You don't need to look past the D5000.
All DSLR cameras have plenty of manual controls.
But while you are learning about how to use them you can always put the camera in Auto and fire away.
Panorama: Panorama is just a series of shots that are stitched together with software. Any camera can do that.
Sony is touting "sweep panorama" on some of its cameras.
A special setting that will automatically snap shots as you sweep the camera from left to right. Then the camera will stitch them internally with firmware in the camera.
I just wonder how well it stitches.
Most panoramas need some touch up with a program like Photoshop.
You have the right idea on the lenses.
Learn the one you have before thinking about more lenses.
8 megapixels is enough, unless you are planning to print poster size pictures.
I am looking to find a camera that fits my art style and need some help. I have always been into photography but never had the money to buy a camera that i could call mine. I always got hand me down point and shoot types so i am not too savy with the dSLR or any technical camera. If you could help me i would very much appreciate it.
- Been looking at Nikon D5000 and equivalents, but open to anything
- I want a dSLR or something a can tinker with the settings
- I am looking to spend around $500 to $600 on the camera itself
- Mostly shoot landscapes, do lots of time laps/exposures with scenery, water and lights. Urban settings and scape. Night shooting
- For the most part all outdoors, no setup or studio. Just me and my camera
- LCD screen that swivels
- Capable of Panoramic shots
- Decent Mega pixels (I am use to an 8mp so anything higher would be great!)
I know absolutely nothing about lenses but ill stick with what the camera comes with till i gain some experience with it.
If you have any info for me or could at least point me in the right direction that would be great. Thanks for your time