I’m convinced there is ‘never’ a good time to buy any sort of electronics. As soon as you buy something, something else will be put on the market that is better or has new features that you’ll wish you had. I’ve always had that happen to me. One day i decided to bite the bullet and get into researching new camera’s. All i knew was that i wanted one with interchangeable lenses. I already had a point and shoot Canon camera but i wanted something with high resolution video. I came across some video reviews and articles in 2011 on the Nikon D3100. Spending over $500 dollars on something is always a big decision for me. I think back and at the time, i think i made a good decision because it had what i wanted and it was the price point i wanted. Now having my camera now for two years, there are things i ‘wish’ it had (external microphone slot and a pop out liveview screen) but all in all I’ve take great photos i think with it that I will soon post about in my new photography category of creative things here on ITEN. So i really couldn’t have taken the photos i did with my Canon i think.
Eventually I would learn that the one i chose was being dubbed by some ‘an entry level dslr’. I think that knocks a really good, affordable camera down a few pegs and i don’t think it deserves it.
The camera is now discontinued by Nikon, but some sellers have the camera body and lenses i got for it when i first bought it for under $500 which is pretty decent.
I think eventually i might buy a new camera, but i think for now I will stick with my D3100 because i’m truly happy with the results.
The newer version is a Nikon D3400 if you want to see what that has to offer.