I tend to feature deals on more professional gear around here, but today it is all about the prosumer and entry level kits. If you are looking into getting into photography, upgrading to digital (if you somehow have not already), or maybe buying a gift for someone with the photography bug, then this will be the deal post for you.

Headline Deal: Nikon D7100 Kit – $500 Off

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The Nikon D7100 is currently Nikon’s most advanced crop sensor (APS-C) camera. It offers many features you would normally see in a professional camera, but has a body more similar to the entry level bodies in the 3×00 and 5×00 series cameras. This is the perfect camera for the advanced amateur or beginning professional looking for optimal quality and performance at a price that is not going to break the bank.

The D7100 kit (with the 18-140mm lens) is normally around $1800, but after $500 in savings you can now pick up this kit for just $1296.95. A great deal that anyone looking into these camera should not pass up on.

In addition to the standard kit, if you buy it, you will also receive the following accessories (worth over $90) for free.

  • Ruggard Commando 36 DSLR Shoulder Bag
  • SanDisk 16GB SDHC Extreme Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card
  • Watson EN-EL15 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.0V, 1800mAh)

If you are interested you can grab the kit over on B&H here.

Other Notable Kit Deals

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These kits may be entry to mid level cameras, but everyone has to start somewhere. These cameras are plenty capable of capturing images that are stunning and they all have brilliant image quality. The biggest difference between these and the more expensive pro bodies in two areas, convenience and construction.

These entry to mid level cameras are not built as solidly and are not made to handle the wear and tear of daily professional use. They also have most of their settings accessible through a menu, rather than on a button or dial for quick access like on pro bodies. All this means is that a pro can change their settings quicker, but in reality going through the menu can be pretty quick once you are used to it.

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Any of these entry to mid level models can and will serve you well as you learn more about photography. If you have any questions about these entry level kits or these deals, leave a comment below and I will answer to the best of my ability.