Nikon D5000 Digital SLR Camera Kit with 18-55mm VR Lens

Nikon D5000 Digital SLR Camera Kit with 18-55mm VR Lens

Nikon D5000 Digital SLR Camera Kit with 18-55mm VR Lens

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Product Highlights

  • Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR AF-S DX Lens
  • 12.3-megapixel DX-format CMOS Sensor
  • Advanced Imaging Features in Compact DSLR
  • HD 720p Video Capture w/Exposure Control
  • 2.7" Vari-angle LCD
  • Live View Mode
  • In-Camera Image Editing
  • Personal Picture Control Settings
  • 4 fps Burst Mode
  • GPS Geotagging (optional)
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Nikon D5000 Overview

  • 1Description

The Nikon D5000 digital SLR incorporates numerous pro-quality imaging technologies normally found in pricier Nikon DSLRs in a smaller, less-expensive Nikon DX-format camera body. Key among these features are the same 12.9 megapixel CMOS sensor found in the Nikon D90, High-Definition video capture (with sound), a 2.7" variable-angle LCD, Live View for composing stills or video from most any point-of-view, an 11-point autofocus system with Focus Tracking, and 3D Color Matrix II metering.

Other advanced Nikon features found in the D5000 include the ability to shoot in RAW, 3 levels of JPEG compression, or RAW+JPEG image capture, burst-rates up to 4 fps, an EXPEED image processor, and a 3-tier dust-removal system.

AVI-format video clips can be captured at 3 levels of compression in lengths up to 20 minutes with the ability to apply exposure compensation when shooting in Program, Shutter-priority, Aperture-priority, and Manual modes.

Depending on your needs, exposure information along with a grid screen for image composition can be displayed on the camera's multi-position LCD when shooting in Live View mode.

The Nikon D5000 is optimized for use with all AF-S and AF-I NIKKOR lenses and works with select functionality when used with Nikon Type G, D, AI-P, and non-CPU-series optics.

Included in this kit is the Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR AF-S DX Lens, which is an ultra compact, lightweight standard zoom lens that has a 3x focal zoom range and is ideally suited for use with compact Nikon digital SLR cameras that feature the smaller DX sized chip. This lens offers the most basic zoom range in the DX lens series, an equivalent focal length in 35mm terms of 27-82.5mm. It will conveniently cover everything from tight indoor portraits to standard snap shots.


12.3Mp DX-format CMOS image sensor
High-resolution imaging sensor for sharp images and the ability to output poster-size prints
HD 720p Video Capture with D-Movie Mode
Capture high-definition video imaging with sound using the creative options afforded by Nikon lenses. Video clips can be recorded at 1280 x 720, 640 x 424, or 320 x 216 @ 24fps. The D-Movie mode optimizes highlight and shadow details for incredible detail and tonal quality
Vari-angle LCD
The Nikon D5000 is the first Nikon DSLR to offer a Vari-angle, 230,000-dot color LCD that allows you to compose still and video images from most any angle and shooting position
Live View
Live View mode enables you to view and compose images through-the-lens in real-time using the camera's 2.7" Vari-angle LCD
19 Auto-exposure Scene Modes
Choose among 19 pre-set exposure modes designed to deliver optimum perfect exposures under a variety of common shooting situations
Advanced Auto-Focus Modes
The Nikon D5000 incorporates an 11-point AF system with Nikon 3D Focus Tracking and advanced Face Detection to ensure the sharpest possible pictures
Low-noise ISO sensitivity
Low-noise images can be captured under the most challenging of lighting conditions at ISO ratings ranging from a native 200 through 3200, and can be expanded from 100 through 6400 when needed
In-Camera Image Editing
Highlight and shadow details, as well as red-eye reduction, image overlaying, distortion controls, and other tonal adjustments can be performed in-camera, which eliminates the need for many post-capture image adjustments
Advanced Dust Removal Systems
The Nikon D5000 incorporates a 3-tier dust removal system including Image Dust-Off reference data using Nikon Capture NX2 software (optional) to best ensure clean, dust-free photographs
GPS Geotagging
You can tag your images with precise GPS coordinates when using the Nikon GP-1 GPS unit (optional)
In the Box
Nikon D5000 Digital SLR Camera Kit with 18-55mm VR Lens
  • AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens
  • EN-EL9a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • MH-23 Battery Charger
  • DK-5 Eyepiece Cap
  • DK-24 Rubber Eyecup
  • UC-E6 USB Cable (4.5')
  • EG-CP14 A/V Cable
  • AN-DC3 Camera Strap
  • BS-1 Hot-Shoe Cover
  • Body Cap
  • Software Suite CD-ROM (incl. ViewNX)
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Nikon D5000 Specs

