I went from a P & S to this model. Waiting about 6 months for the right price. Having Canon, Nikon, and other cameras in our immediate family I knew which would work best for personal style, preference, and need. After owning this model for 2 weeks I already feel secure enough to mix the settings and exit the "auto mode". I would recommend either purchasing or checking out a "How to" book from a book store or library for those entering the DSL world for the first time. The manual does contain everything you need to operate the camera but is very dry and the figures leave something to be desired. I am hoping I get the same 27 years of pictures as my father did with his canon. As for the lens please make sure you know what the main purpose for your DSL is, as each lens has its true objective.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? accurate.
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? as far as I know.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. excellent