Nikon D5000

posted on 16th of april, 2009

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.

Comments (6)

Comment by Aughty on April 18, 2009

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.

Comment by Rebeccaosborn on April 17, 2009

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!!

Comment by Tracy0703 on April 17, 2009

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

Comment by Creativei on April 17, 2009

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

Comment by Southernstar71 on April 17, 2009

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

Comment by Fultonsphoto on April 17, 2009

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

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