Pros Vari-angle LCD monitor. I have neither to lie down or kneel while shooting from below nor go to a higher place to shoot down from above. Sharp photos. Handy and light, ideal for traveling.
Cons Less grip. AF point-settings prone to accidental switch. LCD image not as sharp as that from a Canon EOS. Less choice of Image-sharpness (I wish it had a 10 megapixel choice)
Summary Overall, I like the product mainly because of its vari-angle monitor and really sharp pictures. It's handy and light, ideal for travelling. My dislikes include:
1. less grip
2. selected AF-point settings prone to accidental switch
3. LCD image not as sharp as I expected it should be
4. less choice for image sharpness (I wished it had a 10 Megapixel choice; 12.2 Mp is too large to store and tramsmit by email, while 6.8 Mp is too small and not sharp enough for larger prints)
5. very slow AF during Live View mode
"D(isppointing) 5000"on by bmoag
Pros Low sensor noise, video option.
Cons Soft images, unreliable autofocus, systematic underexposure, execrable pentamirror viewing system
Summary I have had this camera supposedly repaired by Nikon. I find it nearly unusable because focus is so unreliable from exposure to exposure regardless of lens, f-stop, auto or manual focus, electronic rangefinder and all. I suspect that the dust removal mode may not be returning the image sensor to a proper position. It is nearly impossible to get a tack sharp image on the first try. I fear this camera will sit on a shelf unused but I will make another pass at Nikon warranty repair.
Pros It has a great screen, awesome pictures (especially in manual mode) all in all an amazing camera.
Cons its not really a con, but if you buy this camera its a must to buy another lens, probably with more DF and a bigger zoom.
Summary I bought it a couple of months ago and since then I've been loving this camera. the screen is great, I dont agree with the women on the video because the screen is amazing and on sunlight your able to read everything. it comes with great ISO and on manual mode your able to take amaizing pictures
Pros Excellent quality images, Less noise at high ISO, Ease of use for beginners, Great color reproduction, stable, fits well into my hands, Live View
Cons View finder isn't that great. But Liveview more than compensates
"My first DSLR Rocks"on by kazrell
Pros Scene modes give you a great start from a point and shoot. Device feels sturdy and well balanced. Great pictures and lots of room to learn and grow.
Summary I labored for months in deciding which camera and if in fact I should upgrade to a DSLR. I like the point and shoot simplicity, but lets be honest, point and shoots are limited in what they can do. If all of our subjects just sat they're and said cheese - they would be fine. But we all know that's not life, so I wanted to step up to a camera that gives me the ability to shoot action shots and moving targets. This camera does that very well and does video. So far my pictures have been absolutely wonderful. Far better than anything I've taken with really good point and shoots. I've been able to get action shots or shots were my child was moving and caught the moment perfectly. I'm sure I could have purchased similar camera's (Rebel T1I/T2I) but I just find the overall performance and features of this camera makes it a winner for me.