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Nikon D5000 Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)

BH #NID5000 • MFR #25452
Nikon
Nikon D5000 Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)
Key Features
  • 12.3-megapixel DX-format CMOS Sensor
  • Advanced Imaging Features
  • HD 720p Video Capture w/Exposure Control
  • 2.7" Vari-angle LCD
The Nikon D5000 (Body Only) 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.

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Nikon D5000 Overview

The Nikon D5000 (Body Only) 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.

FEATURES

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)

Nikon D5000 Specs

Camera TypeSLR Digital Camera
Imaging
ResolutionEffective: 12.3MP, Recorded: 12.9MP
Sensor23.6 x 15.8mm CMOS
Bit DepthNot Specified by Manufacturer
File FormatsNEF (RAW), JPEG, NEF (RAW) + JPEG, AVI
File SizeNot Specified By Manufacturer
Color SpacesNot Specified by Manufacturer
Image StabilizationBody: No
Crop Factor1.5x
Optics
LensNo
ZoomN/A
Lens MountNikon F mount
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus RangeN/A
Accessory Lens/Filter MountN/A
Shooting Controls
SensitivityISO 200-3200 (expandable to 100 and 6400)
Shutter Speeds1/4000 - 30 sec, bulb
MeteringEvaluative, Partial, Spot, Center-weighted Average
Exposure ModesManual, Shutter-priority, Aperture-priority, Program, Auto, Advanced Scene Modes
White BalanceAuto,12 manual modes with fine-tuning, preset manual white balance, white balance bracketing (3 frames)
Mirror Lock-UpNo
Burst Capability4fps Continuous Shooting
Self Timer2, 5, 10 & 20 seconds
Interval RecordingNo
Remote ControlYes, optional ML-L3 remote
Flash
Built-in FlashYes
Effective Flash RangeAt 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 ConnectionHotshoe
Dedicated Flash Systemi-TTL (CLS)
Max Sync Speed1/200 sec.
Memory
Built-in MemoryNo
Memory Card TypeSD card (SDHC compliant)
Still Images per GBRAW: 67
JPEG: High Res: 137
A/V Recording
Video RecordingVideo with Mono Audio, NTSC & PAL Output
Video Resolution1,280 x 720/24 fps, 640 x 424/24 fps, 320 x 216/24 fps
Video Clip LengthNot Specified by Manufacturer
Audio RecordingWith video only
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder TypeEye-level pentamirror
Viewfinder Coverage95%
Display2.7" LCD (100% frame coverage, Vari-angle type)
Connectivity/System Requirements
ConnectivityUSB 2.0 (mini-B), A/V Out, HDMI (Type C), Dedicated accessory terminal
System & Software RequirementsWindows 2000, XP, Vista
Macintosh OS X (10.3-10.4.x)
Environmental
Operating/Storage TemperatureOperating Temperature: 32-104°F/0-40°C
Humidity: 85% or less
WeatherproofingNot Specified By Manufacturer
DurabilityNot Specified By Manufacturer
Power
Battery TypeEN-EL9a Lithium-ion Battery
Power AdapterEH-5A AC Adapter (optional, requires EP-5 power connector)
Physical
Dimensions5 x 4.1 x 3.1" (127 x 104 x 80mm)
Weight1.2 lbs (560g) body only
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