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Old Aug 15, 2005, 2:32 PM   #1
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So I have been debating 5mp cameras for some time and decided upon the Nikon Coolpix 5200. However, right before I was about to press the ‘buy' button, I looked at another photo only to discover I didn't see a ‘M' in the photo modes to take manual shots.



Is that option within the camera menus, or does it not have a manual mode? I was hoping to control shutter speed, light, and to set the camera to take photos in b&w, as opposed to editing them. Is that doable with this camera?



I really just need a solid 5mp camera, with a decent lens, zoom, and low light capabilities, with a little leeway to let me adjust how I take photos, and this seemed like the perfect one. I've had two cannons in the past and have been very disappointed with them. I have played with a few Nikons and they seemed to be decent cameras. I was wondering if the 5200 would give me control of the photos I take or if it is a beginner camera that will leave me frustrated?



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I am going insane over all these cameras. So many minute differences between models and brands. What would the best Nikon be for about 350$?



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Old Aug 16, 2005, 1:28 PM   #2
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From what I've seen, NONE of the Nikons have a manual mode. But, the quality of Nikons seem to be quite excellent.

Hope this helped!
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Old Aug 16, 2005, 1:29 PM   #3
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As for your budget, you can get Nikon 7900. That seems to be quite good. I'm actually trying to decide between the 7900 and the Canon SD 500!
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Old Aug 16, 2005, 5:12 PM   #4
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Hrmm. My boyfriend had an early Nikon, I think a 3.1 or 3.2 MP, with a nice Manual mode.

Thanks for your advice, I'll look into those two.
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