(Original post by greeneyedgirl)
I've already found the D3100 for £330 but can't really wait a couple of months more as it's my birthday start of May and parents are putting a bit of money towards it for me
Hey, where did you find the Nikon for that price? I'm thinking of buying.
The D3100 soon decended to a price in the same range as the D3000 it replaced.
That is why I never buy a body or lens until at least 6 months after it has hit the shelves, rather than 6 months from announcement. The launch price of the D3100 was 100 pounds more than a D5000, which is why my daughter has a D5000. The D3100 price will be optimal as it has been replaced by the D3200, which also hit the shelves, so now is an excellent time to buy a D3100 from a value perspective although availability will be for a limited time as the supply chain gets cleared down.
A quick google revealed alot of prices between 350 and 380, but some at 329 and one at 309.
I find the biggest issue with SLRs is that it requires a commitment to further spend. As a standard 18-55 will be too limiting for most users, especially if they have been using good quality bridge cameras, or even some of the higher end compacts.