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Nikon D5000 12.3 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Body Only)

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Made for those who want to understand photography, the Nikon 12.3 MP camera is a portable body only that is professional. This Nikon D5000 features a 2.7-inch LCD screen allowing you to review pictures with ease. Configuring memory size is convenient by making use of the flash memory slot included with this Nikon digital SLR camera. Great pictures and wonderful performance are yours with the Nikon 12.3 MP camera. This Nikon D5000 makes it easy for you to enjoy high-quality pictures with the special people in you know on a large monitor thanks to its HDMI connector. With its Lithium-ion batteries, this Nikon digital SLR camera is wonderful for snapping pictures any time or place, and it allows you to always be ready to preserve the moments of your life. With its black body, the Nikon 12.3 MP camera is a refined device for taking pictures. More megapixels means cropping and enlarging will not result in pixelated pictures. Moreover, this Nikon D5000 comes with a 12.3 megapixel digital image sensor that makes making impressive prints easy. This Nikon digital SLR camera comes with only the body and no lens. One advantage to purchasing the camera body separately is that you select the most appropriate interchangeable lens or lenses to get based on your expanding photography needs and budget.

Product Features
  • 16.2 megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor
    Delivers lifelike images with vivid colors, reduced noise and smooth tonal gradations.
  • High ISO (100-6400) light sensitivity - manually extendable up to 25600 using the Hi2 setting
    Enables faster shutter speeds for finely detailed images with minimal noise when you shoot fast-moving subjects or take pictures in low light. Features an Auto ISO setting.
  • EXPEED 2 image processing engine
    Optimizes the camera's technologies for superior performance and maximum image quality.
  • 7.5 cm (3-in.), 921k-dot vari-angle LCD monitor with wide viewing angle
    Lets you capture unique shots from any angle. Boasts a side opening mechanism that makes it easy to shoot self-portraits or use a tripod.
  • D-Movie - full HD (1080p) movie clips
    A dedicated movie-record button right next to the shutter-release makes it easy to keep the camera steady when you switch between recording stills and movies. AF-F mode keeps everything in focus, and the camera's vari-angle monitor and Special Effects mode enable unique shots. The camera supports use of an external microphone and offers 30p, 25p and 24p frame rates.
  • Live View with Scene Auto Selector
    Makes it easy to compose images using the vari-angle LCD monitor. Scene Auto Selector will select the best mode for the scene and subject you want to capture. Boasts easily selectable AF modes, including Face Priority AF that detects and tracks faces within the frame.
  • Razor-sharp 11-point AutoFocus system
    Offers fast and precise autofocus coverage across the frame. Four AF-area modes, including 3D-tracking AF, deliver sharp results, whether your subject is off-center, moving fast or completely unpredictable.
  • 4 fps continuous shooting
    Enables you to capture fast-moving action at four frames per second.
  • Special Effects mode
    Lets you shoot distinctive still images and movies using a special effect. Offers a range of effects, including Color Sketch, Miniature effect, Night Vision and Selective Color that lets you emphasize up to three colors of your choice and turns the rest of the image to monochrome.
  • Scene Modes
    Scene Modes automatically adjust camera settings, including Picture Controls and active D-Lighting, to take the guesswork out of tricky photo situations and deliver optimal results. Simply turn the mode dial to SCENE to access the most commonly used modes. Sample photos appear on the display to help you select the right mode.
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range) imaging
    Delivers exquisitely detailed shots of high-contrast scenes. Takes two shots within a single shutter release to create an image with an extremely wide dynamic range, low noise and rich color gradation.
  • Extensive in-camera Retouch Menu
    Lets you edit and enhance photos and movies in the camera. Offers a range of effects and filters including Perspective Control, Soft Focus and Color Outline, which transforms your photo into a line drawing.
  • Dual Integrated dust reduction system
    Image Sensor Cleaning and Airflow Control systems keep dust away from the camera's image sensor for clear, spot-free images.
  • HDTV compatibility
    This camera features a built-in HDMI connector with HDMI-CEC support so you can view your photos and movies on any HDTV and control playback features using your TV's remote control.
  • Infrared front and back receiver
    Helps prevent image blur when shooting close-ups and self-portraits.


