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Nikon D5000 Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)

BH #NID5000 • MFR #25452
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 Type
SLR Digital Camera
Imaging
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
Optics
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
Flash
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.
Memory
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/Display
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)
Environmental
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
Power
Battery Type
EN-EL9a Lithium-ion Battery
Power Adapter
EH-5A AC Adapter (optional, requires EP-5 power connector)
Physical
Dimensions
5 x 4.1 x 3.1" (127 x 104 x 80mm)
Weight
1.2 lbs (560g) body only
Packaging Info
Package Weight
4.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.5 x 7.4 x 5.8"

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