Last edited by ninelives; 4th August 2010 at 03:29 AM.
compare D5000 with Sony A500 ..similar price tag..
Nikon has more lenses doesnt mean you are going to buy all jkin.. for lens choice they do offer good lots of choices.. same for flash
good thing about Nikon/Canon over Sony is their accessories are eazy to find... and they 2 are the 1st to be supported when third party software/accessories/lenses launched.
I still prefer A500 over D5000 if i have to choose again from fresh .. try to buy A500 with 16105 lens its cheaper
Managed to get hands-on experience with A550 at Sony Care Centre in Wisma Atria.
The feeling is good, the shutter response is fast, but kind of heavy.
Where can do the same test on D5000?
I used Canon 550 with 10-22mm, 70-300mm, 50mm 1.4 etc but to buy others lenses are expensive cost the (IS / VR) is builted in the lens not the body itself. Beside those mentioned, I would also like to point out that the SONY and only one has the "Mirror Reflex Lens" with Auto foucus and yet light in weight ard $1200 from Cathay for birding.
The A550 is a much better choice for me as that's the reason I sold all the Canon stuff and switched to A550 with a walking lens 18-70, 70-300mm and a 500 mm Mirror lens for birding and long range shooting.
Get another Canon S90 for travelling as it light and it similiar to LX3.
with these , my choice is no regrets.
Last edited by stanycjw; 13th August 2010 at 07:03 AM.
Enjoy your every moment with our nature and friends
I recently reserved a a550 for myself. Not sure if D5000 is better compared with a350.