Product Type: Nikon digital cameras
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A Nikon Camera You Should Give A Miss
Member Name: _francesca_x
Advantages: Excellent pictures, screen resolution
Disadvantages: Control buttons, grip
I've used the D90 for a few years and decided to treat myself to a new camera. I like to test a camera for at least a week, so I can get used to the feel of it and learn all the features. One thing I noticed straight away about this camera is that it's quite hard to grip, it's not a huge camera and I'v got small hands but it's difficult to hold onto for a long period of time.
It has a simple menu set-up in my opinion and it has a great screen with a very good resolution but on a sunny day it's a little harder to see the screen.
It takes about 2 seconds to focus which isn't too bad. It also takes videos but it doesn't always capture the sounds, so an external microphone could be a good purchase if you want to make a more professional film but it's okay for capturing amateur footage.
I would prefer the battery to last a bit longer but you could always bring a spare one with you when you're out and about. I should warn you that spare batteries cost £45 which is a bit steep.
The camera is similiar to the D90 in handling but without the long lasting battery and better grip. The control buttons are a bit small and are not convieniently placed to press quickly and when you need them.
The camera takes excelllent pictures but it does has flaws which makes me think there are better cameras out there. Perhaps this is a camera not to buy.
Summary: Nikon has better cameras than this!
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