The D5000 represents a new D-SLR category to satisfy D-SLR customers who won't settle for anything less than outstanding image quality-and are drawn to the ease-of-use that Nikon is famous for.
Nikon Digital SLR Image QualityHigh resolution, low-noise image quality is inherited from the D90's 12.3-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor. From there, NIKKOR optics and a host of Nikon technologies are brought together to deliver an experience that has made Nikon D-SLRs first in customer satisfaction, two years running.
D-Movie Mode Features 720p HD QualityThe D5000?s creative potential explodes with the capability to record smooth, 24 fps motion JPEG sound movie clips. Leveraging a 12.3-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor, legendary NIKKOR optical quality and the one-button Live View function, the D-Movie Mode expands creative possibilities in 720p HD.
Comprehensive Feature SetLeading the D5000's rich feature set is the versatility of a new 2.7-inch Vari-angle LCD monitor that offers up new shooting perspectives. The screen can even be reversed when not in use, providing the utmost in LCD protection. Fast and accurate 11-point autofocus is teamed with continuous shooting at up to 4 frames per second. 19 automatic Scene Modes are aided by Nikon's 420-pixel 3D Color Matrix II Metering system, linked to EXPEED image processing and Nikon's exclusive Scene Recognition System for exceptional exposure accuracy. The D5000 offers a unique combination of simplicity and performance to excite and satisfy today's D-SLR customers.Features
12.3-megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensorCoupled with Nikon's EXPEED image processing and NIKKOR optics, breathtaking picture quality is assured
D-Movie Mode with soundRecord 720p HD movie clips enhanced by NIKKOR interchangeable lens quality and versatility
Vari-angle color LCD monitorPosition the 2.7-inch monitor freely for fresh shooting perspectives. Screen flips inward for safe keeping
19 Auto-exposure Scene ModesCapture stunning photos in challenging picture-taking situations including Sunsets, Candlelight, Silhouette, Portrait, Landscape, Beach/Snow, and more
One-button Live ViewEasy Live View access offers 4 autofocus modes, including Face Priority AF
Continuous shooting as fast as 4 frames-per-secondCombined with fast power-up and split-second shutter response, decisive moments are captured easily without annoying shooting lag
Low noise ISO sensitivity from 200 to 3200Engineered for exceptional low-light shooting
Built-in image sensor cleaningEffective 4-frequency, ultrasonic sensor cleaning keeps images spot free
11-point autofocus system with 3D Focus TrackingFast and accurate autofocus delivers razor sharpness
Auto Active D-LightingRestores lost shadow and highlight detail in high contrast exposures-Selectable and Auto modes available
In-camera Retouch image editingCreative in-camera image editing, featuring Soft Filter, Straighten, Color Outline Effect, Perspective Control, Red-eye Correction, Image Overlay, Monochrome and more-all without a PC
Picture Control Settings for personal image controlStandard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape and 9 customizable settings
Nikon 3D Color Matrix Metering IINikon's renowned 420-pixel RGB 3D Color Matrix Metering II, teamed with the exclusive Scene Recognition System, evaluates each scene for unmatched exposure accuracy
Durable, high precision shutterTesting to over 100,000 cycles assures precision and long shutter life
GPS geo-taggingGP-1 GPS unit (optional) automatically identifies and records every image?s latitude, longitude and altitude, with satellite time-of-day