I take a LOT of pictures for my sister websites, and I often get asked what kind of camera I use. I have to tell you that I am by NO MEANS a professional photographer–not even close–but I do enjoy taking pictures. About a year and a half ago I decided to invest in a high quality–albeit “beginner”–DSLR camera. After doing some research, I ultimately decided on this Nikon D3100 14.2 Megapixel DSLR model.
I have been SO happy with it! It is very user friendly and has a great “Guide” mode that I used all the time when I was still learning to shoot in manual–it allowed me to access many the benefits of shooting in manual mode without always having to reset the settings (especially since I didn’t always know what settings to choose!) It is a very popular camera and doesn’t normally get discounted, but right now you can get $150 off when you purchase through Amazon. The regular retail price is $649.00, which makes it only $499 after the discount. This is the lowest price I have ever seen for this camera, lower even than Black Friday prices!Affiliate links may be used in this post. Printing a coupon or ordering a product through this link may result in a commission, which helps pay for the cost of running this site and keeps the content free. Read my full disclosure policy here.