Updated (September 2010): Compare the Nikon D5000 vs Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D5000

Winner
Nikon D7000

100

Nikon D5000

60

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.62x
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
6 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5000

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5000.
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competitors

Nikon D7000 Competitors

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$315 body only

$349 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$749 - $997 body only

$1,029 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$629 - $679 body only

$949 with 18-140mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

Nikon D5000 Competitors

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$640 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,398 body only

$1,498 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$289 body only

$419 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

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