The Camera that brought me into the Photography game!
Photography was always a passion for me..... and as I grew, I felt the urge to start capturing moments as I saw them! The Nikon D5000 really allowed me to put my footprint into the photography game. It is/was a great entry level DSLR and it taught me so many aspects of a DSLR camera. Jumping straight into a D3 or equivalent didn't make sense unless you knew/understood photography as if you were looking at your own hand! The D5000 will never leave my side, but I will be stepping into the FX zone within the next few months. Nikon and the D5000 have transformed my eye into a self motivated business that I can now make a living out of! Full Frame here I come to show the world what I see!!!
March 4, 2012
Good but auto-focus issue has been annoying to too many of us.
I've had this camera for a few years and I love it, the main thing that bothers me is my AUTO-FOCUS stopped working and I need to look into getting it fixed. No one seems to be of help with that. *COUGH*
February 24, 2012
When I bought that camera, it was a wonderful discovery for me. Not only I picked up a great tool for my creativity but I also found quality, lightness,rubustness. The settings are very efficients, the buttons are well placed. You can quickly edit your settings to obtain what you need and want.
I have a lot of memories, love and good moment with that piece of stuff !!!
February 21, 2012
This is my first dSLR
I’ve shot film with Nikon cameras for years, so this was a logical choice to get into digital photography with out spending the retirement. I’ve had the D5k for over two years now and it has done yeoman service. About the only gripe I have is there is no depth-of-field preview, but I can work around that.
Pictures come out pretty sharp, so I don’t have to tweak that too much in the post-processing, and I find the noise is not too bad, though it does get a little noticeable in the high ISO ranges, but that is too be expected.
Overall, I’ve been thrilled with the D5k and probably won’t be doing much in film anymore. (And my old Nikormat sits forlornly on the shelf)
January 14, 2012
such a sweet camera
most of my friends are into canon, and kind of degrade my nikon d5000, it was a birthday present and ever since, i don't know how i'd live without it. its been over a year and there's still so many features I'm still finding out about. its versatile for different lenses too. over all, its an incredible camera.
January 13, 2012
Great mid level camera
this camera works great. It fit my budget and does all i need. I was a bit concerned on the flip screen. But now that i have it i cant imagine why nikon doesnt use that on all the cameras. Great feature. Going up the next level would be nice but since i dont make money with my shots this one does well. I use for work photos too for our marketing pieces and advertising.
December 19, 2011
Great Beginning DSLR
I think this is a great camera if you're a beginner with DSLR's. If you're JUST starting off in photography you'll need to read the manual thoroughly, if you've been serious about photography for a while and have already had a DSLR you'll probably want to go a step up from this. I'm hoping to get a new camera soon but it's not because this isn't a great camera - but I'm at the point now where I'm starting to do paid photo shoots and this can only do so much. I'd definitely suggest it for someone who is past the compact stage but not quite to the professional stage.
December 15, 2011
The D5000 is a well balanced universal camera
I have used more than 10 SLRs over the past 14 years. I own the D5000 for 18 months and would recommend the D5000 or the D5100. A good strobe light would provide suberb pics under all conditions. Don
November 28, 2011
This Product looks amazing
I wanted a good amatuer camera and i found the right one. A stunning visual from my trip to the beach!!
November 18, 2011
The D5000 is a versatile tool with great features.
A week after the purchase I took it on a day trip to the Blue Ridge Mountain's Skyline drive taking
advantage of its numerous modes. The feel of
quality in material and the results in regard to the
many shots I took was total satisfaction.
Kudos to the 55mm lens: Between near macro
and infinity, the different debths perception of mountain ranges and close ups was surprising !
November 5, 2011
I just started photography 5 months from now w/ the use of this camera and my pictures look great, I know this because of the reviews of friends and family. Even though it's for the beginners or amateurs, you can feel like your an expert using this camera because of how gives great, bright and colorful pictures.
October 17, 2011
very good DSLR for amateurs and beginners .
Compact and powerful, the D5000 is a remarkable blend of simplicity and advanced D-SLR capabilities with breathtaking 12.3-megapixel image quality
September 15, 2011
I purchased my first Nikon FTN in 1972 and still have and use the camera. Finally decided I needed to go digital and bought the D5000 .... couldn't be happier .... it is all I was looking for in a great digital camera. S.J. Schildmeyer
September 8, 2011
very good camera for an average photographer. I always keep this with me for any valuable time.The tilting display is very useful for capturing at different angles. the lens 18- 55 mm is really excellent and i would like to collect one with 55- 200 for upgrading it.
