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This review is from: Nikon D3100 14.2MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR Nikkor Zoom Lens + EN-EL14 Battery + 16GB Deluxe Accessory Kit (Electronics)
This package was going for around $760-780 range at the the time of purchase. The items pictured are not brand specific, so I wasn't expecting top of the line stuff, but what I got was substantially less than what I was expecting.
The camera, of course, is a good product currently available around $649 anywhere. The package I received contains everything shown, but they are extremely cheap versions. For example, the bag is a $7 one looking nothing like the one pictured and with little padding of any consequence. The tripod is an $8 item and feels very flimsy. It'll do as a starter, but I don't expect it to last long. All of the other items are similar in generic cheapness.
Looking up the average price of each of the items in my particular package, I actually paid more than if I had bought the camera separately and all the items individually. Pretty disappointing and I was tempted to return it.
I'm considering it a lesson learned: unless the items in a package are clearly specified so you can verify your savings before hand, skip it.
Love the camera, though.
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Initial post: Oct 23, 2011 11:43:31 PM PDT
Tom Mclean says:
What a useful review, thank you. I will be buying the camera but not this package thanks to you illuminating review.
Posted on Jul 20, 2012 6:46:35 PM PDT
Ryan E. Feldbauer says:
Michael, thank you for this review. This type of review breaks through the shock-and-awe factor of seeing a package at this price. Thanks a lot.
Posted on Dec 12, 2012 9:40:47 AM PST
Thanks Michael! Very helpful.
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Nikon D3100 14.2MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR Nikkor Zoom Lens + EN-EL14 Battery + 16GB Deluxe Accessory Kit(47 customer reviews)
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