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Product Identifiers
BrandNikon
ModelD5000
MPN25452
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Key Features
Camera TypeDigital SLR
Sensor Resolution12.3 MP
Screen Size2.7"

Optical Sensor
Sensor Size15.8 x 23.6mm
Sensor TypeCMOS

Lens System
Lens For SDBody Only
Focus AdjustmentAutofocus & Manual Focus, Automatic, Manual
Auto Focus typeTTL contrast and phase detection, TTL phase detection

Exposure
Max Shutter Speed1/4000 sec
Min Shutter Speed30 sec
Exposure compensation±5 EV range, in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
Exposure RangeEV 0-20 ( ISO 100 )
Exposure Metering3D color matrix II, Center-Weighted, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture-Priority, Automatic, Bulb, Manual, Program, Shutter-Priority, i-TTL Program Flash
Light SensitivityISO 100, ISO 100-6400, ISO 12800, ISO 200-3200, ISO 25600, ISO 6400, ISO auto
Light Sensitivity Max3200

Camera Flash
Flash TypePop-up Flash
Red Eye ReductionYes
Camera Flash FeaturesAF Illuminator, Auto Flash, Fill-in Flash, Flash +/- Compensation, Flash Off, Front Sync Flash, Manual, Rear Sync Flash, Red-eye Reduction Flash, Slow Sync, Wireless Off-Camera Control
Flash ModesAuto Mode, Auto Mode With Red-eye Reduction, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Rear Curtain Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Synchro

Memory / Storage
Supported Flash MemorySD Card, SD Memory Card, SDHC Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Card

Viewfinder
Viewfinder TypeOptical, Optical (Through-the-lens)
Optical Viewfinder TypeEye-level mirror pentaprism
Viewfinder - Field Coverage95%
Viewfinder Magnification0.78x
Dioptric Correction Range-2 to +1

Dimensions
Depth3.1 in.
Height3.8 in.
Width5 in.
Weight19.8 Oz.

Display
Display TypeLCD
Screen DetailsLCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.7" - color
Display Size2.7"

Microphone
Microphone TypeMicrophone - built-in - mono
Microphone Operation ModeMono

Connections
Connector Types1 x HDMI output, 1 x Hi-Speed USB, 1 x USB, 1 x composite video/audio output, 1 x microphone, 1 x system accessory terminal

System Requirements for PC Connection
Operating System SupportedApple Mac OS, Apple Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later, MS Windows 7, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows XP Home Edition, MS Windows XP Professional

File Format
Digital Video FormatAVI, H.264, HD (High Definition), MJPEG, MOV, MPEG-4, Motion JPEG
Still Image FormatDCF 2.0, DPOF, DPOF 1.1, EXIF, EXIF 2.21, JPEG, NEF (RAW), RAW + JPEG, Raw Image

Resolution
Max Video Resolution1280 x 720

Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature0 °C
Max Operating Temperature40 °C

Other Features
Additional FeaturesAF Tracking, Dust proof, Face Detection, GPS, HDMI, Image Stabilization, Interchangeable Lenses, Not Interchangeable Lenses, Red-eye Correction, USB 2.0, With LCD Protected Position, With Tripod Mount
Face DetectionYes

Miscellaneous
Shooting ProgramsAutumn color, Beach/snow, Blossom, Candle, Children, Close-up, Dawn/dusk, Food, High key, Landscape, Low key, Night landscape, Night portrait, Party/indoor, Pet, Pet portrait, Portrait mode, Silhouette, Sports mode, Sunset
Special EffectsColor sketch, Fisheye, Landscape, Miniature, Monochrome, Neutral, Portrait, Silhouette, Vivid
White BalanceAuto, Automatic, Cloudy (Preset), Custom, Flash (Preset), Fluorescent (Preset), Incandescent (Preset), Manual, Presets, Shade (Preset), Sunset (Preset)
Continuous Shooting Speed4 frames per second
Video CaptureMOV - 1280 x 720 - 24 fps, MOV - 1280 x 720 - 25 fps, MOV - 1280 x 720 - 30 fps, MOV - 1920 x 1080 - 24 fps, MOV - 1920 x 1080 - 25 fps, MOV - 1920 x 1080 - 30 fps, MOV - 640 x 424 - 25 fps, MOV - 640 x 424 - 30 fps

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Created: 08/08/09

Brilliant out of the box then it keeps getting better

Review For: Nikon D5000 12.3 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Body Only)

