Nikon D5000 with 18-55 and 55-200mm VR Lenses reviews and prices: SLR camera

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9.3 out of 10 based on 57 reviews.
Nikon D5000 with 18-55 and 55-200mm VR Lenses: 12.3 MP (Megapixels) digital SLR camera. See full product description

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Confirmed purchaser Keen amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Built quality is superior to other brands. Very easy to set up and use. Manual is simple and intuitive. Lots of features both in manual and automatic modes. Dual lens bundle made it an unmissable opportunity.
Bad points:
None found yet.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Jan 2011

Steve, keny Keen amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Awesome camera, even better with bundle deal, great for novice and very advanced users. amazing quality, so worth the money, if your thinking about this camera then DON'T just get it you wont be disappointed at all
Bad points:
the manual should be in 2 parts one for advanced using and one for basic as it is very thick and can look daunting and the built in flash no man enough for the burst mode so need separate one
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Jan 2011

Daven, Gloucester Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
You do get a lot of camera out of the price you pay for this twin lens kit.
D5000 is easy to use, friendly interface for beginner but the most important thing for a camera is of course the image quality and no doubt the D5000 is a solid performer. overall i am very pleased with this camera.
Bad points:
it could become a bit slow in changing setting after you get used to it.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 19 Mar 2011

Ian, Newton Abbot Point & shoot

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Very easy to use and can start to take great pictures immediately, and battery life is amazing
Bad points:
Not found any yet
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 05 Mar 2011

Phil, Ainsdale Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Very easy to use, straight out of the box!
Bad points:
None really.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 05 Mar 2011

John, Shropshire Keen amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
This is a very good product for someone who is just starting out in photography, you have all you need to get started with these two lenses.
Bad points:
I haven't found any and I purchased this product for my wife as I already have one myself.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 05 Apr 2011

Will, Nantwich Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Excellent image quality, a step above the D3000/3100
quite compact and light
excellent value for money
easy control over basic features
Bad points:
No built-in focusing motor
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 01 Mar 2011

Product Features

Camera Type SLR
Colour Black
PictBridge Yes
Timer Yes
Flash Yes
WiFi No
Waterproof No
Viewfinder Yes

Also known as: D5000 with 18-55 and 55-200mm VR Lenses

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Manufacturer's Description

The D5000 is a powerful and versatile SLR camera that delivers superb still images and high-definition D-movie clips with sound. Incredibly easy to use, it boasts a range of automatic features that help capture the shots you want and an impressive 12.3 megapixel DX format image sensor that ensures exceptionally detailed results. The innovative vari-angle LCD monitor makes it easy to shoot from any angle, bringing an exciting new twist to using Live View. Whether you shoot still or moving images, you can flip, tilt or turn the monitor to take shots from above, below, to the side, or to create self-portraits. An array of automatic scene modes make it simple to capture clear images in a variety of situations and a range of retouch functions let you enhance photos in-camera. With so many powerful features packed into its compact, lightweight body, the D5000 offers people on the go a fantastic way to capture stunning shots from any angle. Innovative vari-angle LCD monitor

Live View and D-Movie Superior image quality 12.3 megapixels and wide ISO range Extensive in-camera retouch menu 19 Scene Modes. 2.7-inch vari-angle LCD monitor with downward-opening mechanism makes it easy to capture images from any angle and still keep a steady grip on the camera. When not in use it can be closed with the LCD panel facing the camera for protection.

D-Movie lets you record beautiful high-definition (HD) movie clips with sound. The cameras large image sensor and high ISO sensitivity offer exceptional image quality. A wide range of interchangeable NIKKOR lenses can be used to obtain cinematic effects and you can view your movie clips on the camera or an HDTV.

Live View with subject tracking: Live View mode lets you compose images using the LCD monitor. Four easily selectable AF modes assure sharp results: Face priority AF, Wide area AF, Normal area AF and Subject Tracking AF, which keeps the camera focused on a moving subject even if it leaves the frame for a moment.

12.3 megapixel DX format CMOS image sensor lets you capture outstandingly detailed images and produce stunningly sharp enlargements.

High ISO (200-3200) light sensitivity, extendable up to ISO 6400 (equivalent) and down to ISO 100 (equivalent). Enables faster shutter speeds, significantly reducing the risk of blurred images when you shoot fast-moving subjects or take pictures in low light.

Integrated dust reduction system: Image Sensor Cleaning and Airflow Control systems keep dust away from the cameras image sensors for clear, spot-free images.

Advanced autofocus performance with versatile Multi-CAM1000 11-point AF system offers fast and precise autofocus coverage across the frame. Four AF-area modes, including 3D-tracking AF, deliver sharp results, whether your subject is off-center, moving fast or completely unpredictable.

Scene Recognition System optimizes exposure, autofocus, and white balance immediately before the shutter is released, to deliver precise exposures and sharply-defined images.

EXPEED image processing system for optimum performance and maximum image quality.

Active D-Lighting automatically retains details in highlights and shadows for stunning images with natural contrast. It works at the moment you take the shot, features four levels of intensity and can be activated manually or automatically.

Scene Modes automatically adjust camera settings, including Picture Controls and active D-Lighting, to take the guesswork out of tricky photo situations and deliver optimal results. Simply turn the mode dial to SCENE to access the most commonly used modes. Sample photos appear on the display to help you select the right mode and there are 19 to choose from.

Extensive in-camera Retouch Menu lets you edit and enhance images in the camera. Offers a range of photo effects including Perspective Control, Soft Focus and Color Outline, which transforms your photo into a line drawing.

Picture Controls let you set the look and mood of your photos or D-Movie clips before you shoot. Choose from six settings: Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Monochrome, Portrait and Landscape.

Highly durable 100,000-cycle shutter unit: provides exceptional reliability. Thoroughly tested on fully assembled cameras, it delivers precise shutter control.

Quiet shooting mode: perfect for photographing a sleeping baby, Quiet mode noticeably reduces the sound of the cameras internal mechanisms when the shutter is pressed.

Extensive playback functions including a calendar view that organizes images according to the date and time they were shot, a 72-frame thumbnail display and histograms of magnified sections within an image. HDTV compatibility: the built-in High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) connector makes it easy to watch your photos and movie clips on an HDTV. Simply connect a compatible HDMI cable between your camera and the TV.

NIKKOR lenses: optimized for use with AF-S and AF-I NIKKOR lenses, renowned for delivering outstanding sharpness, crisp contrast and precise color reproduction.

Global Positioning System (GPS) via an optional GP-1 unit that attaches to the camera and automatically records location information such as latitude, longitude, altitude and time as geotags in the image data (EXIF) of each photo.


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