Originally Posted by TCav
And come back and post some of your photos.
I've owned quite a few Nikon SLR and DSLR cameras. I'm currently using a D300 and bought a D5000 as a backup (selling my D80 in the process). I find myself reaching for the D5k as much as the D300 as it is the perfect combination of size, weight and performance for general everyday use. It's great for family functions, and as a carry everywhere, and I have even used it for sports. My D300 is still the money camera, but the D5k is very good. I'm even happy with the video function.