more on the Nikon D3100! Read more