Good for what it is.,
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This review is from: Nikon D5100 Digital SLR Camera Body Only (16.2MP) 3 inch LCD (Electronics)
I paid £340 total with shipping to Greece for this dslr. I've got a D700 as my main camera, but wanted to start shooting video, and wanted something that gave good results.
Long story short, if you already have Nikon lenses, then get this if you want to shoot video. You cant control the shutter speed of the video footage, which kind of sucks, and you have to use AE-L exposure lock to get manual exposure, but the footage it records looks miles better than my old standard def camcorder and I can use all my nikon lenses to boot. It also doubles as a camera so I can leave my heavier D700 at home if I'd rather just take this with me on a trip.
When using the video function, I half press the shutter to get my initial auto focus, and the manually focus once I've started recording.
If I was going to get a dslr for video for not a lot of money I probably would have got the canon 60D just because you have more control over your video, but for someone who already owns nikon lenses, you cant go wrong with this DSLR, and the footage looks great.