Nikon D5000 is the latest mid-range consumer DSLR with high definition video and vari-angle screen.

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Overall rating:


Nikon D5000

Overall score:90%
Image Quality:90%


  • Vari-angle screen, build and picture quality


  • Screen resolution, lack of high ISO, price point


Nikon D5000 Review


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Nikon D5000 manual

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AF Points:11-point, Multi-CAM 1000 with TTL phase detection
PC Socket:No
Cable Release:Yes (optional)
Max Flash Sync:1/200sec
Built-in Flash:Yes, GN 13m @ ISO 100
DoF Prview:No
Colour Temp Control:On colour graph
White Balance Bracket:Yes ? three frames in steps of one
Colour Space:sRGB, Adobe RGB
Shutter Type:Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane
Built-in Image Stabilisation:No (lens based)
Exposure Comp:+/-5 stops in 1/3 or ½ EV
Focusing Modes:Single-servo (AF-S), continuous servo (AF-C), auto selection (AF-A)
Dust Reduction:Image sensor cleaning, image dust off reference data
Dimensions:127 x 104 x 80mm
Live Mode:Yes
Power:EN-EL9a Li-ion rechargeable
Connectivity:High speed USB, HDMI
Field of View:95%
Memory Card:SD, SDHC
Drive Mode:Single-frame, continuous, self-timer, delayed remote, quick response, quiet
Viewfinder Type:Eye-level pentamirror single lens reflex
White Balance:Auto, 12 preset modes with fine tuning, custom
Metering System:420-pixel RGB sensor TTL (3D Matrix II evaluative, Centre weighted, Spot)
Compression:3-stage JPEG, 1-stage Raw
ISO:200-3200, (Expanded ISO 100-6400 equivalents)
Exposure Modes:M, A, S, P, Auto, Flash off, 19 scene modes
Shutter Speeds:1/4000 - 30secs, bulb
File Format:JPEG, Raw (NEF), JPEG+Raw
Lens Mount:Nikon F
Focal Length Mag:1.5x
LCD:2.7in TFT 230k dots
Output Size:4288 x 2848
Sensor:12.3MP effective CMOS
  1. 1. Nikon D5000 review - Features
  2. 2. Features (pt2)
  3. 3. Design
  4. 4. Performance and value
  5. 5. Image quality
  6. 6. Verdict
  7. 7. Nikon D5000 manual
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