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Is this camera easy to use, and ok for a beginner?

asked on March 9, 2013

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This camera is not easy or for a beginner
To use ...you will need to take a class

A vernon answered on March 9, 2013
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While not a beginner's camera...I would say buy it, and enjoy growing into it...there are certainly enough fully automatic modes to get you started...just do it!...jo'c
John M. O'Connor answered on March 9, 2013
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Yes it has a fully automatic mode and has a program mode as well. If it's your first Digital SLR and you really want to go the SLR route then it is a great entry level camera. If you are more of a point & shoot type that is not going to learn & take Advantage of the flexibility of settings that an DSLR affords there pr… see more Yes it has a fully automatic mode and has a program mode as well. If it's your first Digital SLR and you really want to go the SLR route then it is a great entry level camera. If you are more of a point & shoot type that is not going to learn & take Advantage of the flexibility of settings that an DSLR affords there probably cheaper, smaller, & lighter weight point & shoot cameras out there that would sever you needs for less money.
My advice is that only by an DSLR if you are serious about learning digital photography techniques & how to use the settings other than automatic and program. Also go DSLR if being able to change lenses is very important to you. A great tip is that DSLR camera bodies change and get outdated like computers, but the lenses you buy for them last a lifetime & can be used way out in the future on new DSLR bodies. Thousands of dollars later I have learned this lesson invest in DSLR lenses not bodies lenses are for life & buy the best one you can afford. A great DSLR. starter do it all lens would be the NIKKOR 18-200mm VRII. I've owned one 7 years now and still love it. Stick with either a Nikon or Cannon, they have forgotten more about camera making than anyone else will ever know. see less
Yes it has a fully automatic mode and has a program mode as well. If it's your first Digital SLR and you really want to go the SLR route then it is a great entry level camera. If you are more of a point & shoot type that is not going to learn & take Advantage of the flexibility of settings that an DSLR affords there probably cheaper, smaller, & lighter weight point & shoot cameras out there that would sever you needs for less money.
My advice is that only by an DSLR if you are serious about learning digital photography techniques & how to use the settings other than automatic and program. Also go DSLR if being able to change lenses is very important to you. A great tip is that DSLR camera bodies change and get outdated like computers, but the lenses you buy for them last a lifetime & can be used way out in the future on new DSLR bodies. Thousands of dollars later I have learned this lesson invest in DSLR lenses not bodies lenses are for life & buy the best one you can afford. A great DSLR. starter do it all lens would be the NIKKOR 18-200mm VRII. I've owned one 7 years now and still love it. Stick with either a Nikon or Cannon, they have forgotten more about camera making than anyone else will ever know.

D. V. Stone answered on March 9, 2013
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It is not easy if you are not interested in researching its many features. However, if you obtain a simpler model, you may be trading up after only a year when wanting more features. This is the simplest camera that allows use of some remote flashes or bracketing. If this doesn't interest you, get the D40 or its equ… see more It is not easy if you are not interested in researching its many features. However, if you obtain a simpler model, you may be trading up after only a year when wanting more features. This is the simplest camera that allows use of some remote flashes or bracketing. If this doesn't interest you, get the D40 or its equivilent. J Lutz see less It is not easy if you are not interested in researching its many features. However, if you obtain a simpler model, you may be trading up after only a year when wanting more features. This is the simplest camera that allows use of some remote flashes or bracketing. If this doesn't interest you, get the D40 or its equivilent. J Lutz
JRL answered on March 14, 2013
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I wouldn't call any DSLR "easy" to use unless you shoot in Auto mode all day, and that would practically be a crime. I suggest familiarizing yourself with basics of photography, perhaps scanning the D90 user manual (http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/16087/~/user's-manual---d90---guide-to-digital-photo… see more I wouldn't call any DSLR "easy" to use unless you shoot in Auto mode all day, and that would practically be a crime. I suggest familiarizing yourself with basics of photography, perhaps scanning the D90 user manual (http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/16087/~/user's-manual---d90---guide-to-digital-photography), and go to a camera shop for help. see less I wouldn't call any DSLR "easy" to use unless you shoot in Auto mode all day, and that would practically be a crime. I suggest familiarizing yourself with basics of photography, perhaps scanning the D90 user manual (http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/16087/~/user's-manual---d90---guide-to-digital-photography), and go to a camera shop for help.
PonderFull answered on March 14, 2013
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This is a LOT of camera, BUT it also has full Auto settings so you can just point and shoot. It also has many controls and adjustments you can use as you grow. I absolutely love my D90 and will heartily recommend it.
John W. Crabtree answered on March 9, 2013
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In the fully automatic mode, I would say that it is easy enough for a beginner. You have to start somewhere if you are going to go the DSL route.
SLH answered on March 9, 2013
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Yes it's easy to use if you're a millennia demographic and grew up with all the gadgetry. If it is truly your 1st camera, you might want to take a class to learn how maximize all that it can do.
M. C. Harrison answered on March 9, 2013
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I would not recommend this camera for beginners. It will be a waste of money. Buy a smaller one, such as sony cybershot for example.
Vlad answered on March 9, 2013
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