WOW! I have been considering getting rid of the D80 and getting the D90. After looking at the specs on the D5000, it is a pretty amazing package for the price. The only drawback is the sync speed and the lack of a wireless commander mode, but I do have the SB-800s to act as the commander. Or maybe pick up a used SU-800 and still have the SB's for what they were designed to do, light 'em up.
I did not see or do not remember seeing is there a Auto FP High Sync on the D5000? Anybody know? I guess i can check again for that matter. Not a deal breaker by any means. The D5000 looks to be a step or two ahead of my current D80, small, light, many, many features. I just may go out and get me one. Looks like a great camera, seems as though Nikon has done it again, a viable alternative for the D90. Sometimes it's great not being a pro, you can just go out and get a camera based on its features, price and what you like, and not have to worry about FX, DX, my (expensive) pro glass won't work with it.
Oh, and movies to boot! Sounds better each time I look at it. Looks like a D5000 may be in my future.
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