Nikon’s D3100 DSLR is currently on sale for just $499 shipped with lens, originally priced at $649. It ” features a high-resolution 14-megapixel CMOS DX sensor, high-quality 3x NIKKOR 18-55mm VR image stabilization zoom lens and intuitive onboard assistance including the learn-as-you grow Guide Mode.” Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on preview to see if this is the right DSLR for you.

Capture beautiful pictures and amazing Full HD 1080p movies with sound and full-time autofocus. Easily capture the action other cameras miss with a fast start up time, split-second shutter release, 3 frames per second shooting and 11-point autofocus.

[via Amazon]