I went into my local Target yesterday to buy the D5100 instead of this model, but they were out. I was a bit disappointed at first, but that ended when I took my first picture. Wow!
With my first go, I decided to see what the automatic functions could do. Not bad, honestly, but not great, either. Definitely good enough to put in a photo album. Being my first DSLR, I wanted more from it, so went full manual. Stunning! My shots look professional. Sure, this is a learning curve, so for every thirty shots or so, I get one good one. It's not a camera problem, but a "me" problem. Once I get used to the functions of this camera, I KNOW that these shots will be perfect 100 percent of the time.
If you decide to go for this model, you will not have any regrets. Get used to the manual functions because it is worth it, ten fold. Excellent buy. So happy!
I bought this camera a week ago with my 20percent off code for target screwing up my baby registry.
I've been hesitant on spending this much money on a camera for several years now but with a baby girl on the way, i wanted an awesome camera i could take a million pictures with.
This camera is worth every penny. although you need to practice and read the manual to take amazing pictures, so far I've been taking pictures of anything and everything and I have been impressed.
I am very satisfied with my purchase.