Summary: I would like to give this camera a 4.5. I edited this comment to reflect that it is actually the same camera as in the image. My bad. I purchased the camera in 2009. My camera was not defective. I think that I purchased it after the recall. I have loved this camera except for one irritating thing.
Summary: I've owned the D5000 for 2 years now and have been very satisfied. The only issue I have is that compared to Canons, the auto focus is not as responsive. This was my 1st SLR. It's very easy to use and I've taken some really wonderful photos.
Summary: My wife enjoys it and that's what really matters. She has taken thousands of pictures (which is really easy to do) and hasn't any issues. It is one of those things that time is needed to figure out all the functions