Written on: 26/01/2013 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... (read more)
Written on: 18/02/2011 by Tondoz (2 reviews written)
Outstanding camera, gives exellent results, previously had a Nikon D50 and this is a great upgrade.
Has all the features that you would have found on a pro digital SLR a few years ago.
A nice weight, not too heavy, but heavy enough to not feel cheap, have taken thousands of photos with this camera since I got it 6 months ago and the results always impress.
No longer available new, but if you can pick up a mint second hand one do so.
The Nikon D5000 has been getting very good reviews. It has been said to be easy to use, with 50 of the 52 reviews at Amazon giving the camera a 4 star and above. This is no surprise when you think about how many consumers have credited the quality of the razor sharp pictures. The only problems some consumers have is that a part of it malfunctions, but this is on the rare occasion, and the price, even though most are prepared to pay this, because of the quality of the camera.
A customer at nikon usa was very impressed with the battery life of the camera, which equaled to almost 8 hours of usage. This is good for those of us that love taking pictures during a trip away, without having to worry about the battery dying on us. Consumers commented at wikio that the Nikon D5000 is full of features and well worth the price tag. Some believe that with the huge amount of features, this camera deserves to be recognised. Not only do they believe it is a great camera, but it also has the ability to take HD videos.
Many owners of the Nikon D5000 would recommend this camera, but a word of advice. Buy yourself some memory cards, as this camera doesn't have any internal memory.