Nikon D5000

Nikon D5000

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 typeCompact SLR
Max resolution4288 x 2848
Other resolutions3216 x 2136, 2144 x 1424
Image ratio w:h3:2
Effective pixels12 megapixels
Sensor photodetectors13 megapixels
Sensor sizeAPS-C (23.6 x 15.8 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ISOAuto, 200 – 3200 (plus 6400 with boost)
Boosted ISO (maximum)6400
White balance presets12
Custom white balanceYes (5)
Image stabilizationNo
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsFine, Normal, Basic
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)Phase DetectMulti-areaSelective single-pointSingleContinuousFace DetectionLive View
Digital zoomNo
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points11
Lens mountNikon F
Focal length multiplier1.5×
Articulated LCDFully articulated
Screen size2.7″
Screen dots230,000
Touch screenNo
Live viewYes (With contrast-detect AF, face detection and subject tracking)
Viewfinder typeOptical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage95%
Viewfinder magnification0.78× (0.52× 35mm Equiv.)
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec
Aperture priorityYes
Shutter priorityYes
Manual exposure modeYes
Subject/scene modesYes
Built-in flashYes (Pop-up)
Flash range17.00 m (at ISO 100)
External flashYes (Hot-shoe)
Flash modesAuto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear-curtain
Continuous drive4.0 fps
Self-timerYes (2, 5, 10, or 20 sec)
Metering modesMultiCenter-weightedSpot
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 BracketingYes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Resolutions1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps), 320 x 216 (24 fps)
FormatMotion JPEG
Storage typesSD/SDHC card
Storage includedNone
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Microphone portNo
Headphone portNo
WirelessEye-Fi Connected
Remote controlYes (Optional (ML-L3))
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionNikon EN-EL9a Lithium-Ion battery
Weight (inc. batteries)590 g (1.30 lb / 20.81 oz)
Dimensions127 x 104 x 80 mm (5 x 4.09 x 3.15″)
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes
GPS notesGP-1

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