I don't know much about Nikons so I have a friend who wants to buy a Nikon and it has to be a dslr. He doesn't know much about dslrs so hes doing his research. He also doesn't have the full interest in learning how to use one fully so he'll most likely going to use it in Auto mode and/or in Av at most. What he basically wants to know is that is there a Nikon dslr that in Auto mode will give him better pictures than a point and shoot. I basically told him that's like buying a Ferrari to get groceries. What about the Kit lenses, are they any better than the Canon kit lenses. Can anyone here suggest a Nikon DSLR that is great in Auto Mode w/ a decent Kit Lens or the equivalent replacement of a Tamron 17-50 for the Canon.