I gave four stars (not 5) because it's really nice camera at the same time it happened that mine has some defects..I noticed that some of the features in the Dial mode does not work. For example, the Child mode repeats twice, while the Macro mode does not appear. Other modes, such as Effects, Auto and Guide also does not work. I would suggest that new buyers should really check on their camera as often as possible after purchasing the device (this is a trade-off when buying products online..) so that any unnoticed defects will be detected.
Nonetheless, this camera, in general, is really worth recommending for beginners who would want to use DSLR...It's not only very light, the features and quality of the photos are so good. The price also is worth it...Amazon did a good job on the packaging (as always in all my products bought from Amazon Japan).