Nikon D5000

Basic Specs

Camera type DSLR
Sensor size APS-C
Sensor type CMOS
Effective pixels 12.3 megapixels
Articulating / hinged screen Yes
RAW support RAW, RAW + JPEG
Supported media SD, SDHC

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Tech Specs

Pricing (base kit)

SKU description Kit with 18-55mm lens.

Pricing (body only)

Price at launch 729.95 $

Hardware

Camera type DSLR
Width 5 inches
Height 4.09 inches
Depth 3.15 inches
Weight 1.23 pounds
Color Black

Sensor

Sensor size APS-C
Sensor type CMOS
Effective pixels 12.3 megapixels

Controls

Minimum ISO 200
Maximum ISO 6400
Fastest shutter speed (1/n seconds) 4000
Slowest shutter speed (n seconds) 30 seconds
Focus points 11
Max. continuous shooting speed 4 FPS

Display

Size 2.7 inches
Resolution 230000 dots
Articulating / hinged screen Yes
Built-in viewfinder Yes

Video

Video capture Yes
Max. resolution 720p
Standard framerate(s) 24

Software

Supported video formats Motion JPEG (M-JPEG)
RAW support RAW, RAW + JPEG

Lens

Interchangeable Yes
Supported mounts Nikon F
Focal length (wide) 18 mm
Focal length (telephoto) 55 mm
Widest aperture / f-stop 3.5
Optical zoom 3.1 x
Image stabilization Yes

Connectivity

GPS Optional

Storage

Supported media SD, SDHC

Audio

Built-in speaker Yes
Built-in microphone Yes

Ports

Video out Yes
Connection(s) Proprietary, Accessory shoe, USB, HDMI

Battery

Model EN-EL9, EN-EL9a
Removable Yes

Flash

Flash Yes (Built-in)

Bundled accessories

Bundled accessories DK-24 Rubber Eyecup

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  • 8.0
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    Reviewed by Barron (Currently owns)

    I received this camera as a gift from a friend a few years ago as an upgrade to my D40. The camera is great, with very few flaws, and only a handful of features I wish it included. Something that aggravates me and I consider a flaw is when using Auto-ISO and Flash together. It seems as if the camera meters for a non-flash picture in terms of ISO, and then fires flash so pictures are always using Hi-1 when they could be perfectly exposed with much lower ISOs. This may be a design flaw or might have been on purpose, but regardless, it irritates me. Also, the camera does not have an AF-motor, so some older Nikon lenses will not be able to autofocus. Audio quality during video is horrendous, and the video itself has very intense jelly-cam effect; the result of it being a first generation HDSLR. Lastly, I would do anything for a larger viewfinder; it is literally microscopic. All in all, it was a great beginners camera with easy to access controls (especially using the custom menu option).

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