(User’s Manual pages 28–38)
Some people have recently switched from using a point-and-shoot (P&S) camera to a more powerful DSLR like the Nikon D5000. Most P&S cameras have a completely auto mode and some scene modes representing common photographic opportunities.
The Nikon D5000 is (in my opinion) a “bridging” camera. It is like a bridge between a P&S camera and a professional-level camera such as the D300 and D3x. The D5000 is an excellent camera for advanced amateurs and will even serve as a nice backup for a professional camera. This versatility in features allows you to choose how you want the camera to support you while you are taking your pictures.
If you have just come over from the P&S world, you might enjoy using ...