GREAT All-Round Camera

Started Jun 18, 2016 | User reviews thread
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NikonD5000kid
NikonD5000kid Forum Member • Posts: 59
GREAT All-Round Camera

My D5000 used to be my primary camera, but when I got more and more advanced, I needed something better with more features.

PROS: Bigger screen than D5000 (2.7" vs 3.0"), twice as many menu options, top LCD is really nice, buttons placed more conveniently, looks less "chunky" than a D5000, and lots more pros that I can't think of at 3:00 a.m.

CONS: Heavier than some other beginner cameras, cannot accept lenses that don't have a built-in AE chip, plastic body doesn't FEEL stable, but it actually is.

Overall, this is still (and will always be) a great camera.

Here's a panorama I took at Palomar Mountain with the D90 and 18-70, stitched together in Photoshop, and later edited in Lightroom to dehaze:

Image taken at Boucher Hill (pronounced booker hill) fire lookout tower at Palomar Mountain. Just zoom in and look at that crazy detail, though!

 NikonD5000kid's gear list:NikonD5000kid's gear list
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS Nikon D90 Nikon D5000 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G VR Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF +1 more
Nikon D90
12 megapixels • 3 screen • APS-C sensor
Announced: Aug 27, 2008
NikonD5000kid's score
4.5
Average community score
4.4
bad for good for
Kids / pets
great
Action / sports
mediocre
Landscapes / scenery
excellent
Portraits
great
Low light (without flash)
acceptable
Flash photography (social)
good
Studio / still life
excellent
= community average
Nikon D5000 Nikon D90
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