David Busch's Nikon D5000 Guide to Digital SLR Photography - Even though it is considered an entry level camera, this 12-megapixel camera contains an amazing amount of functions. This book goes through them in detail, explaining what does what and when to use what.
It also explains the incredible HD video it shoots as well as its real time preview system. Accompanied by color illustrations, everything is covered from the basics the more advanced features.
About the Author: With more than a million books in print, David D. Busch is a best-selling author of books on digital photography and imaging technology, and the originator of popular series like "David Busch's Pro Secrets" and "David Busch's Quick Snap Guides." He has written the top-selling guidebooks for Nikon and Canon digital SLR models, and the most comprehensive manuals for cameras from Sony, Pentax, and other vendors.
His many other books devoted to digital photography include "David Busch's Digital Infrared Pro Secrets" and "Mastering Digital SLR Photography." As a roving photojournalist for more than 20 years, he has illustrated his books, magazine articles, and newspaper reports with award-winning images. Busch has operated his own commercial studio, suffocated in formal dress while shooting weddings-for-hire, and shot sports for a daily newspaper and upstate New York college.
His photographs and articles have been published in magazines as diverse as "Popular Photography & Imaging," "The Rangefinder," "The Professional Photographer," and hundreds of other publications. He's also reviewed digital cameras for CNet Networks and "Computer Shopper," and his advice featured on NPR's "All Tech Considered."