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Review: Nikon SLR D 5000 with extended 55-200 mm Nikor lens

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I bought this gadget a month ago from BestBuy, California and have been very impressed with it so far. The one I bought also had extended lens of 55-200 mm and it’s therefore now got two focus ranges: 11-55mm and 55-200mm.

Scenery shots were simply astounding and I was truly impressed with the performance of the fast shutter speeds and multiple pictures I could click on my recent USA trip with amazing clarity. While I first need to read the primer on how to take manual pictures from my photography affectionado friends, for now, I am getting amazing resolution from my Auto focus as well.

Key features of this product are as follows:

Key Features

12.3-megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor
Coupled with Nikon’s EXPEED image processing and NIKKOR optics, breathtaking picture quality is assured.

Vari-angle color LCD monitor
Position the 2.7-inch monitor freely for fresh shooting perspectives. Screen flips inward for safe keeping.

One-button Live View
Easy Live View access offers 4 autofocus modes, including Face-priority AF.

Low noise ISO sensitivity from 200 to 3200
Engineered for exceptional low-light shooting.

11-point Autofocus System with 3D Focus Tracking
Fast and accurate autofocus delivers razor sharpness.

In-camera Retouch image editing
Creative in-camera image editing, featuring Soft Filter, Straighten, Color Outline Effect, Perspective Control, Red-eye Correction, Image Overlay, Monochrome and more—all without a computer.

Nikon 3D Color Matrix Metering II
Nikon’s renowned 420-pixel RGB 3D Color Matrix Metering II, teamed with the exclusive Scene Recognition System, evaluates each scene for unmatched exposure accuracy.

GPS Geo-tagging
GP-1 GPS unit (optional) automatically identifies and records every image’s latitude, longitude and altitude, with satellite time-of-day.

D-Movie Mode with sound
Record 720p HD movie clips enhanced by NIKKOR interchangeable lens quality and versatility.

19 Auto-exposure Scene Modes
Capture stunning photos in challenging picture-taking situations including Sunsets, Candlelight, Silhouette, Portrait, Landscape, Beach/Snow, and more.

Continuous shooting as fast as 4 frames per second
Combined with fast power-up and split-second shutter response, decisive moments are captured easily without annoying shooting lag.

Built-in image sensor cleaning
Effective 4-frequency, ultrasonic sensor cleaning keeps images spot free.

Auto Active D-Lighting
Restores lost shadow and highlight detail in high contrast exposures—Selectable and Auto modes available.

Picture Control Settings for personal image control
Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape and 9 customizable settings.

Durable, high precision shutter
Testing to over 100,000 cycles assures precision and long shutter life.

This is how the gadget looks like:

The features of the AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200 mm f/3.5-5.6G ED are:

Key Features

Versatile and ultra-compact with a powerful focal length range of 55-200mm designed exclusively for Nikon DX format SLRs. Ideal 3.6x zoom lens for portraiture, sports or wildlife photography.

New compact rod-type Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables ultra-high speed auto focusing with exceptional accuracy and super-quiet operation.

Two Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements achieve minimized chromatic aberration and superior optical performance.

9-blade rounded diaphragm for more natural out-of-focus highlights.

An excellent companion to the AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED.

Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC) minimizes ghosting and flare to provide even higher contrast and more vivid images, even in challenging light conditions.

Focus mode switch enables quick switching between A (auto focus) and M (manual focus).

This is how the lens looks like:

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Written by Naveen Athresh

September 19, 2010 at 9:59 am

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