Since I got my D5000 3 weeks ago I have taken shots of horse trials, a music festival and 2 weeks holiday in Scotland photographing wildlife and scenery. I have taken around 800 shots and am getting familiar with its abilities. I have the 18-55 and the 55-200 lenses, sky filters and a polarizer. I found that out of the box it takes great pictures on auto where it does a lot of your thinking for you, but tweaking the jpeg settings can make your results look even better. The horse trials had me relying on auto everything because of the speed that things occur at these events plus I had only just taken delivery of the camera. The music festival demanded good results from poor light with high shutter speeds so the 3200 ASA setting came into its own. The holiday was where I could take my time though, playing with the camera and learning to use its great set of features including long exposure (e.g. waterfalls and sunsets), fast shutter speeds (wildlife) and aperture priority (scenery, wildlife and flowers). Compared to its main rival, the Canon 500 the lcd monitor on the D5000 lacks resolution and I prefer the way the Canon sits in my hand - the Nikon feels just a little lumpy. However, after that, at this price, I feel that the Nikon begins to leave the Canon behind. Its kit lenses are better built and better performers, its low light performance is excellent and the lcd screen swivels and tilts, (thus making it possible for me to take a picture of a fawn from ground level - I couldn't get that low with a Canon without lying down in the mud). Movies are a little clunky on both but I am happy with the movie quality on the Nikon. I would have liked an external mic input as the inbuilt mic is rubbish, but there isn't a camera at this price with that facility. I have come to like the D5000 more and more as I learn my way around it and I believe it is the best all rounder at this price. The Olympus 640 is good, as is the Panasonic, but neither do movies. The Canon is potentially better if you spend a lot of money on lenses. But if you have the kind of money to buy really expensive lenses you would probably be better off buying a better body than the 500.

At around £600, I think the Nikon has a clear edge over its rivals for what I want from a camera - good auto, good lenses, versatility and movies. But if you think its a bit bulky, then perhaps the Panasonic is for you, or the Olympus. If you want a big screen and intend to spend a lot of money on lenses in the future, the Canon could be the one for you. I doubt any of them will let you down, but for me the Nikon does it.

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Created: 02/09/10

Good because it's a Nikon... But could be better

Review For: Nikon D5000 12.3 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Body Only)

The Nikon D5000 is a fantastic camera. For most people this will take care of all your photo needs. Some of the BEST advice I heard was, DON'T SPEND YOUR MONEY ON CAMERAS! Buy a decent camera body that will fit your needs, but save your money for lenses. Lenses are what will make your camera great and able to do everything you want to. Most camera bodies today are very similar. The reason you are buying a Nikon is because of the amazing lenses that they make. Trust me on this one... SAVE YOUR MONEY FOR LENSES NOT CAMERAS.

Ok, I think you get the point. Now back to the D5000 itself. In my title I said it's good because it's a Nikon, but could be better. Nikon makes arguably the best DSLRs. Canon is great as well, but I personally love the feel and ergonomics of Nikons. The D5000 is relatively easy to use, so if your beginning, don't be afraid of this camera. It is a great introductory DSLR. If you're an advanced amateur, advanced hobbyist, semi-pro, or just demand more from your camera, make the jump to at least the D90.

In my opinion, the D90 is much better camera for not all that much more money. The D5000 lacks the focusing motor that the D90 has. Which means that all those fantastic lenses that Nikon made 10 or more years ago will not autofocus on the D5000. Only AF-S lenses, or other lenses with internal focusing motors, will autofocus on the D5000. The D90 has an autofocus motor on it. Not a deal-breaker, because Nikon makes many amazing AF-S lenses now.

The D5000 has a smaller LCD screen than the D90, but does have the vari-angle. I personally am somewhat torn by this. The problem is that to use the vari-angle, you have to use LiveView, which pretty much sucks, so I wouldn't use the var-angle anyway. If you think that this is something that you need, then by all means do it. But the D90 has a much larger and more color accurate LCD screen that will allow to you to make better determinations about color rendition, focus, and sharpness. This sounds minor, but it is actually a very BIG deal. If you want good pictures, you better be able to tell whether they are in focus or not, how sharp they are, or what your color looks like on that little LCD screen. Because on a smaller LCD you might miss something and then take your pictures home and blow them up on your computer screen and realize that it doesn't look anything like you thought when you checked it on your camera LCD.

