• APS-C 372.9mm2
  • 12.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 3200
  • APS-H 476.1mm2
  • 25.6 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Detailed specifications
  • Nikon D5000
  • Sigma sd Quattro H
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Predecessor: Nikon D60
D60 vs D5000
 
Successor: Nikon D5100
D5000 vs D5100
 
General
Model Number: D5000 sd Quattro H
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: SLR Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $849.95 $1200.00
Street Price:   $1,099.00
Date Available: 2009-04-30 2017-01-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 20.7 oz (588 g)
includes batteries
22.4 oz (635 g)
Size: 5.0 x 4.1 x 3.1 in.
(127 x 104 x 80 mm)
5.8 x 3.7 x 3.6 in.
(147 x 95 x 91 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony Foveon X3 Quattro
Effective Megapixels: 12.3 25.6
Sensor Format: APS-C APS-H
Sensor size: 372.88mm2 (23.60mm x 15.80mm) 476.14mm2 (26.60mm x 17.90mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 5.50 microns 4.30 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x 1.3x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG Full Color
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Not needed
Self-Cleaning: Yes No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No Yes
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)
6192 x 4128 (25.6 MP, 3:2),
5504 x 4128 (22.7 MP, 4:3),
6192 x 3480 (21.5 MP, 16:9),
4128 x 4128 (17.0 MP, 1:1),
5152 x 4128 (21.3 MP, 5:4),
6192 x 2648 (16.4 MP, Other),
8768 x 5840 (51.2 MP, 3:2),
7792 x 5840 (45.5 MP, 4:3),
8768 x 4928 (43.2 MP, 16:9),
5840 x 5840 (34.1 MP, 1:1),
8768 x 3752 (32.9 MP, Other),
7296 x 5840 (42.6 MP, 5:4)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21), NEF (RAW), 12-bit JPEG (EXIF 2.3), Lossless compressed 14-bit X3F or Uncompressed 12-bit DNG, RAW(X3F)+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 4.0 n/a
Video Capture
Can take movies: No No
Movie Resolution: 1280x720 (24)
640x424 (24)
320x216 (24)
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG)  
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: Yes n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Nikon F Sigma SA bayonet
Lens: NIKKOR AF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G DX VR n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 84mm  
Focal Length (actual): 18 - 55mm  
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x  
Aperture Range: f/3.5 -22 (W), f/5.6 -36 (T)  
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 28 cm to Infinity
11.0 in to Infinity
 
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 52.0mm n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes No
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a  
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: 11 point TTL phase detection with 3D focus tracking by Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 Hybrid Phase/Contrast Detect AF: 9 points select mode, Free move mode (It is possible to change the size of Focus Frame to Spot, Regular and Large), Face Detection AF Mode
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: 2,360K-dot LCD, 100% coverage, 0.96x magnification, 21mm eyepoint, -4 to +2 diopter
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a 2,360,000 dots
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.52x 0.74x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.78x 0.96x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.7 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots 1,620,000 dots
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: Yes No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 27.0x  
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 3200 6400
Minimum ISO (native): 200 100
ISO Settings: 200-3200, Lo-1=100, Hi-1=6400 Auto, 100-6400 in 1/3 EV steps; Auto has programmable High/Low limits
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, 12 manual modes with fine tuning, Custom Auto, Auto (Lighting Source Priority), Daylight, Shade, Overcast, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Color Temperature, Flash, Custom 1/2/3
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/4000 - 30 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 Evaluative, center-weighted average, 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 Color modes: Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Portrait, Landscape, Cinema, Sunset Red, Forest Green, FOV Classic Blue, FOV Classic Yellow, Monochrome
Self Timer: 2 to 20 seconds 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes No
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 n/a
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 13.0 m / 42.7 ft. n/a
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/200 1/180
Flash Exposure Compensation: -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe Hot Shoe, PC Socket
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
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 Lossless compressed 14-bit X3F or Uncompressed 12-bit DNG, RAW(X3F)+JPEG
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG)  
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 3.0 Super Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional wired or wireless Optional wired (Cable Release Switch CR-3)
Connections (extended): HDMI Out, DC In, Remote control / GPS terminal Mini (Type-C) HDMI
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.49  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.52  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 0.56  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 4.0  
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 100  
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 4.0 4.4
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 10 8
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  
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  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.29 seconds  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.085 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 0.4 seconds  
Play -> Record Time: 0.1 seconds  
Flash cycle time, full power: 4.7 seconds  
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):    
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 510 shots  
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL9a Proprietary BP-61
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL9a Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary BP-61 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: PictureProject CD-ROM SIGMA Photo Pro Download
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS 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).