The camera body is solid. The first thing I noticed was how heavy the camera is. The choice of lenses is amazing. This camera does it all. You can manually adjust everything. There are many professional features in this camera. Therein lies the rub! My experience is at the beginner stage and this is a lot of camera for a beginner. I notice the more I learn about photography the more I can get the camera to do. In fact my instructor says the camera is limitless. Every lesson describes different techniques and the camera can handle them all. I look forward to my level of education catching up with the capabilities of the camera. The camera came as part of a kit and I recommend the kit. It comes with 2 lenses and 2 filters. A UV and a Polarizer. Both critical. It has lens cleaner and a memory card. Get a high speed 4gb card. The camera will shoot faster with a better card so get the best card you can afford. The lens kit had a 18-200 dx lens I highly recommend. There are a few kits get the one with that lens. The instructions are in book form. Reading them won't help if you don't have knowledge of photography to begin with.
Recap: Amazing camera of professional quality with professional features. Not a good first camera unless like me your taking a class. lol. Then it's probably the only camera you'll ever need.