Summary Nikon D5000

Prices Price
Body only Unknown With 18-55mm lens $761
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Within its price range #n/a of 10 Among similar cameras #n/a of 11
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Specifications Key specs
Sensor size Help APS-C 23.6x15.8mm Screen resolution Help 230k dots
Megapixels Help 12.2 MP Movie format Help 720p @ 24fps
Screen size Help 2.7" Light sensitivity Help 3,200 ISO
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Replacement

Nikon has replaced the D5000 with the D5100.

Nikon D5100
Nikon D5100 announced April, 2011
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen

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reviewsWhat are people saying about the D5000

"Very impressive high ISO performance"
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's iso-noise
"The image quality is undeniably impressive."
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's image-quality
"The D5000 acquires the 11-point AF system from the D90. It's a pretty sophisticated setup for a camera at this level"
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's auto-focus

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Pros

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The Nikon D5000 vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Startup delay Short startup delay Help
400 ms startup delay
Lens availability More lenses available Help
205 lenses
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies
Sensor size Slightly larger than average sensor Help
APS-C 23.6x15.8mm

Cons

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The Nikon D5000 vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Low light performance Noisy at high ISO Help
868 ISO
Overall image quality Low overall image quality Help
72.0
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
230k dots
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Viewfinder size Small viewfinder Help
0.51x
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
4 fps
Shutter lag Longer shutter lag Help
276 ms shutter lag
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Announced Old Help
April, 2009
Thickness Thick Help
3.1"
Lowest price Expensive Help
$761.36
Movie format HD movies Help
720p @ 24fps
Screen size Very small screen Help
2.7"
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
12.2 MP
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points Help
1
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
95%
Size Slightly large Help
Professional size 127x104x80 mm
Light sensitivity (boost) Very low boost light sensitivity Help
6,400 ISO
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
Popularity Not so popular Help
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