Great for amateurs, professionals, and everyone in between.
5 August 2014
Summary: I've owned this camera for around 6 years now, and it's done everything I've needed it to, when I need it to, and it's never once failed me. I'm no "professional", but I've had many 20x30's framed in model homes and in many other homes, and they look wonderful. Clear and crisp like you'd expect.
Summary: A great package with the inclusion of the telephoto lens. It would have been better if it was a 75mm - 300mm telephoto lens. For a DSLR the camera is fairly easy to use for a newcomer to the DSLR field, but the instruction booklet is not always easy to follow and some simple instructions with...
Excellent camera for the beginner or more advanced photographer
Stephen M. Charme, Amazon
23 October 2010
Summary: Years ago I used to use a Nikon F SLR with an assortment of wide angle, normal, and telephoto lenses. I would buy my film in bulk, load it into casettes, shoot, then develop and print in my home darkroom. Those days are long gone.
Summary: Camera is easy to use. Still learning allthe nick nacks on camera. Faster lens would have been nice. For the money, probably one of the better cameras. Adjustable view finder is a great option.
Summary: I initially was drawn to the Sony line of DSLR's because I've used a Sony SLR like camera for a few years now and just love it. Infact most people already thought I had a full DSLR from the picture quality.
Summary: I bought this camera for my wife as a replacement for her 35mm. She took it to shoot a wedding 2 days after getting the camera. She won't be going back to 35mm any time soon. The only thing she will be needing is an external flash. the built in flash doesn't cut it.
Summary: I spent weeks trying to decide what camera to get, my son is playing youth football and our old point and shoot would only give us ghost images when he was in motion. I read the reviews on all DSLRs and saw that most of them give the good rating to Cannon and Nikon but they are at least $100 more...
New Shutterbug...newly addicted...thanks to great photos!!!
Jeremy D. Morgan "jammin002", Amazon
31 July 2010
Summary: I was a little concerned - after one review stated the camera had some issues. This made me look - only when I can purchase it with an extended warranty - which I did (From NFM for $529.00 + $89.00 for the warranty).
Summary: After researching Nikon for a month, I was ready to buy the Nikon D5000. My daughters teacher told me to look at Sony before plunking down the Nikon money. I'm so glad I did! The body of the Sony has a vibration reduction built into the BODY of the camera so the lenses don't need it.