Pros Clear, vibrant, lively pics outdoors. Lots of features that you choose what you need/want. It took a little time but this camera rocks. At first, I couldn't stand this thing as it took lousy indoor pics. The auto mode preprogrammed modes are not that
Cons Indoor pics in auto mode are near worthless. Play w/ the shutter speed and iso to get good results. AF in low light isn't very good but it's like that w/ most dc's. Usually it's a contrast issue. Although low light af isn't that great, it's not as bad
Pros The camera has lots of modes although i don't use half of them. There are way more than you will ever use...some are rather ridiculous...(a mode for museum photography?!?!) I really really like the fact that this camera is capable to recording time laps
Cons I have a few complaints about the camera, but to me they are not very important, but i suppose for other it may be a concern. I really don't like the output to TV. I don't know if i am missing something, but the pictures are always darker...much darke
Pros Picture quality and ease of use
Cons Very small viewer
Summary Overall I think this is a fantastic camera. I paid 199.95 after rebates, so this is alot of camera for the price. I was able to use it right out of the box without going to the manual. Very intuitive. The only negative I've found is the small viewer,Other wise I would have rated it a 10.
Pros Great day time pics
Cons Some times a little slow to process.
Summary Real nice feel to the 5400. Took a while to dial it in for night time shots. Found if I set the ISO to 400 for night time, it worked a lot better then. Seems the more you use it and get used to it, the more conconsistant the pics become.
Pros dial to rotate menus and A/S
Cons odd picture quality choices, need to familiarize yourself with it to get best functionality. Also, the proprietary RAW file format update is not to easy to work with.
Summary Good camera with a lot of great features for a great price (if you get the 200 rebate)!
Awesome dial that lets you quickly rotate thru a variety of functions makes it quick and more like a SLR. Of course it is not an SLR and has they typical lag when you press the trigger, but you can always get around it by pressing down the trigger half-way.
I love the dial, it is such a great addition
The cd that came with my camera has been a headache, as i think it is corrupted, but that is not important to me.
Awesome manual, but plan on spending some time getting used to the camera and its wealth of features.
Could have made the quality/size options easier to understand.
Wish the that you could use features through eye piece.
swiveling screen is totally sweet, as you can use it from any angle. very useful when doing a timed shot and camera is on rock or down low on tripod. Also good protection. Just a wee small for my liking.
Overall, this camera rocks. There are so many buttons that allow you to shortcut the menu and add much more quick functionality, which is important to me.
Definitely a good purchase for a prosumer, not a point and shoot, but with the rebate, it is as cheap.
Pluses totally outweigh the minuses, if you want a prosumer camera without the SLR price.