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Kodak P850 - great for beamshots
Nikon L100 - 15x optical zoom, great for point-and-shoot w/o having to mess with the settings.
Sony Cybershot DSC-P71
An ancient polaroid
2x 2G memory cards and 2x 512Mb cards
 

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Canon Powershot SD880. Great camera, but the one I have is starting to give me weird problems...
It's not by chance issues with turning it on and off is it? The moving parts on mine got "stuck" and never un-stuck. Paperweight.

Canon G10 14.7MP
Canon Powershot A640

I like nice point and shoots. Don't really have the know-how for dealing with a "full" camera.
 
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I'm planning on getting a Nikon D5000,

for the moment all I have is a Samsung S85 with a 8GB SDHC card, 8.2Mp

Do you think the D5000 is a good choice?, I want to film too.
 

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It's not by chance issues with turning it on and off is it? The moving parts on mine got "stuck" and never un-stuck. Paperweight.

Canon G10 14.7MP
Canon Powershot A640

I like nice point and shoots. Don't really have the know-how for dealing with a "full" camera.
No, when it's warm the picture quality is so horrible that my phone takes better pictures. When I toss it in the fridge for a few minutes it completely fixes the problem and it takes great pictures. I need to find my warranty card so I don't get screwed over with a bad camera.
 
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Why?

At least give me an explenation about why the D90 is a better choice...
Ability to film in 720p HD video.
Excellent quality up to ISO 800 (ISO 1600 too but I'm very strict).
Excellent kit lens, very versatily, nearly 1% of chromatic aberration, etc.
Fast. FAST. FAST.
The screen is excellent too, it has liveview which is useful for hard shots.

And lots more...
 
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Fun thread!
I love shooting nature and landscape images with my Nikon D300, Nikon 28-70 f/2.8 lens, 70-200 f/2.8 lens, f/1.4 lens, and sigma 10-20mm. All sorts of other gadgets and tripods.

My website is over here:
 
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No, when it's warm the picture quality is so horrible that my phone takes better pictures. When I toss it in the fridge for a few minutes it completely fixes the problem and it takes great pictures. I need to find my warranty card so I don't get screwed over with a bad camera.
Yikes. I've heard of a lot of problems with that model, but that's a new one.
 
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But the D5000 films in 1080p..
Why do you ask if you are going to disregard everything that I say?

You want to get the D5000? Get it.


What I'll tell you is that if you want to use a DSLR to FILM then you're going the wrong way. The fact that it shoots 1080p or 720p doesn't mean it's capable of recording HQ videos with good autofocus features, etc. It's a relatively new feature and it has room for A LOT of improvement.

To shoot pics: DSLR
To shoot videos: VIDEO camera.
 
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Ok, maybe the video quality won't be that good, but this camera is said to be very simple to use; and I have no experience with DSLRs. There's a shop in Montreal where I can try out the cameras, and since you told me the D90 is a good choice, I will try it.
 
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Ok, maybe the video quality won't be that good, but this camera is said to be very simple to use; and I have no experience with DSLRs. There's a shop in Montreal where I can try out the cameras, and since you told me the D90 is a good choice, I will try it.
Good to know.

Don't worry. I don't know if you already knew everything about lasers & optics before coming to this forum but just think about it like the first time you got on LPF and all this stream of overwhelming information was offered.

Same thing with DSLR's; there's so much stuff to learn but it's just as fun as with lasers.

Also, the D90's learning curve is not steep but it's definitely not linear, although for a beginner I'd recommend it just because it's very easy to use and the interface is 100% user friendly, the buttons are laid out better than on any camera I've ever touched.


You have to see the pictures you shoot to see the real difference.. but when I held the D90 I knew it was gonna be my new puppy :D


EDIT: See this: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikond5000/
 
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