If you are seeking a very well rounded camera that will entertain the entire family, from the amaeteur photographer up to a more advanced professional looking to utilize the many customized functions and setting opportunities found on more advanced DSLR's then look no further.
This camera packs a punch with many key features I enjoy having access to such as custom settings and easy access to toggle switches to adjust variable aperture, speed and iso adjustments, putting the photographer in control of creativity. This camera also has many quick settings that your family can also use along with scene selections making photography a much more enjoyable experience. Mu daughters love taking photos with it.
I tend to enjoy using Program mode or aperture priority as the camera does a good job at adjusting the remainder of settings pretty well. You can go full manual as well for that "take control" opportunity where creativity is only limited by what you imagine.
I love this camera, the video also works very well and I have found microphone also picks up well as I have taken a few video clips for my kids highschool band concerts in low light, sports events etc. and it does very well at that also. Adjustable tilt LCD screen makes it even easier to get those shots that may take some arm stretching over a crowd that may otherwise have been missed.
Overall, I would recommend this one.
I bought this having read all the reviews about slow focus, slow record times, etc. It still fit the bill for the type of photography I do which is mostly static objects like buildings, landscape, street scenes, etc. Fast focus wasn't needed for me. Slow write times don't bother me as I often think about each shot longer than actually taking it. Single shot write times went from 6.3 seconds to 3.9 seconds after upgrading firmware and getting faster SD cards. That's not fast at all, but being a manual control camera, this camera likely should not be appealing to the grab a quick shot point and shoot crowd, but rather the serious amateur or pro photographer that is looking for a tool to create images of a higher quality than mere snapshots. Those types of shooters will soon learn how to work around the cameras only two real shortcomings. The image quality is very good for a camera with this size sensor, and to be able to use my speedlights with full iTTL along with this camera is a huge bonus.
After reading many reviews I bought this for my 6 years olds birthday and couldn't be more happier. I know some reviews complained about the picture quality but I honestly don't know what they are talking about. It takes great pictures. Yes some do come out blurry but I think its more operator error then the camera. I love that it is both waterproof and shockproof. We have not had it in the water yet but I'm sure it will take great pics there too. This would make a great starter camera for anyone.
is cute and stylish but does not meet nikon standards this camera takes blurry picture and the resolution is terrible you have to keep the flas on at all times and if you have someone take a picture of you it will be blurry because no one will no how to hold the button half way to let it focus... not worth 100$