Choosing a camera of the future can be quite difficult. One reason why, is when Nikon comes out with a new camera you tend to want the latest model. Her's a quick Nikon D3100 SLR Camera review.
The Nikon D3100 DLSR kit comes with the 3X zoom 18-55mm Nikkor VR Image Stabilization lens. While the stock Nikkor lens has very good quality and the built-in image stabilization improves photo quality, there are additional lenses available for the camera. What is quickly found when using the standard lens is the zoom capability is limited. For example, the distance from the sidelines to players on the soccer or baseball field typically cannot fill the frame. Post processing is needed to crop a photo on a field with action. The Nikkor 55-200mm or 55-300mm zoom lenses fit the need for close up photos from a distance. Both lenses have the same Nikkor VR quality, which is designed specifically for Nikon digital cameras.
Although Nikon was the first to introduce HD video to the DSLR camera, they seem to have invested more research and development into high performance in low light, and it's paying off nicely. With each new sensor they release, Nikon cameras are widely recognized as offering superior results under dimmer and dimmer conditions, and the Nikon D3100 is definitely made for that. For street, event, and concert photography, the extra couple of stops this camera is capable of can make all the difference between a fuzzy throwaway picture and a great one.