It is the Nikon D5000 (Body Only) digital SLR camera that blends a number of high-quality photographic features generally seen in more expensive Nikon DSLRs into a smaller and less costly Nikon DX-format camera body.
The same 12.9 megapixel CMOS sensor found in the Nikon D90, High-Definition video capture (with sound), and a 2.7-inch LCD screen are among the most notable of these features “Live View, which allows you to compose stills or video from virtually any point of view, an 11-point autofocus system with Focus Tracking, and 3D Color Matrix II metering are all features of the camera.
Among the many sophisticated Nikon features present in the D5000 are the option to shoot in RAW, three levels of JPEG compression, or RAW+JPEG picture recording, burst rates of up to 4 frames per second, an EXPEED image processor, and a three-tier dust-removal system.
When shooting in Program, Shutter-priority, Aperture-priority, or Manual modes, AVI-format video clips can be captured at three different levels of compression and for lengths of up to 20 minutes. When shooting in Program, Shutter-priority, Aperture-priority, or Manual modes, exposure compensation can be applied.
When shooting in Live View mode, the camera’s multi-position LCD may display exposure information, as well as a grid screen for image composition, depending on your requirements.
It is designed to work with all AF-S and AF-I Nikkor lenses, and it also works with select Nikon Type G, D, AI-P, and non-CPU series optics when used with select Nikon Type G, D, and AI-P lenses.
Sensor with a resolution of 12.3Mp in DX format
It has a high-resolution imaging sensor that produces clear photos and the capacity to generate poster-sized prints.
The D-Movie Mode allows you to capture HD 720p video in high definition.
Create high-definition video images that include sound by utilizing the creative opportunities provided by Nikon lenses and accessories. Video clips may be recorded in resolutions of 1280 x 720, 640 x 424, or 320 x 216 with a frame rate of 24 frames per second. Highlight and shadow details are optimized in the D-Movie mode, resulting in remarkable detail and tonal quality.
LCD with a variable viewing angle
Featuring a variable-angle, 230,000-dot color LCD that allows you to compose still and video shots from virtually any angle and shooting position, the Nikon D5000 is the first Nikon DSLR to provide such a feature.
View in Real-Time
This mode allows you to examine and create photographs via the lens in real-time while utilizing the camera’s 2.7-inch LCD screen “LCD with a variable viewing angle
Scene modes with auto-exposure are available in 19 variations.
Select from one of 19 pre-set exposure modes, each of which is designed to offer the best possible exposure under a range of frequent shooting conditions.
Auto-Focus Modes that are more advanced
The Nikon D5000 has an 11-point autofocus system with Nikon 3D Focus Tracking and sophisticated Face Detection to deliver the clearest possible images when shooting in low light.
ISO sensitivity with low noise
ISO ratings ranging from a native 200 to 3200 may be used to capture low-noise photographs in the most demanding lighting settings, and the range can be increased to include ISO values ranging from 100 to 6400 when necessary.
Image Editing Right in the Camera
All of the in-camera features including highlight and shadow details, as well as red-eye reduction and picture overlaying as well as distortion controls, and other tonal changes can be done in real-time, which removes the need for numerous post-capture image alterations.
Dust-Removal Systems of the Highest Caliber
The Nikon D5000 contains a three-tier dust removal system, which includes Image Dust-Off reference data that can be used with Nikon Capture NX2 software (optional), to help assure the best possible clean and dust-free photos when shooting with the camera.
GPS (Global Positioning System) geotagging
You may identify your photographs with accurate geographic locations if you use the Nikon GP-1 GPS device (sold separately) (optional)
Nikon D5000 Specs
|Body type||Compact SLR|
|Max resolution||4288 x 2848|
|Other resolutions||3216 x 2136, 2144 x 1424|
|Image ratio w:h||3:2|
|Effective pixels||12 megapixels|
|Sensor photodetectors||13 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (23.6 x 15.8 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 200 – 3200 (plus 6400 with boost)|
|Boosted ISO (maximum)||6400|
|White balance presets||12|
|Custom white balance||Yes (5)|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, Normal, Basic|
|Autofocus||Contrast Detect (sensor)Phase DetectMulti-areaSelective single-pointSingleContinuousFace DetectionLive View|
|Number of focus points||11|
|Lens mount||Nikon F|
|Focal length multiplier||1.5×|
|Articulated LCD||Fully articulated|
|Live view||Yes (With contrast-detect AF, face detection and subject tracking)|
|Viewfinder type||Optical (pentamirror)|
|Viewfinder magnification||0.78× (0.52× 35mm Equiv.)|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Manual exposure mode||Yes|
|Built-in flash||Yes (Pop-up)|
|Flash range||17.00 m (at ISO 100)|
|External flash||Yes (Hot-shoe)|
|Flash modes||Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear-curtain|
|Continuous drive||4.0 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2, 5, 10, or 20 sec)|
|Exposure compensation||±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)|
|WB Bracketing||Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)|
|Resolutions||1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps), 320 x 216 (24 fps)|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC card|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Remote control||Yes (Optional (ML-L3))|
|Battery description||Nikon EN-EL9a Lithium-Ion battery|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||590 g (1.30 lb / 20.81 oz)|
|Dimensions||127 x 104 x 80 mm (5 x 4.09 x 3.15″)|