Nikon D5000 Review

The D5000 is a 12.3-megapixel DX-format DSLR Nikon F-mount camera, announced by Nikon on 14 April 2009. The D5000 has many features in common with the D90. It features a 2.7-inch 230,000-dot resolution tilt-and-swivel LCD monitor (D90 is 3.0-inch (76 mm), 920,000 pixel, without swivel or tilt), live view, ISO 200–3200 (100–6400 with Boost), 3D tracking Multi-CAM1000 11-point AF system, active D-Lighting system and automatic correction of lateral chromatic aberration. The D5000 seems to be discontinued in November 2010. Although it is listed as discontinued on the Nikon Japan website, it was still available in other regions as of April 2011.

It was the second Nikon DSLR camera to feature movie mode after the feature was introduced by the D90, though this capability has now been extended to other models as well, such as the D300S and the D3S. Some newer models are even capable of 1080p 24 frame/s video, such as the Nikon D3100, Nikon D5100 and the Nikon D7000. As with the D90, each uninterrupted movie shot at 720p is limited to 5 minutes duration and 20 minutes for all other resolutions (the D7000 can do 20 min movies). One-button Live View mode features subject tracking and face detection auto-focus modes.

Nikon’s 12.3-megapixel Nikon DX format CMOS sensor.

Nikon EXPEED image/video processor.

D-Movie mode (24 frame/s with mono 22 kHz sound). Selectable from 320 x 216 pixels, 640 x 424 pixels or 1,280 x 720 pixels (720p).

Active D-Lighting (4 levels and Auto).

Automatic correction of lateral chromatic aberration for JPEGs. Correction-data is additionally stored in RAW-files and used by Nikon Capture NX, View NX and some other RAW tools.

Auto lens distortion (“Distortion”) correction and Perspective Control as well as image rotation (“Straighten”) via playback (“Retouch”) menu

2.7-inch articulated 230,000-dot resolution TFT LCD with +180/-90 degree tilt and 180 degree rotation.

Live View shooting mode with Contrast Detect and subject tracking auto focus (activated with a dedicated button).

Continuous Drive up to 4 frames per second.

3D Color Matrix Metering II with Scene Recognition System.

3D Tracking Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module with 11 AF points.

ISO sensitivity 200 to 3200 (100-6400 with boost, respectively called LO-1 and HI-1).
Nikon F-mount lenses.

i-TTL flash exposure system without built-in wireless control (no Commander-mode, but support for SU-800 wireless speedlight commander). Compatibility: SB-400, SB-600, SB-700, SB-800, SB-900, SB-910, R1C1 and third party manufacturers

Auto scene recognition mode with 19 pre-programmed scenes.

Inbuilt time-lapse photography intervalometer

Quiet shooting mode.

Shutter rated to 100,000 cycles.

Built-in sensor cleaning system (vibrating low-pass filter) and airflow control system.

HDMI HD video output.

Support for GP-1 GPS geotagging unit.

File formats: JPEG, NEF (Nikon’s RAW, 12-bit compressed), AVI (Motion JPEG).

EN-EL9a Lithium-ion Battery, Battery Life (shots per charge) approx.: 510 shots (CIPA).

Like the Nikon D40, Nikon D40X, Nikon D60, Nikon D3000, Nikon D3100 and Nikon D5100, the D5000 has no in-body autofocus motor, and fully automatic autofocus requires a lens with an integrated autofocus-motor. With any other lenses the camera’s electronic rangefinder can be used to manually adjust focus.

Can mount unmodified A-lenses (also called Non-AI, Pre-AI or F-type) with support of the electronic rangefinder and without metering.

Nikon D5000 Digital DSLR Camera bundle w. two lenses + extras £300.0 

Nikon D5000 Digital Camera with Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm lens with case bag £199.0 

Nikon D5000 Digital Camera with Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm lens (9042257) £250.0 

Nikon D D5000 12.3MP Digital SLR Camera – Black (Tamron Di II AF 18-200mm) £320.0 

Nikon D D5000 12.3MP Digital SLR Camera – Black (Body only)+battery,charger,belt £139.99 

Nikon D5000 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm VR Lens Kit (12.3MP) 2.7 inch LCD £250.0 

Nikon D D5000 12.3MP Digital SLR Camera – Black (Kit w/ 18-55mm and 55-200mm Le… £250.0 

Nikon D D5000 12.3MP Digital SLR Camera – Black (TWO LENS DEAL, MINT) £200.0 

Nikon D D5000 12.3MP Digital SLR Camera – Black (Body only) £150.0 

Nikon D5000 SLR Digital Camera  £300.0 

Nikon D D5000 12.3MP Digital-SLR DSLR Camera/Camcorder Body only – BLACK £149.0 

Nikon Digital Camera D5000 With Lence £320.0 

Nikon D D5000 12.3MP Digital SLR Camera – Black (Kit w/ AF-S DX VR ED G… £350.0 

Nikon D5000 Digital Camera with Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm lens £299.0 

Nikon D5000 Digital Camera with Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm lens (9042403) £285.99