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Wed Feb 21, 2007 6:37 pm Reply and quote this post
If youíre someone who thinks youíre better than your average digital camera user but not too arrogant, or rich enough, to deserve a professional digital camera, you may want to opt for something in the middle then.

This is the latest Ďprosumerí offering from Nikon, the P5000. It will cost around £330 when it launches at the end of next month. Itís a 10MP snapper, which isnít bad, with an optical zoom of 3.5x, which isnít good. In fact, 3.5x is pathetic. Someone cynical would think that Nikon wants you to buy the optional lens attachments itís marketing with this model.

Thereís a 2.5in LCD and also an optical viewfinder for taking photos in very bright conditions. The new Mode dial allows you to choose from 16 different scene-optimised modes, seven movie modes, Anti-Shake mode and High-Sensitivity mode. The Vibration Reduction from its SLR cameras is also in-built. According to Nikon:

Angular velocity sensors measure camera movement, calculate the amount of compensation required, and the VR lens unit instantly adjusts position to offset camera shake.

Personally, I'd save a little bit harder and go for a proper digital SLR.

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Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:28 pm Reply and quote this post
Dropping 400 for a prosumer? you are better off dropping an extra 100 for a D50 DSLR. Plenty of fun for me to have a DSLR.
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