Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Nikon D5000 reviews, manual, photos and videos


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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)

Nikon D5000 manual can be downloaded here.

Dpreview review of Nikon D5000

Highly recommended

Camera labs review of Nikon D5000: 88%

Good points
Great image quality with low noise, fully-articulated screen with Live View, 720p HD movie mode, 11-point AF and viewfinder guides.

Bad points
No AF motor for older lenses.

Cnet review of Nikon D5000:  3.5/5

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.

Nikon D5000 review at

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.

Nikon D5000 review at


  • 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

Nikon D5000 review by goodgearguide

“Excellent Live View implementation, useful scene modes and shooting hints, comfortable to use, fast shot-to-shot and burst mode performance”

Nikon 5000 review at photoreview

Hands-on preview and sample photos from dpreview, click here.

Hands-on preview from Imaging Resource

Preview from cnet click here

(cnet pointed out D5000 is an upgrade of Nikon D80, this is not right)

Sample photos and sample videos from Nikon

Nikon D5000 will be released on April 27, preorder it on Amazon now at here.


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