#1. "RE: Discontinued camera D5000" In response to Reply # 0
Welcome to Nikonians! I wouldn't be surprised if the D5000 has been discontinued as the D3100 out performs it at a very similar price point. The D5000 is still listed on the Nikon USA website but that doesn't mean very much. Nikons latest new product introductions have many scratching their head. Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!
gkaiseril Chicago, US Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005
Tue 30-Nov-10 04:35 PM
#3. "RE: Discontinued camera D5000" In response to Reply # 2 Tue 30-Nov-10 04:38 PM by gkaiseril
There are many discontinued cameras still in use and they work as well as they always have. The majority of new lenses, and flashes should still work with your camera. My D70 has has no problem with new lenses or Speedlights.
Many discontinued Nikon dSLRs are still producing award winning images.
#4. "RE: Discontinued camera D5000" In response to Reply # 0
I'm new to Digital photography; 2-4 years, but very old to photography in general. If you plan to keep up with Nikon's latest, greatest, as many have been doing with computers for the past 15 or so years....you're gonna have one expensive hobby. In the old days, a good camera lasted for many years. You changed when it became impractical to repair. Just use it as intended, and perfect your technique. When your technique exceeds the equipment, replace.