Although I use Canon DSLR cameras mostly – I’m not a Fan boy – I like Nikon cameras too. I did a post on the New Nikon D5100 a little while ago.
I think the D5100 sits somewhere between the Canon T3i and the Canon 60D but at the moment I think it’s the best “Bang for Your Buck”.
It is selling for nearly $100 cheaper that the Canon T3i!
If you combine that with the great instant savings you get if you buy certain Nikkor lenses at the same time (up to $250 savings) then I think it’s the best option for getting a decent DSLR kit right now.
I’m not sure how long this price will continue
– if you have been sitting on the fence then now could be the time to jump in.