Nikon D5000 Review

 
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General
Model Number: D5000
Camera Format: SLR
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $849.95
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2009-04-30
Tripod Mount: Yes (Metal)
Weight: 20.7 oz (588 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Weight Includes Kit Lens? No
Size: 5.0 x 4.1 x 3.1 in.
(127 x 104 x 80 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Total Megapixels: 12.9
Effective Megapixels: 12.3
Sensor Format: APS-C
Sensor Size (dia.): 1.12"
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Sensor-shift Stabilized: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4288 x 2848 (12.2 MP, 3:2),
3216 x 2136 (6.9 MP, 3:2),
2144 x 1424 (3.1 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21), NEF (RAW), 12-bit
Video Capture
Movie Mode: No
Movie Resolution: 1280x720, 640x424, 320x216
Movie Frame Rate: 24, 24, 24
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Optics
Lens Mount: Nikon F
Kit Lens: NIKKOR AF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G DX VR
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 84 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 -22 (W), f/5.6 -36 (T)
Normal Focus Range: 28 cm to Infinity
11.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: Yes
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Filter Thread: 52mm
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: 11 point TTL phase detection with 3D focus tracking by Nikon Multi-CAM 1000
Face Detection: Yes
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentamirror, 95% coverage, 0.78x mag., 17.5mm eyepoint, -2 to +1 diopter
Display
LCD Viewfinder: Yes
LCD Size (inches): 2.7
LCD Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating LCD: Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 27.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: 200-3200, Lo-1=100, Hi-1=6400
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, 12 manual modes with fine tuning, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 3D Color Matrix Metering II (420-pixel RGB), Center-weighted, Spot
Program AE: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: 19 automatic Scene Modes, including Sports, Portrait, Candlelight, Silhouette, Autumn Colors
Self Timer: 2 to 20 seconds
Time Lapse:  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye correction, and rear curtain with slow sync
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 13.0 m / 42.7 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent
Max Flash Sync: 1/200
Flash Exp Compensation: -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps
Ext Flash Connection: Hot Shoe
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC
Memory Included (MB):  
File System: FAT32
DCF Compliant: Yes
Connectivity
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: Yes
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Computer/Printer: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional wired or wireless
Other Connection: HDMI Out, DC In, Remote control / GPS terminal
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL9a
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL9a Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes
CIPA Rating: 510
Software
Included Software: PictureProject CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 2.7" Vari-angle LCD, 720p D-Movie mode with sound, 19 Auto-exposure Scene modes, One-button Live View, GPS geo-tagging (with optional GP-1 GPS unit).

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