August 28, 2011
Good Camera, Solid Entry Level Platform
Just thought I'd share my thoughts on this camera. I had it when I was just learning photography and I love it. I have no moved on to the D7000, and the 300S, But the D5000 will have a place in my bag as long as she's still truckin'. This is a great entry level camera, with easy to use functions and controls. Solid image quality and 4fps. Cool Camera, Compact Camera, overall recommended!
August 25, 2011
It was time to step up from my Sony high-end point and shoot and I was going for their A55 but listened to peoples advice and chose the D5000 instead. I don't regret the decision. I never would have believed such a high quality feature packed camera could come in such a small light package. Pictures are amazingly detailed and the flash system is great. Can't say how many pics I thought were lost until I viewed them on a computer screen (hint: shoot raw) Navigating the menu takes a while getting used to, and can be a pain when you want to change a bunch of settings before a bird or kid decides to move on, and no in-body stabilization means lenses cost a lot more than they should. I'm looking at getting a full-frame camera but Nikon does not offer the D-700 or any other with the one feature my D5000 has me hooked on: the rotatable LCD screen, so I'll hang on to it and hope we don't outgrow one another before Nikon has an FX with an articulated screen.
August 24, 2011
best option incam
I have brought D5000, explainable beautiful piece, in built image editing option and riged body. Any lense of nikkon does all thing.
August 24, 2011
i got this camera for my wife that loves taking pictures and a day after the year warrenty it broke. she has a cheaper one that she has had for 6 or 7 years and never had a problem with it.
August 21, 2011
simply the world is ur own
i've my D5000 with 18-200 mm nikkor lens 1 year ago i like it so
am an Egyptian pro. photographer i used to use it outdoor its very clear & sharp
in studio the pictures have some of yellow but i can fix it by take pictures on raw+f plus lightroom
i love my D5000 kissz :)
August 15, 2011
Unbelievable. I am a former Canon XTi owner and while I did like my camera, my new D5000 completely blows it away.The sharpness, color accuracy, exposure and ISO flexibility I now have and worked so hard to achieve on my old camera,comes so effortlessly now. Whether in M,A,S,or P, my settings actually have a noticeable effect on what I photograph. Macro shots show better foreground definition,and color. I can go on for days . There are 1 or 2 things i don't like, such as that this camera is more menu driven with fewer quick buttons and the focusing is not as quick, but I can live with it for now. I chalk that up more so to the 18-55mm V.R. kit lens, which is still pretty good for what it is, but I will eventually invest in better lenses.Definitely worth the money !
August 3, 2011
Mostly a great purchase
I love it! Only a couple complaints that I think buyers should be warned about:
1. the stock lens isn't great, so just know that you will want to buy or have other lenses!
2. speaking of lenses, I bought a Nikon, only because I thought it would be compatible with my Nikkor AF lenses, but autofocus does NOT work with this camera unless the lens is AF-S <--that 'S' is important! otherwise autofocus won't work. So that was extremely disappointing.
3. the autofocus is super slow and obnoxious when you are using LiveView on the LCD screen...I stick to the viewfinder.
The biggest annoyance for me is #2. Otherwise, this is a great beginner's camera for a decent price.
July 28, 2011
Great DSLR for beginners
user friendly, great features, and beautiful pictures withouth going to M, S, A or P modes, so imagine when you get to learn about exposure, etc!
July 28, 2011
i have one
i have it for about one year and a half, i`m very pleased with it ... very nice camera
July 26, 2011
Not what I expected from Nikon
Flash has stopped working sent it back while it was under warranty. they fixed it and it has stopped working again. Called and there will be a charge this time to fix the flash. Pictures are not that clear with the lense that come with it. Everyone I kno with a cannon the pics are so clear & crisp.. Really hate this camera turned out not what I thought it would be
July 25, 2011
I love the D5000. No issues with it ever! It is everything I wanted in a camera for a great price.GREAT CAMERA!!
July 24, 2011
This camera is Awesone
This is a great camera for beginners and professionals. The movable 3" screen gives me great opportunities to takes pictures over people or fences. The 4fps is great for fast moving things such as airplanes and cars. The 720p HD live view recording is better than my camcorder. If you are looking to getting a nikon camera, get the Nikon D5000.
July 24, 2011
The Nikon D5000 is a great camera to who is starting in Photography World. It's amazing and takes good pictures.
July 23, 2011
Great Quality for price!
I've had my camera for about two weeks so far & I've used it every day! It is so much fun! Every picture turns out beautiful. It captures bright colors in great clarity. It isn't heavy for the size that it is. I also love the fact that it also records video. I learn a new feature about the camera every day.
July 16, 2011
Nice and Easy!
The Nikon D5000 is a very pretty easy camera to learn. It adjusted fast and easy as well. Picture quality is awesome. Simple camera for any event.
July 10, 2011
This product has good quality
I love the product although it took me a while to figure it out at first, but overall its a great product
June 29, 2011