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    Question Advice needed - Is D5000 worth getting?

    Hello, i'm a newbie with a tight budget, Saw the D5000 brand new, going for $1200. Comes with 18-55 & 55-200 nikkor lens. Is this model worth getting for good pics?
    Anything i should be aware of about this model before i buy and regret?
    Thanks much for your advice

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    d5000 for 1.2k? don't think its worth it.
    d5100 sells for 1.1k brand new, or d90 for 1k brand new.

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    "D5000 brand new for $1200. Comes with 18-55 & 55-200 ?"

    I don't think this is a good deal. Note that both D5000 and 55-200 are the older models.
    You may refer to this price list from Nikon SITEX November 2011:
    http://resources.vr-zone.net/uploads...011/nikon1.jpg

    With $1199, you can get D5100 with 18-55.

    D5100 is the newer model with vari-angle 3" 921,000 pixel TFT LCD screen, 16.2 MPixel, 14 bits Expeed 2 processor, improved ISO up to 6400 (till ISO 25600 with boost). Although come with 18-55 only, I don't really bother with 55-200 as it's an older lens anyway.
    NIKON D90 (2008-2010), D700 (2010-2012), D800 (2012-2014), DF (Dec 2013-Sep 2017)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ondoy View Post
    d5000 for 1.2k? don't think its worth it.
    d5100 sells for 1.1k brand new, or d90 for 1k brand new.
    Do you mind to share where to find a brand new D90 for S$1000 in Singapore ? Maybe you refer to the gray set ?
    NIKON D90 (2008-2010), D700 (2010-2012), D800 (2012-2014), DF (Dec 2013-Sep 2017)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff7id

    Do you mind to share where to find a brand new D90 for S$1000 in Singapore ? Maybe you refer to the gray set ?
    ap is selling it for 1099.

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    Default Re: Advice needed - Is D5000 worth getting?

    Quote Originally Posted by picasso View Post
    Hello, i'm a newbie with a tight budget, Saw the D5000 brand new, going for $1200. Comes with 18-55 & 55-200 nikkor lens. Is this model worth getting for good pics?
    Anything i should be aware of about this model before i buy and regret?
    Thanks much for your advice
    hmm I dont think it's a good deal

    with $1200 you can the 5100... only thing is without 55-200, but you can get a used one here in BnS which is around 2xx =)
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    Betw. D90 and the 5000 series, it's D90 any day for me.
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