Pros As easy to use as my previous SLR. Not as steady as I once was, this AV feature removes the "fear" of ruining a photo moment with the shakes works perfectly for me. Fast for multiple exposures and easy to change lenses. Battery life is excellent'
Cons I've used it for 4 months and have no cons.
Summary Brings back the fun of photography for me. The AV is just great, set it and forget it. You also do not have to be a photo geek to use it the instruction book can be used on line - I find it easier to use that way than in hand - one can flip through and find what you're looking for faster than with the book in hand. The long battery life is great and the settings are easy to use. I recommend it highly.
Pros Easy to point and shoot. I like the way that even if you accidently mess up a setting, it is easy to return to the original settings.
Cons No preview of the image. If you want the preview then get the D5000 but to me it's not worth the extra $200. Love the long life battery. Took the camera to Europe and took 3500 pictures and only charged the battery twice in a 3 week period.
Summary I was pretty impressed with the Nikon being a former Canon and Minolta SLR user. I did get the package with the two Anti vibration lenses. Just remember to turn on the anti vibration. I would buy this camera again but my next one will be a step up and it will be a Nikon. I would recommend this camera for the beginner or the novice photographer. Get an 8 GB memory chip and you are set.
Pros The guide mode is helpful at times. The body is lightweight. The The auto focus and shutter work smoothly. Seems very sturdy. Affordable and comes with a lens.
Cons The controls can be frustrating and should be more user-friendly than the are. Limited functions. No video mode. Focus area sensitive, UV sensitive (over). ISO of 3200 not offered.
Summary Happy but slightly disappointed. I wouldn't buy it again.