3 of 3 people found this review helpful
excellent deal while it lasts
17 December, 2014
I spent weeks thinking whether I should buy this camera or d7100, and finally decided on this model. the images that I took so far are excellent.
I did not get it from amazon, as it did not have the exact kit combination I wanted. but the price here for body only and other kit combinations is very very good. this camera is probably more than the most non-professionals would need. its image quality is excellent even in low light conditions. d7100 could be a better camera but due to the price difference it makes more sense to get d7000 and a nice lens. d7100 does not have the features that would swing my decision; it does not have GPS or WI-FI. so just for a marginal image quality difference and better focusing I could not justify spending nearly 400 dollars more. I would save the difference towards a good lens. At this mature stage of camera technology, newer cameras increase image quality only marginally but a good lens always makes a huge difference and is durable.
I bought a used, very old but clean 50mm f1.4 AI-S lens to use with this camera. It is a completely manual focus lens but this camera guides you to capture perfect focus. a left or right pointing arrow tells you to turn the focus ring left or right and when you get the exact focus it turns into a dot. this is a great help for my inaccurate eye to capture exact focus.