This is a great first camera to introduce you to the world of DSLRs. I received this for Christmas in 2011 and I've had it for almost 6 years now. I like that it has features for beginners (like I was) including preset modes (action, portrait, landscape, etc.) but it also has more advanced features like manual mode and "priority" modes - aperture priority (A) is what I love to shoot in. This camera taught me a lot and in the many years I've had it, I feel like I've covered all of it's bases and I'm starting to outgrow it and crave a full-frame DSLR. This camera really is great for starting out with photography though, especially since it's an older model now and you can probably get it for a bargain. It may not have WiFi, but it has everything else you'll need. I've shot many engagements, maternity sessions, senior photos, and even one wedding with this camera. While it isn't meant for professional use, I think if you really take the time to learn how to use it, it can produce some amazing photos anyways. Perfect for beginners.