BEST SPLURGE | Nikon D5000 with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens


The first reason to buy a DSLR to shoot kids is the speed. Unlike the point-and-shoot, there’s no lag between hitting the button and capturing the photo, so you’ll never miss a fleeting moment again. Yes, DSLRs are expensive, but the D500′s price tag is no worse than most others on the market. And the newest of Nikon’s amateur-end DSLRs is especially family-friendly with a tilt-and-swivel LCD screen that turns over so the kids can see what you’re taking a picture of (while you look through the viewfinder) or for you to see yourself in Mommy/kid shots. The DSLR set up also allows the versatility of changeable lenses and off-camera flashes, and, in addition to automatic mode, the D5000 offers a host of settings to adjust for each context. Ask yourself if you are going to use the settings. If you think you will, this camera is worth the investment.

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