Nikon D5000 reviews, manual, photos and videos
Nikon just disclosed a new digital SLR with HD video recording: Nikon D5000.
The key features are as follows:
- 12.3-megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor
- D-Movie Mode with sound-Record 720p HD movie
- Vari-angle 2.7-inch color LCD monitor (230,000 dots)
- Continuous shooting as fast as 4 frames-per-second (buffer: 7 RAW, 25 JPEG fine, 100 JPEG Normal)
- ISO sensitivity from 200 to 3200 (100-6400 expended)
- Built-in image sensor cleaning-effective 4-frequency, ultrasonic sensor cleaning keeps images spot free
- 11-point autofocus system with 3D Focus Tracking
- Auto Active D-Lighting
- Restores lost shadow and highlight detail in high contrast exposures—Selectable and Auto modes available
- Nikon 3D Color Matrix Metering II
- 420-pixel RGB 3D Color Matrix Metering II with Scene Recognition System
- Durable, high precision shutter-over 100,000 cycles assures precision and long shutter life
- Connector for optional GPS unit (fits on hot shoe)
Great image quality with low noise, fully-articulated screen with Live View, 720p HD movie mode, 11-point AF and viewfinder guides.
No AF motor for older lenses.
The good:Very good photo quality; fast; video capture; articulated LCD; nice kit lens; built-in wireless flash controller.
The bad:Small, dim viewfinder; middling video quality; too easy to accidentally change focus points.
Buy this camera if:
- You want to upgrade from a compact digicam and require a similar suite of shooting modes. – You’d really appreciate the articulating monitor and Live View capabilities.
- You want a wide range of post-capture, in-camera image adjustments.
- You want the option of shooting raw files – and RAW+JPEG.
- You require superior high-ISO performance.
- Good image quality and performance
- HD video capability
- Essentially a D90 for less money
- HD video time limited
- No AF for video
- Too expensive for an entry-level camera
“Excellent Live View implementation, useful scene modes and shooting hints, comfortable to use, fast shot-to-shot and burst mode performance”
(cnet pointed out D5000 is an upgrade of Nikon D80, this is not right)