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Bargain that I couldn't resist,
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This review is from: Nikon D3300 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm VR II Lens Kit - Black (24.2MP) 3.0 inch LCD (Electronics)
Way back in the day, like 40 years ago, I was a keen photographer. With my Kodak Retina with a Zeiss lens and compure shutter I managed to learn a great deal about exposure, apertures, ev numbers, light meters and I even dabbled in developing and printing my own pictures. Back then it was a dream to be able to afford to own a decent SLR camera. For the next decades I carried on with ain't and shoot.
Jump forward 40 years and at last I can afford a DSLR, but which one? Things have move on so much that your brain spins when you do the research. Then along comes Nikon with an offer I couldn't refuse. Just because I purchased a nice S9100 a couple of years ago they offered me £100 cash back if I bought a new D3300. When I looked at the reviews and features of the camera, features I could not have dreamed of 40 years ago, it was a no-brainer.
And whilst I agree with another reviewer that it makes sense to wait a while for the price to come down, I have to say I have no regrets in buying it now. It is a superb camera, easy to handle, easy to operate, takes fabulous pictures and even has a 'newbie' guide as well. result! I haven't forgotten all I learnt back then regarding framing, lighting etc., but for the most part that's all you need as the camera can handle the rest. But when it comes to that special shot it has the features to give superb results too as you can set it to manual completely and have total control. If this sort of camera had been around when I were younger maybe I might have had a different career.
This is a stonking camera for the money, despite some saying it is overpriced. If you are looking for an entry level DSLR that will allow you to develop your skills towards the professional level, look no further. Highly recommended.