Summary Nikon D5000

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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

"The hand grip is one of the best examples in this class of camera and the rear dial is easily accessible, making it very quick and easy to use."
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's feel
"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
"Excellent degree of customization (reversible dial and meter ease transition from other systems)"
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's button-layout

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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
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
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
12.2 MP
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
4 fps
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Shutter lag Longer shutter lag Help
276 ms shutter lag
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Thickness Thick Help
3.1"
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
Movie format HD movies Help
720p @ 24fps
Screen size Very small screen Help
2.7"
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
11
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
Announced Old Help
April, 2009
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
Popularity Not so popular Help
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