Summary: Bought this packaged D5000 in 2010 and had huge problem ever since. The product did not work, 18-55mm lens had dirty spots all over, 55-200mm lens was missing, so I had sent it back. This Angel Seller kept me on wasted talk for 2 months - just enough to pass Amazon refund claim period, then he disappeared. So, I spent $1100 on this garbage and sent it via UPS express for another $200 and got nothing in return since then.
Summary: I purchased this camera for my birthday two years ago and expected it to be as good as the Canon t1i that was available at the same time. Its special features included in camera editing and better low light phtography. At that time the Canon did not offer the same (now it does much better than Nikon). After a full year I have been tested by trial after trial. The camera was recalled for a problem with the autofocus.
Summary: I bought the D5000 in June 2011. Initially I was very impressed. The picture quality and features are outstanding for the price class. My only performance complaints were minor things that are to be expected in this price class (like poor white balance, dim viewfinder making manual focus difficult, etc). Then came the trouble... my camera died after three weeks of ownership (I estimate less than 1000 shutter activations).
Summary: The aperture control broke almost as the warranty was up. So I sent it in for repairs but Nikon billed me because they said the damage was due to "impact." Arguing on the phone didn't get anywhere. Reading around on help forums it looks like this is a common defect with the product, and one person said they were billed over $400 for the repair. This is slimy company that illegally breaks contracts. I will never buy a Nikon product again!
Summary: I received this Nikon D5100 for Christmas from my wife. It cost her about $800 in a bundle package. The bundle package included a lens that is not suitable for my needs. Most pictures I took were blurry, a few were clear, but overall pretty bad. My cell phone takes better pictures. So, I called Nikon for advice. They suggested two lenses. The Nikkor 18-55mm and the Nikkor 35mm. So, I bought them both. I spent another $400. I tried both new lenses yesterday.
Summary: Despite the fact that Amazon has sold recalled serial numbers in the past, I assumed I was safe to order it from Amazon since it has been a few months since the last problem order as noted on previous reviews. However, I was extremely disappointed to have received not only a recalled serial number product, but the box itself seemed to have been opened previously.
Summary: Well, it's crunch-time in Nikonville. We get to see what Nikon management is made of. So far, I have to say, it hasn't been all that pretty. For those of you who haven't noticed, Nikon is recalling D5000s for a problem with the power control chip. On the internet, this has come to be known as "Sudden Death Syndrome" or SDS.
Summary: Ich fotografiere seit 20 Jahren und hatte in den letzten Jahren einige Superzoomkameras von Panasonic und Sony. Mit diesen Kameras habe ich viel Bilder gemacht und war mit den Ergebnissen so gut wie immer zufrieden. Was mich etwas gestört hat war das systembedingte Rauschen und die hohe Tiefenschärfe die konstruktionsbedingt höher als bei SLR Kameras ist. Ich hab mir deshalb die D5000 gekauft. In diesen Punkten ist die Kamera besser als die kompakten Superzooms.