"Solid, qualtiy, versatile workhorse!"5.0 starson by carlweiderick
Pros: Large sensor provides high quality images with low noise at high ISOs. Solid body facilitates holding camera steady with longer lenses. Logically laid out contols, easy to use. Relatively powerful built in flash not usually found on pro level models.
Cons: LCD screen is fixed and so doesn't have variable angles. 'In body' anti-shake would allow for use of that feature with more lenses.
Summary: Breathtakingly high quality images which can be cropped and enlarged significantly. High ISOs are very usable providing truly excellent results. It seems that additional megapixels would be of little 'real world' use. Peerless solid, quality, weatherproof build. Very balanced feel providing familiar SLR feel to experienced film photographers. Available battery attachment extends battery life, provides use of various battery types including 'AA' and is detachable when size and weight are a concern. Attachment has duplicate controls for shutter etc., useful for vertical hold. Very fast startup time and autofocus with almost no shutter lag. Extremely versatile with a multitude of intuitive features and controls and solid feel. Good built in flash. Bright high resolutionm useable LCD screen with 'Live View' mode. Bright viewfinder with excellent, usable information. Incredible array of available accessories common to Nikon. Low price for a professional level camera. 'In body' anti-shake' would allow for use with more lenses. Variable angle LCD screen would be useful but these are the only possible improvements that I could perceive. More megapixels might always be desired but the photographic results obtained might question the necessity plus other issues such as noise might become a problem. Truly an outstanding photographic tool. Well designed, high quality and versatile capable of providing spectacular, awesome results! If you like a full sized, solid, heavy camera (which means it can probably withstand some abuse), this camera does it all!