    Camera Type SLR Digital Camera
    Resolution Effective: 12.3MP, Recorded: 12.9MP
    Sensor 23.6 x 15.8mm CMOS
    Bit Depth Not Specified by Manufacturer
    File Formats NEF (RAW), JPEG, NEF (RAW) + JPEG, AVI
    File Size Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Color Spaces Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Image Stabilization Body: No
    Crop Factor 1.5x
    Lens No
    Zoom N/A
    Lens Mount Nikon F mount
    Focus Type Auto and Manual Focus
    Focus Range N/A
    Accessory Lens/Filter Mount N/A
    Shooting Controls
    Sensitivity ISO 200-3200 (expandable to 100 and 6400)
    Shutter Speeds 1/4000 - 30 sec, bulb
    Metering Evaluative, Partial, Spot, Center-weighted Average
    Exposure Modes Manual, Shutter-priority, Aperture-priority, Program, Auto, Advanced Scene Modes
    White Balance Auto,12 manual modes with fine-tuning, preset manual white balance, white balance bracketing (3 frames)
    Mirror Lock-Up No
    Burst Capability 4fps Continuous Shooting
    Self Timer 2, 5, 10 & 20 seconds
    Interval Recording No
    Remote Control Yes, optional ML-L3 remote
    Built-in Flash Yes
    Effective Flash Range At ISO 200: Approx. 56'/17 m, 59'/18 m with manual flash
    At ISO 100 equivalent: Approx. 39'/12 m, 43'/13 m with manual flash
    External Flash Connection Hotshoe
    Dedicated Flash System i-TTL (CLS)
    Max Sync Speed 1/200 sec.
    Built-in Memory No
    Memory Card Type SD card (SDHC compliant)
    Still Images per GB RAW: 67
    JPEG: High Res: 137
    A/V Recording
    Video Recording Video with Mono Audio, NTSC & PAL Output
    Video Resolution 1,280 x 720/24 fps, 640 x 424/24 fps, 320 x 216/24 fps
    Video Clip Length Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Audio Recording With video only
    Viewfinder Type Eye-level pentamirror
    Viewfinder Coverage 95%
    Display 2.7" LCD (100% frame coverage, Vari-angle type)
    Connectivity/System Requirements
    Connectivity USB 2.0 (mini-B), A/V Out, HDMI (Type C), Dedicated accessory terminal
    System & Software Requirements Windows 2000, XP, Vista
    Macintosh OS X (10.3-10.4.x)
    Operating/Storage Temperature Operating Temperature: 32-104°F/0-40°C
    Humidity: 85% or less
    Weatherproofing Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Durability Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Battery Type EN-EL9a Lithium-ion Battery
    Power Adapter EH-5A AC Adapter (optional, requires EP-5 power connector)
    Dimensions 5 x 4.1 x 3.1" (127 x 104 x 80mm)
    Weight 1.2 (560g) body only

    Nikon D5000 Reviews

    D5000 Digital SLR Camera Kit with 18-55mm VR Lens is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 579.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Would buy product again. Too soon yet to tell how it performs. So far very good.
    Date published: 2012-12-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great camera I bought it refurbished, and couldn't be happier.
    Date published: 2012-12-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't judge a book by its cover! I was leary of buying a refurbished product, however was pleasantly surprised at what I recieved! Camera in new condition. Awesome camera! Easy to use even for someone who is just learning! Love my D5000!
    Date published: 2012-09-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent camera body for a great lens I use D5000 for portraits, scenery, occasional close-ups and movies. The presets are numerous enough and detailed enough to do a good job with all these. The scene mode in particular has many options to achieve the most accurate lighting conditions of what you shoot. The camera itself is comfortable to handle and not too heavy. The display is fairly adequate, but is not a good place to test your colors; also, it is hard to see what's on it in many lighting conditions, so the viewfinder is often the preferred choice to compose a shot. The battery, even new, will need to be recharged often, so going abroad or even on a long trip requires some planning - an extra battery, power converters etc. The kit lens for D5000 does not make justice to the camera - I have now switched to Tamron...
    Date published: 2012-08-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from It is as good as the D90 I am using a D90 and wanted a backup that is cheaper and lighter. The operation of the D5000 was quite similar to D90. However it has a adjustable LCD screen that prove to be very useful for taking shots from various heights and angles as against the fixed LCD of the D90.However the screen was not as clear as the D90. (Lower pixel count). Cause of its smaller size and weight, I carry it with me very frequently and able to do my street photography for longer hours.The downside was the LCD screen came from Nikon with multiple small scratches although it was a refurblished set. But B&H reimbused me for getting a replacement in Singapore, saving unnessary shipping costs. Reliable B&H!!
    Date published: 2012-08-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool Camera even if Refurbished! Love the turnable LCD screen in the back, very practical. So far absolutely no complaints about this camera. Love it.
    Date published: 2012-07-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from First digital SLR doesn't disappoint After gradually working my way up to ever more expensive digital point and shoot cameras, I still just wasn't happy with the colors and low-light performance. I really grew to appreciate what a good lens and a large sensor could do after using an old, first-generation, pro-sumer Nikon at work. The refurbished Nikon D5000 I bought from B&H has been great. It was indeed factory reconditioned by Nikon, not just some secondary shop. Looked brand new. The camera itself allows a huge number of options over my Canon S90, but it's still easy to find your way around. It's an ideal camera for someone who wants some pro options, but is still learning. Picture quality has been phenomenal versus my higher end Lumix and Canon point and shoots. So much closer to what the real eye sees. Picture in dark corners turn out, without that ugly graniness I've gotten used to. I bought a used DSLR off before this, and it turned out to have some hidden broken features. Save yourself some headache and get the refurbished one, with warranty. I've worked in consumer electronics for decades, and I can vouch for B&H's claim that refurbished units can sometimes be even better than the typical unit rolling off the production line. The repaired/retouched units always get more attention/time than the normal units. Some complain about the movie mode not auto focusing during capture. If you want a device tailored to video capture, buy that. If you want something tailored to high quality stills, get this. It would be nice to have everything in one for such a low price, but in the real world, there are trade-offs.
    Date published: 2012-07-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from my backup I buy cameras a backup camera. Its fun and easy to use use. I use this camera more than I thought I would.
    Date published: 2012-06-26
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