• APS-C 372.9mm2
  • 12.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 3200
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800
  • Detailed specifications
  • Nikon D5000
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5
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Nikon D5000 webpage
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Predecessor: Nikon D60
D60 vs D5000
Panasonic G3
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Successor: Nikon D5100
D5000 vs D5100
Panasonic G6
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General
Model Number: D5000 G5
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: SLR Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $849.95 $799.99
Street Price:   $399.00
Date Available: 2009-04-30 2012-09-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 20.7 oz (588 g)
includes batteries
20.3 oz (575 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 5.0 x 4.1 x 3.1 in.
(127 x 104 x 80 mm)
4.7 x 3.3 x 2.8 in.
(120 x 83 x 71 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS Live MOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony Panasonic
Effective Megapixels: 12.3 16.1
Sensor Format: APS-C 4/3
Sensor size: 372.88mm2 (23.60mm x 15.80mm) 224.9mm2 (17.30mm x 13.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 5.50 microns 3.75 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x 2.0x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 72  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 22.7  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 12.5  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 868  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4288 x 2848 (12.2 MP, Other),
3216 x 2136 (6.9 MP, Other),
2144 x 1424 (3.1 MP, Other)
4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
4608 x 3072 (14.2 MP, 3:2),
4608 x 2592 (11.9 MP, 16:9),
3456 x 3456 (11.9 MP, 1:1),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
3264 x 2176 (7.1 MP, 3:2),
3264 x 1840 (6.0 MP, Other),
2448 x 2448 (6.0 MP, 1:1),
2336 x 1720 (4.0 MP, Other),
2336 x 1560 (3.6 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1744 x 1744 (3.0 MP, 1:1),
1824 x 1368 (2.5 MP, 4:3),
1824 x 1216 (2.2 MP, 3:2),
1824 x 1024 (1.9 MP, 16:9),
1712 x 1712 (2.9 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21), NEF (RAW), 12-bit JPEG (EXIF 2.3), MPO, RAW, RAW + JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 4.0 6.3
Video Capture
Can take movies: No Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720 (24)
640x424 (24)
320x216 (24)
1920x1080 (60p/​60i/​30p)
1280x720 (60p/​30p)
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG) AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2ch) or MP4 (Audio format AAC 2ch)
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes No
Video Usable as Viewfinder: Yes No
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Nikon F Micro Four Thirds
Lens: NIKKOR AF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G DX VR Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH MEGA OIS
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 84mm 28 - 84mm
Focal Length (actual): 18 - 55mm 14 - 42mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 -22 (W), f/5.6 -36 (T) f/3.5 - f/22 (wide) / f.5.6 -f/ 22 (tele)
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 28 cm to Infinity
11.0 in to Infinity
30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 52.0mm 52.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: No Yes
Digital Zoom Values: n/a Magnification ratio depends on recording pixels and aspect ratio
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: 11 point TTL phase detection with 3D focus tracking by Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 Contrast Detection: Face detection, AF Tracking, 23-area-focusing, 1-area-focusing, Pinpoint
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentamirror, 95% coverage, 0.78x mag., 17.5mm eyepoint, -2 to +1 diopter EVF; 1,440K dots eq., 1.4x / 0.7x (35mm eq.) magnification, 17.5mm eyepoint, -4 to +4 diopter, eye sensor
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a  
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.52x 0.70x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.78x 1.40x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.7 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots 920,000 dots (307,000 px)
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen:
Selfie Screen:
Max Playback Zoom: 27.0x 16.0x
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 3200 12800
Minimum ISO (native): 200 160
ISO Settings: 200-3200, Lo-1=100, Hi-1=6400 Auto, Intelligent ISO, 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800; in 1/3 EV steps
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, 12 manual modes with fine tuning, Custom Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Flash, White Set 1/2, Color Temperature Setting (2,500-10,000K in 100K steps)
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/4000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 3D Color Matrix Metering II (420-pixel RGB), Center-weighted, Spot 144-zone Intelligent Multiple, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: 19 automatic Scene Modes, including Sports, Portrait, Candlelight, Silhouette, Autumn Colors Clear Portrait, Silky Skin, Backlit Softness, Clear in Backlight, Relaxing Tone, Sweet Child's Face, Distinct Scenery, Bright Blue Sky, Romantic Sunset Glow, Vivid Sunset Glow, Glistening Water, Clear Nightscape, Cool Night Sky, Warm Glowing Nightscape, Artistic Nightscape, Glittering Illuminations, Clear Night Portrait, Soft Image of a Flower, Appetizing Food, Cute Dessert, Freeze Animal Motion, Clear Sports Shot, Monochrome
Self Timer: 2 to 20 seconds 2, 10, 3 shots in 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes 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 Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 13.0 m / 42.7 ft. 8.3 m / 27.2 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent Lens dependent; GN=10.5 (ISO 160, m)
Max Flash Sync: 1/200 1/160
Flash Exposure Compensation: -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:    
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: NEF (RAW), 12-bit RAW, RAW + JPEG
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG) AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2ch) or MP4 (Audio format AAC 2ch)
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional wired or wireless  
Connections (extended): HDMI Out, DC In, Remote control / GPS terminal Mini HDMI (Type-C), Remote Jack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.49 0.45
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.52 0.44
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):   8
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 0.56  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 4.0 6.3
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 100 18
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 4.0  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 10  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 4.0  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 7  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.28 seconds 0.19 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR): 2.30 seconds  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR): 0.542 seconds  
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.174 seconds 0.079 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.29 seconds 0.47 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.085 seconds 0.063 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):   Full Autofocus lag, Multi-area AF mode = 0.191s
Startup Time: 0.4 seconds 1.3 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.1 seconds 0.6 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 4.7 seconds 3.8 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):   310 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 510 shots  
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL9a Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable 7.2v 1200 mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL9a Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
Software
Included Software: PictureProject CD-ROM PHOTOfunSTUDIO 8.2 PE, SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.1 SE, Super LoiloScope (trial), USB Driver
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). Available in black, white, or silver in various kit options.