Like many people, when I decided to buy a new DSLR camera I researched various DSLR models, on line to the point of going crazy.
Lot of web sites argue that some brand is better than other brand (As an example Nikon vs Canon war)
At last after going through various web sites DSLR reviews & youtube videos, finally purchase the Nikon d5100 with 18-55mm kit lense.
First of all I am really happy with the purchase and also I got a cash back deal from Nikon UK, so that I can spare some of my budget on SD card, camera bag & a tripod.
Secondly I am happy because I managed to take decision and leave the tiresome research & start taking photographs.
My first impresion of the Nikon d5100 is that it seems really light for a DSLR camera. I am not a professional photographer although I like taking photography as a hobby. In my opinion I can summarised pros & cons as follows,
- Flip-out screen
- Good image quality (Specially in low light condition)
- Value for money deal comparing to other competing DSLR models
- No weather sealing
- Lack of panorama feature (not that important)
- Battery life average.
By the way below are some of the web links that I used in my research to buy my first DSLR.
http://www.nikondigitutor.com/eng/d5100/index.html (D5100 Manual)
I hope above information will be very helpful for people who wish to purchase their first DSLR.