D90 or D5000 for beginner?

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D90 or D5000 for beginner?
Mar 15, 2010

I am about to purchase my first DSLR. I am debating between the D5000 and the D90. I am in every sense of the word a beginner. I hope to begin to master some of the more technical aspects of photography with my new camera...and eventually get to the point that I can manipulate some of these variables to create some really beautiful pictures. I would most likely be spending my time shooting portraits and landscapes.

The D90 is at the tippy top of my price range....I am wondering if it is worth the splurge for me since I am a beginner.

The D5000 is more reasonable, but are there limitations that would frustrate me after I master the basics.

I'd like to invest in a camera that would last me a couple years.

Any thoughts, any other considerations I should keep in mind?


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