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Nikon D5000
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Nikon D5000 with 18-55 VR kit lens Type Digital single-lens reflex Sensor 23.6 x 15.8 mm Nikon DX format RGB CMOS sensor, 1.5 × FOV crop Maximum resolution 4,288 × 2,848 (12.3 effective megapixels) Lens type Interchangeable, Nikon F-mount Shutter Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter Shutter speed range 30 s to 1/4000 s in 1/2 or 1/3 stops and Bulb, 1/200 s X-sync Exposure metering TTL 3D Color Matrix Metering II metering with a 420 pixel RGB sensor Exposure modes Auto modes (auto, auto [flash off]), Advanced Scene Modes (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Close-up, Night Portrait), programmed auto with flexible program (P), shutter-priority auto (S), aperture-priority auto (A), manual (M), (Q) quiet mode. Metering modes 3D Color Matrix Metering II, Center-weighted and Spot Focus areas 11-area AF system, Multi-CAM 1000 AF Sensor Module Focus modes Instant single-servo (AF-S); continuous-servo (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); manual (M) Continuous shooting 4 fps for 67 Large Fine JPEG or 11 RAW frames Viewfinder Optical 0.78x, 95% Pentamirror ASA/ISO range 200 - 3200 in 1/3 EV steps, up to 6400 as high-boost, as low as 100 low-boost Flash Built in Pop-up, Guide number 13m at ISO 100, Standard ISO hotshoe, Compatible with the Nikon Creative Lighting System Flash bracketing 2 or 3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1 or 2 EV Custom WB Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Kelvin temperature, Preset Rear LCD monitor 2.7-inch tilt and swivel 320x240 pixel (QVGA) TFT-LCD Storage Secure Digital, SDHC compatible Battery Nikon EN-EL9a Lithium-Ion battery Weight Approx. 560 g (1 lb. 6 oz.) without battery, memory card or body cap Made In  Thailand Retail info MSRP $729.95

The D5000 is a 12.3 megapixel DX format DSLR camera announced by Nikon on 14 April 2009. The D5000 has many features in common with the D90. It features a 2.7-inch 230,000-dot resolution tilt-and-swivel LCD monitor (D90 is 3.0 inch, 920,000 pixel, without swivel or tilt), live view, ISO 200 - 3200 (100 - 6400 with Boost), 3D tracking Multi-CAM1000 11-point AF system, active D-Lighting system and automatic correction of lateral chromatic aberration.[2]The D5000 is currently the only model DSLR produced by Nikon that uses swivel screen technology.

It is the second Nikon DSLR camera to feature movie mode, after it was introduced by the D90. As with the D90, movies shot at 720p are limited to 5 minutes duration and 20 minutes for all other resolutions. One-button Live View mode features subject tracking and face detection autofocus modes. Like the Nikon D40, D40X, D60 and D3000, the D5000 lacks an in-body autofocus motor, which means that only Nikon F-mount lenses designated with AF-I and AF-S or compatible can be used in autofocus mode.[3] The camera's electronic rangefinder can be used to find focus.[4]

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  • 1 Features
  • 2 Reception
  • 3 Recall
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

Features

Nikon D5000 with GPS Solmeta N2.
  • Nikon's 12.3-megapixel Nikon DX format CMOS sensor.
  • Nikon's EXPEED image processor.
  • D-Movie mode (24 fps with mono 22 kHz sound). Selectable from 320 x 216 pixels, 640 x 424 pixels or 1,280 x 720 pixels.
  • Active D-Lighting (4 levels and Auto).
  • Automatic correction of lateral chromatic aberration.
  • Auto lens distortion ("Distortion") correction and Perspective Control[5] as well as image rotation ("Straighten") via playback ("Retouch") menu
  • 2.7-inch articulated 230,000-dot resolution TFT LCD with +180/-90 degree tilt and 180 degree rotation.
  • Live View shooting mode with Contrast Detect and subject tracking auto focus (activated with a dedicated button).
  • Continuous Drive up to 4 frames per second.
  • 3D Color Matrix Metering II with Scene Recognition System.
  • 3D Tracking Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module with 11 AF points.
  • ISO sensitivity 200 to 3200 (100-6400 with boost).
  • Nikon F-mount lenses.
  • i-TTL flash exposure system without built-in wireless control (no Commander-mode, but support for SU-800 wireless speedlight commander). Compatibility: SB-400, SB-600, SB-800, SB-900, R1C1 and third party manufacturers[6]
  • Auto scene recognition mode with 19 pre-programmed scenes.
  • Quiet shooting mode.
  • Shutter rated to 100,000 cycles.
  • Built-in sensor cleaning system (vibrating low-pass filter) and airflow control system.
  • HDMI HD video output.
  • Support for GP-1 GPS geotagging unit.
  • File formats: JPEG, NEF (Nikon's RAW, 12-bit compressed), AVI (Motion JPEG).
  • EN-EL9a Lithium-ion Battery, Battery Life (shots per charge) approx.: 510 shots (CIPA).

Reception

Dxomark published a detailed analysis where they rated the sensor of the D5000 in terms of image noise, dynamic range and color depth about 2/3 stops better than the Canon 500D / T1i,[7] which was visible in real-life comparisons made by Camera Labs.[8] DxOmark's camera sensor ranking places the D5000 above its competitors and even higher priced cameras like the Canon EOS 1D Mark III and Canon EOS 5D, partly due to a high dynamic range.[9]

The Nikon D5000 has been tested by many independent reviewers.[10]11]

Recall

In late July 2009 there was a recall due to a problem that was discovered with the camera's power systems. The flaw would cause the system to cease powering on, both when running on battery or wall outlet power. For affected serial numbers see Nikon advisory.[12]

The service includes fast shipping both ways to the repair shop with most people receiving their fixed camera within 2 weeks. On August 12, 2009 Nikon notified that some registered users of the Nikon D5000 who sent their camera in for repairs would need to send it in for additional repairs.

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