I just put the Nikon D5100 in my cart and clicked buy!
Amazon has a deal right now on combos with Nikon lenses.
I got the D5100 with the kit lens, plus the 55-300 VR lens.
Hopefully, I will have a wide range of capturing options considering I'll have 2 lenses from the get go!
This combination is just so much cheaper than the D7000 kit + telephoto combo, I had to go with it. Plus I did compare the 2 cameras at Best Buy, I liked the fact that my choice was lighter and smaller, plus the swivel screen was a nice addition imo.
I figure since I have no DSLR experience, what I purchased will be a good place to start! In all actuality I should have started with a Nikon 3100 I guess, but I was sold by the 5100 and it's features!
Look forward to new pictures upcoming, maybe even by this weekend!