Summary: I bought the body because I already had a 50 mm lens that I want to use. I wanted to see if my old Nikon lens would really work on the new digital bodies, it did but it only works in manual mode. So my assessment would not be fair to the new digital body. So far the photographs I have taken in the manual mode have been excellent. When I save up enough money to buy a new lens I will update this information.
Excerpt: This is a great camera. I have taken two classes but still unsure how to operate this camera. There is a lot to learn! I think it will be great once I learn all the gadgets. I keep it on auto and it works fine.
Excerpt: I have had the Nikon D5000 camera for almost a year now and I still love it. I have probably taken 7000 photos with it and have not had a problem whatsoever. It was a gift for my birthday and it came with an 18-55 zoom lens and a 55-200 zoom lens. I like to take photos of wildlife so I sold the 55-200 lens on ebay and bought a 70-300 which is still a little small for what I like to do. The 55-200 lens was great though and very high quality with quick focus.
Excerpt: A big step up from the point and shoot camera world. The Nikon D5000 has everything an entry level photographer needs and more. I was first considering the D3000 but after hours of researching, I decided the D5000 was a better camera for the price. If offers a better sensor, tilting LCD and even shoots HD video in 720p. If you're willing to pay around $700 for a camera and lens kit, the Nikon D5000 is the way to go.
Excerpt: When my child was born my husband and I wanted a camera that would not fuzzy as much as our basic digital camera. We decided to upgrade to a DSLR and after weeks of researching online and in store we finally decided between a couple different DSLR cameras, including the Nikon D5000. The final test was to actually handle the cameras in store and see which one worked better for us. The Nikon D5000 excelled in the things we were looking for.
The Nikon D5000 is an amazing all-purpose DSLR camera
9 September 2012
Excerpt: Received this camera as a gift. General photgraphy use and action shots is main use. My children race go-karts and motorcycles so I need to be able to capture in motion and this camera does it with ease. I did have an issue with the flash not working, but Nikon was quick to respond and repair. Customer service was excellent. The multiple modes are amazing!
Nikon D5000 makes my family photos look professional!
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I recieved this camera as a gift, and I immediately charged the battery and started playing. This camera has way too many features to mention, and the user manual is the size of War and Peace, but I was able to begin "bonding" with my new camera without reading the manual. The basic features and operation are easy to navigate, and with a little bit of homework, the possibilities are endless. As a mother, my favorite feature is the auto-shoot feature.
Excerpt: I am the owner of a traditional 35mm SLR camera. I never thought I would want a digital SLR because I love to use this camera so much. I had a digital point & shoot, but wanted to upgrade. My husband bought a D80 from a co-worker, & I was amazed at the feel & quality of the camera. I wanted a few more bells & whistles though, & after seeing the ads for the D5000 I felt that is what I was looking.
Excerpt: For my first DSLR I recieved this camera as a gift from my husband. I love being able to control so many aspects of the camera. While the auto modes take pretty good pictures, I love being able to learn more about maual mode and improving my pictures. I love the "blur" that you are able to achieve while using a DSLR, this is the main reason I first wanted such a camera. It is easy to learn the camera and how to change the different settings.