Mon 04-May-09 03:03 AM | edited Mon 04-May-09 06:34 AM by mfaccone
I was just testing the camera out.. I have owned a D300 for over a year and had a D40 up until a few weeks ago. I was just curious as to the comparison between the D300 sensor and this one, so the shop let me compare. I see little difference between the two except that the D300 is a lot more configurable. The picture quality is about the same though. I do like this camera... although I am not going to get rid of the D300 any time soon. But if I were in the market for another camera... I'd choose this one. Fun, lightweight, same sensor as D90.. 400.00 less.
I believe it has the same ability as the D300. I don't have the camera in my hands at the moment. Personally, I never thought it worked that well even in my D300. There isn't any mention of it in the D300 manual so I would assume there isn't any mention of it in the d5000 manual either. It might take care of some lateral chromatic aberration but that's about it. I personally haven't noticed one way or the other to tell you the truth. It does have an Auto Distortion Control which helps in reducing pin cushion and barrel distortion on G and D type lenses. Basically will do what DXO does, only in camera if you choose that option.
I did the same thing. Got my new D5000 out and caught this image overlooking Cape Cod bay looking west towards the Cape Cod Canal. I am a rank amateur so I'm sure there is plenty wrong with the pic but I'm ready to learn. BTW, love the camera! Bob
Hi,Larry here ; nice short set.Impressive!.Like that dog shot.Crane (at left)in flight.And sunset w/man piloting boat just where he is to the right of sun on water - bet ya can do an awesome crop of that ! AND WOW WHAT COLOR STRAIGHT FROM THE D5000 !!! - on those sunset shots.I have my D5000w/2VR lenses three days.Check the other Larry E-30 posts to see two shots I posted W/D5000.
Hi,Larry E-30 here;I think the test sunset is impressive,especially that there is light and detail ON THE SAND (that it didn't come black),and I think (I would) crop (some) off the top.I'm giving myself more freedom to use many controls/modes.!...and I'm liking it!!But I (too) keep going back to P or S ...and dept is SO SHALLOW gotta go back to A too.But A is reversed from P and S (in adj.wheel - to change settings).I like pushing the wheel to the right to bring down the appiture to f/22 way (IN ANY MODE I'M IN).I have been an A shooter from P+S cameras - I needed to come to faster shutter speeds ... now w/SLRs I need more DOF. The D5000 seems like a pritty good camera.And my kit came with two Nikon school DVD's!!!AND THEY WERE BOTH GOOD.Got mine in Costco.