Whenever I post the Canon deals (which seem to happen more often) I get questions about Nikon. I am happy to report a Nikon deal that is almost as cheap as this latest Canon one! This is a rare day indeed, and it is available through October 1.
So, the details and the page for choosing lens/camera can be found HERE. Get a Nikon D3000 with the kit lens, and add the Nikon 55-200 lens and a Tiffen filter (always get these when you can, and it's free!) With an original starting price of $550 for the camera and $199 for the lens, you can get your total cost down to less than the original camera cost.
You'll need to use coupon code QA3J6YX5 if you choose the lens pictured below (best price/value). Each lens has a different discount, so make sure you hit up the link above to see your choices and the associated coupon code.
Items (3): $655.85
Shipping & Handling: $7.75
Shipping Discount: -$7.75
Promotion Applied: -$9.10
Promotion Applied: -$100.00
Total Before Tax: $546.75
Estimated Tax To Be Collected: $0.00