Nikon D5000

Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 14th April 2009 - Nikon Europe is pleased to announce the introduction of a new DSLR for the hobbyist and for family fun: the D5000. Packed with features that make taking pictures easy and fun, this camera stands out above the competition with its unique vari-angle LCD monitor, which allows you to shoot easily from any angle you can imagine.

The Nikon D5000 has inherited the D90’s groundbreaking HD movie capability, Nikon’s proprietary D-Movie function. Coupled with extensive in-camera editing features, a wide choice of scene modes, 12.3MP sensor and high-sensitivity between ISO 200 and 3200 (which can be extended to ISO 100 and ISO 6400 equivalent) for shooting in a wide range of lighting conditions, this camera makes it easier than ever to take great quality pictures.

* 12.3-megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor

Coupled with Nikon's EXPEED image processing and NIKKOR optics, breathtaking picture quality is assured.

* D-Movie Mode with sound

Record 720p HD movie clips enhanced by NIKKOR interchangeable lens quality and versatility.

* Vari-angle color LCD monitor

Position the 2.7-inch monitor freely for fresh shooting perspectives. Screen flips inward for safe keeping.

* 19 Auto-exposure Scene Modes

Capture stunning photos in challenging picture-taking situations including Sunsets, Candlelight, Silhouette, Portrait, Landscape, Beach/Snow, and more.

* One-button Live View

Easy Live View access offers 4 autofocus modes, including Face-priority AF.

* Continuous shooting as fast as 4 frames per second

Combined with fast power-up and split-second shutter response, decisive moments are captured easily without annoying shooting lag.

* Low noise ISO sensitivity from 200 to 3200

Engineered for exceptional low-light shooting.

* Built-in image sensor cleaning

Effective 4-frequency, ultrasonic sensor cleaning keeps images spot free.

* 11-point Autofocus System with 3D Focus Tracking

Fast and accurate autofocus delivers razor sharpness.

Auto Active D-Lighting

Restores lost shadow and highlight detail in high contrast exposures—Selectable and Auto modes available.

* In-camera Retouch image editing

Creative in-camera image editing, featuring Soft Filter, Straighten, Color Outline Effect, Perspective Control, Red-eye Correction, Image Overlay, Monochrome and more—all without a computer.

* Picture Control Settings for personal image control

Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape and 9 customizable settings.

* Nikon 3D Color Matrix Metering II

Nikon’s renowned 420-pixel RGB 3D Color Matrix Metering II, teamed with the exclusive Scene Recognition System, evaluates each scene for unmatched exposure accuracy.

* Durable, high precision shutter

Testing to over 100,000 cycles assures precision and long shutter life.

* GPS Geo-tagging

GP-1 GPS unit (optional) automatically identifies and records every image’s latitude, longitude and altitude, with satellite time-of-day.

Photo credits: Djslavic.

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Nice cameras but can they create and then capture the image without us. All that fancy technology is good but do we need it. It only drives up the price for our equipment. I normally shoot in manual and RAW, use a tripod and speed light. I would like to buy a digital camera body that reflects that. How much would that camera cost? My guess for the body is $200 verse $1500. My feels about profession cameras are they need to have less to be the best.


czazy... why would i want my camera to have GPS... then everyone on DT would know my where abouts at all times...!!! lol

sounds like an amazing camera!!


I am a big Nikon fan also. Let's wait for more D5000 reviews.


Great Blog, will need to check this out, now im a big Nikon Fan


Goes head to head with the Canon 500D, I guess.
I'm eagerly waiting on DPreview's take on these two cameras.


Another good Nikon offering, thanks for the blog, did not know this camera was out there.

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