Best dSLR kit for less than $500
- Overall score: 7.4 (3.5 stars)
CNET Editors' Rating
Average User Review
out of 24 user reviews
Starting at: $446.95
The good: Excellent photo quality; well-laid-out controls; interesting, user-friendly Guide mode; full manual controls in video capture.
The bad: Smallish viewfinder; slower than the competition; no bracketing.
The bottom line: A very good entry-level dSLR, the Nikon D3100 delivers excellent photo quality in a body that's streamlined for experienced photographers, but relatively unintimidating for the less advanced. Its only weakness is performance; though solid, it nevertheless lags behind the competition.
November 7, 2012 12:55 PM PST
Photo by: Sarah Tew/CNET
| Caption by: Lori Grunin
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