Nikon D5000 DSLR Camera

12 Megapixels12 MegapixelsSingle Lens ReflexSingle Lens ReflexContinuous DriveContinuous Drive720p HD Video: 1280 x 720 resolution or more but less than 1920 x 1080.720p HD Video: 1280 x 720 resolution or more but less than 1920 x 1080.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringAccepts Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) and SD memory.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Digital Camera Description

The Nikon D5000 is a Entry-Level DSLR with an APS-C sensor and a Nikon F lens mount. Its 12 Megapixels CMOS sensor offers an ISO 200-3200 sensitivity range which is expandable to ISO 100-6400. This makes it possible to shoot hand-held in relatively low-light. With 12 MP of resolution, sharp prints are possible up to 18" x 12" at 240 DPI.

This camera features a mechanic shutter that can expose for 1/4000 to 30s. Bulb exposures of an unspecified duration are possible with this camera. With a fastest shutter-speed of 1/4000, fast action can easily be frozen. Night photography is possible using this digital camera due to its long exposure capability. This camera model offers Full Manual Controls.

Nikon D5000

The Nikon D5000 features a 11-point Phase-Detect AF system. Autofocus can continuously adjust according to subject distance. A Real-Time Autofocus Tracking System allows focus to follow a moving subject within the frame. Manual Focus is also available.

A single control-dial on this camera makes it easy to use semi-automatic modes by adjusting the current exposure parameter directly This camera does not feature any seals to protect it against adverse weather, dust and moisture. Care must be taken, just like with most electronics. Framing on the Nikon D5000 is performed via a small reflex optical viewfinder with 0.78X magnification and 95% coverage. This magnification is equivalent to 0.49X on a Full-Frame camera.

Model Specifications

BrandNikon ModelD5000
Sensor 12 Megapixels CMOS Sensor Size 24 x 16mm
Anti-Alias Filter Yes Sensor Aspect 3:2 Aspect-Ratio
Stabilization None Dust-ReductionYes
Sensitivity ISO 200 - 3200 *Expanded range: 100-6400 Shutter-Speed 1/4000 - 30s
Lens MountNikon F No AF-Coupling MountCrop Factor1.5X
Filter DiameterN / A Focus System 11-point Phase-Detect, Assist-lamp *3D Tracking
Viewfinder Type Reflex OVF Viewfinder Size 0.78X - 95% Coverage
Display Attachment Rotating Display Size 230K Pixels 2.7" LCD 100% Coverage
Exposure ModesP, A, T, M, B Scene Modes19Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Macro, Night Portrait, Night Landscape, Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Pet, Candlelight, Blossom, Autumn, Food, Silhouette, High Key, Low Key
MeteringMulti-Segment, Center-Weighed, Spot Bracketing 3 Shots ±2 EV
Exposure Compensation ±5 EV, 1/3 or 1/2 EV Flash Compensation -3..+1 EV, 1/3 or 1/2 EV
White Balance Auto , Presets, Custom White Balance Tuning 2 Axis
Continuous Drive 4 FPS, 67 JPEG, 11 RAW Self Timer Yes *2s, 5s, 10s, 20s
Command Dials 1 DOF Preview No
Protection Dust Reduction Yes
Digital Level Tripod Mount Yes
Remote Trigger Wired Eye-Start Sensor No
HDR No Orientation Sensor Yes
Interval Timer Yes Multiple Exposure No
Image Formats JPEG RAW Flash Ports Hot-Shoe
Built-In Flash Yes (GN 17) Flash Sync 1/250s
Video Capture 1280x720 @ 24 FPS 16:9 Sound Input
Video Format M-JPEG WiFi No
Memory Secure Digital High Capacity GPS No
Battery Lithium-Ion Battery Life 520 *CIPA Standard, 50% flash use.
Introduced 2009-04-14, DiscontinuedYES Construction Standard
Size 127 x 104 x 80mm (W x H x D) Weight 560g

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Nikon D5000 Highlights


SLR digital camera

Sensor-Size: 24 x 16mm

APS-C Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

12 Megapixels DSLRISO 100-6400
Nikon F Mount
1.5X FLM
Shutter 1/4000-30s
95% Coverage
Small Viewfinder
Full manual controls, including Manual Focus
Built-in Dust ReductionCustom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning
4 FPS Drive, 67 ImagesSpot-Metering
1280x720 @ 24 FPS Video RecordingHot-Shoe
2.7" LCD 230K PixelsLithium-Ion Battery
Secure Digital High Capacity
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