Hi Steve, the D3100 is rated as a 'high- spec DSLR aimed at beginners, which includes some highly impressive features such as HD movie mode' That description is to be found in the WDC MAGAZINE.
Originally Posted by barnsleysteve
As a Nikon DSLR user myself I find the camera just brilliant and it certainly produces the goods. As Wave pointed out, you will want at some future time want to invest in some more lenses for different tasks, and this can be expensive. Compact and bridge cameras are ok but do have limitations, so if you want the best, a DSLR it is. All the best, Mike.
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