I totally 100% love it. It is easy for first timers with advance shooting with the guide. it tells you step by step on how to get sport actions (or doggy runs probably), the blur effect, running water effect. Probably does a whole lot more lol. I am just starting to get into photography but i love it.
(I totally love the blur effect (where you have an object in focus and the rest of the background is blurred)... I took this photo like 20 minutes after i took the camera out of the box and charged the battery: So lets say 2 hrs... But it was like my 3rd or 4th shot after regular auto ones: http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p105/DisneyDreamz/Nikon D3100/DSC_0043.jpg
If you want to see more picture quality shots, you can go to Welcome to Flickr - Photo Sharing
and search by camera (Nikon D3100) it's amazing!!!
The only negative side of the camera that I see is the battery life but you could probably purchase an extendable battery as back up.
(Thank goodness santa is coming.
) but even with the battery it does last like a day after playing w/ it for about 3-4 hours. lol.
I would definitely say its worth the money.
i bought it from best buy because it was on sale w/ a bundle. i bought the red version because the black looks a bit ugly. the red gives it flare. If you have a best buy around you they probably will have model out for you to play with.
but i love it... i did research for over a month with other cameras: nikon/pentax/canon and I love nikon the best.
. Best Beginner camera in my opinion.
if you have any questions please feel free to ask...