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.
"HATE this camera.Overcomplicated menus & focus issues."
12 February 2012
Pros: The flip out viewfinder (which is why I bought the camera) this was the first lower priced Nikon with flip out viewfinder AND live view. They are good tools that Nikon has on some fixed lens digitals and usually found in only high end nikon DSLRs
Cons: Overly complicated menues to make simple changes, You will wear out the book learning to do simple things. Some menus are three items deep. I have had around 1/4 of all my pics ruined by fuzziness. Used other lenses. Wish I kept my d40X.
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: 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: 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.