Full Review update posted for Nikon D5000!|
Zig Weidelich, The Imaging Resource
(Saturday, July 4, 2009 - 18:06 EDT)
We've just updated our Nikon D5000 review to full review status, by adding functional description pages as well as Imatest results.
Including the same excellent 12.3-megapixel sensor as the D300 and D90, the Nikon D5000 has nothing to apologize for in the image quality department, yet has even more to recommend it. The HD Movie mode stands out as a key feature, offering the ability to use many unique lenses, like wide angle and long telephoto optics, in movie recording for interesting effects. The Nikon D5000's kit lens has optical Vibration Reduction for more stable videos and stills, and a new articulating LCD screen tilts and rotates, allowing you to shoot from overhead, down low, or even around corners. The Nikon D5000's shutter mechanism is rated at 100,000 shots, as well, a first for a consumer digital SLR, so it's durable enough for the most avid photographer. The exposure system can be as simple or complex as you like, with a wide array of options, and Nikon didn't skimp on the editing features, either, offering quite a few post-processing tools to overlay images, add soft-focus, fix perspective problems, and even add a fisheye effect to your images. The Nikon D5000 is a whole lot of digital SLR, and a whole lot of fun. Click here to read the full review of the Nikon D5000!