#1. "RE: D5000,Silver,Hello" In response to In response to 0 Fri 05-Jun-09 06:40 PM by gkaiseril
The "Focal Plane", DOF - Depth of Field, is a function of a number of items. If you keep the focal length of the lens, the f stop and the distance to the subject the same, you will find that the D5000 has a greater Depth of Field than you P&S as well as a closer Hyperfocal distance. You might want to look at DOF Master for more information about DOF and the Hyperfocal distance and how to calculate the DOF and Hyperfocal length.