I'm new to this forum and I just bought a new D3000 at Costco
on Friday, 18 Dec 2009 ($629) just before the big NE
snowstorm. This was a Costco kit that included the normal
18-55mm kit, items also included were: 55-200mm VR lens, a 4GB
SDcard, 100 free prints from Costco 2 instruction DVDs and a
Nikon camera bag. So far the wife and I are learning the new
DSLR system. I'm a pass user going back 31 years working with
Minolta SLR cameras (SRT-202 and XGM. I took most of my photos
overseas while in the Army. With the move from 35mm film to
digital I've been using a 7 year old Sony DCS-P30 (1mp) and
last year a Kodak M1033 10mp camera.
I'm planning on working the camera out when traveling to
Germany next spring. Looking forward to learning the DSLR
system and taking great pictures.