Summary Nikon D5000

Prices Price
Body only
$930
With 18-55mm lens
$812
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 11
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 11
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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Lenses Lenses
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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

Compare the new Nikon D5100 vs the D5000

reviewsWhat are people saying about the D5000

"Standard slr build quailty"
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's build-quality
"It may not be that pretty, but it handles well and produces reliably good results without the need for much user intervention, yet has plenty to offer the more serious user too."
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's overall-performance
"The image quality is undeniably impressive."
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's image-quality

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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

Screen size Small screen Help
2.7"
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
12.2 MP
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Shutter lag Longer shutter lag Help
276 ms shutter lag
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
Size Slightly large Help
Professional size 127x104x80 mm
Light sensitivity (boost) Very low boost light sensitivity Help
6,400 ISO
Thickness Thick Help
3.1"
Lowest price Expensive Help
$811.54
Popularity Not so popular Help
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Low light performance Noisy at high ISO Help
868 ISO
Movie format HD movies Help
720p @ 24fps
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
230k dots
Viewfinder size Small viewfinder Help
0.51x
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
4 fps
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
11
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Announced Old Help
April, 2009
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
95%
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second

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