The GOODS about this camera:
-It's a NIKON! Which means you have a great list of lenses to choose from
-Reasonably priced
-Vari-anlge LCD, although not as large or color accurate as some would like
-Easy to shoot

The BADS about this camera:
-Smaller LCD than most newer DSLRs
-No focusing motor on the body (Not a big deal if you just shoot AF-S lenses)
-Not as many customizable features as other cameras in the price range
-Vari-angle LCD only used in LiveView, which isn't very good

Overall, the D5000 is a good camera for amateurs, hobbyist, or just for someone who wants to make the next jump from a point and shoot to a DSLR. If you are thinking about seriously doing any photography more than just shooting casually, I would highly recommend you make the the jump to the D90. The D5000 can give you incredible pictures either way though. There is much more to photography than just a camera. A hammer can't build a house, it's just a tool. A camera can't make fantastic images by itself, YOU have to make them!

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Created: 04/08/10

Great Photos!

Review For: Nikon D5000 12.3 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Body Only)

The Nikon D5000 was an upgrade to my D40. When I purchased my D40 it was my first DSLR and I really was not sure what to expect. I had been strictly a 35mm user for many years and transitioning to digital was a new experience for me. I soon became frustrated with the D40 because of the slow response time to take muliple shots of a subject.

The D5000 seemed (on paper) to meet my needs. I had compared it against the D90 (which was what I was wanting) and noticed many similarities of the two. There were some minor differences so I decided on the price tag. I was able to get the D5000 body at a remarkable price (I purchased a demo model).

Since using it now for a few months I have been extremely pleased with the results. The picture clarity is much better than my D40 (6MP vs 12.3MP)the colors are more vivid and the details are outstanding!

I like the LCD screen--you can fold it down, use it as a preview or keep it closed. Since I shoot a lot in the daylight it is hard to see details on the screen (as with most LCD's) so using it as a preview or review is not as important to me. when I am shooting indoors I do like to review the shot especially when using a flash.

The shutter response time is fantastic! I can shoot mulitple shots in a matter of seconds and not miss a thing. Really important if you are taking photos of animals or insects or other moving objects.

As for dislikes, right at this moment I have none. I had lenses from my D40 and they all work well with it. I really love the fields of focus (I think 11 or so) so framing your shot is a breeze.

Again for the quality of the photos I am getting I am so happy I upgraded to this model. The D40 is definitely an entry level DSLR and I should have done my homework better before I purchased that camera. The D5000 is near as near to the D90 you can get without the hefty price tag. I love this camera!

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Created: 07/06/10

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I decided to upgrade from my Nikon D50 because of the many features offered by the D5000 compared to the D50, which has been a wonderful camera during the three years I have owned it.Moving up to 12 megapixels from 6 megapixels was the main reason but I could not afford to move up to the D90. Then I saw the newly released D5000 with many of the same features as the D90 for almost half the price.I decided to give it a try.I could not be happier with my decision.I don't know what more you could want from a camera than the ability to go from taking photos at 4 frames per second if you desire, and have each one perfectly exposed and sharp, or decide on the spot to shoot HD quality video by pushing 2 buttons, again perfectly exposed with sound!This D5000 also offers so much more by way of the many different choices from shooting landscape pictures,sunset,portrait,sport​s.etc.All of these choices can be changed in seconds after just a short time with the camera.And last but not least is the incredibley sharp 2.7" swivel monitor which can be used in many different shooting and viewing scenarios.I have really only scratched the surface of the picture taking possibilitys of this camera whether you are choosing your first digital camera or your 5th,( this is my 5th ) amatuer or professional,the D5000 will put a smile on your face when you see the photos or the videos you have taken.And it is easy and fun to use! Needless to say I am extremely happy to have chosen this camera even though the D90 may offer a few more features but certainly not enough to make me say I wish I had purchased it instead of the D5000. Again, I just don't know what more the average photographer would want in a camera, especially for the price.

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Created: 10/03/09

Nikon D5000 Review

Review For: Nikon D5000 12.3 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Body Only)

Have been using for 5 months. Image quality is superb for amature level. Tilting and rotating LCD screen is very useful and 2.7 inch size is more than sufficient. In-camara image editing such as D-lighting feature is great for fast touch-up. As for downside, is slow focusing speed and sometimes cannot fully rely on auto-focus to get really sharp image.

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