Written on: by simonsh (1 review written)
Previously owning a Nikon D70 I decided to upgrade to the D5000 which is a smaller camera but better technology i.e. higher mega pixels and better quality sensor. The first thing I noticed was the nice build quality of the camera but still remaining light enough to be portable. I purchased the 55-300mm VR lense in addition to the standard 18-55mm lense it came with (also VR).
My step mum has the non VR version of the lense and there is a noticeable improvement in mine as it is slightly sharper in darker shots or with the telephoto lense.
I recommend shooting in raw not jpeg as the quality is stunning. Great camera!