Nikon D5000 Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)

Nikon D5000 Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)

Nikon D5000 Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) - Refurbished

Used Cat.# RBND5000 MFR # 25452B
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  • 12.3-megapixel DX-format CMOS Sensor
  • Advanced Imaging Features
  • 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 25452B overview

  • 1Description

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.


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 (Body Only)
  • EN-EL9a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • MH-23 Battery Charger
  • A/V Cable
  • USB Cable
  • DK-24 Rubber Eyecup
  • DK-5 Eyepiece Shield (Replacement)
  • Body Cap
  • Software Suite CD-ROM (incl. ViewNX)
  • 90-Day B&H Refurbished Warranty
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    Nikon 25452B 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

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

    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 lbs (560g) body only
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.5 x 7.4 x 6.1"

    Nikon 25452B reviews

    D5000 Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 207.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great camera, just some issues ... Currently, I use it for prople. But it will also be used for landscapes Two minor annoyances, however : (1) The LiveView autofocus is really slow and not always reliable. THis might, of course, be a true of ALL cameras with this feature. Now I know this, I stick to the eye-piece mode whenever possible (2) AutoFocus does NOT work with the old-style AF lens. The documentation DOES mention this, but it is easy to overlook. However, you DO get an in-focus indication when focusing these old lenses manually. If you have a stock of older AF lenses and want to continue using them, look and the D90. It might be worth the extra money
    Date published: 2009-07-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good DSLR with great new features Hi, This is a nice camera for everyday pictures, of course you don't have the feel that you get with a D300S or a D700 (or D3x if you can afford it), but the camera is able to give you easily great quality pictures, that's all matter right ? I love the new adjustable back screen (resolution could be better), it's very convenient, I bet all the future Nikon's cameras will feature it ! By the way, if you notice very thin (very thin) black lines in the viewfinfer when you focus, that's normal, a little bit surprising at first, but after a while you forget about it. In few words, you get plenty features and quality for your money :o)
    Date published: 2009-08-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just what I expected... Take away the service advisory that was issued just after purchase and I am 100% pleased with the camera. I have small hands and the body on the d5000 is a perfect fit for me. The camera has performed better than expected (espicially low light where the noise even at 3200 iso was acceptable) when coupled with the 35mm 1.8 and the 18-105 VR that I own. The menu system (espicially the My Menu) makes the controls easily accessabile and quick to adjust. I have not utilized the swivel ability of the screen very much and probably will not. Like all other cameras with Live View, auto fucus while utilizing this feature is very slow.
    Date published: 2009-08-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice step up I bought the D5000 as an upgrade from my D70, which is a fine camera, but at only 6 mp, now a little dated. The feature set of the D5000 is very inpressive, especially the image processing functions, allowing you to have much control over images. It can also function as a very ncie point and shoot. There are only two drawbacks, and balanced against the pros, the cons are quite insignificant, at least to me. There is no depth of field preview as with the D70, and although I didn't use it much, once in a while it was nice to have. Also, I like the feel and heft of the D70 a little more than the compactness of the D5000. But again, the feature set of the D5000 more than makes up for the minor drawbacks.
    Date published: 2009-11-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing little sucker Great sucker for the dough, most assuredly. The only cine-DSLR out there today that has a flippable and adjustable LCD screen, which is very crucial in shooting video (for both framing AND focusing). The D5000 shoots at 24fps/24p, which is excellent, it's just it can only go up the resolution totem pole to 720p, i.e. 1280x720. Not to full-raster 1920x1080, like the Canon and the Pananasonic models can muster. Also, you cannot adjust aperture, shutter speed, etc. while you are shooting in video mode. You can only do that w. the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 camera. But unless you really need these video features and manual override while in cine-mode, for the money there probably is no better DSLR out there in this price slot.
    Date published: 2009-05-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great mid-range camera I use this alongside my film cameras as an all-purpose camera. It isn't huge and has pretty good photo quality. The video quality is awesome and opens the door for a lot of projects. The flip screen on the back is very useful for a few reasons. I can be put in different positions, which helps with odd video angles and I also really like being able to just close it and not look at it when I'm shooting photos. Interface is easy to understand and the entire thing is laid out pretty simply. No real cons to this camera. It's great as a start-up digital for someone who plans to pursue digital photogrpahy but doesn't want/need to start with pro gear.
    Date published: 2012-01-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic Little Camera! I got this as a replacement camera for my wife's D-100. We take cameras everywhere we go and this is much easier to manage than my D2x. I thought it would make a nice Christmas Present for my wife. Its a great little camera. Menus are intuitive. similar to my D2x. It takes great short videos. There are a lot of camera presets available for different subjects that are easy to use and understand. Tons of professional features in a very tiny package. With both of us shooting with Nikons already, we had over a half dozen high-end Nikon lens' so I just purchased the body. Unfortunately most of our lens arsinal didnt work with this camera, you need to have an AF-S or it won't autofocus. The on-camera flash is small and works as well as to be expected. Better results and more control if you get a speedlight
    Date published: 2010-01-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from D5000 Body I got a D5000 body to use when I do not feel like lugging a heavier body on backpacking trips. I am very pleased with it. Image quality is excellent - not quite up to a D700 but great for a small sensor and way better than my old D200. Although some features are not as easy to use as a semi pro body, the menus are very well laid out. I initially thought the movable LCD screen was a bit of a gimmick but now I love the thing, it is very useful when shooting low to the ground - my back loves it too. This is a great little camera, particularly for the price.
    Date published: 2010-01-13
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